Detroit sports glance: Tigers fail to get the bats going, fall to Oakland

By Dave Hart

A’s 5, Tigers 1 – Rich Hill pitched the Oakland Athletics to victory over the Tigers on Tuesday night.

LSJ Logo incertHill pitched seven scoreless innings for the A’s, allowing four hits while striking out eight batters.

Oakland was led offensively by Josh Reddick with three hits while Marcus Semien added a two-run home run.

The Tigers scored their lone run in the ninth inning on an RBI double by Victor Martinez.

Detroit’s starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey took the loss, allowing five runs on nine hits in 6 2/3 innings.Eye on the D

The Tigers will look to take the lead in the series with a victory over the Athletics on Wednesday night.

Record: 9-10

4th Place in AL Central Division (5 games behind Chicago)

1.5 game behind Boston for last playoff spot

Magic # to clinch a playoff spot: 146

Magic # to clinch an AL Central Division title: 148

Next Game: 04/27/2016 vs Oakland A’s 7:10 p.m. @ Comerica Park

Hitting stats: Victor Martinez 2B (6) RBI (12).

Pitching stats: Mike Pelfrey L (0-4) 6.2 IP 9 H 5 R 5 ER 0 BB 1 K.

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