Tigers chase Hamels in 7-run first, beat Rangers 7-2

DETROIT (AP) Long after the Detroit Tigers broke the game open, JaCoby Jones made the play of the day.

Maybe even the play of the year in the Comerica Park outfield.

Jones' twisting, backhanded catch in the sixth inning took a home run away from Adrian Beltre in Detroit's 7-2 victory over the Texas Rangers on Saturday.

The Tigers scored all their runs in the first, chasing Cole Hamels before that inning was over. It was still 7-0 when Jones made his spectacular catch in left-center field.

Beltre's drive was headed toward the Texas bullpen, but Jones came over from center and jumped, reaching over the wall with his left hand and backhanding the ball. Jones' momentum spun him around a bit, and he fell forward onto the ground, holding on for the out.

''You have to time it,'' Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire said. ''As you saw, his whole arm went over the fence, and he snagged it behind. It's a timing thing, and you have to be athletic to be able to do some of those things.''

Jones did not stay in the clubhouse to talk to reporters afterward.

Hamels (4-8) retired only two batters for the Rangers in his shortest start since 2010.

Mike Fiers (6-5) allowed a run and five hits in six innings. He struck out six with one walk.

Rougned Odor hit a solo homer for Texas immediately after Beltre was robbed by Jones. Shin-Soo Choo doubled twice for the Rangers to extend his on-base streak to 46 games, tying Julio Franco's club record set in 1993.

Niko Goodrum had four hits for the Tigers.

Nicholas Castellanos opened the scoring with a solo homer with one out in the first. John Hicks added an RBI single, and Jose Iglesias hit an infield single with two outs and the bases loaded to make it 3-0.

Hamels still would have made it out of the inning, but center fielder Delino DeShields misplayed a line drive by Jones for an error , allowing three more runs to score.

''It just knuckled on me,'' DeShields said. ''I was trying to stay with it, but it swerved on me at the last second. It's frustrating, because you are doing everything you can to make the play, but he hit it right on the screws and right at me, and that's when a ball will take off on you.''

Mikie Mahtook followed with an RBI double, and Hamels was replaced after allowing five hits, two walks and three earned runs. He threw 41 pitches.

LOOKING BACK

It was the shortest start for Hamels since June 1, 2010, when he also lasted two-thirds of an inning for Philadelphia at Atlanta. That start was shortened because of a rain delay.

Hamels had gone at least five innings in each of his first 17 starts this year.

''By the time he gave up the double, he was pushing 40 pitches, and that's my limit,'' Texas manager Jeff Banister said. ''Once you get to 40 in one inning, you are pitching fatigued, and it is too much of a risk to leave him out there. I'm not going to do that to one of my pitchers.''

ON A ROLL

Goodrum had his second four-hit game in a week. He also went 4 for 4 at Toronto on July 1.

He's hitting .464 (13 for 28) over his last seven games.

''I didn't know that,'' he said. ''The only stats I can see is what they show on the board of everyone.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rangers: SS Elvis Andrus appeared to foul a pitch off his left leg in the fifth but remained in the game. He was taken out in the eighth.

UP NEXT

Michael Fulmer (3-7) takes the mound for Detroit against Austin Bibens-Dirkx (1-2) in the series finale Sunday.

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  • W: M. Fiers (6-5)L: C. Hamels (4-8)
  • HR: TEX - R. Odor (5), DET - N. Castellanos (15)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
S. Choo DH40200010.294.402.509.9113.5
E. Andrus SS40100012.256.324.368.6920.5
R. Guzman 1B00000000.245.321.430.7510.0
N. Mazara RF40100022.270.327.456.7830.0
C. Tocci PR-RF00000000.069.206.069.2750.0
A. Beltre 3B40100001.296.360.417.7781.0
I. Kiner-Falefa 3B00000000.255.327.355.6810.0
R. Odor 2B41211012.234.311.368.6797.5
J. Profar 1B-SS41100001.247.328.436.7653.0
J. Gallo LF30000112.190.295.451.7460.5
R. Chirinos C40010011.203.312.415.7270.5
D. DeShields CF40000020.222.319.294.614-1.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Mahtook LF50210033.211.247.278.5252.5
    N. Castellanos RF41111124.301.352.518.8716.0
    N. Goodrum 2B41400100.251.325.461.7869.0
    J. Hicks 1B41110114.284.333.450.7843.5
    V. Martinez DH31100113.243.297.321.6192.5
    a- V. Reyes PH-DH10100000.241.241.316.5571.0
    J. Candelario 3B41000127.231.332.437.7691.0
    J. McCann C50000037.220.265.317.582-1.5
    J. Iglesias SS41210000.273.310.382.6915.0
    J. Jones CF21000100.220.276.385.6613.0
    • a-singled for Martinez in the 8th
    BATTING
    • 2B - S. Choo 2 (20), R. Odor (11), J. Profar (23)
    • HR - R. Odor (5)
    • RBI - R. Odor (23), R. Chirinos (36)
    • 2-Out RBI - R. Odor (4)
    BATTING
    • 2B - M. Mahtook (4), N. Goodrum (18), J. Iglesias (21)
    • HR - N. Castellanos (15)
    • RBI - M. Mahtook (5), N. Castellanos (55), J. Hicks (30), J. Iglesias (32)
    • 2-Out RBI - M. Mahtook (2), J. Iglesias (14)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - N. Goodrum (7)
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Odor-Andrus-Profar)
    • E - D. DeShields (4)
    FIELDING
    • PB - J. McCann (4)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    C. Hamels (L, 4-8)0.25732214.281.36-14.0
    M. Moore4.12004607.081.889.0
    A. Claudio3.05000404.461.596.0
    PITCHERSIP
    C. Hamels (L, 4-8)0.2
    M. Moore4.1
    A. Claudio3.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    M. Fiers (W, 6-5)6.05111613.651.2124.0
    B. Hardy2.02000303.311.225.5
    A. Wilson1.01110004.051.141.0
    PITCHERSIP
    M. Fiers (W, 6-5)6.0
    B. Hardy2.0
    A. Wilson1.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - M. Moore 2 (6)
    • HBP - M. Moore (5)
    • Pitches-Strikes - C. Hamels 41-25, M. Moore 85-48, A. Claudio 57-41
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Moore 5-1, A. Claudio 3-2
    • Batters Faced - C. Hamels 10, M. Moore 19, A. Claudio 14
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - M. Fiers 98-60, B. Hardy 35-25, A. Wilson 10-7
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Fiers 4-8, B. Hardy 2-1, A. Wilson 1-2
    • Batters Faced - M. Fiers 24, B. Hardy 8, A. Wilson 4
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    S. Choo DH40200010.294.402.509.9113.5
    E. Andrus SS40100012.256.324.368.6920.5
    R. Guzman 1B00000000.245.321.430.7510.0
    N. Mazara RF40100022.270.327.456.7830.0
    C. Tocci PR-RF00000000.069.206.069.2750.0
    A. Beltre 3B40100001.296.360.417.7781.0
    I. Kiner-Falefa 3B00000000.255.327.355.6810.0
    R. Odor 2B41211012.234.311.368.6797.5
    J. Profar 1B-SS41100001.247.328.436.7653.0
    J. Gallo LF30000112.190.295.451.7460.5
    R. Chirinos C40010011.203.312.415.7270.5
    D. DeShields CF40000020.222.319.294.614-1.0
    Total3528211911-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      M. Mahtook LF50210033.211.247.278.5252.5
      N. Castellanos RF41111124.301.352.518.8716.0
      N. Goodrum 2B41400100.251.325.461.7869.0
      J. Hicks 1B41110114.284.333.450.7843.5
      V. Martinez DH31100113.243.297.321.6192.5
      a- V. Reyes PH-DH10100000.241.241.316.5571.0
      J. Candelario 3B41000127.231.332.437.7691.0
      J. McCann C50000037.220.265.317.582-1.5
      J. Iglesias SS41210000.273.310.382.6915.0
      J. Jones CF21000100.220.276.385.6613.0
      Total367124161228-----
      • a-singled for Martinez in the 8th
      BATTING
      • 2B - S. Choo 2 (20), R. Odor (11), J. Profar (23)
      • HR - R. Odor (5)
      • RBI - R. Odor (23), R. Chirinos (36)
      • 2-Out RBI - R. Odor (4)
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Mahtook (4), N. Goodrum (18), J. Iglesias (21)
      • HR - N. Castellanos (15)
      • RBI - M. Mahtook (5), N. Castellanos (55), J. Hicks (30), J. Iglesias (32)
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Mahtook (2), J. Iglesias (14)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - N. Goodrum (7)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Odor-Andrus-Profar)
      • E - D. DeShields (4)
      FIELDING
      • PB - J. McCann (4)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Hamels (L, 4-8)0.25732214.281.36-14.0
      M. Moore4.12004607.081.889.0
      A. Claudio3.05000404.461.596.0
      Total8.012736121---
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Hamels (L, 4-8)0.2
      M. Moore4.1
      A. Claudio3.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Fiers (W, 6-5)6.05111613.651.2124.0
      B. Hardy2.02000303.311.225.5
      A. Wilson1.01110004.051.141.0
      Total9.0822191---
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Fiers (W, 6-5)6.0
      B. Hardy2.0
      A. Wilson1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - M. Moore 2 (6)
      • HBP - M. Moore (5)
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Hamels 41-25, M. Moore 85-48, A. Claudio 57-41
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Moore 5-1, A. Claudio 3-2
      • Batters Faced - C. Hamels 10, M. Moore 19, A. Claudio 14
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Fiers 98-60, B. Hardy 35-25, A. Wilson 10-7
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Fiers 4-8, B. Hardy 2-1, A. Wilson 1-2
      • Batters Faced - M. Fiers 24, B. Hardy 8, A. Wilson 4
      • 9TH INNING
        Chirinos grounded out to second, Profar scored27
      • 6TH INNING
        Odor homered to right17
      • 1ST INNING
        Mahtook doubled to center, Jones scored07
        Jones safe at first on center fielder DeShields fielding error, Martinez, Candelario and Iglesias scored, Jones to second06
        Iglesias reached on an infield single to shortstop, Hicks scored, Martinez to third, Candelario to second03
        Hicks singled to center, Goodrum scored02
        Castellanos homered to left center01
      • 9TH INNING
        • Alex Wilson relieved Blaine Hardy
        • J. Profar: Profar doubled to right center
        • J. Gallo: Ball, Gallo fouled out to right, Profar to third
        • R. Chirinos: Foul, Chirinos grounded out to second, Profar scored
        • D. DeShields: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, DeShields flied out to shallow right
        • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • B. Hardy Pitching:
        • S. Choo: Choo flied out to deep center
        • E. Andrus: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Andrus grounded out to shortstop
        • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Mazara singled to center
        • Carlos Tocci ran for Nomar Mazara
        • A. Beltre: Strike looking, Beltre reached on an infield single to second, Mazara to second
        • R. Odor: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Tocci to third, Beltre to second on passed ball, Strike looking, Odor struck out looking
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Ronald Guzman at first base
        • Isiah Kiner-Falefa at third base
        • N. Goodrum: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Goodrum singled to left
        • J. Hicks: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Hicks reached on fielder's choice to second, Goodrum out at second
        • Victor Reyes hit for Victor Martinez
        • V. Reyes: Reyes singled to center, Hicks to second
        • J. Candelario: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Candelario struck out swinging
        • J. McCann: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, McCann struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Blaine Hardy relieved Mike Fiers
        • J. Gallo: Foul, Gallo grounded out to first
        • R. Chirinos: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Chirinos struck out swinging
        • D. DeShields: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, DeShields struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Claudio Pitching:
        • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Iglesias grounded out to pitcher
        • J. Jones: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Jones grounded out to second
        • M. Mahtook: Ball, Mahtook singled to right
        • N. Castellanos: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Castellanos struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • M. Fiers Pitching:
        • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Mazara struck out looking
        • A. Beltre: Strike looking, Ball, Beltre flied out to center
        • R. Odor: Ball, Odor homered to right
        • J. Profar: Strike looking, Profar flied out to right
        • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Alex Claudio relieved Matt Moore
        • N. Goodrum: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Goodrum reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • J. Hicks: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Hicks lined out to center
        • V. Martinez: Strike looking, Martinez singled to right center, Goodrum to second
        • J. Candelario: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Candelario struck out swinging
        • J. McCann: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, McCann popped out to second
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • M. Fiers Pitching:
        • R. Chirinos: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Chirinos popped out to second
        • D. DeShields: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, DeShields struck out swinging
        • S. Choo: Choo doubled to left center
        • E. Andrus: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Andrus struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • M. Moore Pitching:
        • J. McCann: Ball, McCann grounded out to pitcher
        • J. Iglesias: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Iglesias doubled to deep left
        • J. Jones: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Jones hit by pitch
        • M. Mahtook: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Mahtook struck out swinging
        • N. Castellanos: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Castellanos struck out swinging
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • M. Fiers Pitching:
        • A. Beltre: Strike looking, Beltre popped out to shortstop
        • R. Odor: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Odor doubled to left center
        • J. Profar: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Profar lined out to left
        • J. Gallo: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Gallo struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • M. Moore Pitching:
        • N. Castellanos: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Castellanos walked
        • N. Goodrum: Strike looking, Ball, Castellanos to second on wild pitch, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Goodrum walked
        • J. Hicks: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hicks struck out swinging
        • V. Martinez: Strike looking, Ball, Castellanos to third, Goodrum to second on wild pitch, Strike looking, Strike looking, Martinez struck out looking
        • J. Candelario: Strike looking, Candelario grounded out to second
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • M. Fiers Pitching:
        • D. DeShields: Strike looking, Ball, DeShields grounded out to third
        • S. Choo: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Choo struck out swinging
        • E. Andrus: Andrus singled to center
        • N. Mazara: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Mazara struck out looking
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • M. Moore Pitching:
        • J. McCann: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, McCann struck out swinging
        • J. Iglesias: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Iglesias grounded out to second
        • J. Jones: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Jones walked
        • M. Mahtook: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Mahtook struck out swinging
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • M. Fiers Pitching:
        • R. Odor: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Odor popped out to shortstop
        • J. Profar: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Profar lined out to right
        • J. Gallo: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Gallo walked
        • R. Chirinos: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Chirinos flied out to deep left
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Moore Pitching:
        • N. Goodrum: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Goodrum doubled to deep right center
        • J. Hicks: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Hicks walked
        • V. Martinez: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Martinez grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Goodrum to third, Hicks out at second
        • J. Candelario: Strike looking, Candelario grounded out to first
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • M. Fiers Pitching:
        • S. Choo: Choo doubled to deep center
        • E. Andrus: Ball, Andrus grounded out to shortstop
        • N. Mazara: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Mazara grounded out to second, Choo to third
        • A. Beltre: Ball, Strike looking, Beltre grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • C. Hamels Pitching:
        • M. Mahtook: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Mahtook struck out swinging
        • N. Castellanos: Ball, Foul, Foul, Castellanos homered to left center
        • N. Goodrum: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Goodrum singled to shallow center
        • J. Hicks: Strike looking, Goodrum stole second, Hicks singled to center, Goodrum scored
        • V. Martinez: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Martinez walked, Hicks to second
        • J. Candelario: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Candelario walked, Hicks to third, Martinez to second
        • J. McCann: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, McCann struck out swinging
        • J. Iglesias: Ball, Strike swinging, Iglesias reached on an infield single to shortstop, Hicks scored, Martinez to third, Candelario to second
        • J. Jones: Strike swinging, Jones safe at first on center fielder DeShields fielding error, Martinez, Candelario and Iglesias scored, Jones to second
        • M. Mahtook: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Mahtook doubled to center, Jones scored
        • Matt Moore relieved Cole Hamels
        • N. Castellanos: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Castellanos lined out to left
        • End of the 1st (7 Runs, 5 Hits, 1 Error)