DETROIT, MI - APRIL 12: Josh Hamilton #32 of the Texas Rangers slides into home plate during the third inning while playing the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on April 12, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. Hamilton was out from a tag by Victor Martinez (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Josh Hamilton
The Motor City has not been kind to the Texas Rangers over the past few seasons, and that was no different this year.
Luckily for the Rangers, they said goodbye to Comerica Park for the final time this year on Thursday, with a 5-2 win.
That win was the fourth for the Rangers in the sprawling stadium in the past nearly 20 games. That's incredible for a good team like the Rangers. It's not like saying the Astros are 3-18 in their last 21 games in San Francisco or something like that.
It's obvious, there's just some bad mojo for the Rangers when they set foot in Detroit.
If you remember back to April, the Rangers were off to a hot 9-1 start to the season. Then, they hit Motown. Then, Josh Hamilton broke his arm.
Bad things happen there. Mike Adams made his Rangers debut there, in a driving rainstorm. He promptly gave up a home run after the Rangers had a furious rally to tie the game late. Mike Adams doesn't give up home runs. Neither does Koji Uehara. They both did in this series.
Face it, bad things happen when the Rangers hit Detroit, and we can all take solace in the fact it won't happen again this year. At least not in the regular season. Cross your fingers.