Detroit sports glance: Five run eighth inning leads to Tiger loss on Memorial Day

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Angels 5, Tigers 1– A five-run eighth inning paced the Los Angeles Angels past the Tigers on Monday night.

LSJ Logo incertThe Tigers are currently on a three-game losing streak and are two games below the .500 mark.

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.

Detroit’s starting pitcher Justin Verlander took the loss, allowing four runs on four hits while striking out seven batters in 7 1/3 innings.Eye on the D

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.

Record: 24-26

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.

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