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August 10, 2012

Tigers 6, Rangers 2 (F)

ARLINGTON -- Scott Feldman couldn't make it seven in a row even though he was on track through the first five innings.

But the Detroit Tigers put together a two-out rally in the sixth, including a three-run homer by Prince Fielder, and went on to a 6-2 victory on Friday night at Rangers Ballpark.

Texas maintained a 5 1/2-game in the American League West over Oakland, which lost to Chicago.

Feldman had a six-game winning streak snapped and lost for the first time since June 14, allowing four runs on six hits with one walk and two strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings. He had held the Tigers to a run and had a 2-1 lead going into the sixth before things unraveled.

With two outs, Andy Dirks reached on a dribbler past Feldman and into the hands of a charging Ian Kinsler, who hurried and misfired his throw to first. Miguel Cabrera followed with a soft single to right, bringing up Fielder, who sent a 2-1 changeup into the right-field seats.

The Tigers added another run in the sixth against Rangers reliever Robbie Ross. They made it 6-2 in the seventh when Austin Jackson hit an inside-the-park home run after Nelson Cruz gambled on a failed diving attempt.

Two batters later, Cruz dropped a routine popup and left with low back stiffness.

-- Drew Davison


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