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ARLINGTON, Texas -- Anibal Sanchez was knocked out of the game early Saturday night, the second time in three games a Tigers starter hasnt made it out of the third against the Rangers. Malachi Richardson Kings Jersey . Elvis Andrus had a career-high five hits, Mitch Moreland homered and Texas roughed up Sanchez in the Rangers 7-2 victory over the Tigers. Sanchez (4-4) gave up a season-high six runs in 2 2-3 innings, his shortest start in almost two years. The right-hander yielded nine hits, walked two and struck out two as his ERA jumped from 2.05 to 2.77. Andrus ended Sanchezs night after 74 pitches with an RBI single that gave Texas a 6-2 lead. Tigers ace Justin Verlander gave up eight runs in 2 2-3 innings in Detroits 10-4 loss to the Rangers on Thursday night. "Sometimes you just dont have it and youre trying to do the best you could," Detroit catcher Alex Avila said. "When guys have been as consistent as (Sanchez) has or like Justin has, everybody gets really worried. But Im pretty confident hell have a pretty good start his next time around." Detroit has lost seven of 11 games and dropped a game behind the Cleveland Indians in the AL Central. Torii Hunter snapped an 0-for-15 slide with an RBI double and he scored two batters later on Prince Fielders single, bringing the Tigers within 4-2 in the third. Sanchez was gone soon after that. Moreland led off the bottom of the third with his 10th homer and Andrus run-scoring hit made it 6-2 and forced Sanchez out of the game. Sanchez threw 32 pitches in each of the first two innings. This was his shortest start since going 1 2-3 innings Aug. 10, 2011 as a member of the Marlins. "Its a bad outing," Sanchez said. "I dont have an excuse. We have to give credit to the team, they swung well." Andrus scored three runs, had two RBIs and stole a pair of bases as he hit leadoff for the second straight game in place of ailing second baseman Ian Kinsler. Andrus was a home run shy of the cycle and finished off his 5-for-5 game with a single to right in the eighth. The Texas shortstop admitted that he was swinging for a homer in his last at-bat against reliever Phil Coke. "(Adrian) Beltre told me to take three hard swings," Andrus said. "Try to go yard. Thats what I did, but the pitch was down. But Im really happy with a base hit." Texas starter Justin Grimm (3-3) gave up two runs in 6 2-3 innings to snap a three-game losing streak. The rookie allowed seven hits and struck out two while throwing a career-high 105 pitches. After allowing two runs in the third, Grimm retired 12 of the final 14 batters he faced and left to a standing ovation. He credited a pep talk from manager Ron Washington after the third inning for his success Saturday. "Wash got me in the dugout and told me to trust my stuff," Grimm said. "He kind of tapped me in the face and caught me off guard. Just hearing that he had confidence in me meant a lot." Andrus singled on Sanchezs first pitch of the game, then stole second and advanced to third on Avilas throwing error. The Texas shortstop scored on Avilas passed ball. The Rangers extended their lead to 4-0 with three runs in the second. Andrus got the inning going with an RBI triple that tipped the end of Hunters glove in right. Hunter said that he lost the ball in the lights. "I went to where I thought it was going to be and it wasnt there," Hunter said. "You cant catch something you cant see." Andrus scored on Sanchezs throwing error and Lance Berkman capped the second inning with an RBI single. Berkmans RBI double scored Andrus, who led off the sixth with a double. NOTES: Texas RHP Colby Lewis (elbow) and C A.J. Pierzynski (strained right oblique muscle) will begin rehab assignments Monday for Double-A Frisco. Lewis was removed from his rehab stint earlier in the week with triceps tendinitis, but he threw on the field Saturday with no problems. . Detroit manager Jim Leyland said he expects OF Austin Jackson (strained right hamstring) to return from the disabled list when he is eligible May 27. . Kinsler missed his second straight game with bruised ribs, an injury that was aggravated after he was hit by a pitch from Verlander on Thursday night. Willie Cauley-Stein Jersey . Goals from Jerome Boateng, Franck Ribery and Thomas Mueller extended Bayerns unbeaten run to a record 37 matches. "This record is incredible," Bayern coach Pep Guardiola said. Mitch Richmond Jersey . McCarthy, a player who played some games in the second tier for Wigan at the start of this season, would go on to shine inside Evertons midfield, outplaying the man he was brought in to replace, on one of the grandest stages in English football. On Saturday, it was fitting that Manchester Uniteds most recent dagger into the chest was delivered by Frenchman Yohan Cabaye, a wonderfully gifted central midfielder who put on an outstanding effort for Newcastle at Old Trafford. . Robinson finished with 17 points, all but two in the second half, and Lawson had 14 after halftime and finished with a game-high 11 assists as the Nuggets handed Dallas its first home loss in eight games this season. J.J. Hickson led Denver with 22, and Kenneth Faried added 10 points and 10 rebounds. The two-time defending Olympic champion Brazil women are chasing a golden three-peat on home soil this summer. The top-ranked Americans are seeking redemption in Rio and their first gold ever.This is the rivalry to watch in the womens volleyball tournament.The Americans expected to win gold four years ago in London and instead were stunned by the Brazilians, who captured their second straight Olympic title.Now, the Brazilian women have home court, so beating them in Rio would be even more monumental.And coach Karch Kiralys close-knit U.S. squad believes it has built the right mix to challenge for the top spot on the podium this August in Rio de Janeiro. The Americans have developed a culture they are counting on being the right one.Ive never seen anybody win a competition like the Olympics without getting through massive adversity along the way, and the way you do that is to have the team that fights really hard for each other and makes each other better and adds up to more than the sum of their parts, Kiraly said. When our adversity came at us, it wasnt until the final match of the Olympics and we werent powerful enough. We didnt add up to enough more than the sum of our parts to be able to withstand the storm that came at us.The American women have dealt with challenges already preparing for Rio. They had to get there the hard way -- through a second-chance qualifier in January at Lincoln, Nebraska, after losing twice at last years World Cup in Japan.Brazil coach Jose Roberto Guimaraes led the mens team to gold at the 1992 Barcelona Games and then the women the past two Olympics, and he has several players from both of those winning teams back for the run right at home in Rio.The Brazilian women would become the first to capture three straight gold medals in womens volleyball since Cuba in 1992, `96 and 2000. China won in 2004 at Athens.Kiralys team will be in the same six-team pool with China just as it was in London. The Americans beat China in the 2014 world championship, while China won last years World Cup in Japan.Here are some things to watch in the Rio Games volleyball tournament, which became part of the Olympic program in 1964:NO LONDON SWEEP: The Brazilian men were so close to making it a sweep of the top podium spot in London, then Dimitriy Muserskiy and Russia changed the plan. The Russians captured their first mens volleyball gold in 32 years with a comeback five-set victory.Former Brazil captain Gilberto Godoy Filho, known as Giba, was one of the games most celebrated stars who led Brazil to gold in Athens. He said farewell in London after 16 years with the national team.FORMAT: In both the mens and womens tournaments, there will be two six-nation pools with the top four from each advancing.The pools were divided bassed on teams with the highest world ranking as of Jan. Darren Collison Jersey. 1 being placed first into Pool B after host Brazil was automatically put into Pool A.On the womens side, Serbia returns to the Olympics for the first time since 2008 in Beijing.YOUTH MOVEMENT: U.S. mens coach John Speraw has embraced a youth movement with the Americans, choosing eight first-time Olympians to his roster to join veterans such as four-time Olympian Reid Priddy and David Lee headed to his third Olympics.This group won the 2014 World League title and last years World Cup, so those championships alone have helped the U.S. gain valuable experience on the world stage.For us to have been at the top of the podium a couple times this quad, it does give a young team confidence they can win a tournament, Speraw said. Certainly thats our goal. They believe they can do that. They believe they can win a gold in Rio.RUSSIAN SCANDAL: The meldonium doping scandal extended to Russian volleyball. Outside hitter Alexander Markin tested positive for the substance in January. Markin was temporarily suspended while the FIVB, volleyballs international governing body, considered the case. The FIVB found that Markin committed an anti-doping rule violation but bore no fault or negligence in this case and reinstated him. The panel also found that the amount of meldonium in Markins sample was so small that it likely did not enhance his performance.DONT COUNT OUT CHINA: While much of the focus in Rio will be on the battle between the U.S. and host favorite Brazil, the Chinese womens national team could surprise everyone. China is ranked No. 2 under coach Jenny Lang Ping -- the former U.S. coach who led the Americans to silver in Beijing. Lang Ping was known as the Iron Hammer during her playing days, and helped guide the Chinese women to victory in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. She stepped down as coach of the Americans shortly after the Beijing Games to devote more time to her family, but took Chinas top post in 2013. Earlier this year, Lang Ping married Wang Yucheng, a religious studies professor.RUSSIAN WOMEN REGROUP: The Russian women have had to heal during this four-year cycle, and now they will chase their first Olympic medal since earning silver at the 2004 Athens Games.After failing to medal at the London Olympics after coming into the tournament as a contender, the Russian women suffered an unimaginable loss.Their coach, Sergei Ovchinnikov, died at age 43 while working at a training camp in Croatia only a couple of weeks later. Russia lost in the quarterfinals in London to Brazil.---AP Sports Writer Anne M. Peterson contributed to this report. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '