Detroit sports glance: Tigers drop series opener 5-2 against Rays

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Rays 5, Tigers 2 – The Tigers lost their second game in a row, losing to the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night.

LSJ Logo incertYoenis Cespedes accounted for Detroit’s runs, with a home run and an RBI single.

Detroit starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez pitched the loss, allowing three runs on eight hits in 5 1/3 innings.

The Tigers will look to even the series with the Rays on Tuesday night.Eye on the D

Record: 48-51

3rd Place in AL Central (12.5 games behind Kansas City)

4.5 games behind Minnesota for last playoff spot.

Magic # to clinch their 5th straight AL Central Division title: 77

Magic # to clinch their 5th straight playoff berth: 69

Next Game: 07/28/2015 @ Tampa Bay Rays 7:10 p.m. @ Tropicana Field

Hitting Stats: Yoenis Cespedes HR (16) 2 RBI (57).

Pitching Stats: Anibal Sanchez L (10-8) 5.1 IP 8 H 3 R 3 ER 2 BB 6 K.

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