By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Tigers 2, Yankees 1 – J.D. Martinez and Yoenis Cespedes each hit RBI singles in the seventh inning to help the Tigers defeat the Yankees in game one of a four-game series.

Alfred Simon won his third game of the season, pitching seven and a third innings, allowing one run on seven hits while
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striking out seven.

Joakim Soria picked up his fifth save in the absence of Joe Nathan.

Record: 11-2

1st Place in AL Central (1 game ahead of Kansas City)

Magic # to clinch their 5th straight AL Central Division title: 149

Magic # to clinch their 5th straight playoff berth: 145

Next Game: 04/21/2015 vs New York Yankees 7:08 p.m. @ Comerica Park

Hitting Stats: J.D. Martinez RBI (11), Yoenis Cespedes RBI (11)

Pitching Stats: Alfredo Simon W (3-0) 7.1 IP 7 H 1 R 1 ER 0 BB 7 K, Joakim Soria SV (5) 1 IP 0 H 0 R 0 ER 0 BB 0 K