David Murphy put Texas ahead with a three-run home run, and the Rangers spoiled a three-homer game from Miguel Cabrera with an 11-8 victory against the Detroit Tigers on Sunday night.
The 22-year-old right-hander dominated three levels of the minors last year, earning Detroit’s Minor League Pitcher of the Year Award.
Detroit manager Jim Leyland would love to see Justin Verlander pitch again because that would mean the Tigers are in the World Series.
Tigers manager Jim Leyland says relievers Jose Valverde and Joaquin Benoit won’t pitch in Thursday’s fifth game of the AL championship series.
Doug Fister delivered a strong start in a game Detroit needed, to lead the Tigers past the Rangers 5-2 Tuesday night in Game 3 of the ALCS.
The Texas Rangers are ready to get back to work after heavy rains delayed much of their weekend plans of beating the Detroit Tigers.