The Texas Rangers pounded out 19 hits and scored 10 runs on Thursday night to take the opener of a three-game series, 10-3. It could have been worse, too, as the Rangers left 15 runners on base.
Tigers starter Adam Wilk played with fire in the early going, giving up 10 hits in the first four innings, but escaping with only allowing two runs. Wilk's night came to an end when he walked Josh Hamilton to start the fifth and his luck didn't carry over to reliever Collin Balester. The Tigers committed two errors behind Balester and the Rangers tacked on two in the fifth. The Rangers added another in the sixth and then five in the hit-filled eighth off Daniel Schlereth.
The Tigers on the other hand only had five hits, two coming from Don Kelly, who knocked in all three Tigers runs. Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder and Delmon Young each had a hit to make up the five.
The three-game set continues Friday night, with first pitch set for 7:05 p.m.