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Wily Peralta throws 7 scoreless innings in Detroit Tigers’ 7-3 win at Texas on Monday

The Detroit Tigers’ Nomar Mazara swings as the Texas Rangers’ Jonah Heim, center, and umpire Doug Eddings look on in Arlington, Texas, on Monday. (AP photo)

By STEPHEN HAWKINS

AP Baseball Writer

ARLINGTON, Texas — Wily Peralta threw seven scoreless innings in his longest big league outing since 2016 and the Detroit Tigers beat the Texas Rangers 7-3 on Monday night.

No. 9 batter Zack Short homered for the Tigers, who have won three in a row and five of six. Former Rangers outfielder Nomar Mazara twice drove in a run without a hit.

Peralta (2-1), back in the majors only three weeks, struck out six without a walk while throwing 61 of 91 pitches for strikes. The right-hander allowed only three hits in his fourth start for Detroit.

“I know that if I’m healthy 100%, I’m going to be able to do my job, and that’s what I’m doing right now. I’m thankful to the team for this opportunity,” Peralta said. “I just need to get used to (starting) again, and right now I feel very comfortable.”

Kolby Allard (2-5) struck out a career-high nine in his 5 1/3 innings, and only two of the five runs scored against the Texas lefty were earned.

Detroit went ahead to stay in the fourth when Miguel Cabrera had a leadoff single and later scored as Mazara reached on a fielder’s choice grounder.

The Tigers scored five times in the sixth, the first two runs coming when first baseman Nate Lowe was charged with two errors on a ball hit by Mazara with the bases loaded.