Detroit sports glance: Castellanos knocks in four runs, Tigers sweep Minnesota

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Tigers 6, Twins 5 – The Tigers completed the three-game sweep against the Minnesota Twins with a come from behind victory on Sunday afternoon.

LSJ Logo incertThe Twins jumped out to a 2-0 lead after the first inning, then led 5-2 after the fifth before Detroit tied the game 5-5 in the top of the sixth.

Nick Castellanos tied the game with a three-run homer in the sixth, the Tigers gained their first lead on an RBI double by Jarrod Saltalamacchia in the eighth.

Detroit closed the game throwing Miguel Sano out at third base trying to stretch a double into a triple.

Mark Lowe picked up his first win as a Tiger, pitching a clean seventh inning.Eye on the D

The Tigers’ closer Francisco Rodriguez saved his seventh game, allowing one hit in the ninth inning.

Detroit’s starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey continued his struggles, allowing five runs on eight hits in four innings.

Castellanos paced the Tigers with a home run and four RBIs while Victor Martinez added two singles, a double and two runs scored.

The Tigers are now 14-10 on the season, good for second place in the American League Central Division behind the Chicago White Sox.

Detroit will continue its road trip on Tuesday night against the Cleveland Indians.

Record: 14-10

2nd Place in AL Central Division (3 games behind Chicago)

1 game ahead of Kansas City and Seattle for the last playoff spot

Magic # to clinch a playoff spot: 138

Magic # to clinch an AL Central Division title: 141

Next Game: 05/03/2016 @ Cleveland Indians 6:10 p.m. @ Progressive Field

Hitting stats: Nick Castellanos HR (4) 4 RBI (18), Jarrod Saltalamacchia 2B (4) RBI (16), Jose Iglesias RBI (2) SB (3), Victor Martinez 2B (10), Anthony Gose 3B (1), Justin Upton SB (1).

Pitching stats: Mark Lowe W (1-0) 1 IP 0 H 0 R 0 ER 0 BB 0 K, Francisco Rodriguez SV (7) 1 IP 1 H 0 R 0 ER 0 BB 1 K, Mike Pelfrey 4 IP 8 H 5 R 5 ER 3 BB 3 K.

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