Detroit sports glance: Kinsler’s two-run home run in the eighth powers Tigers past Mariners

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Tigers 5, Mariners 4 – Ian Kinsler’s two-run home run in the eighth inning led the Tigers over the Seattle Mariners on Monday night.

LSJ Logo incertKinsler homered twice in the game and knocked in two runs for Detroit, while James McCann hit a two-run double.

Detroit starting pitcher Alfredo Simon pitched a no decision, allowing four runs on six hits in 5 2/3 innings.Eye on the D

Al Alburquerque picked up his first victory of the season for the Tigers, pitching a scoreless eighth inning.

The Tigers will look to win their second straight game against the Mariners on Tuesday night.

Record: 46-46

3rd Place in AL Central (10 games behind Kansas City)

4 game behind Houston for last playoff spot.

Magic # to clinch their 5th straight AL Central Division title: 82

Magic # to clinch their 5th straight playoff berth: 74

Next Game: 07/21/2015 vs Seattle Mariners 7:08 p.m. @ Comerica Park

Hitting Stats: Ian Kinsler 2 HR (5) 3 RBI (42), James McCann 2B (12) 2 RBI (23), Jose Iglesias 2B (10).

Pitching Stats: Al Alburquerque W (1-0) 1 IP 1 H 0 R 0 ER 0 BB 2 K, Joakim Soria SV (21) 1 IP 0 H 0 R 0 ER 0 BB 1 K, Alfredo Simon 5.2 IP 6 H 4 R 4 ER 4 BB 3 K.

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