ARLINGTON (AP) – It was one of the best performances of Miguel Cabrera’s career, yet it wasn’t enough for the Detroit Tigers to beat the Texas Rangers.
Cabrera hit three homers while going 4-for-4 with five RBIs and three runs scored, but the Rangers rallied from deficits of 4-1 and 7-5 to beat the Tigers 11-8. David Murphy hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in the sixth and had four RBIs to lead the Texas comeback. Lance Berkman, Adrian Beltre and Mitch Moreland added two RBIs apiece for the Rangers.
Cabrera raised his average to .387, but the Tigers fell two games behind the AL Central-leading Cleveland Indians.
The Rangers took three of four from Detroit and lead the AL West by 6 games over Oakland, the largest division lead in the majors.
The Tigers are off on Monday. They start a two-game series against the Indians in Cleveland on Tuesday. You can hear the games live on 97.1 The Ticket.