MLB: Texas 2, Detroit 1

Aug. 12, 2012 at 12:03 AM

ARLINGTON, Texas, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Mike Olt's pinch-hit single in the bottom of the ninth inning Saturday scored Nelson Cruz with the game-winner in Texas' 2-1 decision over Detroit.

Cruz and Michael Young each drew walks from Brayan Villarreal (3-3) to lead off the ninth in a 1-1 tie game.

Phil Coke came in to pitch and got the next two outs, but Olt then came up to bat for Mitch Moreland and scorched a grounder past diving third baseman Miguel Cabrera.

Cruz beat the throw home for the winning tally and also drove in the Rangers' other run with a third-inning single.

The late rally made a winner of Mike Adams (2-3), who worked out of a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the top of the ninth.

Derek Holland struck out nine over 7 2/3 innings of one-run ball for the American League West-leading Rangers, who evened the three-game series.

Detroit starter Justin Verlander fanned eight over seven solid innings, during which he yielded one run on seven hits and didn't issue a walk.

Austin Jackson homered for the second-place Tigers, who remained one game behind American League Central-leading Chicago White Sox.

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