Rangers beat Tigers 5-3, extend winning streak to 10 games

Griffin had a string of four straight wins come to an end with a no-decision against Oakland on Sunday, when he was reached for four runs and seven hits in five innings.

In Cincinnati, Alexi Amarista hit a three-run homer off Lisalverto Bonilla (0-2) and a run-scoring single during Colorado's eight-run, sixth-inning rally.

Alex Avila, Miguel Cabrera and J.D. Martinez hit consecutive home runs in the first inning, and the Detroit Tigers halted the Texas Rangers' 10-game winning streak with a 9-3 thumping.

The team went on to say that Kinsler's departure was precautionary.

Jonathan Lucroy homered for the Rangers.

Three of those came consecutively with one out in the first.

Texas upped its lead to 3-0 in the fourth when Napoli led off with his ninth home run of the season, which was just inside the left-field foul pole.

Kinsler raced home from third on Cabrera's grounder to the mound, taking off when Griffin threw to first and narrowly beating the throw back to the plate. Nicholas Castellanos, 3B 7.

Avila went 3-for-3. He added a two-run double in the fourth inning to put the game on ice.

Lucroy hit a solo shot in the sixth.

The Rangers are 3-9 in their last 12 Sunday games, and 5-0 in Darvish's last five starts. Straily struck out eight, walked three and allowed three runs on four hits in 5-2/3 innings. The Rangers had won seven consecutive games at Comerica Park.

Rays 9, Yankees 5: Corey Dickerson homered twice, and Tampa Bay won its season-high fourth in a row, beating NY in a game that included three hit batters, three ejections and one animated argument. He has five homers and 18 RBIs in 25 games, and although he was signed to be a part-time catcher, he played first base Saturday.

When Martinez comes back, the Tigers may have some interesting decisions to make, with Avila hitting so well. "We'll figure it out when it happens". The Texas offense has been really clicking and there is no reason to think they will slow down with Boyd on the mound for the Tigers. They're also in second place but the deficit in the AL Central is only one game.

Mike Pelfrey (1-4) pitched six innings, allowing one run on four hits.

"He saved the bullpen", Texas manager Jeff Banister said. Ausmus would not have sent him back out in a tie game, either.

Rangers starter A.J. Griffin (4-1) was pounded for nine runs on nine hits over 3 1/3 innings.

In Pittsburgh, Jeremy Hellickson (5-1) allowed two runs - one earned - and two hits over six innings, then left after grabbing his right side while running out an RBI double in the seventh.

Top of the order - Like Oprah handing out cars, the top five in the order were handing out home runs and hits freely to start the game.

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