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MLB: Texas 10, Detroit 4 (1st game)

April 21, 2012 at 3:57 PM

DETROIT, April 21 (UPI) -- Josh Hamilton's three-run homer highlighted a big first inning Saturday that carried Texas to a 10-4 rout of Detroit in Game 1 of a doubleheader.

Ian Kinsler added a two-run triple in the eight-run first frame, and the Rangers banged out 17 hits en route to their 12th win in 14 contests to start the season.

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Nelson Cruz and Mitch Moreland added two RBI the defending American League champions.

Matt Harrison (3-0) earned the victory, yielding three runs on six hits over 7 2/3 innings. He didn't issue a walk and struck out six.

Tigers starter Rick Porcello (1-1) was raked for nine runs (eight earned) on 10 hits in only one inning of work. The Detroit right-hander's ERA rose to 6.32 after the beating.

Miguel Cabrara went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer for American League Central-leading Detroit.

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