Jun 24, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler (3) celebrates after hitting a home run during the first inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Ian Kinsler, Detroit Tigers Spank The Texas Rangers

The streaking Detroit tigers have won their 5th straight after beating the Texas Rangers 8-1. The five game streak represents their second longest of the season and extends their lead in the AL Central to three games over the Kansas City Royals.

It was complete domination by the Tigers who posted Playstation type numbers by racking up 16 hits and 8 runs including home runs by Ian Kinsler and J.D Martinez.  Tigers pitching was also stellar in the series opener holding the Texas Rangers to just 1 run from 7 hits.

Smyly Face

Drew Smyly pitcher arguably his best outing of the season going 6 innings, allowing just one run on 5 hits.  Smyly added 5 strikeouts while dropping his ERA to 3.19.

J.D.’s Hot Streak Continues

J.D. Martinez is on some kinda hot streak. He added 2 hits including a home run extending his hit streak to 13 games.   Martinez has hit 5 home runs in that stretch.

Kinsler Goes Yard

Before the season started Ian Kinsler said he hoped the Rangers went 0-162.  The former Texas Rangers second baseman helped add a loss to the Rangers record by hitting a home run in his first at bat in Arlington as a Tiger.

On Tap

On Wednesday Anibal Sanchez takes the mound against Joe Saunders.  Game time is 8:05 pm EST and you catch the game on Fox Sports Detroit.

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