Detroit sports glance: Tigers abruptly end Dombrowski era, then lose to division-leading Royals

By Andrew Johnson
LocalSportsJournal.com

Royals 5, Tigers 1 – The Detroit Tigers capped off an interesting day with a loss at home to the division leading Kansas City Royals.LSJ Logo incert

Before the game, it was announced that General Manager Dave Dombrowski was released from his contract with the Tigers. Assistant general manager Al Avila has been promoted to fill the position.Eye on the D

The Tigers managed only five hits on Tuesday, including a run scoring single from Victor Martinez.

Starter Justin Verlander pitched seven innings, giving up five earned runs on ten hits, while striking out five Royals.

Record: 51-55

3rd place in the Al Central (12.5 games behind Kansas City)

4 games behind Toronto for last playoff spot.

Magic # to clinch their 5th straight AL Central Division Title: 70

Magic # to clinch their 5th straight playoff berth: 61

Next game 8/5/2015 vs Kansas City Royals 7:08 p.m. @ Comerica Park

Hitting Stats: Victor Martinez 1 RBI (37), Nick Castellanos 1 3B (5).

Pitching Stats: Justin Verlander L (1-4) 7 IP 10 H 5 R 5 ER 0 BB 5 K, Blaine Hardy 1 IP 0 H 0 R 0 ER 0 BB 0 K, Al Alburquerque 1 IP 2 H 0 R 0 ER 0 BB 0 K.

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