Foiled again at home
Rangers beat Detroit 5-3, handing Tigers another loss at CoPa
DETROIT (AP) — Jesse Chavez pitched into the seventh inning in his longest outing in over two years, and the Texas 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, but before Tuesday’s game, Texas manager Chris Woodward said Chavez had a chance to pitch five or six innings if he was efficient.
He surpassed that. This was his longest outing since he went seven innings on June 16, 2017.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Padres 8, Orioles 3
BALTIMORE– Manny Machado marked his return to Camden Yards with a performance reminiscent of his time with the Orioles, hitting a long homer and driving in two runs to help the San Diego Padres beat Baltimore 8-3 Tuesday night.
Machado played seven years with the Orioles before being traded last July, months before becoming a free agent. The third baseman signed a 10-year, $300 million contract with the Padres in February.
Back at the stadium where he made his major league debut in 2012, Machado received a standing ovation from many in the crowd of 21,644 before striking out in the first inning. In the third, however, he hit a shot off Jimmy Yacabonis (1-2) that traveled an estimated 455 feet and added a run-scoring single in the fourth.
The home run was Machado’s 100th at Camden Yards. The 2010 first-round draft pick has a 12-game hitting streak and an RBI in a career-high eight straight games.
On a night the Padres snapped a three-game skid, Machado had plenty of help. Manuel Margot homered and drove in three runs, and Fernando Tatis Jr. and Francisco Mejia also went deep.
Rookie Logan Allen (2-0) allowed two runs and eight hits over six innings, a suitable encore to his win against Milwaukee in his major league debut last week.
Richie Martin homered and Hanser Alberto matched his career high with four hits for the Orioles, who trailed 7-2 in the fourth and lost for the 12th time in 13 games.
Baltimore’s 22-57 overall record and 9-29 mark at home are both worst in the majors.