Justin Verlander won just his second back to back of the season and it came at the hands of the Texas Rangers (84-72, 1st AL West) who are battling to keep the top spot in the AL West, the Houston Astros nipping at their heels and only 1.5 games behind.
The Tigers pounded out a five run fifth inning fueled by Tyler Collins three run homer, capping a 7-4 win on the road. Verlander had a great game allowing six hits, two walks with five strikes, dropping his ERA to a season low 3.39.
The Rangers attempted a late ninth inning rally, loading the bases against Ian Krol. Neftali Feliz then gave up a two-run single to Prince Felder bringing Adrian Beltre to the plate but the play ended with a game-closing double play.
Tickets for game two against the Tigers. Game starts at 7 at Globe Life Park and there are still plenty of affordable tickets and great seats so get out an help support your Texas Rangers as they push to the playoffs.