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44-36 - Rangers hold the 2019 Haters’ Ball during 4-1 win over Tigers

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Make it four in a row for the Rangers and a season-high eight games over .500

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Think Willie Calhoun is a pampered late stage millennial?

Sick of Jeff Mathis being a black hole in the lineup just because of his fabled ethereal defensive properties?

Certain Danny Santana isn’t for real and will turn back into a pumpkin at any moment?

The Rangers offered a little something for the haters out there with a three-dong outburst that turned a 1-1 game in the fifth into a 4-1 series-clinching victory over the Tigers behind another magnificent outing from ace Mike Minor (9 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 Ks).

Player of the Game: In addition to his solo bomb, Calhoun doubled twice and motored home from second base on a sac fly.

To think it took the Rangers nearly two full years to find a spot in the lineup for Willie Calhoun and they may yet send him back to Nashville.

Up Next: The Rangers will go for a sweep of the Tigers in the Thursday afternoon finale. RHP Ariel Jurado will take the mound for Texas against RHP Spencer Turnbull for Detroit. First pitch from Comerica Park is scheduled for 12:10 pm CT.