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39-50 - Two home runs are better than one: Rangers fall 3-1

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The Rangers couldn’t muster any offense tonight in Detroit

MLB: Texas Rangers at Detroit Tigers Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Bartolo Colon failed Colby Lewis lesson No. 1: When you inevitably give up a home run —and,as an old ass man, you definitely will — make sure no one is on base (though his second home run allowed was a solo dong that surely made Colby take a sip of his Coors and nod).

Jordan Zimmermann of the Tigers was a real teacher’s pet tonight, however.

Despite pitching the only complete game the Rangers will likely ever have for maybe the rest of time, Colon was the hard luck loser mostly because of one ill fated pitch with a runner on base in the bottom of the second inning.

Colon will now have to wait until his next start for another chance at claiming the all-time Latin-born wins leader crown.

Player of the Game: Shin-Soo Choo led off the game with a solo home run to place himself alone in second place in Rangers franchise history for consecutive games reaching base. Choo has now been on base in 45 straight games.

“Suck wind, Otis Nixon.” - Choo, probably.

Up Next: The Rangers and Tigers play a Saturday matinee with Cole Hamels on the mound against RHP Mike Fiers. First pitch from Comerica Park is scheduled for 3:10 pm CT.