Cruz, who had three hits and four RBI, has gone 12-for-23 with 10 runs driven in over his last five games.
Ian Kinsler provided a two-run homer and three RBI as part of Texas’ 19-hit attack. Josh Hamilton had four hits and drove in a run, as the Rangers won for the fourth time in five contests. Texas also broke an 11-game skid in Detroit, which was a club record for consecutive road losses to a particular team.
Miguel Cabrera homered twice and drove in three runs, but the Tigers dropped their season-high sixth straight game.