Detroit sports glance: Tigers beat Royals 6-4 to split four-game series, reclaim first place

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Tigers 6, Royals 4 – Anibal Sanchez led the Tigers to victory on Sunday afternoon, retiring the first 15 batters before picking his second win of the season.

lsj-fb-logoSanchez pitched seven and a third innings, allowing three runs on four hits while striking out three.

Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run home run, the 396th of his career, while Alex Avila knocked in three runs.DH's IOTD

Detroit will get a day off tomorrow before closing out its road trip with a three-game series with the White Sox.

Record: 17-9

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

Magic # to clinch their 5th straight AL Central Division title: 137

Magic # to clinch their 5th straight playoff berth: 134

Next Game: 05/05/2015 @ Chicago White Sox 8:10 p.m. @ US Cellular Field

Hitting Stats: Miguel Cabrera HR (6) 2 RBI (19), Alex Avila 3 RBI (7), Yoenis Cespedes 2B (10), Nick Castellanos 2B (5)

Pitching Stats: Anibal Sanchez W (2-3) 7.1 IP 4 H 3 R 3 ER 1 BB 4 K, Joakim Soria SV (10) 1 IP 0 H 0 R 0 ER 0 BB 0 K

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