Detroit sports glance: Tiger bats wait out rain delay, cruises past Indians 8-1

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Tigers 8, Indians 1 – Miguel Cabrera and J.D. Martinez each hit home runs as the Tigers defeated the Cleveland Indians on Sunday afternoon.

LSJ Logo incertDetroit starting pitcher Alfredo Simon earned the victory, pitching five scoreless innings, giving up three hits while striking out five.

Bryan Holaday hit a two-run double in the eighth inning for the Tigers to put the game out of reach.Eye on the D

The Tigers will start a two-game series with the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night in Detroit.

Record: 33-30

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

1.5 game behind Tampa Bay for last playoff spot.

Magic # to clinch their 5th straight AL Central Division title: 105

Magic # to clinch their 5th straight playoff berth: 101

Next Game: 06/15/2015 vs Cincinnati Reds 7:08 p.m. @ Comerica Park.

Hitting Stats: Miguel Cabrera HR (14) RBI (45), J.D. Martinez HR (12) 3 RBI (32), Bryan Holaday 2B (3) 2 RBI (8), Ian Kinsler RBI (26), Tyler Collins RBI (6), Anthony Gose SB (9).

Pitching Stats: Alfredo Simon W (7-3) 5 IP 3 H 0 R 0 ER 1 BB 5 K

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