Nelson Cruz's two-run homer in the 14th inning gave the Texas Rangers an 8-6 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Monday in a game that was marred by two injuries and finally ended in the rain two minutes before midnight.
Detroit lost its sixth straight game despite two home runs from
The game had a scary moment in the sixth inning when Rangers
reliever Dustin Nippert was hit in the head by Austin Jackson's
line drive. The ball landed in left field for a double as Texas
players, coaches and trainers raced toward the mound. Nippert
quickly sat up and walked off the field under his own power.
Detroit lost third baseman Brandon Inge for 4-6 weeks after he
broke his left hand when he was hit by a pitch from Scott Feldman
in the third inning.