Det 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Tex 1 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 X 7
Date of game: 5/18/2013

Recap: Texas vs. Detroit

Arlington, TX (Sports Network) - Elvis Andrus had a career-high five hits to go with three runs scored and two RBI as the Texas Rangers downed the Detroit Tigers, 7-2, at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on Saturday.

"He had a good night tonight," praised Rangers manager Ron Washington. "He stayed up in the big part of the field. We certainly needed that."

Andrus had a double, triple and also stole two bags as Texas won for the fourth time in its last five contests to up its record to a major league-best 28-15. Lance Berkman went 2-for-4 with two RBI while Mitch Moreland hit his 10th home run of the season in the triumph.

Justin Grimm (3-3) matched a career-high with 105 pitches and snapped a three-game losing skid by tossing 6 2/3 innings of seven-hit, two-run baseball.

"Early in the game he was getting behind hitters, but once he went out there in the fourth inning he started attacking the zone," said Washington. "He used all his pitches and started moving the ball around. He did an outstanding job."

Anibal Sanchez (4-4) took the loss after Texas produced nine hits and six runs -- five earned -- in just 2 2/3 innings off the Tigers' starter.

Andrus, who had been 0-for-7 lifetime against Sanchez entering the game, put Texas up 1-0 early when he singled and scored in the first inning. Andrus stole second and advanced to third base on Alex Avila's throwing error and scored when Avila allowed a passed ball one batter later.

The Rangers shortstop then tripled to right-center, plating Leonys Martin to start a three-run second frame. Andrus scored his second run in as many innings when Sanchez's throw to first base on a David Murphy grounder was off the mark. Berkman singled home Murphy on the very next pitch, and Texas had a 4-0 edge after two. Sanchez needed 64 pitches to get through the first two frames.

Both teams put two across in the third inning. Torii Hunter drove in a run with a double to right and scored on Prince Fielder's RBI single for Detroit's lone runs.

Moreland led off the bottom half of the third with a homer to left-center and Andrus brought Robinson Chirinos home with a single to center with two outs.

Andrus played a part in the Rangers final run when he led off the sixth with a double down the left-field line. Murphy grounded out to second, allowing Andrus to take third base, and Berkman brought him home with a double to left- center.

Texas has taken two of three from Detroit in this four-game series.

"We're down 2-1. If we could finish with a split, we wish we could do more, but we'll be happy with that," said Hunter.

Game Notes

Texas hit 4-for-17 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base ... Rangers pitchers surrendered just one walk ... Hunter had two hits ... The Tigers have lost three of four.

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