Detroit sports glance: Four Tigers tossed in loss to Angels

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Angels 3, Tigers 2 – J.D and Victor Martinez were each ejected during the third inning in Saturday’s loss to the Los Angeles Angels, which snapped Detroit’s winning streak at five games.

LSJ Logo incertTigers’ Manager Brad Ausmus was also tossed from the game along with hitting Coach Wally Joyner.

Detroit opened the scoring in the first inning on a leadoff homer by Ian Kinsler.

The Angels responded with three runs in the third inning on a two-run home run from Kaleb Cowart and an RBI single by C.J. Cron to take a 3-1 advantage.

The Tigers cut their deficit to 3-2 in the eighth inning on an RBI groundout by Andrew Romine.

Detroit’s starting pitcher Michael Fulmer took the loss, allowing three runs on five hits in five innings.Eye on the D

The Tigers are now 69-60 on the season, good for second place in the American League Central Division behind the Cleveland Indians. They are one game back of the Baltimore Orioles for the final playoff spot.

Detroit win look to win the three-game series over the Angels with a victory on Sunday afternoon.

Record: 69-60

2nd Place in AL Central Division (4.5 games behind first-place Cleveland)

1 game behind Baltimore for the last playoff spot

Magic # to clinch a playoff spot: 35

Magic # to clinch an AL Central Division title: 39

Next Game: 08/28/2016 vs Los Angeles Angels 1:10 p.m. @ Comerica Field

Hitting stats: Ian Kinsler HR (23) RBI (66), Andrew Romine RBI (11)

Pitching stats: Michael Fulmer L (10-5) 5 IP 5 H 3 R 3 ER 1 BB 4 K.

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