DETROIT, April 12 (UPI) -- Miguel Cabrera's bases-loaded single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday sent Detroit to a 5-4 win over Texas.
Detroit starter Brad Penny, who gave up seven hits and a walk but only three runs in 6 2/3 innings, did not earn a decision. Jose Valverde (1-0) got the win after giving up a lead-off single in the ninth before getting the next batter out and then inducing Julio Borbon into a game-ending double play.
Michael Young went 3-for-3 with an RBI for the Rangers, who had won three in a row and nine of their first 10 games of the season.
Josh Hamilton also drove in a run with a triple, but left with a strained right shoulder after trying to score on an infield pop out in foul territory in the first inning. He apparently was hurt when he tried to avoid a tag on a head-first slide at the plate.
Texas starter C.J. Wilson gave up four runs on seven hits and three walks in 6 2/3 frames.
The loss went to Darren O'Day (0-1), who gave up the decisive hit to Cabrera.