By Dave Hart
Angels 5, Tigers 1– A five-run eighth inning paced the Los Angeles Angels past the Tigers on Monday night.
The Angels were led by C.J. Cron with two hits and one RBI while Cliff Pennington chipped in with a hit, RBI and a run scored.
Los Angeles’ starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin tossed a complete game, allowing one run on four hits while striking out 10 batters.
The Tigers lone run was knocked in on sacrifice fly by Victor Martinez while J.D Martinez doubled and scored a run.
The Tigers are now 24-26 on the season, good for fourth place in the American League Central Division behind the Kansas City Royals.
Detroit will look to snap its losing streak with a win on Tuesday night.
4th Place in AL Central Division (4 games behind Kansas City)
4.5 games behind Baltimore for last Wild Card spot
Magic # to clinch a playoff spot: 117
Magic # to clinch an AL Central Division title: 117
Next Game: 05/31/2016 @ Los Angeles Angels 10:05 p.m. @ Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Hitting stats: Victor Martinez RBI (31), J.D. Martinez 2B (10).
Pitching stats: Justin Verlander L (4-5) 7.1 IP 4 H 4 R 4 ER 0 BB 7 K.