The Detroit Tigers lost 13-9 to the Texas Rangers on Wednesday night and also lost the three-game series 2-1. After an 8-2 win in Game 1 and a 7-5 loss in Game 2, it was yet another high-scoring affair.
The game didn't start the way the Tigers would have liked, with the Rangers leading 4-0 after two innings and 7-2 after four. Detroit rallied and made it 11-9 heading into the bottom of the eighth, but that was the closest it would get.
David Murphy went 4-for-5 with two home runs and five RBIs for the Rangers. He hit a three run shot in the second inning and a solo home run in the fourth.
Doug Fister (1-5) took the loss for Detroit after four and one-third innings. He gave up eight earned runs off nine hits, including three home runs.
Roy Oswalt (2-0) got the win for Texas. He gave up five runs off 13 hits in six innings, striking out six.
The Tigers will travel to Tampa for a four-game set beginning Friday at 7:10 p.m. ET.