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Tigers Get Pounded Early, Lose To Rangers 7-2

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Alex Avila #13 of the Detroit Tigers reacts to striking out as Robinson Chirinos #61 of the Texas Rangers signals first out in the second inning at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on May 18, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

Alex Avila #13 of the Detroit Tigers reacts to striking out as Robinson Chirinos #61 of the Texas Rangers signals first out in the second inning at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on May 18, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Elvis Andrus had a career-high five hits, Mitch Moreland homered and Texas roughed up Anibal Sanchez in the Rangers’ 7-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night.

Andrus scored three runs, had two RBIs and stole a pair of bases as he hit leadoff for the second straight game in place of ailing second baseman Ian Kinsler. Andrus finished off his 5-for-5 game with a single to right in the eighth.

Moreland hit a solo shot off Sanchez leading off the third, his 10th home run of the season.

Sanchez (4-4) gave up a season-high six runs in 2 2-3 innings, his shortest start in almost two years. The right-hander yielded nine hits, walked two and struck out two.

Texas starter Justin Grimm (3-3) gave up two runs in 6 2-3 innings to snap a three-game losing streak.

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