Rangers knock off Tigers 5-3
Wednesday, June 26, 2019

(DETROIT) – Jesse Chavez pitched into the seventh 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. Tuesday 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. Detroit's other RBI came off the bat of Miguel Cabrera, thanks in part to an error in the bottom of the sixth inning. After the game, Detroit optioned infielder Dawel Lugo to Triple-A Toledo.