ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ezequiel Duran’s solo home run into the second deck in left sparked a five-run eighth inning as the Texas Rangers beat the Detroit Tigers 8-3 on Tuesday night.
Duran’s homer, his 10th of the season, came on a 3-2 pitch by Brendan White (1-2), the 12th pitch of the at-bat.
Texas then pulled away with RBI hits by Corey Seager and Nathaniel Lowe, and Adolis Garcia’s two-run homer, all off Anthony Misiewicz.
The rally made a winner of Josh Sborz (4-2), who gave up a tying homer to Spencer Torkelson in the top of the inning to end his run of 17 consecutive scoreless innings.
Misiewicz was recalled from Triple-A Toledo earlier in the day when Detroit placed two pitchers on the injured list.
The Rangers rallied from a 2-0 deficit with a three-run sixth inning. Josh Jung and Leody Taveras, each held out of the starting lineup because of batting slumps, contributed pinch-hit RBI singles.
Miguel Cabrera and Tyler Nevin had RBI singles in the second inning to give Detroit a 2-0 lead.
Texas’ Martín Pérez allowed two runs on four hits, all in the second inning, with four strikeouts and two walks. Pérez retired 14 of his last 16 batters he faced.
Detroit’s Matt Manning was charged with two runs in 5 2/3 innings in his first start since mid-April, being activated from the 60-day injured list earlier in the day. Manning fractured his right foot on a liner back to the mound in his second start of the year on April 11.
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LHP Matthew Boyd, who left Monday’s game with elbow discomfort after throwing only 15 pitches, will have Tommy John surgery and miss the rest of the season. RHP Will Vest, who followed Boyd on the mound on Monday and left after only 17 pitches with right knee discomfort, was placed on the 15-day IL. With Manning’s return, the Tigers have 10 pitchers on the injured list.
Tigers: LHP Joey Wentz (1-8, 6.72 ERA) will start Wednesday night’s third game of a four-game series. Wentz is 0-5 in his previous eight starts. He limited Texas to one run in 4 1/3 innings on May 31 in a game that Detroit won 3-2.
Rangers: RHP Dane Dunning (6-1, 2.76) is 4-1 since replacing injured Jacob deGrom in the starting rotation in early May.
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