Detroit sports glance: Tigers get another win with great pitching, Pistons finish the season with a victory

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Tigers 1, Pirates 0 – The Tigers’ pitching once again dominated in their second straight shutout win. Alfredo Simon pitched eight innings, allowing two hits while striking out two.

lsj-fb-logoJoakim Soria picked up his fourth save of the season.

Rajai Davis produced the game’s only run with a solo home run in the sixth inning.

The Tigers have the day off tomorrow, they will start a three game weekend series with the Chicago White Sox.DH's IOTD

Record: 8-1

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

Magic # to clinch their 5th straight AL Central Division title: 154

Magic # to clinch their 5th straight playoff berth: 151

Next Game: 04/17/2015 vs Chicago White Sox 1:08 p.m. @ Comerica Park

Hitting Stats: Rajai Davis HR (1) RBI (2), J.D. Martinez SB (1), Jose Iglesias SB (4)

Pitching Stats: Alfredo Simon W (2-0) 8 IP 2 H 0 R 0 ER 0 BB 2 K, Joakim Soria SV (4) 1 IP 0 H 0 R 0 ER 0 BB 1 K

Pistons 112, Knicks 90 – The Pistons closed out the 2014-15 season with a victory on the road.

Detroit missed the postseason for the sixth straight season. They were six wins shy of the final playoff spot.

Reggie Jackson led the Pistons with 24 points and 11 assists, while Andre Drummond and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope each scored 17.

Record: 32-50

5th place in Central Division (21 games behind 1st)

12th place in Eastern Conference (28 games behind 1st)

Next Game: Next season

Stats: Reggie Jackson 24 points 11 assists, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 17 points, Andre Drummond 17 points 12 rebounds, Caron Butler 14 points, Greg Monroe/Jodie Meeks/Anthony Tolliver 10 points each.

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