Detroit sports glance: Tigers bullpen implodes in disastrous ninth inning

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Twins 8, Tigers 6 – Brian Dozier’s three-run home run in the ninth inning completed a seven run rally, as the Minnesota Twins came back from a 6-0 deficit to beat the Tigers on Friday night.

LSJ Logo incertVictor Martinez, Yoesnis Cespedes and J.D. Martinez each homered for the Tigers.

Detroit starting pitcher Justin Verlander pitched a strong game, but took a no decision, allowing one run on five hits in 7 2/3 innings.

Joakim Soria blew his third save opportunity of the season for Detroit.Eye on the D

Detroit will look to bounce back against the Twins on Saturday afternoon.

Record: 44-42

3rd Place in AL Central (7.5 games behind Kansas City)

2.5 game behind Minnesota for last playoff spot.

Magic # to clinch their 5th straight AL Central Division title: 86

Magic # to clinch their 5th straight playoff berth: 79

Next Game: 07/11/2015 @ Minnesota Twins 4:10 p.m. @ Target Field

Hitting Stats: Victor Martinez HR (4) 2 RBI (29), Yoenis Cespedes HR (13) 3 RBI (50), J.D. Martinez HR (25) RBI (59), Nick Castellanos 2B (12), Ian Kinsler 2 2B (20), Anthony Gose SB (14).

Pitching Stats: Joakim Soria L (3-1) 0 IP 2 H 4 R 4 ER 1 BB 0 K, Justin Verlander 7.2 IP 5 H 1 R 1 ER 1 BB 6 K.

 

 

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