Detroit sports glance: Castellanos powers Tigers past Indians, finally

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Tigers 12, Indians 2– The Tigers picked up their first win in 12 games against the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday afternoon.

LSJ Logo incertDetroit was thumped by the Tribe 12-1 last night, Victor Martinez knocked in its lone run.

Today, Nick Castellanos paced the Tigers with a double, homer and five RBIs while Miguel Cabrera and Steven Moya each chipped in with two RBIs. Cameron Maybin added a two-run home run.

Detroit’s starting pitcher Michael Fulmer picked up his ninth win of the season, allowing one earned run on five hits in six innings.Eye on the D

Cleveland led 2-0 after three innings before the Tigers scored 12 unanswered runs.

Detroit scored three runs in the fourth, five in the fifth and four in the seventh frame.

The Indians were led by Francisco Lindor with a double and an RBI while Lonnie Chisenhall had an RBI.

Detroit is now 45-40 on the season, good for second place in the American League Central Division behind the first-place Cleveland Indians.

The Tigers are currently one-game behind the Boston Red Sox for the last wild card playoff spot.

Detroit will open a four-game set on the road against the Toronto Blue Jays starting Thursday night before the All-Star break.

Record: 45-40

2nd Place in AL Central Division (6.5 games behind first-place Cleveland)

1 game behind Boston for last Wild Card spot

Magic # to clinch a playoff spot: 80

Magic # to clinch an AL Central Division title: 85

Next Game: 07/07/2016 @ Toronto Blue Jays 7:07 p.m. @ Rogers Centre

Hitting stats: Nick Castellanos 2B (19) HR (16) 5 RBI (50), Cameron Maybin HR (2) 2 RBI (24), Miguel Cabrera 2 RBI (52), Steven Moya 2 RBI (11), Justin Upton RBI (37), Victor Martinez 2B (14).

Pitching stats: Michael Fulmer W (9-2) 6 IP 5 H 2 R 1 ER 2 BB 2 K.

 

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