The arms: RHP Colby Lewis topped 100 pitches for the third consecutive outing, matching his previous season-high of 108 pitches. … Lewis walked No. 8 hitter Nick Castellanos with two outs in the sixth to force his exit from the game, one out shy of qualifying for the first quality start since his return to the roster. …
The bats: The Rangers outscored Detroit 35-15 in the series. … Rangers catchers Robinson Chirinos and Chris Gimenez combined to go 8-for-18 (.444) in the series. … After DH Shin-Soo Choo led off the game with a single, SS Elvis Andrus popped up a bunt attempt. … Choo had three walks. He has the only two games with three unintentional walks by a Ranger this season. … 2B Rougned Odor was thrown out trying to steal second in the second inning and is 0-for-3 since his callup. …
The gloves: SS Elvis Andrus leaped to spear Rajai Davis’ liner in the second inning to help Colby Lewis minimize the damage from a jam. … 1B Mitch Moreland lost the grip on a potential inning-ending double play grounder off the bat of Victor Martinez in the first and got only one out. It allowed the tying run to score. … 2B Rougned Odor was errant with what should have been a routine double play throw in the eighth inning.
RANGERS FIRST: DH Shin-Soo Choo singled on the first pitch of the game, moved to second on 1B Mitch Moreland’s walk and to third on 3B Adrian Beltre’s fly ball to center. Choo scored on an infield single by RF Alex Rios. Rangers 1, Detroit 0
DETROIT FIRST: Rajai Davis singled, stole second, went to third on a balk and scored when the Rangers couldn’t complete a double play. Rangers 1, Detroit 1
RANGERS SECOND: LF Michael Choice homered on the first pitch. The club manufactured another run after C Robinson Chirinos doubled. 2B Rougned Odor followed with a successful bunt and Chirinos scored when the throw got away from Justin Verlander. Rangers 3, Detroit 1