Detroit sports glance: Tigers overpower the Rays with 5-4 victory on Labor Day

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Tigers 5, Rays 4 – Rajai Davis’ two home runs led the Tigers over the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday afternoon.

LSJ Logo incertDavis’ second home run in the seventh inning broke a 4-4 tie to give Detroit a one-run lead.

Detroit starting pitcher Randy Wolf took a no decision despite his struggles. He allowed four runs on eight hits in 4 1/3 innings.Eye on the D

Al Alburquerque picked up the victory after pitching a clean seventh inning for the Tigers. Bruce Rondon recorded the final two outs to earn the save.

The Tigers will look to get their first series win since mid-August with a victory over the Rays on Tuesday night.

Record: 63-74

5th Place in AL Central (19 games behind Kansas City)

9.5 games behind Texas for last playoff spot.

Magic # to clinch their 5th straight AL Central Division title: 45

Magic # to clinch their 5th straight playoff berth: 36

Next Game: 09/08/2015 vs Tampa Bay Rays 7:08 p.m. @ Comerica Park

Hitting Stats: Rajai Davis 2 HR (6) 3 RBI (22), James McCann HR (7) 2 RBI (35), Anthony Gose 2B (19), Nick Castellanos 2B (23), Ian Kinsler 2B (34), Andrew Romine SB (8).

Pitching Stats: Al Alburquerque W (4-1) 1 IP 0 H 0 R 0 ER 0 BB 0 K, Bruce Rondon SV (4) .2 IP 1 H 0 R 0 ER 2 BB 0 K, Randy Wolf 4.1 IP 8 H 4 R 4 ER 0 BB 3 K.

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