DETROIT (AP) -- Placido Polanco hit a tiebreaking double and five Detroit Tigers pitchers combined on a two-hitter Saturday in a 4-3 victory over the Texas Rangers.
Nate Robertson (1-0) earned the win with two shutout innings of relief, and Fernando Rodney struck out the side in the ninth for his first save. Detroit's bullpen didn't allow a baserunner in four innings of work.
Tigers starter Justin Verlander needed 97 pitches to get through five innings. He allowed three runs -- one earned -- and two hits. He walked four and struck out eight.
Matt Harrison (0-1) took the loss, allowing four runs, nine hits and five walks in 5 2-3 innings.
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