By Dave Hart
Tigers 5, Twins 4 – .The Tigers held on to beat the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night.
Detroit starting pitcher Alfredo Simon picked up his team leading 13th win of the season, allowing three runs on eight hits in 6 1/3 innings.
The Tigers will look to win the three-game series against the Twins with a victory on Wednesday night.
5th Place in AL Central (19 games behind Kansas City)
10.5 games behind Texas for last playoff spot.
Misery # (to elimination from playoff contention): 8
Magic # to clinch their 5th straight playoff berth: 29
Next Game: 09/16/2015 at Minnesota Twins 8:10 p.m. @ Target Field
Hitting Stats: Victor Martinez 2 RBI (55), Nick Castellanos RBI (69), Anthony Gose RBI (26), Andrew Romine RBI (15), James McCann 2B (17), J.D. Martinez 2B (28), Tyler Collins SB (2).
Pitching Stats: Alfredo Simon W (13-9) 6.1 IP 8 H 3 R 3 ER 1 BB 4 K, Bruce Rondon SV (5) 1 IP 1 H 1 R 1 ER 1 BB 1 K.