Detroit sports glance: Saturday was tough for the Tigers and Red Wings

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

White Sox 12, Tigers 3 – The Tigers’ winning streak ended on Saturday aat three games, with the White Sox teeing off on Detroit starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez.

lsj-fb-logoJ.D. Martinez hit his team leading fifth home run of the season.

Nick Castellanos and Miguel Cabrera each knocked in a run.

The Tigers will look to take the three-game series with a victory tomorrow.DH's IOTD

Record: 9-2

1st Place in AL Central (.5 game ahead of 1st)

Magic # to clinch their 5th straight AL Central Division title: 152

Magic # to clinch their 5th straight playoff berth: 149

Next Game: 04/19/2015 vs Chicago White Sox 1:08 p.m. @ Comerica Park

Hitting Stats: J.D. Martinez HR (5) RBI (10), Miguel Cabrera RBI (10), Nick Castellanos RBI (4), Rajai Davis 2B (1)

Pitching Stats: Anibal Sanchez L (1-2) 3.1 IP 9 H 9 R 9 ER 2 BB 2 K

 

Lightning 5, Red Wings 1 – The Red Wings lost their opportunity to come back home with a two-game lead in the playoff series.

The Lightning scored three goals in the second period to take a 4-0 lead into the third period and cruised from there.

Tomas Tatar scored the lone goal for the Red Wings.

1st Round series tied 1-1

Number of wins to win a Stanley Cup championship: 15

Number of wins to win an Eastern Conference title: 11

Next Game: 04/21/2015 Game 3 of 1st Round vs Tampa Bay Lightning 7:00 p.m. @ Joe Louis Arena

Stats: Tomas Tatar G (1), Kyle Quincey A (2), Gustav Nyquist A (1)

Goalie Stats: Petr Mrazek L (1-1) 14 saves on 18 shots, Jimmy Howard 11 saves on 12 shots

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