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Rangers push win streak to seven, sweep Tigers

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davidmurphy post Rangers push win streak to seven, sweep Tigers

David Murphy slugged a three-run homer and knocked in four runs, and the Rangers inched closer to their first division title since 1999 with an 11-7 win over the Detroit Tigers.

Ian Kinsler also went deep and had three RBI, and Vladimir Guerrero smashed a solo homer for Texas, which lowered its magic number for winning the AL West to eight. That’s because Oakland lost at Kansas City Wednesday night.

Nelson Cruz had a pair of hits and scored three times for the Rangers, who posted their seventh straight win. They scored 11 runs in both games of this short series.

Colby Lewis (11-12) lasted six innings, giving up four hits and five runs — two earned — to win his second straight start after losing seven consecutive decisions. Get more Texas Rangers news on 1053thefan.com

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