By Dave Hart
Rangers 10, Tigers 5 – The Texas Rangers scored eight unanswered runs to erase a deficit and defeat the Tigers on Saturday afternoon.
The Rangers were paced by Adrian Beltre with two home runs and four RBIs, while Nomar Mazara added a double, homer and two RBIs. Rougned Odor and Mitch Moreland each chipped in with a home run.
Ian Kinsler and Nick Castellanos each knocked in two runs for the Tigers while Anthony Gose hit an RBI triple.
The Tigers are now 14-15 on the season, good for fourth place in the American League Central Division behind the Chicago White Sox.
Detroit will look to avoid being swept for its second straight time in a three-game set with a win against the Rangers on Sunday afternoon.
4th Place in AL Central Division (5.5 games behind Chicago)
2 games behind Texas for last playoff spot
Magic # to clinch a playoff spot: 136
Magic # to clinch an AL Central Division title: 139
Next Game: 05/08/2016 vs Texas Rangers 1:10 p.m. @ Comerica Park
Hitting stats: Ian Kinsler HR (6) 2 RBI (17), Nick Castellanos 2 RBI (24), Anthony Gose 3B (2) RBI (7).
Pitching stats: Kyle Ryan L (0-1) .1 IP 1 H 2 R 2 ER 0 BB 0 K, Mike Pelfrey 5 IP 7 H 5 R 5 ER 0 BB 3 K.