Detroit sports glance: Cespedes powers Tigers over Athletics with three-run home run against former team

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Tigers 3, Athletics 2 – The Tigers won their second straight game on Wednesday afternoon in Oakland.

LSJ Logo incertDetroit’s Yoenis Cespedes led the Tigers past his former club by hitting a three-run home run in the fifth inning.

Six Detroit relief pitchers shared the duties on the mound and got the job done. Alex Wilson got the start and pitched three innings. Kyle Ryan collected the win, pitching three innings and giving up one run on three hits.

Detroit will open a four-game series against the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday night.Eye on the D

Record: 28-20

3rd Place in AL Central (1 games behind Kansas City and Minnesota)

4 games ahead of Tampa Bay, LA Angels, Seattle for last playoff spot

Magic # to clinch their 5th straight AL Central Division title: 117

Magic # to clinch their 5th straight playoff berth: 112

Next Game: 05/28/2015 @ Los Angeles Angels 10:05 p.m. @ Angel Stadium of Anaheim

Hitting Stats: Yoenis Cespedes HR (6) 3 RBI (27), Ian Kinsler 2B (12).

Pitching Stats: Kyle Ryan W (1-0) 3 IP 3 H 1 R 1 ER 3 BB 0 K, Joakim Soria SV (15) 1 IP 1 H 0 R 0 ER 1 BB 2 K, Alex Wilson 3 IP 0 H 0 R 0 ER 1 BB 1 K.

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