Detroit sports glance: Tigers snap five-game skid, blank Texas Rangers

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Tigers 2, Rangers 0 – Tigers’ starting pitcher Matt Boyd was nearly unstoppable in Saturday night’s win over the Texas Rangers.

LSJ Logo incertBoyd, who helped snap Detroit’s five-game losing streak, tossed seven scoreless innings while allowing just two hits by Ranger batters.

The Tigers scored a run in both the fifth and sixth innings on an RBI single by Victor Martinez and a one-run double by Casey McGehee, respectively.

McGehee paced Detroit with four hits, including a double, while Mike Aviles and Miguel Cabrera each added two hits.

The Rangers were led in a losing effort by Adrian Beltre with two singles while Mitch Moreland chipped in with a double.Eye on the D

The Tigers are now 62-54 on the season, good for second place in the American League Central Division behind the first-place Cleveland Indians. They are a game and a half back of the Boston Red Sox for the final playoff spot.

Detroit will look to close its west coast trip on Sunday afternoon with a win against the Rangers.

Record: 62-54

2nd Place in AL Central Division (5 games behind first-place Cleveland)

1.5 games behind Boston for the last playoff spot

Magic # to clinch a playoff spot: 49

Magic # to clinch an AL Central Division title: 53

Next Game: 08/14/2016 @ Texas Rangers 3:05 p.m. @ Globe Life Park in Arlington

Hitting stats: Casey McGehee 2B (1) RBI (1), Victor Martinez RBI (67), Ian Kinsler 2B (23), Mike Aviles 2B (5).

Pitching stats: Matt Boyd W (4-2) 7 IP 2 H 0 R 0 ER 2 BB 3 K, Francisco Rodriguez SV (33) 1 IP 1 H 0 R 0 ER 0 BB 0 K.

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