By Dave Hart

Rangers 8, Tigers 3 – The Texas Rangers completed a three-game sweep of the Tigers on Sunday afternoon.

LSJ Logo incertThe Tigers jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the third inning on an RBI double by Miguel Cabrera and a run scoring walk from Justin Upton.

Texas responded during the eighth inning, scoring seven runs to take a five-run lead.

The Rangers were led by former Tiger Bobby Wilson with a grand-slam home run while Delino DeShields added a solo homer.

Detroit’s starting pitcher Justin Verlander took a no-decision despite having a strong outing. He tossed seven scoreless innings allowing three hits while striking out nine batters.Eye on the D

The Tigers’ bullpen struggled, allowing eight runs on nine hits in two innings.

Detroit is now 14-16 on the season, good for fourth place in the American League Central Division behind the Chicago White Sox.

The Tigers will look to snap their six-game losing streak on Monday night against the Washington Nationals on the road.

Record: 14-16

4th Place in AL Central Division (7 games behind Chicago)

3 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: 05/09/2016 @ Washington Nationals 7:05 p.m. @ Nationals Park

Hitting stats: Miguel Cabrera 2B (7) RBI (13), J.D. Martinez RBI (12), Justin Upton RBI (9), Jose Iglesias 2B (2)

Pitching stats: Mark Lowe L (1-1) .2 IP 3 H 5 R 5 ER 1 BB 0 K, Justin Verlander 7 IP 3 H 0 R 0 ER 2 BB 9 K.