Pirates 5, Tigers 4 – The Tigers just fell short of a comeback victory on Monday afternoon.
Detroit’s Ian Kinsler and Miguel Cabrera hit back-to-back doubles in the ninth to cut the Tigers’ deficit to three runs. J.D. Martinez then hit a two-run home run to pull the Tigers within one run with no outs.
Anibal Sanchez struggled in his second start of the season, giving up three home runs, which is just one shy of the number of home runs he allowed all season last year.
2nd Place in AL Central (1 game behind 1st)
Magic # to clinch their 5th straight AL Central Division title: 157
Magic # to clinch their 5th straight playoff berth: 154
Next Game: 04/14/2015 @ Pittsburgh Pirates 7:05 p.m. @ PNC Park.
Hitting Stats: J.D. Martinez HR (4) 2 RBI (9), Miguel Cabrera 2B (3) RBI (9), Ian Kinsler 2B (2)
Pitching Stats: Anibal Sanchez L (1-1) 6.1 IP 8 H 5 R 5 ER 0 BB 9 K
Cavaliers 109, Pistons 97 – Andre Drummond led the Pistons with 20 points and nine rebounds while Caron Butler had 19 points.
The Pistons will close out their season on Wednesday in New York.
5th place in Central Division (21 games behind 1st)
12th place in Eastern Conference (29.5 games behind 1st)
Next Game: 04/15/2015 @ New York Knicks 8:00 p.m. @ Madison Square Gardens
Stats: Andre Drummond 20 points 9 rebounds, Caron Butler 19 points, Reggie Jackson 18 points 8 assists, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 13 points.