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The Texas Rangers hope to carry the momentum from a big weekend sweep into their next series, as they open a two-game set against the Detroit Tigers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.

After losing five straight games, the Rangers have now won five in a row and took all three games in their series over the weekend with the New York Yankees, culminating with a 4-1 win on Sunday behind eight-plus solid innings from a returning Cliff Lee.

Lee (11-8) had been skipped a start to rest an ailing back after the former Cy Young winner pitched to an 8.28 earned run average over five winless outings. The rest did the veteran some good, as he held New York to one run on two hits and three walks. [pullquote quote=”We did a lot of good things and deserved to win” credit=”Ron Washington”]

Neftali Feliz struck out the side in the ninth after Lee walked Derek Jeter to open the inning.

“Cliff Lee was outstanding today,” Rangers Manager Ron Washington said. “We did a lot of good things and deserved to win.” Get more Texas Rangers news on