Detroit sports glance: Tigers win sixth in a row; Pistons demolish Hornets in final home game

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Tigers 8, Indians 5 – The Tigers are off to their best start since 1985, with a 6-0 record, thanks to an LSJ Logo incertexplosive offense.

Detroit has scored at least seven runs in its last five games and has had double-digit hits in all six contests.

Miguel Cabrera led the Tigers going 4-for-4 with two home runs, a double, and four RBIs.  J.D. Martinez hit his team= leading third home run of the season and had three RBIs.DH's IOTD

Kyle Lobstein picked up the victory pitching five innings, allowing three runs on eight hits, while striking out three.

Record: 6-0

Tied for 1st Place in AL Central

Magic # to clinch their 5th straight AL Central Division title: 157

Magic # to clinch their 5th straight playoff berth: 154

Next Game: 04/13/2015 @ Pittsburgh Pirates 1:35 p.m. @ PNC Park.

Hitting Stats:  Miguel Cabrera 2B (2) 2 HR (2) 4 RBI (8), J.D. Martinez HR (3) 3 RBI (7), Nick Castellanos 2B (1), Rajai Davis 2 SB (3), Ian Kinsler SB (1)

Pitching Stats: Kyle Lobstein W (1-0)  5 IP  8 H  3 R  3 ER  2 BB  3 K, Joakim Soria SV (2)  1 IP 0 H 0 R 0 ER 0 BB 1 K

Pistons 116, Hornets 77 – The Pistons gave the crowd a treat in their last home game with a season-high 39 point victory on Sunday afternoon.

Jodie Meeks led the Pistons with 24 points off the bench while Anthony Tolliver and Greg Monroe each added 17 points.

Andre Drummond led in rebounds with 19 while Reggie Jackson had 13 assists.

The Pistons will close out their season with two games on the road.

Record: 31-49

5th place in Central Division (20 games behind 1st)

12th place in Eastern Conference (29.5 games behind 1st)

Next Game: 04/13/2015 @ Cleveland Cavaliers 7:00 p.m.  @ Quicken Loans Arena

Stats: Jodie Meeks 24 points, Anthony Tolliver 17 points, Greg Monroe 17 points 9 rebounds, Andre Drummond 15 points 19 rebounds, Reggie Jackson 13 assists.

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