ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Matt Joyce homered twice, including a
three-run shot in a nine-run seventh inning, and Armando Galarraga
beat his former team as the Detroit Tigers defeated the slumping
Texas Rangers 11-3 on Tuesday night.
Joyce's blast gave the Tigers a 4-3 lead and keyed the huge
inning as they rallied in the seventh for a second straight game.
Galarraga (12-4) allowed three runs and eight hits, striking out
five in six innings.
Texas designated Galarraga for assignment before spring training
to make room for Jason Jennings, who has spent most of the season
on the disabled list. The Tigers acquired Galarraga, who became the
first rookie to 12 wins, on Feb. 4.
Vicente Padilla (12-7), who was supposed to start Sunday but was
pushed back because of an inflamed joint in his neck, gave up five
runs and eight hits in six innings.