Detroit sports glance: Tigers build a huge lead, then blow it and lose by a run to Baltimore

By Andrew Johnson
LocalSportsJournal.com

Orioles 8, Tigers 7 –
The Tigers were unable to hold on to an early 6-0 lead against the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night.LSJ Logo incert

J.D Martinez and Jefry Marte both led the offense with RBIs and a home run each.

Detroit starting pitcher Buck Farmer gave up four runs, including three earned, on six hits and one walk, while striking out one batter.Eye on the D

The Tigers will continue their series against the Orioles in Baltimore Saturday, with Anibal Sanchez taking the mound.

Record: 50-53

Tied 3rd place in AL Central (11.5 games behind Kansas City)

3.5 games behind Minnesota for the last playoff spot.

Magic # to clinch their 5th straight AL Central Division Title: 72

Magic # to clinch their 5th straight playoff berth: 63

Next Game: 8/1/2015 @ Baltimore Orioles 7:05 p.m. @ Camden Yards

Hitting Stats: J.D. Martinez 1 HR (28) 2 RBI (68), James McCann 1 HR (5) 1 RBI (25), Jefry Marte 1 HR (2) 1 2B (2) 2 RBI (6), Ian Kinsler 1 2B (25) 1 RBI (46), Rajai Davis 1 2B (11), Anthony Gose 1 2B (16), Victor Martinez 1 RBI (36).

Pitching Stats: Buck Farmer 4.1 IP 6 H 4 R 3 ER 1 BB 1 K, Jose Valdez L 0 IP 3 H 2 R 2 ER 1 BB, Neftali Feliz 2 IP 0 H 0 R 0 ER 0 BB 2 K.

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