Tigers Pound-Out 20 Hits in 8-1 Win Over Rangers

Austin Jackson had three of Detroit's season-high 20 hits and Rick Porcello won for the sixth time in his last seven outings to help the Tigers beat the Texas Rangers 8-1 on Tuesday night. Porcello (6-3) gave up a run over six innings against the AL West-leading Rangers as the Tigers improved to 8-1 in their last nine games. Porcello has allowed less than two runs in five of his last nine starts. A night after getting 18 hits, Jackson helped Detroit win its fourth straight with three RBIs. The Tigers scored four runs in the fourth off Matt Harrison (5-5). Every Tiger in the lineup had at least one hit, including Casper Wells, Alex Avila, and Victor Martinez, who also had three hits apiece. (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)