Simon throws 1-hitter, Tigers beat Rangers 4-0

DETROIT (AP) - Alfredo Simon threw a one-hitter in his first career complete game and the Detroit Tigers beat the Texas Rangers 4-0 on Thursday night in a matchup of AL wild-card contenders.

Texas entered play 1½ games behind the Los Angeles Angels for the second wild-card spot, while the Tigers were three games further back.

The Rangers' only hit came with two outs in the fifth, moments after first baseman Victor Martinez had made a diving stop to rob Mitch Moreland of a base hit. Rougned Odor ended the no-hitter with a double to left, but Texas never got a runner past second base.

Simon (11-7) walked two and struck out five. He threw 116 pitches, three short of his career high.

Martin Perez (1-3) took the loss for Texas, giving up three runs, six hits and three walks. He struck out four.

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