Detroit sports glance: Simon pitches one-hitter, Tigers defeat Rangers 4-0

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Tigers 4, Rangers 0 – Alfredo Simon pitched a gem, tossing nine scoreless innings to led the Tigers over the Texas Rangers on Thursday night.

LSJ Logo incertSimon allowed just one hit while striking out five batters to lead Detroit to their first three-game winning streak since June 23rd.

Nick Castellanos knocked in two runs for Detroit, while Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez each had an RBI.

The Tigers will look keep their winning streak alive with a victory over the Eye on the DRangers on Friday night.

Record: 59-61

Tied for 2nd Place in AL Central (14 games behind Kansas City)

4 games behind Los Angeles Angels for last playoff spot.

Magic # to clinch their 5th straight AL Central Division title: 57

Magic # to clinch their 5th straight playoff berth: 47

Next Game: 08/21/2015 vs Texas Rangers 7:08 p.m. @ Comerica Park

Hitting Stats: Nick Castellanos 2 RBI (60), Miguel Cabrera RBI (59), Victor Martinez 2B (17) RBI (53), Rajai Davis 2B (14), Ian Kinsler 3B (6).

Pitching Stats: Alfredo Simon W (11-7) 9 IP 1 H 0 R 0 ER 2 BB 5 K.

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