In-The-Park Home Run Caps Tigers Victory Over Rangers
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Texas (WWJ/AP) – An in-the-park home run by Austin Jackson capped the Detroit Tigers victory over the Texas Rangers 6-2 on Friday.
As heard on sister station 1270 Talk Radio – a three-run shot by Prince Fielder, his 20th, gave the Detroit Tigers the lead in the sixth inning and that was quickly padded by a Delmon Young RBI double, scoring Brennan Boesch.
Max Scherzer (11-6) struck out eight in six innings for his 10th win in his last 13 decisions since May 10.
Jackson got his first career inside-the-park homer in the seventh inning after right fielder Nelson Cruz made a diving attempt to catch the ball, which bounced in front of him and then over his glove and to the wall. Jackson never slowed and scored easily.
Jackson led off the fourth with a triple to right-center. He scored on Miguel Cabrera’s single, his 96th RBI that tied him again with Josh Hamilton of the Rangers for most in the majors.
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