Detroit sports glance: Tigers overcome deficit, beat Twins 6-4 in series opener

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Tigers 6, Twins 4 – Rajai Davis’ two-run home run in the eighth inning propelled the Tigers over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night.

LSJ Logo incertThe Tigers scored six unanswered runs, wiping out a 4-0 deficit.

Victor Martinez hit a double and knocked in two runs for Detroit, while Nick Castellanos had two doubles.

Detroit starting pitcher Matt Boyd took a no decision, allowing two earned runs on one hit in six innings.Eye on the D

Alex Wilson got the win pitching a scoreless eighth inning, while Neftali Feliz picked up his ninth save of the season.

The Tigers will look to get the series victory with a win over the Twins on Saturday night.

Record: 72-81

5th Place in AL Central (17 games behind Kansas City)

8 games behind Houston for last playoff spot.

Misery # (to elimination from playoff contention): 2

Magic # to clinch their 5th straight playoff berth: 18

Next Game: 09/26/2015 vs Minnesota Twins 7:08 p.m. @ Comerica Park

Hitting Stats: Rajai Davis HR (8) 2 RBI (29), Victor Martinez 2B (20) 2 RBI (64), Ian Kinsler 2B (35) RBI (73), Dixon Machado RBI (4), Nick Castellanos 2 2B (29).

Pitching Stats: Alex Wilson W (3-3) 1 IP 1 H 0 R 0 ER 0 BB 0 K, Neftali Feliz SV (9) 1 IP 0 H 0 R 0 ER 0 BB 1 K, Matt Boyd 6 IP 1 H 4 R 2 ER 4 BB 4 K.

 

 

 

 

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