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Detroit Tigers end Rangers’ winning streak at home

AP, DETROIT, MICHIGAN and Washington


The Detroit Tigers won the second game of a double-header against Texas 3-2 on Saturday to end the Rangers’ winning streak at eight games in a clash of American League divisional leaders.

Texas routed the Tigers 10-4 in the first game, but the home side took the second of a double-header caused by the previous night’s game being rained out.

In the night game, Detroit pitcher Justin Verlander (2-1) pitched six innings without allowing an earned run.

The Rangers scored to make it a one-run game entering the ninth inning, in which Tigers closer Jose Valverde walked two batters, but struck out Josh Hamilton to end it.

Neftali Feliz (1-1) took the loss.


In Seattle, Phil Humber pitched the 21st perfect game in Major League history, steering Chicago to victory over Seattle.

It was the third perfect game — in which a single pitcher goes the complete game without allowing any runners on base — in White Sox history, following Mark Buehrle in 2009 and Charles Robertson in 1922.

With his Chicago teammates lined up on the top step of the dugout urging him on, Humber fell behind 3-0 in the count to Michael Saunders leading off the ninth. However, he still managed to strike him out. John Jaso then flied out before Brendan Ryan struck out to end the game.

In other AL action, it was:

‧ Yankees 15, Red Sox 9

‧ Rays 4, Twins 1

‧ Blue Jays 9, Royals 5

‧ Angles 6, Orioles 3

In National League action, it was:

‧ Nationals 3, Marlins 2

‧ Braves 3, Diamondbacks 2

‧ Padres 5, Phillies 1

‧ Pirates 2, Cardinals 0

‧ Mets 5, Giants 4

‧ Brewers 9, Rockies 4

‧ Cubs 6, Reds 1

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