By Dave Hart

Rangers 2, Tigers 0 – Justin Verlander once again continues to have bad luck, as the Texas Rangers beat the Tigers on Friday night despite Verlander’s brilliant outing.

LSJ Logo incertVerlander allowed just one earned run on four hits while striking out eight batters in seven innings for Detroit, who snapped its win streak at three games.

Miguel Cabrera led the Tiger offense with three doubles

The Tigers will look to take the series lead with a victoryEye on the D over the Rangers on Saturday night.

Record: 59-62

3rd Place in AL Central (14 games behind Kansas City)

4 games behind Los Angeles Angels for last playoff spot.

Magic # to clinch their 5th straight AL Central Division title: 56

Magic # to clinch their 5th straight playoff berth: 46

Next Game: 08/22/2015 vs Texas Rangers 7:08 p.m. @ Comerica Park

Hitting Stats: Miguel Cabrera 3 2B (22).

Pitching Stats: Justin Verlander L (1-6) 7 IP 4 H 2 R 1 ER 1 BB 8 K.