86
      Wednesday
      86 / 63
      Thursday
      85 / 61
      Friday
      85 / 62

      Tigers hold off Rangers, win streak is six

      Victor Martinez and J.D. Martinez homered on consecutive pitches by different Texas pitchers and the Detroit Tigers stretched their winning streak to six games, 8-6 over the Rangers on Wednesday night.

      The unrelated Martinez sluggers hit their homers in the fifth - Victor leading off against Joe Saunders (0-4) before J.D. went deep on the first pitch thrown by reliever Shawn Tolleson. They also had consecutive doubles when the AL Central-leading Tigers went ahead to stay with three runs in the first inning.

      Texas lost its seventh consecutive game, the longest current losing streak in the majors.

      Anibal Sanchez (5-2) struck out five and allowed four runs in 5 1-3 innings. The right-hander is 5-0 in his eight starts since coming off the disabled list May 18 after missing three weeks with a cut on his right middle finger.