Detroit sports glance: Tigers end skid, beat Red Sox 5-1

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Tigers 5, Red Sox 1 – The Tigers snapped their two-game losing streak, beating the Boston Red Sox on Saturday afternoon.

LSJ Logo incertNick Castellanos hit a double and home run for the Tigers, while Yoenis Cespedes put Detroit on the board in the first inning with a home run.

Detroit starting pitcher Alfredo Simon picked up the win, allowing one run on five hits in six innings.

The Tigers will look to take the three-game series with a victory over the Red Sox on Sunday night.Eye on the D

Record: 48-49

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

4.5 games behind Minnesota for last playoff spot.

Magic # to clinch their 5th straight AL Central Division title: 80

Magic # to clinch their 5th straight playoff berth: 73

Next Game: 07/26/2015 @ Boston Red Sox 8:08 p.m. @ Fenway Park

Hitting Stats: Nick Castellanos 2B (14) HR (9) 3 RBI (46), Yoenis Cespedes HR (15) RBI (55), James McCann RBI (24), Jose Iglesias 2B (14)

Pitching Stats: Alfredo Simon W (9-6) 6 IP 5 H 1 R 1 ER 2 BB 4 K.

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