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35-61 - Rangers remain winless in second half with 4-2 loss to Tigers

The Rangers are the baseball definition of insanity

Texas Rangers v Detroit Tigers Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images

The Texas Rangers scored a bountiful two runs while the Detroit Tigers scored an unfathomable four runs.

At least the Rangers scored one more run tonight than they had in their previous four games combined.

At least the game breezed by in just under two and a half hours.

At least it wasn’t a twice blanked doubleheader.

At least it wasn’t 14-0.

At least.

Tank Update: The Rangers are a season-worst 26 games below .500 which still can’t yet touch the depths of the Arizona Diamondbacks’ 30-68 mark. However, while the Rangers have been mired in one of their worst stretches of the season (yes, believe it or not, the eight game losing streak isn’t the Rangers’ worst of the season), Arizona is on a four-game winning streak.

Texas is still ahead of Baltimore for the American League’s worst mark by three Ls in the loss column but currently have MLB’s third worst mark. The Rangers went into the All-Star break ahead of Arizona by eleven games but that is now six.

I suppose it’s time to start the Elijah Green wishing and hoping in earnest.

Player of the Game: David Dahl had a hit — a double— for a rare Rangers RBI and he also threw a Tiger out at home in the bottom of the sixth to keep the game competitive.

Up Next: The Rangers will once again try to break the losing skid in the finale from Detroit tomorrow afternoon. RHP Mike Foltynewicz will make the start for Texas against LHP Tyler Alexander for the Tigers.

Thursday’s first pitch from Comerica Park is scheduled for an early 12:10 pm CT.