By Dave Hart

Tigers 10, Cubs 8 – The Tigers defeated the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night after waiting out a two hour and 17 minute rain delay.

LSJ Logo incertIan Kinsler led the charge for a Detroit going 5-for-5 with double, home run and two RBIs.

Detroit starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez started but left the game due the long delay. He allowed two runs on three hits in 2 1/3 innings.

Al Alburquerque picked up his third victory of the season, after recording the Eye on the Dfinal out in the seventh inning.

The Tigers will look to sweep the Cubs with a victory on Wednesday night.

Record: 57-61

3rd Place in AL Central (15 games behind Kansas City)

4.5 games behind Los Angeles Angels for last playoff spot.

Magic # to clinch their 5th straight AL Central Division title: 60

Magic # to clinch their 5th straight playoff berth: 49

Next Game: 08/19/2015 @ Chicago 8:05 p.m. @ Wrigley Field

Hitting Stats: Ian Kinsler 2B (30) HR (7) 2 RBI (55), J.D. Martinez HR (31) 3 RBI (79), Anthony Gose 2B (17) HR (3) 2 RBI (20) SB (19), Nick Castellanos 2 RBI (53), Tyler Collins RBI (11), Miguel Cabrera 2B (18), Jose Iglesias 2B (17).

Pitching Stats: Al Alburquerque W (3-0) .1 IP 0 H 0 R 0 ER 1 BB 0 K, Anibal Sanchez 2.1 IP 3 H 2 R 2 ER 1 BB 2 K.