Detroit Sports Glance: Tigers get another shutout; Pistons officially out of the playoffs

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Tigers 11, Twins 0 – The Tigers started the season with back-to-back shutouts for the first time in franchise history.

Ian Kinsler led the Tigers offensively with four RBIs, while Anthony Gose added three RBIs. Gose also hit a LSJ Logo incertdouble and triple in his Tigers debut.DH's IOTD

Alex Avila and Jose Iglesias reached base in all nine of their at-bats.

Anibal Sanchez pitched six and two thirds innings of shutout baseball, while the Tigers bullpen only allowed one hit in two and a third innings.

Record: 2-0. 1st Place in AL Central ½ game lead.

Magic # to clinch their 5th straight AL Central Division title and playoff berth: 161

Next Game: 04/09/2015 vs Minnesota Twins 1:08 p.m. @ Comerica Park.

Hitting Stats: Ian Kinsler 4 RBI (4), Anthony Gose 2B (1) 3B (1) 3 RBI (3), Miguel Cabrera 2B (1) 2 RBI (2), James McCann RBI (1), J.D. Martinez 2B (1), Jose Iglesias 2B (1)

Pitching Stats: Anibal Sanchez W (1-0) 6.2 IP 3 H 0 R 0 ER 2 BB 6 K

Celtics 113, Pistons 103 – The Pistons were officially eliminated from playoff contention after Wednesday night’s loss.

Andre Drummond led the Pistons with 22 points and 14 rebounds while Reggie Jackson added 21 points and 15 assists.

Record: 30-48

5th Place in Central Division (21.5 games behind 1st)

12th Place in Eastern Conference (29 games behind 1st)

Next Game: 04/10/2015 vs Indiana Pacers 7:30 p.m. @ The Palace of Auburn Hills

Stats: Andre Drummond 22 points 14 rebounds, Reggie Jackson 21 points 15 assists, Greg Monroe 10 points 10 rebounds, Tayshaun Prince 15 points, Jodie Meeks 13 points.

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