MLB Predictions: Can the Tigers stop the Rangers' win streak? 5/20/17

MLB Predictions: Can the Tigers stop the Rangers' win streak? 5/20/17

Mike Napoli and Joey Gallo hit homers, giving Texas enough offense to help it hold on for a 5-3 win over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night and a 10th straight victory.

Jordan Zimmermann (4-2) allowed four runs and seven hits in six innings, and three relievers finished for Detroit.

Player of the Game: Austin Bibens-Dirkx gave the depleted bullpen a bit of a respite as he pitched the final 4 2/3 innings after Griffin exited without allowing a run. Kinsler departed after four innings with left hamstring tightness as a precaution, according to the team.

Boyd has a 1-3 record and 5.24 ERA in four career outings against the Rangers. After taking two of three from the Baltimore Orioles at home, the Tigers will look to finish off their series with Texas on a high note. With runners at the corners, Miguel Cabrera bounced a ball to Griffin on the mound. Nicholas Castellanos, 3B 7.

In Atlanta, Nick Markakis hit a go-ahead single off Enny Romero (2-2) in the eighth inning and Kurt Suzuki added a two-run homer.

In Houston, Edwin Encarnacion hit a two-run homer and Jason Kipnis and Lonnie Chisenhall had solo shots.

A Rays 9, Yankees 5: Corey Dickerson homered twice, and host Tampa Bay won its season-high fourth in a row, beating NY in a game that included three hit batters, three ejections and one animated argument. Miller struck out two in the eighth and Allen allowed one hit in the ninth to convert his 12th save in as many opportunities and give him 21 straight dating to August 18.

Detroit, without Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez, struggled at the plate with only one run in the fourth, sixth and ninth innings. Cabrera hit one of the homers in the first.

"I'm just going to go about preparing myself for who's going to be ready, for who's going to be in the lineup and go about my game plan that way", Martinez said. Mark McGwire hit one that far against Cleveland in 1996.

The Marlins' Ichiro Suzuki was 0-for-1. The one victory came last season when he tossed seven scoreless innings. Nick Martinez lasted just five innings for the Rangers, but he didn't allow an earned run and allowed Texas to get the lead.

Andriese (4-1) hit Judge with a pitch leading off the sixth and was thrown out.

Top of the order - Like Oprah handing out cars, the top five in the order were handing out home runs and hits freely to start the game. He actually has a better road ERA (2.33) than home ERA (2.97), so that's encouraging. Baltimore took over first place in the American League East by a half-game over the New York Yankees. Griffin could have done two things that would have merited a successful response: He could have sprinted towards Kinsler or thrown to third to get the lead runner.

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