Detroit sports glance: Tigers fall 5-4 to Indians, despite Verlander’s solid debut

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Indians 5, Tigers 4 – Justin Verlander’s season debut ended in disappointment, as the Tigers were defeated on Saturday against the Cleveland Indians.

LSJ Logo incertVerlander pitched a no-decision, throwing five innings and giving up two runs on three hits while striking out two.

Blaine Hardy was credited with the loss for the Tigers, giving up two runs on two hits in a third of one inning.Eye on the D

J.D. Martinez had a home run and two RBIs for Detroit.

Rajai Davis hit a double, triple, and knocked in a run for the Tigers.

The Tigers will look to take two of three over Cleveland on Sunday afternoon in Detroit.

Record: 32-30

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

1.5 game behind Tampa Bay for last playoff spot.

Magic # to clinch their 5th straight AL Central Division title: 106

Magic # to clinch their 5th straight playoff berth: 102

Next Game: 06/14/2015 vs Cleveland Indians 1:08 p.m. @ Comerica Park.

Hitting Stats: Rajai Davis 2B (7) 3B (6) RBI (11), J.D. Martinez 2B (13) HR (11) 2 RBI (29), Miguel Cabrera RBI (44), Jose Iglesias SB (8).

Pitching Stats: Blaine Hardy L (0-1) .1 IP 2 H 2 R 2 ER 0 BB 0 K, Justin Verlander 5 IP 3 H 2 R 2 ER 2 BB 2 K.

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