Cole Hamels leads Rangers to win over Tigers

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DETROIT — Jerseys shut down Detroit in a 5-1 Rangers win on Friday night at Comerica Park as Texas halted a three-game losing streak, while the Tigers’ skid reached four.

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Hamels moved to 4-0 on the season after pitching seven scoreless innings, striking out nine and allowing just one hit. Meanwhile, suffered his first loss with the Tigers, giving up three earned runs over eight innings. Entering Friday, Zimmermann had a Major League-best 0.55 ERA, allowing two earned runs over his previous 33 innings.

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It was a bounce-back performance for Hamels, who had allowed four mlb authentic jerseys earned runs over five innings in his previous start. He gave up a leadoff single in the first inning, but allowed just a pair of walks the rest of his outing. The Rangers’ offense strung together a series of two-out hits in the second to plate a pair of runs, giving them a lead they never relinquished.

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MOMENTS THAT MATTERED Odor swinging hot bat: turned on a 92-mph fastball and launched a solo homer off Zimmermann in the fifth inning. It was the team-high fifth home run for Odor, who went 3-for-5 and added a two-run double in the ninth to give Texas a 5-0 lead. Odor is batting 16-for-42 (.381) in his last 10 games.

Zimmermann struggles to finish: All three runs Zimmermann allowed came with two outs. After two groundouts to open the second inning, Zimmermann allowed a single, a double and a single, allowing two runs. It mlb authentic jerseys marked the first time this season Zimmermann allowed more than one run in a single inning. In the fifth, Odor’s homer also came with two outs.

Chris Vannini is a contributor to MLB.com and covered the Tigers on Friday.James Schmehl is a contributor to MLB.com and covered the Rangers on Friday. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs. Share This Email Print + Hide Comments

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