Geovany Soto belted a three-run homer during a seven-run third inning as the Rangers ripped Justin Verlander and the Tigers, 10-4, in the first of a four-game series. Mitch Moreland homered and plated three runs, while Nelson Cruz popped a solo shot for the Rangers in their third straight win. Yu Darvish struck out six over eight innings of four-run ball to improve to 7-and-1. Darvish threw 130 pitches. Don Kelly and Jhonny Peralta hit solo homers for Detroit in its second straight loss. Verlander was lit up for eight runs in only two-and-two-thirds innings to fall to 4-and-4.