By Dave Hart
Tigers 7, A’s 3 – The Tigers snapped their four-game losing streak, defeating the Oakland Athletics on Monday night.
Victor Martinez added a solo home run for the Tigers, while Justin Upton chipped in with an RBI sacrifice fly and Mike Aviles picked up his first RBI as a Tiger.
The Tigers’ starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann picked up his fourth win of the season, allowing one earned run on seven hits in 6 2/3 innings.
Detroit will look for its second victory in a row with a win over the A’s on Tuesday night.
4th Place in AL Central Division (3.5 games behind Chicago)
1 game behind Cleveland for last playoff spot
Magic # to clinch a playoff spot: 147
Magic # to clinch an AL Central Division title: 148
Next Game: 04/26/2016 vs Oakland A’s 7:10 p.m. @ Comerica Park
Hitting stats: Miguel Cabrera 2B (4) 2 HR (3) 4 RBI (10), Victor Martinez HR (3) RBI (11), Mike Aviles RBI (1), Justin Upton RBI (4), Nick Castellanos SB (1).
Pitching stats: Jordan Zimmermann W (4-0) 6.2 IP 7 H 3 R 1 ER 1 BB 1 K