Detroit sports glance: Tigers fall short against Indians

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Indians 5, Tigers 3– The Cleveland Indians picked up their 10th straight victory over the Tigers on Monday night.

LSJ Logo incertThe Indians jumped out to a 2-0 lead with a run in both the second and third inning.

Detroit cut its deficit to 2-1 in the fifth on a solo homer by Steven Moya.

Cleveland responded with a run in the bottom of the fifth inning on a sacrifice fly by Francisco Lindor to take a 3-1 advantage.

The Tigers tied the contest 3-3 in the sixth inning on a two-run home run by Nick Castellanos before the Indians regained their lead with a two-run homer in the seventh by Mike Napoli.Eye on the D

Detroit’s starting pitcher Daniel Norris left the game after two innings pitched with a strained oblique. Bruce Rondon suffered his first loss of the season after giving up the game-winning home run.

The Tigers were led in a losing effort by Miguel Cabrera, Castellanos and Moya with two hits apiece.

Detroit is now 44-39 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 Toronto Blue Jays for the last wild card playoff spot.

Detroit will look to even the series with a win over the Indians on Tuesday night.

Record: 44-39

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

1 game behind Toronto for last Wild Card spot

Magic # to clinch a playoff spot: 80

Magic # to clinch an AL Central Division title: 87

Next Game: 07/05/2016 @ Cleveland Indians 7:05 p.m. @ Progressive Field

Hitting stats: Nick Castellanos 2B (18) HR (15) 2 RBI (45), Steven Moya HR (5) RBI (9).

Pitching stats: Bruce Rondon L (2-1) 1 IP 2 H 2 R 2 ER 1 BB 1 K, Daniel Norris 2 IP 3 H 2 R 2 ER 1 BB 3 K.

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