Jake Rogers homers twice and Detroit Tigers beat Texas Rangers 2-1

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Jake Rogers homered twice, including a tiebreaking drive in the eighth inning, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Texas Rangers 2-1 on Monday night to get back to .500.

A West Texas native who lives in the Dallas suburb of Frisco, Rogers hit a two-out homer in the third against Nathan Eovaldi and a 1-1 cut fastball from José Leclerc (3-4) just inside the left field foul pole with two outs in the eighth. The 29-year-old Rogers had the third two-homer game of his big league career and doubled his season home run total.

Beau Brieske (1-0) struck out four in three scoreless innings, allowing Ezequiel Durán’s two-out double in the ninth before retiring Leody Taveras on a flyout.

Detroit (30-30) has won two straight.

Rangers manager Bruce Bochy missed the game because of what the team said was a personal matter, and he was expected back Tuesday. Associate manager Will Venable ran the team.

Texas (29-31) had won five of six following a 2-12 skid. The Rangers outhit Detroit 8-4 but went 0 for 7 with runners in scoring position and stranded eight runners.

Marcus Semien began the game with his fourth leadoff homer this season and the 28th of his big league career. The drive came off Tarik Skubal, who allowed seven hits over six innings and lowered his ERA to 1.97.

Corey Seager singled twice and extended his hitting streak to 16 games.

Eovaldi gave up one run and three hits in 5 2/3 innings. Rangers starters have allowed three earned runs or fewer in 16 consecutive games.


Tigers: Manager A.J. Hinch said RHP Shelby Miller (ulnar nerve irritation) should be activated during this three-game series.


Tigers RHP Jack Flaherty (2-4, 3.46 ERA) starts Tuesday after giving up one single following 6 1/3 no-hit innings in a win at Boston. Rangers RHP Dane Dunning (4-3, 3.94) allowed three hits and four walks in five innings in a victory over Arizona.


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