Tigers top Rangers again, 5-4

Doug Fister pitched seven effective innings to win his Detroit debut while Alex Avila and Ryan Raburn homered as the Tigers beat the Texas Rangers 5-4 Wednesday night.
Fister (4-12), acquired from Seattle on July 30, earned his
first victory since May 30 - a span of 10 starts. He allowed two
earned runs and eight hits without walking or striking out a
batter.
Fister became the first Tigers starter to go seven or more
innings without a walk or strikeout since Justin Verlander on May
17, 2006.
Jose Valverde pitched the ninth for his 30th save in as many
tries, despite allowing a solo homer to Mike Napoli.
Matt Harrison (9-8) took the loss, giving up four runs on nine
hits and three walks in six innings.



 
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