Detroit, MI – Josh Hamilton hit a three-run blast during an eight-run first inning as Texas downed Detroit, 10-4, in a twinbill opener from Comerica Park.
Ian Kinsler, Nelson Cruz and Mitch Moreland all finished with two hits and two RBI for the Rangers, who again matched the 1989 club (12-2) for the best start in franchise history.
Matt Harrison (3-0) worked 7 2/3 innings, allowing six hits and three runs with six strikeouts.
Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run shot and Austin Jackson added a solo homer for the Tigers, who have dropped the first two in this four-game series.
Rick Porcello (1-1) didn't make it out of the second inning, charged with 10 hits and nine runs -- eight earned -- while recording just three outs.