By Dave Hart

Indians 7, Tigers 5 – Cleveland Indians’ outfielder Michael Brantley hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning to lead the Indians over the Tigers on Thursday night.

LSJ Logo incertNick Castellanos doubled and knocked in a run for Detroit, while Ian Kinsler, Andrew Romine and Anthony Gose each had an RBI.

Detroit starting pitcher Alfredo Simon took a no decision, allowing five runs on nine hits in 6 2/3 innings.

Blaine Hardy took the loss for the Tigers after giving upEye on the D Brantley’s two-run home run in the eighth inning.

The Tigers will look to even the series and snap their two-game losing skid with a victory over the Indians on Friday night.

Record: 64-76

5th Place in AL Central (19.5 games behind Kansas City)

9.5 games behind Texas for last playoff spot.

Magic # to clinch their 5th straight AL Central Division title: 43

Magic # to clinch their 5th straight playoff berth: 33

Next Game: 09/11/2015 at Cleveland Indians 7:10 p.m. @ Progressive Field

Hitting Stats: Nick Castellanos 2B (24) RBI (67), Ian Kinsler RBI (67), Andrew Romine RBI (12), Anthony Gose RBI (25).

Pitching Stats: Blaine Hardy L (4-3) .2 IP 1 H 2 R 2 ER 1 BB 0 K, Alfredo Simon 6.2 IP 9 H 5 R 5 ER 3 BB 5 K.