Minor goes the distance as Rangers beat Tigers 4-1

DETROIT (AP) In his first 141 starts as a major leaguer, Mike Minor pitched one complete game.

Now he's thrown two in his last 14.

Minor allowed five hits in his second complete game of the year, and Willie Calhoun, Jeff Mathis and Danny Santana homered in the fifth inning to lift the Texas Rangers to a 4-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night. Minor struck out seven with two walks and threw 108 pitches in a crisp game that took only 2 hours, 19 minutes.

''It's a lot of fun - to be out there, to give the bullpen a day off,'' Minor said. ''It's a long season. Quick game, get it on and off the field, and give the bullpen a break.''

Minor (8-4) allowed the first two hitters in the ninth to reach base. Then he struck out Brandon Dixon and got Niko Goodrum to bounce into a game-ending double play.

Minor has 12 consecutive starts allowing three runs or fewer while pitching at least five innings.

Matthew Boyd (5-6) struck out 11 for Detroit in seven innings, and he too allowed only five hits - but three of them were solo homers in the fifth. The Rangers are now a season-high eight games over .500.

Texas has won five of six, and after taking the first two games at Detroit, the Rangers have won or split each of their last nine series.

Dixon homered for Detroit's only run. The Tigers have lost six straight and 10 of 11.

Detroit has also lost 19 of its last 21 home games, and that doesn't include a suspended game last month that the Tigers were trailing.

Boyd struck out the side in the first and seventh, but the Rangers opened the scoring against him in the third with some aggressive baserunning. Calhoun led off with a double, then scored all the way from second on Ronald Guzman's flyout to deep center field. JaCoby Jones made the catch in center before running into the wall, and that extra time he needed to throw the ball back gave Calhoun a better chance to score. Goodrum's relay home was a bit off target, and Texas led 1-0.

''JaCoby went and got the ball and hit the fence, but he still got the ball in quickly,'' Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire said. ''Goody didn't make the best throw to the plate, but that guy was flying and the third-base coach took a shot at letting him go.''

Dixon's homer in the fourth tied it, but Calhoun led off the fifth with a home run, and Mathis and Santana added two more.

VANDERBILT WINS

Minor went to Vanderbilt, and the Commodores beat Michigan 8-2 for the national championship Wednesday night. That game was almost over when Minor spoke to reporters in the clubhouse after his victory.

He said he didn't have updates coming in while he was pitching.

''After the game, they told me the score,'' Minor said.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rangers: Manager Chris Woodward said OF Hunter Pence (right groin strain) still can't run at full speed. He's expected to go on a rehab assignment before returning to the team.

UP NEXT

Rangers: Texas tries for a series sweep Thursday with Ariel Jurado (4-3) taking the mound.

Tigers: Spencer Turnbull (3-7) starts for Detroit. This will be his first career appearance against the Rangers.

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  • W: M. Minor (8-4)L: M. Boyd (5-6)
  • HR: TEX - J. Mathis (2), D. Santana (9), W. Calhoun (4), DET - B. Dixon (10)
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L. Forsythe 3B40000013.270.374.421.796-0.5
W. Calhoun DH42311010.364.397.6731.06910.5
R. Guzman 1B20010110.219.303.444.7461.5
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    J. Jones CF40000012.252.319.457.776-0.5
    N. Castellanos RF30100100.273.335.453.7892.0
    M. Cabrera DH30000101.292.359.383.7431.0
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    B. Dixon LF41111032.256.275.488.7634.5
    N. Goodrum SS40000012.233.311.389.701-0.5
    J. Candelario 3B30200000.189.283.283.5663.0
    R. Rodriguez 1B30100001.224.251.460.7111.0
    J. Hicks C30000022.192.227.322.549-1.0
    G. Beckham 2B30000002.212.301.398.6990.0
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      BATTING
      • 2B - W. Calhoun 2 (5)
      • HR - D. Santana (9), W. Calhoun (4), J. Mathis (2)
      • SF - R. Guzman (4)
      • RBI - D. Santana (25), W. Calhoun (10), R. Guzman (25), J. Mathis (7)
      • 2-Out RBI - D. Santana (10)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - N. Mazara, L. Forsythe 2 (2), J. Mathis 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Candelario (7)
      • HR - B. Dixon (10)
      • RBI - B. Dixon (31)
      • 2-Out RBI - B. Dixon (13)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Jones 2 (2), R. Rodriguez
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Forsythe-Santana-Guzman; Andrus-Santana-Guzman)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Rodriguez-Goodrum; Goodrum-Beckham-Rodriguez)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Minor (W, 8-4)9.05112712.401.1232.5
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Minor (W, 8-4)9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Boyd (L, 5-6)7.054411133.721.0911.5
      V. Alcantara0.22000004.281.25-2.0
      D. Stumpf0.10000104.431.820.5
      A. Adams1.01002006.942.140.0
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Boyd (L, 5-6)7.0
      V. Alcantara0.2
      D. Stumpf0.1
      A. Adams1.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Minor 108-73
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Minor 9-9
      • Batters Faced - M. Minor 32
      PITCHING
      • IBB - A. Adams
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Boyd 96-67, V. Alcantara 10-4, D. Stumpf 4-3, A. Adams 12-7
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Boyd 2-8, V. Alcantara 1-0, A. Adams 1-1
      • Batters Faced - M. Boyd 27, V. Alcantara 3, D. Stumpf, A. Adams 5
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      D. Santana 2B41111011.308.345.546.8915.5
      E. Andrus SS40200010.308.343.464.8071.5
      N. Mazara RF40000032.274.325.466.791-1.5
      J. Gallo LF20000200.273.422.6421.0642.0
      L. Forsythe 3B40000013.270.374.421.796-0.5
      W. Calhoun DH42311010.364.397.6731.06910.5
      R. Guzman 1B20010110.219.303.444.7461.5
      J. Mathis C41111022.159.217.227.4445.0
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        J. Jones CF40000012.252.319.457.776-0.5
        N. Castellanos RF30100100.273.335.453.7892.0
        M. Cabrera DH30000101.292.359.383.7431.0
        H. Castro PR-DH00000000.258.286.364.6490.0
        B. Dixon LF41111032.256.275.488.7634.5
        N. Goodrum SS40000012.233.311.389.701-0.5
        J. Candelario 3B30200000.189.283.283.5663.0
        R. Rodriguez 1B30100001.224.251.460.7111.0
        J. Hicks C30000022.192.227.322.549-1.0
        G. Beckham 2B30000002.212.301.398.6990.0
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          BATTING
          • 2B - W. Calhoun 2 (5)
          • HR - D. Santana (9), W. Calhoun (4), J. Mathis (2)
          • SF - R. Guzman (4)
          • RBI - D. Santana (25), W. Calhoun (10), R. Guzman (25), J. Mathis (7)
          • 2-Out RBI - D. Santana (10)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - N. Mazara, L. Forsythe 2 (2), J. Mathis 2 (2)
          BATTING
          • 2B - J. Candelario (7)
          • HR - B. Dixon (10)
          • RBI - B. Dixon (31)
          • 2-Out RBI - B. Dixon (13)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Jones 2 (2), R. Rodriguez
          FIELDING
          • DP - 2 (Forsythe-Santana-Guzman; Andrus-Santana-Guzman)
          FIELDING
          • DP - 2 (Rodriguez-Goodrum; Goodrum-Beckham-Rodriguez)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          M. Minor (W, 8-4)9.05112712.401.1232.5
          Total9.0511271---
          PITCHERSIP
          M. Minor (W, 8-4)9.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          M. Boyd (L, 5-6)7.054411133.721.0911.5
          V. Alcantara0.22000004.281.25-2.0
          D. Stumpf0.10000104.431.820.5
          A. Adams1.01002006.942.140.0
          Total9.08443123---
          PITCHERSIP
          M. Boyd (L, 5-6)7.0
          V. Alcantara0.2
          D. Stumpf0.1
          A. Adams1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - M. Minor 108-73
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Minor 9-9
          • Batters Faced - M. Minor 32
          PITCHING
          • IBB - A. Adams
          • Pitches-Strikes - M. Boyd 96-67, V. Alcantara 10-4, D. Stumpf 4-3, A. Adams 12-7
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Boyd 2-8, V. Alcantara 1-0, A. Adams 1-1
          • Batters Faced - M. Boyd 27, V. Alcantara 3, D. Stumpf, A. Adams 5
          • 5TH INNING
            Santana homered to left center41
            Mathis homered to left center31
            Calhoun homered to right center21
          • 4TH INNING
            Dixon homered to left11
          • 3RD INNING
            Guzman hit sacrifice fly to center, Calhoun scored10
          • 9TH INNING
            • Austin Adams relieved Daniel Stumpf
            • J. Gallo: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Gallo walked
            • L. Forsythe: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Forsythe grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Gallo out at second
            • W. Calhoun: Calhoun doubled to deep left
            • R. Guzman: Guzman intentionally walked
            • J. Mathis: Strike swinging, Mathis flied out to deep center
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • M. Minor Pitching:
            • N. Castellanos: Castellanos singled to center
            • M. Cabrera: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Cabrera walked, Castellanos to second
            • Harold Castro ran for Miguel Cabrera
            • B. Dixon: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Dixon struck out swinging
            • N. Goodrum: Goodrum grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Castro out at second
            • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Victor Alcantara relieved Matthew Boyd
            • D. DeShields: Ball, Ball, DeShields singled to center
            • D. Santana: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Santana grounded into double play first to shortstop, DeShields out at second
            • E. Andrus: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Andrus singled to shallow right
            • Daniel Stumpf relieved Victor Alcantara
            • N. Mazara: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Mazara struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Minor Pitching:
            • J. Hicks: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Hicks struck out swinging
            • G. Beckham: Beckham flied out to left
            • J. Jones: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Jones grounded out to pitcher
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • M. Boyd Pitching:
            • W. Calhoun: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Calhoun struck out swinging
            • R. Guzman: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Guzman struck out swinging
            • J. Mathis: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Mathis struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Minor Pitching:
            • N. Goodrum: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Goodrum struck out swinging
            • J. Candelario: Candelario flied out to deep center
            • R. Rodriguez: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Rodriguez grounded out to pitcher
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • M. Boyd Pitching:
            • N. Mazara: Foul, Mazara grounded out to third
            • J. Gallo: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Gallo flied out to center
            • L. Forsythe: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Forsythe flied out to right
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Minor Pitching:
            • N. Castellanos: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Castellanos walked
            • M. Cabrera: Foul, Cabrera grounded into double play third to second to first, Castellanos out at second
            • B. Dixon: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Dixon struck out swinging
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • M. Boyd Pitching:
            • W. Calhoun: Strike swinging, Ball, Calhoun homered to right center
            • R. Guzman: Guzman grounded out to second
            • J. Mathis: Strike looking, Ball, Mathis homered to left center
            • D. DeShields: DeShields popped bunt out to first
            • D. Santana: Ball, Santana homered to left center
            • E. Andrus: Andrus lined out to right
            • Middle of the 5th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Minor Pitching:
            • J. Candelario: Strike looking, Ball, Candelario singled to center
            • R. Rodriguez: Ball, Rodriguez reached on an infield single to third, Candelario to second
            • J. Hicks: Strike looking, Hicks popped out to second
            • G. Beckham: Ball, Foul, Beckham flied out to deep center, Candelario to third
            • J. Jones: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Jones struck out looking
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • M. Boyd Pitching:
            • D. Santana: Ball, Santana flied out to right
            • E. Andrus: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Andrus singled to right center
            • N. Mazara: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Mazara struck out swinging
            • J. Gallo: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gallo walked, Andrus to second
            • L. Forsythe: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Forsythe lined out to center
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • M. Minor Pitching:
            • N. Castellanos: Ball, Foul, Castellanos flied out to center
            • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Cabrera popped out to third
            • B. Dixon: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Dixon homered to left
            • N. Goodrum: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Goodrum grounded out to pitcher
            • End of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • M. Boyd Pitching:
            • W. Calhoun: Calhoun doubled to deep right
            • R. Guzman: Guzman hit sacrifice fly to center, Calhoun scored
            • J. Mathis: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Mathis struck out swinging
            • D. DeShields: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, DeShields struck out looking
            • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • M. Minor Pitching:
            • J. Hicks: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Hicks struck out swinging
            • G. Beckham: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Beckham grounded out to third
            • J. Jones: Ball, Jones flied out to deep right
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • M. Boyd Pitching:
            • N. Mazara: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Mazara struck out swinging
            • J. Gallo: Ball, Strike looking, Gallo flied out to deep right
            • L. Forsythe: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Forsythe struck out looking
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Minor Pitching:
            • B. Dixon: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Dixon struck out swinging
            • N. Goodrum: Foul, Foul, Foul, Goodrum flied out to right
            • J. Candelario: Strike swinging, Candelario doubled to right
            • R. Rodriguez: Rodriguez fouled out to catcher
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • M. Boyd Pitching:
            • D. DeShields: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, DeShields struck out swinging
            • D. Santana: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
            • E. Andrus: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Andrus struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Minor Pitching:
            • J. Jones: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Jones grounded out to shortstop
            • N. Castellanos: Strike looking, Ball, Castellanos grounded out to third
            • M. Cabrera: Ball, Ball, Cabrera grounded out to third
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)