MLB: Texas 11, Detroit 8

May 20, 2013 at 12:40 AM   |   0 comments

ARLINGTON, Texas, May 20 (UPI) -- David Murphy launched a go-ahead, three-run shot in the sixth inning Sunday and Texas overcame three Miguel Cabrera homers to outlast Detroit 11-8.

Murphy's blast off Jose Ortega (0-1) erased a 7-5 deficit for the Rangers, who banged out 18 hits in the victory, their third in a four-game series with the Tigers.

Murphy drove in four runs overall while Adrian Beltre and Lance Berkman combined to go 7-for-10 with four RBI in the victory.

Mitch Moreland added two hits and drove in a pair of runs and Geovany Soto went 3-for-5 with a run scored for Texas, which improved to an MLB best 29-15.

Robbie Ross (2-0) earned the victory with a scoreless seventh inning and Joe Nathan wrapped up the win with his 13th save.

Cabrera finished 4-for-4 with a three-run clout and two solo shots in the second three-homer game of his career.

Prince Fielder supplied a bases-clearing double for the Tigers, who fell for the fourth time in five contests overall.

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