ARLINGTON, Texas -- With help from a career best five-hit, five-RBI night from Brennan Boesch, Detroit handed Rangers starter Colby Lewis a performance that ranks near the bottom of his career starts.
Lewis was yanked after 3 1/3 innings after giving up nine runs on 10 hits, four of which left the yard, in his shortest start since 2007, before he made his journey to Japan. It was Lewis' first time to leave a game before the fifth inning this season.
"I felt good," Lewis said. "I felt fine. The ball wasn't winding up where it should have been tonight."
To add insult to injury, Lewis said he thew a good pitch to Boesch in the third inning but Boesch still connected for his second home run of the game.
Lewis tied his career high for home runs allowed in a game.
However, what upset Lewis the most was not performing when his offense put up more than enough runs to win a game.
"They definitely did their job tonight. They put up seven runs," Lewis said. "I didn't do my part. I do my part we win the ballgame. You hate to see seven runs go to waste, and that's what I did tonight."
* Monday's loss was the Rangers' first in June and ended a five-game win streak. It was the fifth game of the season in which Rangers pitching gave up double-digit runs.
* Nelson Cruz had his seventh career multi-home run game and matched his season high in RBIs with four. His eighth-inning long ball was the fourth longest hit at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, traveling an estimated 459 feet.
* Michael Young ended a 15-game hit streak against the Tigers with an 0-for-5 night that included two strikeouts.
* The Tigers set a new season high with 10 extra-base hits, tying the major league season high set by St. Louis in April and Boston in May.