After taking the first game of the three-game series with the Tigers, the Rangers only scored two in the final two games of the series. David Murphy accounted for the only run for Texas off Tigers' starter Justin Verlander on an RBI single in the top of the sixth inning. Despite the loss, the Rangers have won eight of their last 11.
Justin Verlander struck out seven in seven innings while giving up only one run to pick up his 17th win of the season, as the Tigers kept pace in the American League Wild Card race. Both Gary Sheffield and Magglio Ordonez hit home runs to lead the Tigers to the series win over Texas.
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