Detroit sports glance: Tigers bats come alive; four Tigers in All-Star game; Pistons sign Jackson

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Tigers 12, Mariners 5 – The Tigers scored nine combined runs in the sixth and seventh innings to beat the Seattle Mariners late Monday night.

LSJ Logo incertJ.D Martinez, Victor Martinez, Nick Castellanos and Yoenis Cespedes each hit home runs for Detroit, which compiled 19 hits.

Detroit starting pitcher Alfredo Simon picked up his eighth victory of the season, allowing five runs on eight hits in 5 2/3 innings.

Detroit will look to win a second straight game against the Mariners on Tuesday night.Eye on the D

Record: 42-40

3rd Place in AL Central (5.5 games behind Kansas City)

1.5 game behind Minnesota for last playoff spot.

Magic # to clinch their 5th straight AL Central Division title: 88

Magic # to clinch their 5th straight playoff berth: 82

Next Game: 07/07/2015 @ Seattle Mariners 10:10 p.m. @ Safeco Field

Hitting Stats: Nick Castellanos HR (5) 4 RBI (34), J.D. Martinez HR (24) 2 RBI (58), Victor Martinez HR (3) RBI (27), Yoenis Cespedes HR (11) RBI (45), Andrew Romine 2 RBI (8), Jose Iglesias 2 RBI (14), Anthony Gose 3B (4).

Pitching Stats: Alfredo Simon W (8-5) 5.2 IP 8 H 5 R 5 ER 3 BB 4 K.

Three Tigers selected to All-Star game, one in final vote

The Detroit Tigers will at least have three players in the All-Star game, with the potential of having a fourth.

Starting pitcher David Price, shortstop Jose Iglesias and right fielder J.D Martinez will represent the Tigers at the All-Star Game in Cincinnati on Tuesday July 14th.

Left fielder Yoenis Cespedes is on the ballot for the last roster spot, which is awarded by a vote of fans.

Miguel Cabrera was elected to start at first base for the American League, but will not play due to his injury.

Pistons sign point guard to five-year contract

The Detroit Pistons have re-signed point guard Reggie Jackson to a five-year deal worth $80 million.

Jackson averaged 17.6 points, 9.2 assists, and 4.7 rebounds per game for Detroit in 27 games last season.

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