By Dave Hart
Tigers 5, Angels 0 – Justin Verlander was three outs away from pitching his third career no-hitter, but gave up a leadoff double in the ninth inning. Yet the Tigers managed to beat the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday night to snap their five-game losing streak.
The Tigers will look to win the series against the Angels with a victory on Thursday afternoon.
Tied for 3rd Place in AL Central (17.5 games behind Kansas City)
5 games behind Texas for last playoff spot.
Magic # to clinch their 5th straight AL Central Division title: 55
Magic # to clinch their 5th straight playoff berth: 43
Next Game: 08/27/2015 vs Los Angeles 1:08 p.m. @ Comerica Park
Hitting Stats: J.D. Martinez 2B (24) HR (34) 2 RBI (87), Miguel Cabrera HR (17) 2 RBI (65), Nick Castellanos HR (15) RBI (63), Ian Kinsler 3B (7), Rajai Davis SB (18).
Pitching Stats: Justin Verlander W (2-6) 9 IP 1 H 0 R 0 ER 2 BB 9 K.