denim lost today’s series finale despite nearly erasing a 9-run deficit (down 9-0 after leading the 6th), losing this weekend set 3-G (1-2) after going undefeated in 4 series previously 2-0-2…finishing with a 3-4 record in 7 G vs. Detroit this season, second straight year to lose the season series against the Tigers (1-6 in 2021) after taking the season series in 5 back-to-back years from 2015-19 … combined season-high -tying 4 HR (6 times, last 7/2 at NYM), extending club’s active HR streak to 7 consecutive games (15 HR total during that period).
COREY SEAGER AND NATHANIEL LOWE Belted solo home run in the 6th inning to break the shutout and cut the Tigers lead to 9-2…marked the 7th combined HR by Texas hitters this season, and the first since 7. /9 vs. MIN (Semien/Seager)…Seager’s blast was his first as part of a 2-homer performance (also 2-R HR in 8), his second multi-HR game of the season (also 2 HR on 5/10 vs. KC)… Seager’s 28 HR this season is a new career best (26 previous in 2016)… today’s 2-HR performance came after a season-worst 13-G HR drought dating on 8/14… Lowe’s strikeout was hit with an exit velocity of 109.2 mph (Statcast) and narrowly cleared the center field wall… pitched 4 of 5, 5 of 7 and 6 of 10 G’s last (6 HR total), and 7 HR in August are tied for his one-month career high (also 7 HR in June of 2022)…has a .419 BA (18-43) over last 10 G to raise his season BA from .288 to .300, and owns a .392/ .446/.657/1.103 (40-102) slash line over 26 G in August to rise from .275.
ADOLIS GARCIA went hitless (0-for-3, RBI) with a pair of walks this afternoon, snapping his career-best 23-game hitting streak… was MLB’s longest active hitting streak, longest by one hit AL this season, T5- longest streak in Rangers history and longest since Josh Hamilton in 2010 (23 G, 6/4-30/10)…García snapped his 24-game on-base streak, which is the longest such streak by a Texas player since Nathaniel Lowe’s 25-game streak last season (25 G, 4/17-5/13/21)…31 walks this season are already one shy of the mark his career high of 32 sets last season.
KOHEI ARIHARA took the loss this afternoon (now 1-2) as he surrendered 6 runs (all earned) on 8 hits over 3.1 innings, raising his season ERA by 3 MLB starts from 2.31 to 5.40 (9 R-ER/ 15.0 IP)…remains winless in 7 career at Globe Life Field, going 0-5, 9.79 (29 ER/26.2 IP) in those outings vs. 3-1, 3.10 (10 ER/29.0 IP) over 6 starts career on the road.
DETROIT won today’s rubber game to clinch a 4 game 3 season series win over the Rangers…this is the club’s 2nd straight year winning the season series (went 6-1 vs. TEX in 2021) and first time to win back-to-back Season Series over Rangers since taking 3 straight from 2007-09…picked up first road series win since 6/24-26 at ARI (2-1)…Tigers remain undefeated ( 2-0-2) in last 4 series.
ACTION: The Tigers scored 26 runs in the 3-game series, good for an average of 8.7 runs per game…in 7 games against the Rangers this season, the Tigers hit .312 (78-250) with 48 runs (6.9 runs per game) .
DREW HUTCHISON was scoreless in 5.0 innings before 2 homers and a walk in the sixth led to his exit…picked up his second win of the season (also 7/5 vs. CLE) and first road win since a relief outing on 9/8/21 at PIT…former Ranger (2018) has posted a 2.84 ERA (10 ER/31.2 IP) over his last 6 starts in a season-low ERA from 4.84 to 4.01.
JEIMER CANDELARIO hit his team-high 12th home run and also doubled and walked… went deep in both games this weekend to snap a season-long 24-G HR drought… has hit in back-to-back games for second time this season (also 7/25- 26 vs. SD)…had hits in all 3 G’s this series.
HAROLD CASTRO went 2-for-5 with a double and a career-high 5 RBIs…previous high was 3 RBIs 4 times, as he didn’t have more than 2 RBIs in any game this season before today…he cleared the bases with a 3-double in the 6th to make it 9-0 at the time.
VICTOR REYES had 2 more hits to extend his season-best hitting streak to 12 games, second-longest of his career (13 from 8/28-9/12/19) and second-longest longest by a Tiger this season (13-Cabrera , 12-Schoop/Reyes)…with Adolis García ending his hitting streak today, Reyes is now tied with TOR’s George Springer for the longest active hitting streak in MLB.
DIFFERENT: Kole Calhoun hit a 2-run home run in the 8th inning, his first long ball since 7/9 vs. MIN…Leody Taveras has hit in 5 straight, 7 of 8 and 11 of last 13 G at .311 (14-45 )…Texas has outscored opponents 66-41 (+25) in 9 innings this season…Kerry Carpenter had 3 hits today after totaling 6 hits in his first 11 MLB games before today…Riley Greene has hit a season/career-high 7-game hitting streak hitting .467 (14-30), with multiple hits in 6 of those 7.