Detroit sports glance: Tigers blow big lead against the Reds, sink to a new low

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Reds 12, Tigers 5 – The Tigers blew a 5-0 lead, giving up 12 unanswered runs in Monday night’s loss to the Cincinnati Reds in a makeup game.

LSJ Logo incertJ.D. Martinez and Nick Castellanos each homered for Detroit, while Miguel Cabrera hit an RBI double.

Detroit starting pitcher Buck Farmer took a no decision, allowing three runs on three hits in 5 1/3 innings.

Al Alburquerque tossed his first loss of the season, giving up three runs on two hits without recording an out.Eye on the D

The Tigers will head back home for a three-game series with the Los Angeles Angels starting on Tuesday night.

Record: 59-65

3rd Place in AL Central (17 games behind Kansas City)

5.5 games behind Texas for last playoff spot.

Magic # to clinch their 5th straight AL Central Division title: 56

Magic # to clinch their 5th straight playoff berth: 45

Next Game: 08/25/2015 vs Los Angeles 7:08 p.m. @ Comerica Park

Hitting Stats: J.D. Martinez 2B (22) HR (33) 3 RBI (84), Nick Castellanos HR (14) RBI (61), Miguel Cabrera 2B (24) RBI (60), Andrew Romine 2B (4).

Pitching Stats: Al Alburquerque L (3-1) 0 IP 2 H 3 R 3 ER 1 BB 0 K, Buck Farmer 5.1 IP 3 H 3 R 3 ER 3 BB 3 K.

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