Detroit sports glance: Tigers continue dominance in Cleveland, defeats Indians 8-5 in series opener

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Tigers 8, Indians 5 – Yoenis Cespedes’ double, home run, and three RBIs led the Tigers to victory on Monday night against the Cleveland Indians.

LSJ Logo incertVictor Martinez knocked in two runs for Detroit

Blaine Hardy pitched the victory for the Tigers, throwing two and one-third hitless innings.

Detroit starting pitcher Kyle Ryan took a no decision, allowing three runs on six hits in three and two-third innings.

Detroit will look for its third win in a row of Tuesday night against the Indians in Cleveland.

Record: 36-34Eye on the D

3rd Place in AL Central (5.5 games behind Kansas City)

2 games behind Minnesota and NY Yankees for last playoff spot.

Magic # to clinch their 5th straight AL Central Division title: 100

Magic # to clinch their 5th straight playoff berth: 95

Next Game: 06/23/2015 @ Cleveland Indians 7:10 p.m. @ Progressive Field.

Hitting Stats: Yoenis Cespedes 2B (21) HR (10) 3 RBI (29), Andrew Romine 2B (1) RBI (5), Ian Kinsler RBI (27), Miguel Cabrera RBI (52), Victor Martinez 2 RBI (21), James McCann 2B (10).

Pitching Stats: Blaine Hardy W (3-1) 2.1 IP 0 H 0 R 0 ER 0 BB 1 K, Kyle Ryan 3.2 IP 6 H 3 R 3 ER 2 BB 0 K.

 

 

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