MLB Predictions: Can the Tigers stop the Rangers' win streak? 5/20/17

Posted May 21, 2017

The Rangers picked up their 10 straight win on Friday when they defeated the Tigers 5-3.

In the ninth, Matt Bush found himself in rare trouble as the Tigers rallied with two outs to score a run on an infield single/throwing error by Elvis Andrus. Oakland trailed 3-2 entering the bottom of the fifth inning but scored five runs as Canha, Davis and Pinder each hit monster home runs. Avila yanked his fifth homer in the right-field stands to get it started and Cabrera and Martinez then drilled shots to the opposite field for their fifth and sixth homers, respectively.

Joey Gallo now has 20 home runs among his first 49 Major League Baseball hits. He's hit a few home runs here lately, but he's hitting balls in the gaps.

Martinez hit a two-run homer off Dylan Bundy to put Detroit ahead in the fifth inning, and the Tigers went on to a 6-5 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday.

This is the seventh time in franchise history the Rangers have allowed back-to-back-to-back home runs, the first since May 10, 2012 at Baltimore.

Dodgers 7, Marlins 2: Alex Wood pitched 71/3 scoreless innings for for Los Angeles.

Player of the Game: Austin Bibens-Dirkx gave the depleted bullpen a bit of a respite as he pitched the final 4 2/3 innings after Griffin exited without allowing a run.

Phillies 7, Pirates 2: Jeremy Hellickson (5-1) allowed two runs - one earned - and two hits over six innings in Philadelphia's win.

Norris fell behind Napoli in the fourth and he sent a 2-0 pitch over the wall in left field for his ninth home run.

Avila went 3-for-3. He added a two-run double in the fourth inning to put the game on ice.

Even though the second-place Rangers have baseball's longest winning streak since Boston won 11 straight late past year, they have made up just two games on the AL West-leading Astros, who have a 6 1/2 game cushion.

It was the first time in Avila's career he had batted second. He lays claim to a 25-20 record with a 3.60 ERA over 390.1 innings.

Manny Machado (solo) and Mark Trumbo (two-run shot, three RBIs) homered earlier for Baltimore, which took a 4-1 lead against Toronto starter Mike Bolsinger. "Three pitches I left up in the zone, and two of them they hit out of the park and it cost me today".

Taijuan Walker (4-3) was the beneficiary of the 16-hit attack as Arizona won its fourth straight.

Longoria began the game in an 0-for-12 rut. He has won only one of his last six starts. Griffin tossing a complete game shutout against the Padres in San Diego.

METS 3, ANGELS 0: Jacob deGrom (3-1) dominated until dealing with a torn callous on the ring finger of his throwing hand in the seventh, then escaped a no-out, bases-loaded jam that inning to help NY avoid what would have been its first eight-game skid since losing 11 straight in 2004.

After multiple visits by Mets coaches and a trainer, deGrom survived the seventh with a strikeout, a juggling catch by shortstop Jose Reyes and Cameron Maybin's flyout.

The Orioles have lost six of seven, although all six of those defeats were by one run.