Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander in the 1st inning against the Texas Rangers in game 2 of a double header in Detroit on Saturday. / JULIAN H. GONZALEZ/DFP
Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Justin Verlander tossed six solid frames, while
Ramon Santiago slapped a game-deciding two-run single as the Detroit Tigers
snapped the Texas Rangers' eight-game winning streak with a 3-2 triumph in the
nightcap of a doubleheader on Saturday.
Texas downed Detroit 10-4 in the twinbill opener.
Verlander (2-1) fanned eight and allowed one run -- none earned -- on four
hits and three walks in six innings for the Tigers, who dropped the first two
of this four-game set. He piled up eight strikeouts.
With the tying run at second base in the top of the ninth, Jose Valverde
struck out Josh Hamilton to pick up the nail-biting save, his fourth of the
David Murphy drove in both runs for Texas, which was 1-for-8 with runners in
scoring position and left 10 men on base. Michael Young had a pair of hits and
scored both runs.
Neftali Feliz (1-1) gave up three runs on three hits and four walks in a
complete game. He struck out six in going the distance for the first time in
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