Detroit sports glance: Tiger bats waste another Verlander start, Tigers lose 4-0 to Indians

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Indians 4, Tigers 0 – The Tigers’ offense were held scoreless for the seventh time this season, as the Cleveland Indians defeated Detroit on Sunday afternoon.

LSJ Logo incertVictor Martinez hit his 18th double of the season for the Tigers.

Detroit starting pitcher Justin Verlander had a strong outing despite taking the loss, allowing three runs on seven hits in seven innings. He had a no-hitter going through 4 2/3 innings.Eye on the D

The Tigers will start a three-game series on Monday afternoon with the Tampa Bay Rays.

Record: 62-74

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

10 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: 09/07/2015 vs Tampa Bay Rays 1:08 p.m. @ Comerica Park

Hitting Stats: Victor Martinez 2B (18)

Pitching Stats: Justin Verlander L (3-7) 7 IP 7 H 3 R 3 ER 2 BB 4 K.

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