By Dave Hart

Tigers 5, Twins 4 – .The Tigers held on to beat the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night.

LSJ Logo incertThe Twins had the game-tying run on second base with two outs in the ninth inning, before Miguel Sano struck out to end the game.

Victor Martinez led the Tigers with two RBIs, while Nick Castellanos, Anthony Gose and Andrew Romine each knocked in a run.Eye on the D

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.

Record: 66-78

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.