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Tigers snap five-game losing streak

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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Casey McGehee had four of Detroit's 14 hits against Cole Hamels, Matt Boyd pitched seven scoreless innings and the Tigers snapped a five-game losing streak with a 2-0 victory over the AL-best Texas Rangers on Saturday night. Boyd (4-2) limited the Rangers to two hits with three strikeouts and two walks in his longest start this season. The left-hander is 4-0 his last six starts.

Detroit opened the fifth with three consecutive singles, McGehee leading it off and scoring on a hit by Victor Martinez for a 1-0 lead. McGehee added an RBI double an inning later.

The 14 hits were the most ever allowed by Hamels (12-4), who also walked three, but the Tigers left 11 runners on base against him, seven in scoring position. The lefty benefited from a double play, two outfield assists and a pickoff for his final out of the game.

The only 1-2-3 inning for Hamels was his last one, when he had consecutive strikeouts before giving up a single to Mike Aviles and promptly picking him off first base.

Shane Greene worked the eighth and Francisco Rodriguez the ninth for his 33rd save in 36 chances.

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