Detroit Tigers lose another, 4-1 to Texas, for 19th loss in last 21 home games
DETROIT (AP) — Mike 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.
Minor (8-4) struck out seven with two walks, throwing 108 pitches in his third career complete game.
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.
Texas has won five of six.
Brandon 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.
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.