DETROIT -- Mitch Moreland's two-run double in the sixth inning led the Rangers back from an early deficit and earned Cole Hamels his first win in a Texas uniform with a 4-2 victory over the Tigers on Sunday afternoon at Comerica Park.
Texas took the four-game series with three straight wins, moving to 1 1/2 games ahead of the Angels, who lost on Sunday, for the second Wild Card spot. The Rangers held Detroit to five runs over their three wins after a series-opening loss on Thursday night. Hamels, who had two no-decisions sandwiched around a loss since joining the Rangers before the July non-waiver Trade Deadline, delivered six quality innings despite giving up a pair of runs early. Hamels (7-8) looked like he was in trouble after allowing three straight hits from the bottom of the Tigers' order with one out in the fourth, but struck out Rajai Davis and induced an Ian Kinsler fly ball on a 2-0 pitch to escape.
Jason Beck is a reporter for MLB.com and Alejandro Zúñiga is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.