Rangers beat Detroit 5-3, handing Tigers another home loss

DETROIT (AP) Before the game, Texas manager Chris Woodward said that if Jesse Chavez could pitch efficiently enough, he could last five or six innings.

The right-hander surpassed that.

Chavez pitched into the seventh in his longest outing in over two years, and the Rangers became the latest visiting team to win in Detroit, beating the Tigers 5-3 on Tuesday night. Detroit has lost 18 of its last 20 home games, and that does not include a game last month that was suspended with the Tigers trailing.

Chavez (3-2) allowed an unearned run and five hits in 6 1/3 innings, striking out seven with no walks. The right-hander has pitched mostly in relief this season. This was his fifth start, and he didn't go more than three innings in any of the previous four.

''He pitched a lot like we've been seeing out of the bullpen,'' Woodward said. ''It was our first test at getting some serious length.''

Chavez's most recent appearance before Tuesday was a five-inning relief outing against Cleveland. Then he made it through 79 pitches against Detroit.

Tuesday was his longest outing since he went seven innings on June 16, 2017.

''You just try and get the guys in the dugout as quick as you can,'' Chavez said. ''With our offense, who knows what they can do every inning? It's unbelievable. I figure if I get out off the mound as quick as I can, give those guys a chance, then good things will happen.''

Ronald Guzman homered for Texas, and Ronny Rodriguez went deep in the ninth inning for Detroit.

Jordan Zimmermann (0-5) allowed three runs in five innings. Detroit has lost five straight and nine of 10.

''No one is going to feel sorry for you,'' Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire said. ''We know where we're at right now. We're not winning ballgames, we're not hitting, and we're still making errors. We keep seeing a couple errors a night. We've got to get rid of those errors.''

Nomar Mazara opened the scoring for Texas with an RBI single in the first, and Logan Forsythe added a sacrifice fly later that inning. Joey Gallo - back from the injured list after missing over three weeks with a left oblique strain - added an RBI double to make it 3-0 in the third.

Guzman hit a solo homer in the sixth. Detroit answered with a run in the bottom of that inning, when shortstop Elvis Andrus' throw to first got away for an error.

Guzman hit a sacrifice fly in the eighth.

Rodriguez hit a two-run homer with two outs in the ninth to make it 5-3.

The Rangers were without Asdrubal Cabrera, who was starting a three-game suspension for hitting an umpire with equipment.

DEBUT

Locke St. John relieved Chavez and retired the last two batters of the seventh in his big league debut.

''I'd say when I got halfway to the pitcher's mound is when I kind of lost feeling in my legs,'' the 26-year-old left-hander said. ''But I gained it again when I stepped on the mound. I just tried to breathe.''

TRANSACTIONS

The Tigers announced that they have agreed to terms with right-hander Ted Stuka, their 14th-round pick in this year's draft. Texas announced the signing of right-handers Anthony Hoopii-Tuionetoa (30th round) and Nick Yoder (34th round).

After the game, Detroit optioned infielder Dawel Lugo to Triple-A Toledo.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rangers: Gallo also drew a walk and struck out three times in his return. ... Woodward said Hunter Pence (right groin strain) is unlikely to be activated when he's eligible Thursday. Woodward said the veteran outfielder is more likely to return after the team's series at Tampa Bay this coming weekend.

UP NEXT

Rangers: Mike Minor (7-4) starts for Texas on Wednesday night against the Tigers.

Tigers: Detroit sends Matthew Boyd (5-5) to the mound. Boyd has quality starts in 10 of his 16 starts this year.

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  • W: J. Chavez (3-2)L: J. Zimmermann (0-5)
  • HR: TEX - R. Guzman (7), DET - R. Rodriguez (7)
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R. Odor 2B30100003.177.253.350.6031.0
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    D. Lugo PR-DH00000000.207.233.317.5500.0
    B. Dixon 1B40000025.256.276.474.750-1.0
    C. Stewart LF30000102.230.316.395.7111.0
    N. Goodrum SS41000021.237.316.395.7110.0
    G. Beckham 2B40000011.217.308.409.716-0.5
    H. Castro 3B20000020.258.286.364.649-1.0
    a- R. Rodriguez PH-3B21121000.222.250.462.7127.0
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    • a-flied out for H. Castro in the 7th
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Gallo (12), L. Forsythe (16)
    • HR - R. Guzman (7)
    • SF - L. Forsythe (2), R. Guzman (3)
    • RBI - N. Mazara (46), J. Gallo (42), L. Forsythe (30), R. Guzman 2 (24)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - W. Calhoun, N. Mazara, J. Gallo 2 (2), R. Odor 2 (2), J. Mathis 3 (3)
    BATTING
    • 3B - J. Jones (2)
    • HR - R. Rodriguez (7)
    • RBI - R. Rodriguez 2 (24)
    • 2-Out RBI - R. Rodriguez 2 (8)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - N. Castellanos, B. Dixon 3 (3), C. Stewart 2 (2)
    BASERUNNING
    • CS - R. Odor (6)
    FIELDING
    • E - E. Andrus (5)
    FIELDING
    • E - N. Goodrum (9), S. Greene, J. Jones (4)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Chavez (W, 3-2)6.15100702.791.2226.5
    L. St. John (H, 1)0.20000000.000.000.0
    J. Leclerc1.00002204.581.222.0
    S. Miller1.01221118.591.98-0.5
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Chavez (W, 3-2)6.1
    L. St. John (H, 1)0.2
    J. Leclerc1.0
    S. Miller1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Zimmermann (L, 0-5)5.09331205.951.45-2.0
    D. Stumpf1.01110314.501.852.5
    B. Hardy1.00000104.110.853.5
    N. Ramirez1.01100004.151.352.0
    S. Greene1.01000100.900.872.5
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Zimmermann (L, 0-5)5.0
    D. Stumpf1.0
    B. Hardy1.0
    N. Ramirez1.0
    S. Greene1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Chavez 79-56, L. St. John 11-8, J. Leclerc 26-17, S. Miller 17-10
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Chavez 7-5, L. St. John 1-1, S. Miller 2-0
    • Batters Faced - J. Chavez 24, L. St. John 2, J. Leclerc 5, S. Miller 5
    PITCHING
    • HBP - J. Zimmermann (2)
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Zimmermann 84-58, D. Stumpf 18-13, B. Hardy 11-7, N. Ramirez 16-10, S. Greene 16-11
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Zimmermann 6-6, B. Hardy 2-0, S. Greene 3-0
    • Batters Faced - J. Zimmermann 25, D. Stumpf 4, B. Hardy 3, N. Ramirez 4, S. Greene 5
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    S. Choo DH51100011.287.385.500.8851.5
    W. Calhoun LF51100011.333.370.569.9391.5
    E. Andrus SS51200003.305.341.463.8043.0
    N. Mazara RF50210002.278.329.473.8023.0
    J. Gallo CF40110132.276.420.6491.0702.5
    L. Forsythe 3B31110011.276.382.431.8133.5
    R. Odor 2B30100003.177.253.350.6031.0
    R. Guzman 1B31221000.222.304.449.7538.0
    J. Mathis C40100013.156.216.203.4190.5
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    S. Miller P0000-000.000.667.000.000-
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      J. Jones CF41200010.257.325.466.7914.5
      N. Castellanos RF30200101.273.333.455.7883.0
      M. Cabrera DH30100111.296.361.388.7491.5
      D. Lugo PR-DH00000000.207.233.317.5500.0
      B. Dixon 1B40000025.256.276.474.750-1.0
      C. Stewart LF30000102.230.316.395.7111.0
      N. Goodrum SS41000021.237.316.395.7110.0
      G. Beckham 2B40000011.217.308.409.716-0.5
      H. Castro 3B20000020.258.286.364.649-1.0
      a- R. Rodriguez PH-3B21121000.222.250.462.7127.0
      B. Wilson C40000010.143.143.214.357-0.5
      J. Zimmermann P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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      Total33362131011-----
      • a-flied out for H. Castro in the 7th
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Gallo (12), L. Forsythe (16)
      • HR - R. Guzman (7)
      • SF - L. Forsythe (2), R. Guzman (3)
      • RBI - N. Mazara (46), J. Gallo (42), L. Forsythe (30), R. Guzman 2 (24)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - W. Calhoun, N. Mazara, J. Gallo 2 (2), R. Odor 2 (2), J. Mathis 3 (3)
      BATTING
      • 3B - J. Jones (2)
      • HR - R. Rodriguez (7)
      • RBI - R. Rodriguez 2 (24)
      • 2-Out RBI - R. Rodriguez 2 (8)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - N. Castellanos, B. Dixon 3 (3), C. Stewart 2 (2)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - R. Odor (6)
      FIELDING
      • E - E. Andrus (5)
      FIELDING
      • E - N. Goodrum (9), S. Greene, J. Jones (4)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Chavez (W, 3-2)6.15100702.791.2226.5
      L. St. John (H, 1)0.20000000.000.000.0
      J. Leclerc1.00002204.581.222.0
      S. Miller1.01221118.591.98-0.5
      Total9.06323101---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Chavez (W, 3-2)6.1
      L. St. John (H, 1)0.2
      J. Leclerc1.0
      S. Miller1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Zimmermann (L, 0-5)5.09331205.951.45-2.0
      D. Stumpf1.01110314.501.852.5
      B. Hardy1.00000104.110.853.5
      N. Ramirez1.01100004.151.352.0
      S. Greene1.01000100.900.872.5
      Total9.01254171---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Zimmermann (L, 0-5)5.0
      D. Stumpf1.0
      B. Hardy1.0
      N. Ramirez1.0
      S. Greene1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Chavez 79-56, L. St. John 11-8, J. Leclerc 26-17, S. Miller 17-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Chavez 7-5, L. St. John 1-1, S. Miller 2-0
      • Batters Faced - J. Chavez 24, L. St. John 2, J. Leclerc 5, S. Miller 5
      PITCHING
      • HBP - J. Zimmermann (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Zimmermann 84-58, D. Stumpf 18-13, B. Hardy 11-7, N. Ramirez 16-10, S. Greene 16-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Zimmermann 6-6, B. Hardy 2-0, S. Greene 3-0
      • Batters Faced - J. Zimmermann 25, D. Stumpf 4, B. Hardy 3, N. Ramirez 4, S. Greene 5
      • 9TH INNING
        Rodriguez homered to right center, Goodrum scored53
      • 8TH INNING
        Guzman hit sacrifice fly to left, Forsythe scored51
      • 6TH INNING
        Cabrera reached on an infield single to shortstop, Jones scored, Castellanos to third on shortstop Andrus throwing error41
        Guzman homered to center40
      • 3RD INNING
        Gallo doubled to right center, Andrus scored30
      • 1ST INNING
        Forsythe hit sacrifice fly to right, Calhoun scored, Mazara to third, Gallo to second20
        Mazara singled to center, Choo scored, Calhoun to second10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Shane Greene relieved Nick Ramirez
        • S. Choo: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Choo grounded out to shortstop
        • W. Calhoun: Strike looking, Calhoun safe at first on Greene fielding error
        • E. Andrus: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Andrus reached on fielder's choice to second, Calhoun out at second
        • N. Mazara: Mazara singled to shallow left, Andrus to second
        • J. Gallo: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Gallo struck out looking
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
        • Shelby Miller relieved Jose Leclerc
        • C. Stewart: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Stewart walked
        • N. Goodrum: Strike looking, Goodrum reached on fielder's choice to third, Stewart out at second
        • G. Beckham: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Beckham struck out swinging
        • R. Rodriguez: Strike swinging, Rodriguez homered to right center, Goodrum scored
        • B. Wilson: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Wilson grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 9th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Nick Ramirez relieved Blaine Hardy
        • L. Forsythe: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Forsythe doubled to deep center, Forsythe to third on center fielder Jones fielding error
        • R. Odor: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Odor fouled out to catcher
        • R. Guzman: Guzman hit sacrifice fly to left, Forsythe scored
        • J. Mathis: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Mathis lined out to left
        • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
        • Jose Leclerc relieved Locke St. John
        • B. Wilson: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Wilson struck out swinging
        • J. Jones: Jones flied out to deep right
        • N. Castellanos: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Castellanos walked
        • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cabrera walked, Castellanos to second
        • Dawel Lugo ran for Miguel Cabrera
        • B. Dixon: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Dixon struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Blaine Hardy relieved Daniel Stumpf
        • E. Andrus: Strike looking, Andrus grounded out to shortstop
        • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Ball, Mazara grounded out to first
        • J. Gallo: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Gallo struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Chavez Pitching:
        • N. Goodrum: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Goodrum struck out swinging
        • Locke St. John relieved Jesse Chavez
        • G. Beckham: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Beckham grounded out to shortstop
        • Ronny Rodriguez hit for Harold Castro
        • R. Rodriguez: Ball, Foul, Foul, Rodriguez flied out to center
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • Daniel Stumpf relieved Jordan Zimmermann
        • R. Guzman: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Guzman homered to center
        • J. Mathis: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Mathis struck out swinging
        • S. Choo: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Choo struck out swinging
        • W. Calhoun: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Calhoun struck out looking
        • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Chavez Pitching:
        • B. Wilson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Wilson popped out to third
        • J. Jones: Jones singled to center
        • N. Castellanos: Castellanos singled to shallow left, Jones to second
        • M. Cabrera: Foul, Ball, Cabrera reached on an infield single to shortstop, Jones scored, Castellanos to third on shortstop Andrus throwing error
        • B. Dixon: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Dixon struck out swinging
        • C. Stewart: Ball, Stewart grounded out to first
        • End of the 6th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 5TH INNING
        • J. Zimmermann Pitching:
        • J. Gallo: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Gallo struck out looking
        • L. Forsythe: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Forsythe grounded out to shortstop
        • R. Odor: Odor reached on bunt single to shortstop
        • R. Guzman: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Odor caught stealing second, catcher to shortstop
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Chavez Pitching:
        • N. Goodrum: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Goodrum struck out looking
        • G. Beckham: Beckham flied out to center
        • H. Castro: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Castro struck out swinging
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • J. Zimmermann Pitching:
        • S. Choo: Choo lined out to right
        • W. Calhoun: Strike looking, Ball, Calhoun grounded out to second
        • E. Andrus: Strike looking, Ball, Andrus singled to center
        • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Mazara flied out to center
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Chavez Pitching:
        • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Cabrera lined out to third
        • B. Dixon: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Dixon grounded out to third
        • C. Stewart: Ball, Stewart flied out to left
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • J. Zimmermann Pitching:
        • E. Andrus: Ball, Strike looking, Andrus singled to shallow right
        • N. Mazara: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Mazara grounded out to third, Andrus to second
        • J. Gallo: Foul, Gallo doubled to right center, Andrus scored
        • L. Forsythe: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Forsythe struck out swinging
        • R. Odor: Ball, Odor hit by pitch
        • R. Guzman: Guzman singled to right, Gallo to third, Odor to second
        • J. Mathis: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Mathis flied out to right
        • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Chavez Pitching:
        • H. Castro: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Castro struck out looking
        • B. Wilson: Wilson grounded out to third
        • J. Jones: Strike swinging, Jones tripled to deep right
        • N. Castellanos: Castellanos grounded out to third
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • J. Zimmermann Pitching:
        • R. Guzman: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Guzman grounded out to second
        • J. Mathis: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Mathis reached on an infield single to pitcher
        • S. Choo: Ball, Ball, Ball, Choo reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Choo to second, Mathis out at second on shortstop Goodrum throwing error
        • W. Calhoun: Ball, Ball, Calhoun fouled out to third
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
        • J. Chavez Pitching:
        • C. Stewart: Foul, Stewart grounded out to third
        • N. Goodrum: Ball, Goodrum grounded out to second
        • G. Beckham: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Beckham flied out to left
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • J. Zimmermann Pitching:
        • S. Choo: Choo singled to shallow left
        • W. Calhoun: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Calhoun singled to right, Choo to second
        • E. Andrus: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Andrus flied out to right, Choo to third
        • N. Mazara: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt to first, Pickoff attempt to first, Pickoff attempt to first, Foul, Foul, Mazara singled to center, Choo scored, Calhoun to second
        • J. Gallo: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gallo walked, Calhoun to third, Mazara to second
        • L. Forsythe: Strike looking, Ball, Forsythe hit sacrifice fly to right, Calhoun scored, Mazara to third, Gallo to second
        • R. Odor: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Odor grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 1st (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Chavez Pitching:
        • J. Jones: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Jones struck out looking
        • N. Castellanos: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Castellanos singled to right
        • M. Cabrera: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Cabrera struck out looking
        • B. Dixon: Dixon reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Castellanos out at second
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)