Darvish tops Tigers again, Napoli homers as Texas rolls 5-2

DETROIT (AP) Mike Napoli and Yu Darvish are still tormenting the Tigers.

Napoli homered to the camera platform beyond center field, and Darvish picked up yet another win over Detroit, helping the Texas Rangers to a 5-2 victory over the Tigers on Sunday night. Darvish has won all seven of his starts against the Tigers, and Napoli's fifth-inning drive was reminiscent of a home run he hit in Detroit in the playoffs a few years back.

''Anyone knows when they come here, and you go out to center here, you hit a ball pretty well,'' Napoli said.

The home run Sunday went 446 feet, according to Statcast . It carried to almost the same spot as his long home run against the Tigers in Game 5 of the 2013 AL Championship Series. Napoli was playing for Boston then.

Darvish (5-2) struggled a bit, allowing two runs and five hits in five innings, but Napoli put the Rangers ahead 3-2 with his solo shot off Matthew Boyd (2-4).

''I just tried to go back-door slider and it spun,'' Boyd said. ''It didn't do what I wanted to.''

Pete Kozma also went deep for Texas, and the Rangers shut down Detroit after Darvish exited. Relievers Alex Claudio and Sam Dyson allowed one hit apiece, and Keone Kela pitched a perfect ninth for his first save.

Ian Kinsler homered for the Tigers.

One night after their 10-game winning streak was snapped by Detroit, the Rangers never trailed. Jonathan Lucroy opened the scoring with an RBI single, only for Kinsler to tie it with his home run leading off the bottom of the first.

Nomar Mazara tripled and scored on a single by Robinson Chirinos in the second, then Miguel Cabrera answered in the bottom of that inning with an RBI single.

Kozma's home run in the sixth was his first since 2013. Lucroy added a run-scoring double in the ninth.

Darvish is the first pitcher to win his first seven starts against Detroit since Boston's Frank Sullivan won his first 11 from 1954-56. He's the first Texas pitcher to pull it off against any opponent since Charlie Hough beat Minnesota in nine straight from 1981-84.

Darvish walked four and struck out seven. Boyd allowed four runs and 12 hits in 5 1/3 innings.

TENSIONS

Dyson downplayed an exchange with Cabrera in the seventh when the Detroit slugger was on second after hitting a double.

''I told him he was too smart. So I said three words: `You're too smart.' And he said: `What did you say?''' Dyson said. ''He was telling the dugout what I was throwing - the changeup. I don't think he was stealing signs or anything of that nature. I wasn't really angry. I was just telling him he was too smart. ... It wasn't a big deal. I thought he may have been picking signs, but he wasn't.''

That was consistent with how Detroit manager Brad Ausmus described it.

''I think it was a misunderstanding,'' Ausmus said. ''Miggy wasn't stealing signs. If he was stealing signs, he certainly wouldn't be that blatant about it. Miggy was just trying to let the bench know that he has a changeup.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rangers: Manager Jeff Banister said 3B Adrian Beltre (right calf) felt good the day after running the bases before Saturday's game.

Tigers: Kinsler was back in the starting lineup after leaving Saturday night's game with left hamstring tightness.

UP NEXT

Rangers: Texas is off Monday, then starts a three-game series at Boston on Tuesday night. The Rangers send RHP Andrew Cashner (1-3) to the mound against RHP Rick Porcello (2-5).

Tigers: Detroit begins a season-long, 11-game road trip Monday night at Houston. The Tigers start RHP Michael Fulmer (5-1) against RHP Brad Peacock (2-0).

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TEX24-21
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DET21-21
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  • W: Y. Darvish (5-2)L: M. Boyd (2-4)S: K. Kela (1)
  • HR: TEX - M. Napoli (10), P. Kozma (1), DET - I. Kinsler (4)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. DeShields CF50200001.290.351.340.6912.0
J. Hoying CF0000-000.263.263.474.000-
E. Andrus SS51200013.283.330.434.7632.5
R. Odor 2B51100014.199.254.347.6011.5
J. Lucroy DH50220000.277.320.412.7325.0
M. Napoli 1B31211211.188.262.416.6778.5
R. Rua LF50200002.229.299.400.6993.0
N. Mazara RF41100103.265.335.458.7935.0
R. Chirinos C40110013.265.379.592.9711.5
P. Kozma 3B41211011.200.304.350.6546.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    I. Kinsler 2B51111013.246.340.380.7205.5
    A. Avila 1B30100210.380.494.6901.1842.5
    M. Cabrera DH40310002.265.352.442.7945.0
    J. Martinez RF40000035.407.5791.0741.653-1.5
    J. Upton LF30000121.237.356.474.8300.0
    N. Castellanos 3B40000023.229.306.398.704-1.0
    T. Collins CF20000013.212.288.354.642-0.5
    a- M. Mahtook PH-CF20000000.186.255.326.5810.0
    J. McCann C40100020.200.277.429.7061.0
    A. Romine SS31100101.225.295.363.6573.0
    • a-flied out for Collins in the 6th
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Lucroy (7), R. Rua (3)
    • 3B - N. Mazara
    • HR - M. Napoli (10), P. Kozma
    • RBI - J. Lucroy 2 (12), M. Napoli (23), R. Chirinos (14), P. Kozma (2)
    • 2-Out RBI - J. Lucroy (4)
    BATTING
    • 2B - M. Cabrera (5), J. McCann (3)
    • HR - I. Kinsler (4)
    • RBI - I. Kinsler (11), M. Cabrera (18)
    • 2-Out RBI - M. Cabrera (5)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    Y. Darvish (W, 5-2)5.05224712.831.8014.5
    A. Claudio (H, 3)1.11000002.180.752.0
    S. Dyson (H, 3)1.21000309.420.603.5
    K. Kela (S, 1)1.00000203.940.0011.0
    PITCHERSIP
    Y. Darvish (W, 5-2)5.0
    A. Claudio (H, 3)1.1
    S. Dyson (H, 3)1.2
    K. Kela (S, 1)1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    M. Boyd (L, 2-4)5.112440325.362.25-4.5
    S. Greene0.20000201.350.001.0
    A. Wilson1.01002001.473.000.0
    F. Rodriguez1.00000007.160.003.0
    B. Hardy1.02111003.383.00-1.0
    PITCHERSIP
    M. Boyd (L, 2-4)5.1
    S. Greene0.2
    A. Wilson1.0
    F. Rodriguez1.0
    B. Hardy1.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - Y. Darvish (7)
    • Pitches-Strikes - Y. Darvish 105-63, A. Claudio 10-9, S. Dyson 22-14, K. Kela 16-10
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Y. Darvish 2-6, A. Claudio 3-1, S. Dyson 2-0
    • Batters Faced - Y. Darvish 24, A. Claudio 5, S. Dyson 6, K. Kela 3
    PITCHING
    • IBB - A. Wilson (2), B. Hardy
    • Pitches-Strikes - M. Boyd 102-68, S. Greene 7-6, A. Wilson 16-9, F. Rodriguez 9-6, B. Hardy 16-10
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Boyd 8-5, A. Wilson 1-1, B. Hardy 2-0
    • Batters Faced - M. Boyd 28, S. Greene 2, A. Wilson 5, F. Rodriguez 3, B. Hardy 5
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    TEX24-21
    1100110015150
    DET21-21
    110000000270
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    D. DeShields CF50200001.290.351.340.6912.0
    J. Hoying CF0000-000.263.263.474.000-
    E. Andrus SS51200013.283.330.434.7632.5
    R. Odor 2B51100014.199.254.347.6011.5
    J. Lucroy DH50220000.277.320.412.7325.0
    M. Napoli 1B31211211.188.262.416.6778.5
    R. Rua LF50200002.229.299.400.6993.0
    N. Mazara RF41100103.265.335.458.7935.0
    R. Chirinos C40110013.265.379.592.9711.5
    P. Kozma 3B41211011.200.304.350.6546.5
    Total40515523518-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      I. Kinsler 2B51111013.246.340.380.7205.5
      A. Avila 1B30100210.380.494.6901.1842.5
      M. Cabrera DH40310002.265.352.442.7945.0
      J. Martinez RF40000035.407.5791.0741.653-1.5
      J. Upton LF30000121.237.356.474.8300.0
      N. Castellanos 3B40000023.229.306.398.704-1.0
      T. Collins CF20000013.212.288.354.642-0.5
      a- M. Mahtook PH-CF20000000.186.255.326.5810.0
      J. McCann C40100020.200.277.429.7061.0
      A. Romine SS31100101.225.295.363.6573.0
      Total34272141218-----
      • a-flied out for Collins in the 6th
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Lucroy (7), R. Rua (3)
      • 3B - N. Mazara
      • HR - M. Napoli (10), P. Kozma
      • RBI - J. Lucroy 2 (12), M. Napoli (23), R. Chirinos (14), P. Kozma (2)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Lucroy (4)
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Cabrera (5), J. McCann (3)
      • HR - I. Kinsler (4)
      • RBI - I. Kinsler (11), M. Cabrera (18)
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Cabrera (5)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      Y. Darvish (W, 5-2)5.05224712.831.8014.5
      A. Claudio (H, 3)1.11000002.180.752.0
      S. Dyson (H, 3)1.21000309.420.603.5
      K. Kela (S, 1)1.00000203.940.0011.0
      Total9.07224121---
      PITCHERSIP
      Y. Darvish (W, 5-2)5.0
      A. Claudio (H, 3)1.1
      S. Dyson (H, 3)1.2
      K. Kela (S, 1)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Boyd (L, 2-4)5.112440325.362.25-4.5
      S. Greene0.20000201.350.001.0
      A. Wilson1.01002001.473.000.0
      F. Rodriguez1.00000007.160.003.0
      B. Hardy1.02111003.383.00-1.0
      Total9.01555352---
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Boyd (L, 2-4)5.1
      S. Greene0.2
      A. Wilson1.0
      F. Rodriguez1.0
      B. Hardy1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - Y. Darvish (7)
      • Pitches-Strikes - Y. Darvish 105-63, A. Claudio 10-9, S. Dyson 22-14, K. Kela 16-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Y. Darvish 2-6, A. Claudio 3-1, S. Dyson 2-0
      • Batters Faced - Y. Darvish 24, A. Claudio 5, S. Dyson 6, K. Kela 3
      PITCHING
      • IBB - A. Wilson (2), B. Hardy
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Boyd 102-68, S. Greene 7-6, A. Wilson 16-9, F. Rodriguez 9-6, B. Hardy 16-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Boyd 8-5, A. Wilson 1-1, B. Hardy 2-0
      • Batters Faced - M. Boyd 28, S. Greene 2, A. Wilson 5, F. Rodriguez 3, B. Hardy 5
      • 9TH INNING
        Lucroy doubled to deep right center, Odor scored52
      • 6TH INNING
        Kozma homered to left center42
      • 5TH INNING
        Napoli homered to center32
      • 2ND INNING
        Cabrera singled to center, Romine scored, Avila to second22
        Chirinos singled to deep left, Mazara scored21
      • 1ST INNING
        Kinsler homered to left11
        Lucroy singled to deep right center, Andrus scored10
      • 9TH INNING
        • B. Hardy Pitching:
        • R. Odor: Strike looking, Odor singled to deep right
        • J. Lucroy: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Lucroy doubled to deep right center, Odor scored
        • M. Napoli: Napoli intentionally walked
        • R. Rua: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Rua grounded into double play third to second to first, Lucroy to third, Napoli out at second
        • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Mazara grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • K. Kela Pitching:
        • A. Romine: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Romine flied out to center
        • I. Kinsler: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Kinsler struck out swinging
        • A. Avila: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Avila struck out swinging
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • F. Rodriguez Pitching:
        • P. Kozma: Kozma popped out to second
        • D. DeShields: Strike looking, DeShields flied out to center
        • E. Andrus: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Andrus lined out to right
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • S. Dyson Pitching:
        • N. Castellanos: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Castellanos struck out swinging
        • M. Mahtook: Foul, Mahtook grounded out to third
        • J. McCann: Foul, Ball, McCann grounded out to third
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • A. Wilson Pitching:
        • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Lucroy lined out to center
        • M. Napoli: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Napoli walked
        • R. Rua: Rua doubled to deep right, Napoli to third
        • N. Mazara: Mazara intentionally walked
        • R. Chirinos: Chirinos grounded into double play catcher to shortstop to first, Napoli out at home
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • A. Claudio Pitching:
        • A. Avila: Avila grounded out to second
        • M. Cabrera: Ball, Ball, Cabrera doubled to deep right
        • J. Martinez: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Martinez struck out swinging
        • J. Upton: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Upton struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • M. Boyd Pitching:
        • R. Chirinos: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Chirinos lined out to third
        • P. Kozma: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Kozma homered to left center
        • D. DeShields: Strike looking, DeShields singled to deep center
        • E. Andrus: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Andrus struck out swinging
        • R. Odor: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Odor struck out looking
        • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Claudio Pitching:
        • T. Collins: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Collins flied out to deep left
        • J. McCann: Foul, McCann doubled to deep right center
        • A. Romine: Foul, Romine grounded out to third
        • I. Kinsler: Kinsler grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • M. Boyd Pitching:
        • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Lucroy lined out to center
        • M. Napoli: Napoli homered to center
        • R. Rua: Strike swinging, Ball, Rua grounded out to third
        • N. Mazara: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Mazara grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Y. Darvish Pitching:
        • J. Martinez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Martinez flied out to deep center
        • J. Upton: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Upton struck out swinging
        • N. Castellanos: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Castellanos struck out swinging
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • M. Boyd Pitching:
        • R. Chirinos: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Chirinos struck out swinging
        • P. Kozma: Ball, Foul, Kozma singled to center
        • D. DeShields: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, DeShields reached on fielder's choice to third, Kozma out at second
        • E. Andrus: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Andrus singled to deep left, DeShields to second
        • R. Odor: Foul, Strike swinging, Odor grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Y. Darvish Pitching:
        • J. McCann: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, McCann struck out swinging
        • A. Romine: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Romine singled to right center
        • I. Kinsler: Pickoff attempt, Kinsler flied out to left
        • A. Avila: Ball, Avila singled to center, Romine to second
        • M. Cabrera: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Cabrera grounded out to second
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • M. Boyd Pitching:
        • R. Odor: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Odor grounded out to second
        • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Lucroy grounded out to shortstop
        • M. Napoli: Ball, Ball, Ball, Napoli singled to deep left
        • R. Rua: Ball, Rua singled to deep right, Napoli to third
        • N. Mazara: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Mazara grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Y. Darvish Pitching:
        • J. Upton: Upton flied out to center
        • N. Castellanos: Strike looking, Ball, Castellanos lined out to shortstop
        • T. Collins: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Collins struck out swinging
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • M. Boyd Pitching:
        • R. Rua: Strike looking, Rua popped out to first
        • N. Mazara: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Mazara tripled to deep left
        • R. Chirinos: Foul, Ball, Chirinos singled to deep left, Mazara scored
        • P. Kozma: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Foul tip, Kozma struck out on foul tip
        • D. DeShields: Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, DeShields singled to right, Chirinos to third
        • E. Andrus: Andrus popped out to second
        • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Y. Darvish Pitching:
        • J. McCann: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, McCann struck out swinging
        • A. Romine: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Romine walked
        • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Kinsler flied out to deep right
        • A. Avila: Strike looking, Ball, Romine to second on wild pitch, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Avila walked
        • M. Cabrera: Foul, Cabrera singled to center, Romine scored, Avila to second
        • J. Martinez: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Martinez struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • M. Boyd Pitching:
        • D. DeShields: Strike looking, DeShields flied out to deep center
        • E. Andrus: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Andrus reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • R. Odor: Odor grounded out to first, Andrus to second
        • J. Lucroy: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Lucroy singled to deep right center, Andrus scored
        • M. Napoli: Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Napoli struck out looking
        • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Y. Darvish Pitching:
        • I. Kinsler: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Kinsler homered to left
        • A. Avila: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Avila walked
        • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Cabrera singled to deep right, Avila to third
        • J. Martinez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Martinez struck out swinging
        • J. Upton: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Upton walked, Cabrera to second
        • N. Castellanos: Strike swinging, Ball, Castellanos reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Avila out at home, Cabrera to third, Upton to second
        • T. Collins: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Collins flied out to deep right
        • End of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)