Detroit sports glance: Martinez’ eighth inning home run not enough, Tigers fall 5-4 to Pirates in 14 innings

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Pirates 5, Tigers 4 (14 Innings) – J.D. Martinez’ two run home run in the eighth inning was not enough to spark the Tigers, as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Tigers in extra innings on Tuesday night.

LSJ Logo incertIan Kinsler and James McCann each hit an RBI double for the Tigers.

Tom Gorzelanny took the loss, evening up the game-winning run in the 14th inning.

Detroit starting pitcher Justin Verlander pitched a no decision, allowing two earned runs on six hits in six innings.Eye on the D

Detroit will look to even the series on Wednesday night against the Pirates.

Record: 39-37

3rd Place in AL Central (6 games behind Kansas City)

1.5 games behind Minnesota and Tampa Bay for last playoff spot.

Magic # to clinch their 5th straight AL Central Division title: 94

Magic # to clinch their 5th straight playoff berth: 88

Next Game: 07/01/2015 vs Pittsburgh Pirates 7:08 p.m. @ Comerica Park.

Hitting Stats: J.D. Martinez HR (20) 2 RBI (48), Ian Kinsler 2B (16) RBI RBI (31), James McCann 2B (11) RBI (16), Victor Martinez 2B (7), Anthony Gose SB (12)

Pitching Stats: Tom Gorzelanny L (1-2) .2 IP 2 H 1 R 1 ER 0 BB 1 K, Justin Verlander 6 IP 6 H 3 R 2 ER 5 BB 3 K

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