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Rangers' long Detroit slide ends in 14th

7/20/2010

The Rangers ended an 11-game losing streak in Detroit with an 8-6 victory that took 14 innings, four hours and 53 minutes.

Nelson Cruz's two-run homer in the top of the frame gave the Rangers a two-run lead and four RBI for the game. Neftali Feliz nailed down his 25th save of the season. He secured the win for Matt Harrison (2-1), who pitched four scoreless innings and escaped a bases-loaded jam in the 11th.

Scott Feldman went five innings, allowing seven hits and five runs. Josh Hamilton went 4-for-6 and improved his batting average to .353 for Texas, which made three errors. The Rangers are now 4-1 since the All-Star break.

The game saw Ron Washington ejected in the sixth, two home runs from the Tigers' Miguel Cabrera and seven Rangers pitchers take the mound. Dustin Nippert was hit by an Austin Jackson line drive in the sixth inning but walked off under his own power. He was taken to a hospital for a CT exam, which was negative.

Detroit also lost third baseman Brandon Inge for 4-6 weeks when he was hit by a Feldman pitch.