Eric Haase led an 19-hit barrage with three hits, including a three-run homer, and scored three runs as the host Detroit Tigers snapped a six-game losing streak by thumping the Texas Rangers 14-7 on Saturday.
Robbie Grossman also had three hits, including his first homer this season. Javier Baez hit a two-run homer, while Willi Castro and Kody Clemens drove in two runs apiece. Detroit’s run total was its highest this season.
Tigers outfielder Riley Greene reached base four times in his major league debut, including a pair of singles.
Adolis Garcia and Cory Seager homered for the Rangers.
Detroit starter Rony Garcia (1-2) gave up four runs (three earned) and five hits in six innings.
Texas starter Taylor Hearn (4-5) surrendered eight runs and 10 hits in 3 2/3 innings.
With two out in the first, Garcia hit a 1-2 Garcia fastball over the left-center field wall.
Detroit took a 3-1 lead in the bottom of the inning. Grossman’s long ball came on his 163rd official at-bat of the season.
After Haase smacked a double, Baez ripped his fourth homer this season.
The Tigers added a run in the second when Jonathan Schoop scored on Castro’s double play grounder.
Detroit knocked out Hearn while extending its lead to 9-1 in the fourth. Spencer Torkelson led off the inning with a double and scored on Castro’s two-out single up the middle. Castro moved up on a Grossman single and scored on Miguel Cabrera’s single.
Jesus Tinico, who replaced Hearn, was greeted by Haase’s three-run blast.
Detroit added two more runs in the fifth to make it 11-1. Clemens’ sacrifice fly brought home Greene, who led off with a walk, and Castro supplied an RBI triple.
Texas scored three runs in the sixth. Marcus Semien’s double-play grounder brought in the first run and Seager followed with a solo homer. Garcia then ripped a triple and scored on Baez’s throwing error.
Detroit made it 14-4 in the bottom of the inning. Cabrera scored on a wild pitch, Schoop had an RBI single and Clemens added a run-scoring, ground-rule double.