RBI's by Josh Hamilton and Adrian Beltre in the first inning gave Texas a 2-0 lead. In the 3rd inning, Rangers starter Derek Holland was pulled in favor for Scott Feldman after Ryan Raburn smashed a 383-foot three-run homer scoring Victor Martinez and Miguel Cabrera.
Then Nelson Cruz responded with a solo bomb in the seventh inning that tied the game up 3-3.
Max Scherzer was pulled by Jim Leyland after pitching six-plus innings with six strikeouts, one walk, and three earned runs. Leyland called on the lefty Phil Coke to come in and replace Scherzer to get the next two outs, followed by right-hander Joaquin Benoit who induced Ian Kinsler to pop-up to left field to end the inning.
Rayburn, Jhonny Peralta, and Alex Avila are scheduled up next for the Tigers in the top of the 8th inning.