Tigers, Brewers take playoff wins
A loss from elimination, the exhausted Detroit Tigers needed another big start from their determined ace.
When Justin Verlander began to struggle, a fluky bounce helped extend their season.
Verlander kept Detroit in the game with a gutsy effort, and Miguel Cabrera put the Tigers ahead with a sixth-inning grounder that hit third base before bouncing down the line for a double. Detroit held on for a 7-5 victory over Texas on Thursday that cut the Rangers’ lead to 3-2 in the AL championship series.