ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) _ Texas and the Detroit Tigers combined for 18 runs in the fifth _ one short of the major league record for an inning, and Alfonso Soriano went 6-for-6 in the Rangers’ 16-15, 10-inning win Saturday night.
Michael Young hit an RBI single off Ugueth Urbina (1-1) in the 10th to win it for the Rangers.
Each team used seven pitchers in the game, with Francisco Cordero (1-0) pitching a scoreless 10th.
After Detroit took a 14-4 lead with eight runs in the top of the fifth, the Rangers tied it in the bottom half. Ivan Rodriguez put the Tigers back ahead with an RBI single in the sixth, but Hank Blalock tripled leading off the seventh and scored on a double by Soriano, who raised his average from .302 to .336.