Detroit sports glance: Zobrist’s grand slam home run leads the A’s past the Tigers 5-3

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Athletics 5, Tigers 3 – The Tigers dropped their season-high fifth straight game on Tuesday night against the Oakland Athletics.
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Detroit’s Alfredo Simon picked up the loss, giving up four runs on four hits with five walks and six strikeouts.

|Nick Castellanos knocked in two runs for the Tigers in the fourth inning.Eye on the D

Oakland’s Ben Zobrist hit a grand slam home run in the seventh inning to seal the victory for the Athletics.

The Tigers will look to get back in the win column tomorrow night at home against Oakland.

Record: 28-25

3rd Place in AL Central (3.5 games behind Kansas City)

.5 game behind LA Angels for last playoff spot

Magic # to clinch their 5th straight AL Central Division title: 116

Magic # to clinch their 5th straight playoff berth: 111

Next Game: 06/03/2015 vs Oakland Athletics 7:08 p.m. @ Comerica Park

Hitting Stats: Nick Castellanos 2 RBI (23), James McCann 2B (7).

Pitching Stats: Alfredo Simon L (5-3) 6.1 IP 4 H 4 R 4 ER 5 BB 6 K.

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