By Dave Hart
Tigers 7, Twins 1 – The Tigers completed a three game sweep of the Twins Thursday evening,, outscoring Minnesota 22-1 throughout the series. They set a modern-day American League record by starting the season with 24 consecutive shutout innings.
Tied for 1st Place in AL Central.
Magic # to clinch their 5th straight AL Central Division title: 160
Magic # to clinch their 5th straight playoff berth: 159
Next Game: 04/10/2015 @ Cleveland Indians 4:10 p.m. @ Progressive Field.
Hitting Stats: J.D. Martinez HR (2) 3 RBI (4), Yoenis Cespedes RBI (1), Victor Martinez RBI (1), Alex Avila RBI (3), Anthony Gose 2B (1) SB (1), Nick Castellanos 3B (1)
Pitching Stats: Shane Greene W (1-0) 8 IP 4 H 1 R 0 ER 1 BB 5 K
Canadiens 4, Red Wings 3 (OT) – The Red Wings clinched their 24th consecutive playoff berth despite falling in overtime on Thursday night.
Detroit gained a point in the standings by forcing overtime while the Boston Bruins fell in regulation to give the Wings the playoff spot.
Tomas Tatar scored his team leading 29th goal of the season.
Record: 42-25-14 98 points
Tied for 3rd place in Atlantic Division (10 points behind 1st)
Next Game: 04/11/2015 @ Carolina Hurricanes 7:00 p.m. @ PNC Arena
Stats: Pavel Datsyuk G (26) A (39), Darren Helm G (15), Tomas Tatar G (29), Niklas Kronwall A (35), Henrik Zetterberg 2A (49)
Goalie Stats: Jimmy Howard OTL (23-13-11) 22 saves on 26 shots.