DETROIT, MI -- Marlon Byrd delivered a tiebreaking triple in the ninth inning before scoring an insurance run in the Texas Rangers' 9-to-6 victory at Detroit.
The game was tied 6-to-6 until Byrd delivered a three-bagger
that scored two runs. Ramon Vazquez followed with an R-B-I single
before the Rangers completed their second straight win over the
Brad Wilkerson hit a three-run homer in the Tigers' five-run
seventh. Byrd drove in three runs and Sammy Sosa added two R-B-Is
to the Rangers' sixth victory in seven games.
Sean Casey had three hits and three ribbies for the Tigers, who
fell into a first-place tie with Cleveland in the A-L Central.
Akinori Otsuka improved to 2-and-1 despite blowing a 6-to-3 lead in the eighth. Eric Gagne picked up his eighth save with a scoreless ninth.
The loss goes to 1-and-4 Todd Jones.