davidmurphy2 dl 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 Rangersmag glass 10x10 Rangers push win streak to seven, sweep Tigers, 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