Detroit sports glance: Kinsler’s walk off home run leads Tigers past division leading Royals

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Tigers 8, Royals 6 – Ian Kinsler’s two-run walk off home run in the ninth inning led the Tigers over the Kansas City Royals on Thursday afternoon.

LSJ Logo incertThe Tigers are now on a two-game winning streak and have taken two-of-three games from the division leading Royals.

Victor Martinez had his first multi-homerEye on the D game as a Tiger, hitting two and knocking in five runs.

Detroit starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez took a no decision, allowing four runs on five hits while striking out six batters in six innings.

Alex Wilson picked up the victory, pitching a scoreless ninth inning with the game tied at 6-6.

The Tigers will host the Boston Red Sox over the weekend starting on Friday night.

Record: 53-55

3rd Place in AL Central (10.5 games behind Kansas City)

3.5 games behind Toronto for last playoff spot.

Magic # to clinch their 5th straight AL Central Division title: 66

Magic # to clinch their 5th straight playoff berth: 58

Next Game: 08/07/2015 vs Boston Red Sox 7:08 p.m. @ Comerica Park

Hitting Stats: Victor Martinez 2 HR (8) 5 RBI (43), Ian Kinsler HR (6) 3 RBI (50), Alex Avila 2B (3), Rajai Davis SB (16).

Pitching Stats: Alex Wilson W (2-3) 1 IP 1 H 0 R 0 ER 2 BB 0 K, Anibal Sanchez 6 IP 5 H 4 R 4 ER 4 BB 6 K.

 

 

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