Detroit sports glance: Tigers pound Twins, remain within reach of a wild card spot

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Tigers 8, Twins 1 – The Tigers jumped out to an easy win over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night to pick up their second straight victory.

LSJ Logo incertDetroit’s starting pitcher Matt Boyd tossed eight innings allowing one run on three hits while striking out seven batters.

Miguel Cabrera and Cameron Maybin paced the Tigers with two hits a piece while James McCann knocked in three runs.

The Tigers scored the first eight runs of the contest, scoring one in the third and fourth innings, four in the sixth and two in the seventh.

Minnesota scored its lone run on a home run by Robbie Grossman in the bottom of the seventh inning.Eye on the D

The Twins were held to just three hits throughout the game.

The Tigers are now 80-70 on the season and are a game and a half behind the Baltimore Orioles for the final playoff spot with 12 games remaining.

Detroit will look to continue its winning streak on Wednesday night against the Twins.

 

Record: 80-70

2nd Place in AL Central Division (7 games behind first-place Cleveland)

1.5 games behind Baltimore for the last playoff spot

Magic # to clinch a playoff spot: 14

Magic # to clinch an AL Central Division title: 20

Misery # to AL Central Division elimination: 6

Misery # to playoff elimination: 11

Next Game: 09/21/2016 @ Minnesota Twins 8:10 p.m. @ Target Field

Hitting stats: Miguel Cabrera 2B (29) HR (34) 2 RBI (93), James McCann HR (12) 3 RBI (47), Cameron Maybin 3B (4) RBI (39), Justin Upton 2 RBI (78), J.D. Martinez 2B (33), Jose Iglesias SB (7).

Pitching stats: Matt Boyd W (6-4) 8 IP 3 H 1 R 1 ER 1 BB 7 K.

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