Fister wins debut, Tigers hold off Rangers 5-4 - WNEM TV 5

Fister wins debut, Tigers hold off Rangers 5-4

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DETROIT, MI (AP) -

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.

Fister (4-12) won for the first time since May 30, a span of 10 starts.

He allowed two earned runs on eight hits without walking or striking out a batter.

Jose Valverde pitched the ninth for his 30th save in as many chances, despite surrendering a home run to Mike Napoli.

Matt Harrison took the loss for the Rangers, giving up four earned runs on nine hits and three walks in six innings.

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