Cabrera, Baddoo lead Tigers in 14-0 win over Rangers
Tuesday, July 20, 2021

(DETROIT) – Miguel Cabrera drove in five runs, including a bases-loaded double in a four-run fifth inning, and the Detroit Tigers routed the Texas Rangers 14-0 on Monday night. LINKC. The Rangers have lost six straight, the last three by a combined score of 29-0. Tigers starter Casey Mize was only expected to pitch three innings as the team tries to limit his workload. However, when he retired the first nine hitters, he came back out for the fourth, allowing one single. He struck out four. Mize tried to avoid manager A.J. Hinch at the end of the fourth, but it didn't work. Joe Jimenez (4-1) got the win in relief. Kyle Gibson (6-2) allowed eight runs, matching a career high, on 10 hits and two walks in five-plus innings. The Tigers took a 2-0 lead on Akil Baddoo's two run homer in the third inning, and Jonathan Schoop's RBI single made it 3-0 in the fifth. Gibson hit the next batter, Robbie Grossman, to load the bases with one out. Cabrera fell behind 1-2 before lining a double to left, then brought the crowd of 13,704 to its feet by taking third on the throw home. Cabrera, one of baseball's slowest runners, was originally called out, but the call was overturned by replay. Baddoo finished with 4 RBI and scored three times. Victor Reyes had 4 hits for the Tigers. With two hits, Cabrera (2,931) moved past Rogers Hornsby and Jake Beckley for 38th place on the career list. His five RBI gave him 1,768, tying David Ortiz for 22nd. Before the game, the Tigers placed catcher Jake Rogers on the 10-day injured list with a sore arm, and recalled catcher Grayson Greiner from Triple-A Toledo. Manager A.J. Hinch says Rogers is expected to miss a few weeks.

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