TEXAS lost today’s series finale despite nearly erasing a 9-run deficit (trailing 9-0 after the top of the 6th), losing this weekend set 3-W (1-2) after being undefeated in 4 previous series at 2-0-2…going 3-4 in 7 G’s against Detroit this season, second straight year to lose season series against the Tigers (1-6 in 2021) after of winning season series in 5 straight years from 2015-19…combined hitters for high-season tying 4 HRs (6x, last 7/2 at NYM), extending club’s active HR streak to 7 straight games ( 15 total HR in that span).
COREY SEAGER Y Nathaniel Lowe hit back-to-back solo home runs in the sixth inning to break the shutout and cut the Tigers’ lead to 9-2…marked the seventh consecutive home run by Texas hitters this season, and the first since the seventh/9 vs. . MIN (Semien/Seager) … Seager’s outburst was his first as part of a 2-homer performance (also 2-R HR in the 8th), his second multi-HR game of the season (also 2-HR on 5th). /10 vs. KC)… Seager’s 28 HRs this season are the best of his career (previous 26 in 2016)… Today’s 2 HRs came after the worst 13-G HR drought of the season. season going back to 8/14…Lowe’s shot was hit at an exit velocity of 109.2 mph (Statcast) and narrowly cleared the center field wall…he’s homered 4-of-5, 5-of-7 and 6 of his last 10 G’s (6 total HRs), and his 7 HRs in August are tied for his career high in a month (also 7 HRs in June 2022)… he has a BA of .419 (18 -43) over the last 10 G’s to raise his season BA from .288 to .300, and he has a .392/ .446/.657/1.103 (40-102) cut-off line over 26 G’s in August to increase from .275.
ADOLIS GARCIA went hitless (0-for-3, RBI) with a pair of walks this afternoon, snapping the best 23-game hitting streak of his career…it was the longest active streak in MLB, the longest by a AL hitter this season, the T5th- the longest streak in Rangers history and the longest since Josh Hamilton in 2010 (23 G, 4/6-10/30)…Garcia kept his streak to 24 games on base, which is the longest streak by a Texas hitter since 25-player Nathaniel Lowe last season (25 G, 4/17-5/13/21)… 31 walks this season are already one less than match his career high of 32 set last season.
Kohei Arihara took the loss this afternoon (now 1-2) after allowing 6 runs (all earned) on 8 hits in 3.1 innings, increasing his season ERA through 3 MLB starts from 2.31 to 5.40 (9 R-ER /15.0 IP)…remains winless in 7 career starts at Globe Life Field, going 0-5, 9.79 (29 ER/26.2 IP) in those starts vs. 3-1, 3.10 (10 ER / 29.0 IP) in 6 career starts on the road.
DETROIT won today’s decider to secure a 4 game 3 season series win over Rangers…this is the club’s second year in a row to win the season series (was 6-1 vs. TEX in 2021) and first time to win back-to-back season series over Rangers since winning 3 in a row from 2007-09… marked first road series win since 6-24-26 at ARI (2-1) … The Tigers have been undefeated (2-0-2) in the last 4 series.
OFFENSE: The Tigers scored 26 runs in this 3-game series, averaging 8.7 runs per game…in 7 games against the Rangers this season, the Tigers hit .312 (78-250) with 48 runs (6.9 runs per game ) .
Drew Hutchison scoreless in 5.0 innings before 2 home runs and a 6th-inning walk led to his outing…earned his second win of the season (also 7/5 vs. CLE) and his first road win since an outing relieved 8/9/21 on PIT… the former Ranger (2018) has posted a 2.84 ERA (10 ER/31.2 IP) in his last 6 starts to reduce his season ERA from 4.84 to 4.01.
JEIMER CANDELARIO hit his team-high 12th homer and also doubled and walked … dug deep in both games this weekend to snap a season-long 24-G HR drought … has homered in back-to-back games for the second time this season (also 7/25-26 vs. SD)…had hits on all 3Gs of this series.
HAROLD CASTRO went 2-for-5 with a double and a career-high 5 RBIs…previous record was 3 RBIs 4 times as he had no more than 2 RBIs in any game this season prior to today … cleared the bases with a 3-Run Double in the sixth to make it a 9-0 game at the time.
VICTOR KINGS had 2 more hits to extend his season best hitting streak to 12 games, the second longest of his career (13 from 8/28 to 9/12/19) and the second longest by a Tiger this season (13 -Cabrera , 12-Schoop/Reyes)…with Adolis Garcia ending his hitting streak today, Reyes is now tied with TOR’s George Springer for the longest active hitting streak in MLB.
MISCELLANEOUS: Kole Calhoun hit a 2-run homer in the 8th inning, his 1st long ball since 7/9 vs MIN…Leody Taveras has hits in 5 straight, 7 of 8 and 11 of last 13 G’s at .311 (14-45 ) …Texas has outscored opponents 66-41 (+25) in the ninth inning this season…Kerry Carpenter had 3 hits today after totaling 6 hits in his first 11 MLB games before today…Riley Greene has hit safe in season/career-high 7 games in a row at .467 (14-30), with multiple hits in 6 of those 7.