|Detroit (9-13) «||0||5||1||1||0||11||1||0||x||19||14||1|
The 11-run inning was an embarrasing moment in an already trying season for the Rangers, who's record fell to 7-15.
"Any time a team is in a losing streak, the manager's job is on the line," Washington said. "It falls on me when the team isn't playing well. I'm the manager ... that's the way it goes."
Jacque Jones also homered as Detroit scored its most runs this season. The Tigers, who lost their first seven games and were 2-10, are now 9-13 and moved out of last place for the first time this season in the AL Central, percentage points ahead of Cleveland.
"It's coming along good. Very positive for us," Ivan Rodriguez said. "It's a lineup, from 1-9, we can hit."
The Tigers led 7-6 going into the sixth, when they had their biggest inning since scoring 11 in the sixth inning on April 23, 2004, against the Cleveland Indians.
Wes Littleton relieved and gave up the final six runs in the innings, hitting Ramon Santiago with the bases loaded for his first run. Curtis Granderson doubled in two more, Rodriguez hit a run-scoring double, Guillen had a sacrifice fly and Ordonez singled in the final run of the inning.
"I think it was a combination of real good hitting and a couple of bad pitches for their team," Detroit manager Jim Leyland said. "But the biggest thing was walks."
Three of the 10 walks and both of the hit batsmen that Texas pitching surrendered came in the sixth.
"Our pitchers took a serious beating tonight," Washington said. "They threw too many pitches over the plate and they were hit hard."
The last time the Rangers gave up so many runs in an inning was also against the Tigers. Texas allowed 13 to Detroit in the ninth inning in Arlington on Aug. 8, 2001, in a 19-6 loss. Rodriguez was the Rangers' catcher in that game.
Clay Rapada (2-0) pitched 1 2/3 perfect innings in relief, striking out two.
Frank Francisco (0-1) allowed two runs in 2 1/3 innings of relief.
Both starters were ineffective.
The Tigers' Kenny Rogers allowed six runs and nine hits in 3 1/3 innings and saw his ERA rise to 7.66. Texas' Luis Mendoza didn't make it out of the second, giving up five runs -- two earned -- and five hits in 1 2/3 innings.
"I wasn't comfortable out there. My arm felt very weak. It has been that way for the last couple of outings," Mendoza said. "I feel OK when I warm up but after the first inning I feel the weakness in my arm. ... I'm concerned because I have never been injured."
Texas led 5-0 going into the bottom of the second, but Detroit scored five times in their half of the second.
"We've got a pretty good lineup, but getting down 5-0, you have to play nine innings every day," Guillen said. "Got to play consistent every game."
|Miguel Cabrera's fifth dinger this season is his only hit in Wednesday's big win. (AP)|
|Players of the Game|
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|Ian Kinsler, 2B||4||2||2||2||0||1||0||.278|
|Michael Young, SS||2||1||2||1||1||0||0||.276|
|a- Ramon Vazquez, PH-SS||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||.176|
|Josh Hamilton, CF||2||0||1||1||1||0||1||.310|
|b- Ben Broussard, PH-1B||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||.169|
|Milton Bradley, DH||3||0||1||0||0||0||2||.329|
|c- Frank Catalanotto, PH-DH||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||.264|
|Hank Blalock, 3B||4||0||0||0||0||1||2||.295|
|Adam Melhuse, 3B||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.250|
|Jason Botts, 1B-LF||4||0||0||0||0||2||1||.143|
|David Murphy, RF-CF||4||1||2||0||0||1||1||.288|
|Gerald Laird, C||4||2||2||0||0||1||1||.261|
|German Duran, LF-RF||3||0||0||0||1||0||1||.125|
|a-lined out for Young in the 7th|
|b-grounded out for Hamilton in the 7th|
|c-singled for Bradley in the 7th|
|2B - Michael Young (6, Rogers), David Murphy (10, Lopez)|
|SH - Ian Kinsler (2)|
|RBI - Ian Kinsler 2 (10), Michael Young (7), Josh Hamilton (21)|
|2-OUT RBI - Ian Kinsler 2 (5), Michael Young (3)|
|Team LOB - 6|
|E - Jason Botts (2, Misplayed grounder)|
|Frank Francisco (L,0-1)||2.1||2||2||2||2||1||1||7.71|
|HBP - Jones (by Wes Littleton), Santiago (by Wes Littleton)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Luis Mendoza 57-32, Frank Francisco 52-28, Jamey Wright 38-17, Wes Littleton 31-15, Joaquin Benoit 35-16, C.J. Wilson 10-7|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Luis Mendoza 4-1, Frank Francisco 3-3, Jamey Wright 3-1, Joaquin Benoit 2-0, C.J. Wilson 1-1|
|Batters Faced - Luis Mendoza 12, Frank Francisco 11, Jamey Wright 9, Wes Littleton 9, Joaquin Benoit 7, C.J. Wilson 3|
|Curtis Granderson, CF||4||3||2||2||2||0||2||.500|
|Ivan Rodriguez, C||4||1||2||2||1||1||2||.269|
|Carlos Guillen, 1B||4||1||3||5||1||1||3||.338|
|Magglio Ordonez, RF||3||1||1||2||1||0||2||.272|
|Marcus Thames, RF||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.167|
|Miguel Cabrera, DH||5||2||1||3||1||0||3||.263|
|Jacque Jones, LF||5||3||2||1||0||1||0||.226|
|Edgar Renteria, SS||4||2||2||0||0||0||0||.341|
|Ryan Raburn, 2B||0||1||0||0||1||0||0||.250|
|Brandon Inge, 3B||3||2||1||1||2||1||0||.250|
|Ramon Santiago, 2B-SS||3||3||0||2||1||0||0||.389|
|2B - Ivan Rodriguez (6, Littleton), Carlos Guillen (8, Wright)|
|HR - Miguel Cabrera (5, Wright), Jacque Jones (1, Francisco)|
|SF - Carlos Guillen (1), Magglio Ordonez (1)|
|SH - Ivan Rodriguez (1)|
|RBI - Curtis Granderson 2 (2), Ivan Rodriguez 2 (11), Carlos Guillen 5 (11), Magglio Ordonez 2 (10), Miguel Cabrera 3 (18), Jacque Jones (4), Brandon Inge (13), Ramon Santiago 2 (6)|
|2-OUT RBI - Ivan Rodriguez (4), Carlos Guillen 2 (5), Magglio Ordonez (5)|
|SB - Carlos Guillen (3, 2nd base off Francisco/Laird)|
|Team LOB - 8|
|DP - Rogers-Santiago-Guillen, Renteria-Santiago-Guillen|
|E - Carlos Guillen (2, Missed catch of throw)|
|Clay Rapada (W,2-0)||1.2||0||0||0||0||2||0||0.00|
|Aquilino Lopez (H,2)||3||2||0||0||0||3||0||0.52|
|WP - Kenny Rogers (3)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Kenny Rogers 73-44, Clay Rapada 12-13, Aquilino Lopez 41-30, Jason Grilli 13-7|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Kenny Rogers 5-4, Clay Rapada 1-1, Aquilino Lopez 3-3, Jason Grilli 1-1|
|Batters Faced - Kenny Rogers 21, Clay Rapada 4, Aquilino Lopez 11, Jason Grilli 3|
|Attendance - 34245|
|Game Time - 3:33|
|Temperature - 67|
|Umpires - Home - Brian Knight, First Base - Hunter Wendelstedt, Second Base - Marvin Hudson, Third Base - Randy Marsh|