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Rangers Tame The Tigers

Rangers score 8 in 1st, beat Tigers 10-4

Saturday, Apr 21, 2012  |  Updated 9:55 PM CDT
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Rangers Tame The Tigers

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - APRIL 13: Matt Harrison #54 of the Texas Rangers delivers a pitch against the Minnesota Twins during the first inning on April 13, 2012 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

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Josh Hamilton hit a three-run homer during Texas' eight-run first inning, and Mike Napoli went deep for a fifth straight game to lead the Rangers to a 10-4 win over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday in the first game of a doubleheader.

Texas has won eight straight.
   

The Rangers routed Detroit 10-3 on Thursday night in the first game of a four-game set. After a rainout Friday, they picked up where they'd left off, sending 12 men to the plate in the first against Rick Porcello (1-1).
   

Matt Harrison (3-0) allowed three runs and six hits in 7 2-3 innings. He struck out six.
   

Miguel Cabrera and Austin Jackson homered for the Tigers, who send Justin Verlander to the mound for the nightcap.

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