By Dave Hart
Tigers 7, Rangers 0 – Michael Fulmer pitched his first career complete-game shutout as the Tigers defeated the Texas Rangers on Sunday. for their second straight shutout victory.
Fulmer, who tossed the Tigers second straight shutout, allowed four hits while striking out nine batters to pick up his 10th win of the season.
Ian Kinsler, J.D. Martinez, Victor Martinez and Miguel Cabrera each homered for the Tigers, who had 13 total hits in the contest.
Detroit scored two runs in the fourth, one in the sixth, three in the seventh and one in the ninth inning.
The Rangers were led by Adrian Beltre with two singles in a losing effort.
The Tigers are now 63-54 on the season, good for second place in the American League Central Division behind the first-place Cleveland Indians. They are a game and a half back of the Boston Red Sox for the final playoff spot.
Detroit will return home looking to continue its winning streak starting on Monday night against the Kansas City Royals.
2nd Place in AL Central Division (5 games behind first-place Cleveland)
1.5 games behind Boston for the last playoff spot
Magic # to clinch a playoff spot: 48
Magic # to clinch an AL Central Division title: 52
Next Game: 08/15/2016 vs Kansas City Royals 7:08 p.m. @ Comerica Park
Hitting stats: Victor Martinez 2B (17) HR (21) 2 RBI (69), J.D. Martinez 2B (23) HR (15) 2 RBI (44), Ian Kinsler HR (22) RBI (63), Miguel Cabrera HR (27) RBI (77), James McCann RBI (38).
Pitching stats: Michael Fulmer W (10-3) 9 IP 4 H 0 R 0 ER 0 BB 9 K.