The game that didn't want to start Wednesday afternoon went deep into the night at Comerica Park, and no one seemed to mind one bit.

But Game 4 of the American League Championship Series had to end eventually, and Nelson Cruz and Mike Napoli made sure that it ended with a Texas Rangers victory.

Now, the best-of-seven series is drawing toward an end.

Cruz and Napoli made critical defensive plays late, and Cruz gave the Rangers ample cushion with a three-run homer after Napoli's go-ahead single in the 11th inning as the Rangers beat Detroit 7-3 in another thriller.