Detroit sports glance: Simon pitches seven strong innings, Tigers shutout Indians

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Tigers 6, Indians 0 – Alfredo Simon pitched seven scoreless innings to lead the Tigers over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday night.

LSJ Logo incertSimon allowed just two hits while striking out five batters for Detroit.

J.D. Martinez hit his 35th home run of the season, while Tyler Collins also homered for the Tigers.

The Tigers will look to win the series with a victory Eye on the Dover the Indians on Sunday afternoon.

Record: 62-73

5th Place in AL Central (20 games behind Kansas City)

9.5 games behind Texas for last playoff spot.

Magic # to clinch their 5th straight AL Central Division title: 48

Magic # to clinch their 5th straight playoff berth: 38

Next Game: 09/06/2015 vs Cleveland Indians 1:08 p.m. @ Comerica Park

Hitting Stats: J.D. Martinez HR (35) 2 RBI (89), Tyler Collins HR (3) RBI (14), Rajai Davis 3B (9) RBI (19), Ian Kinsler RBI (66), James McCann RBI (33).

Pitching Stats: Alfredo Simon W (12-9) 7 IP 2 H 0 R 0 ER 4 BB 5 K.

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