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MLB: Texas 13, Detroit 9

June 27, 2012 at 11:48 PM

ARLINGTON, Texas, June 27 (UPI) -- David Murphy homered twice and drove in five runs Wednesday to highlight a slugfest in which the Texas Rangers outlasted Detroit 13-9.

The Rangers never trailed after taking a 4-0 lead in the second inning, three of the runs scoring on Murphy's first homer. Detroit, however, kept fighting back and closed within two thanks to a four-run eighth.

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Elvis Andrus and Adrian Beltre then drove in the final two runs of the game for the Rangers, who teamed with the Tigers to produce 33 hits.

Murphy hit a solo shot in the fourth and drove in a run with a fifth-inning single. Ian Kinsler added a two-run homer in the fourth and Leonys Martin, playing in his sixth game this season, had a two-run triple in the fifth.

Veteran Roy Oswalt (2-0), making his second start of the year, allowed five earned runs on 13 hits over six innings but still claimed the victory.

Doug Fister (1-5) was roughed up for eight runs on nine hits in 4 1/3 innings.

Texas took two out of three in the series, during which the teams cranked out 44 runs and 70 hits.

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