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