Detroit sports glance: Tigers win third straight, blank Cubs 6-0; Red Wings name Blashill head coach

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Tigers 6, Cubs 0 – The Tigers won their third straight game, defeating the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night.

LSJ Logo incertDetroit starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez picked up the win, pitching seven and two-thirds inning of scoreless baseball, allowing six hits while striking out seven batters.

Nick Castellanos and Ian Kinsler had two RBIs apiece.Eye on the D

The Tigers will look to sweep the Cubs in the finale of the short two-game series on Wednesday night in Detroit.

Record: 31-28

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

Tied for the last playoff spot with Tampa Bay and Texas.

Magic # to clinch their 5th straight AL Central Division title: 109

Magic # to clinch their 5th straight playoff berth: 105

Next Game: 06/10/2015 vs Chicago Cubs 7:08 p.m. @ Comerica Park.

Hitting Stats: Ian Kinsler 2B (14) 2 RBI (25), Miguel Cabrera RBI (39), Nick Castellanos 2 RBI (26), J.D. Martinez RBI (27), Rajai Davis 2B (6) 3B (5), James McCann 2B (9), Josh Wilson 2B (1)

Pitching Stats: Anibal Sanchez W (4-7) 7.2 IP 6 H 0 R 0 ER 2 BB 7 K.

Red Wings name Blashill head coach

The Detroit Red Wings named Jeff Blashill as the 27th coach in franchise history on Tuesday. Blashill, who is the first American born Red Wings coach, last coached the Grand Rapids Griffins of the AHL.

He led the Griffins to the 2013 Calder Cup championship and led the Indiana Ice of the USHL to a 2009 Clark Cup championship.

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