Detroit sports glance: Tigers drop fifth straight game, fall into last place

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Angels 8, Tigers 7 – The Tigers failed to overcome their second four-run deficit of the evening, as the Los Angeles Angels defeated Detroit on Tuesday night.

LSJ Logo incertJames McCann hit his sixth home run of the season, while Miguel Cabrera knocked in three runs.

Detroit starting pitcher Alfredo Simon took the loss, allowing eight runs on nine hits in 4 1/3 innings.

The Tigers, who now are tied for last place in the Central Eye on the DDivision, will face the Angels again on Wednesday night.

Record: 59-66

Tied for 4th Place in AL Central (18 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: 44

Next Game: 08/26/2015 vs Los Angeles 7:08 p.m. @ Comerica Park

Hitting Stats: James McCann HR (6) 2 RBI (28), Miguel Cabrera 2B (25) 3 RBI (63), J.D. Martinez 2B (23) RBI (85), Nick Castellanos 2B (18) RBI (62), Anthony Gose 2B (18)

Pitching Stats: Alfredo Simon L (11-8) 4.1 IP 9 H 8 R 8 ER 4 BB 2 K.

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