Detroit sports glance: Tigers fail to sweep Indians, lose 8-2 in series finale

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Indians 8, Tigers 2 – The Tigers’ winning streak ended at three games after Wednesday afternoon’s loss to the Cleveland Indians.

LSJ Logo incertJ.D. Martinez accounted for the Tigers’ only runs with a two-run home run in the seventh inning.

Detroit starting pitcher Buck Farmer suffered the loss, allowing five runs on eight hits in five and one-third innings.

Farmer started for Justin Verlander, who was scratched due to back issues.

Detroit will start a 10-game home stand Thursday afternoon against the Chicago White Sox.Eye on the D

Record: 37-35

3rd Place in AL Central (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: 98

Magic # to clinch their 5th straight playoff berth: 93

Next Game: 06/25/2015 vs Chicago White Sox 7:08 p.m. @ Comerica Park.

Hitting Stats: J.D. Martinez HR (17) 2 RBI (43), Andrew Romine 2B (3) SB (5), Yoenis Cespedes RBI (22).

Pitching Stats: Buck Farmer W (0-2) 5.1 IP 8 H 5 R 5 ER 2 BB 7 K.

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