By Dave Hart

Tigers 7, Orioles 3 – The Tigers’ bats heated up, as Detroit defeated the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night.

Victor Martinez, J.D. Martinez and Jose Iglesias each homered for the Tigers, while Anthony Gose hit two doubles.

Detroit starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez pitched the victory, allowing two runs on eight hits in six innings.

Detroit will look for its second straight win on Saturday night against the Orioles.

Record: 45-44

3rd Place in AL Central (8.5 games behind Kansas City)

3 game behind Houston for last playoff spot.

Magic # to clinch their 5th straight AL Central Division title: 83

Magic # to clinch their 5th straight playoff berth: 76

Next Game: 07/18/2015 vs Baltimore Orioles 7:08 p.m. @ Comerica Park

Hitting Stats: Victor Martinez HR (6) 2 RBI (32), Jose Iglesias HR (2) 3 RBI (18) SB (10), J.D. Martinez HR (26) RBI (60), Anthony Gose 2 2B (6) RBI (14).

Pitching Stats: Anibal Sanchez W (9-7) 6 IP 8 H 2 R 2 ER 2 BB 3 K.