By Dave Hart
Tigers 6, Royals 5 (11 innings) – Ian Kinsler’s game-winning home run in the 11th inning gave the Tigers their second straight walk-off win and third consecutive extra innings victory, as they defeated the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night.
Tigers’ relief pitcher Tom Gorzelanny picked up the victory, pitching two scoreless innings allowing one hit while striking out two.
The Tigers will look to get a three-game sweep of the Royals with a victory on Sunday afternoon.
5th Place in AL Central (16.5 games behind Kansas City)
8 games behind Houston for last playoff spot.
Misery # (to elimination from playoff contention): 7
Magic # to clinch their 5th straight playoff berth: 23
Next Game: 09/20/2015 vs Kansas City Royals 1:08 p.m. @ Comerica Park
Hitting Stats: Ian Kinsler HR (11) RBI (70) SB (10), Victor Martinez 2B (19) HR (10) 3 RBI (59), Miguel Cabrera 2 RBI (72), J.D. Martinez 2B (29), Alex Avila 2B (4), Anthony Gose SB (21).
Pitching Stats: Tom Gorzelanny W (2-2) 2 IP 1 H 0 R 0 ER 0 BB 2 K, Matt Boyd 6 IP 3 H 2 R 2 ER 1 BB 6 K.