By Dave Hart
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.
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.
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.