By Dave Hart
Tigers 4, Athletics 1– Tigers’ rookie pitcher Michael Fulmer paced Detroit to a win over the Oakland A’s on Friday night.
The Tigers were led offensively by Ian Kinsler with three hits, including a double and triple, while Nick Castellanos added a solo home run.
J.D Martinez chipped in with an RBI triple for the Tigers while Cameron Maybin had a double and an RBI.
The Tigers are now 24-23 on the season, good for fourth place in the American League Central Division behind the Chicago White Sox.
Detroit will look to win the three-game series against the A’s with a victory on Saturday afternoon.
4th Place in AL Central Division (2 games behind Chicago)
2.5 games behind Texas for last playoff spot
Magic # to clinch a playoff spot: 118
Magic # to clinch an AL Central Division title: 118
Next Game: 05/28/2016 @ Oakland Athletics 4:05 p.m. @ Oakland Coliseum
Hitting stats: Nick Castellanos HR (10) RBI (32), J.D. Martinez 3B (2) RBI (26), Cameron Maybin 2B (1) RBI (7), James McCann RBI (8), Ian Kinsler 2B (10) 3B (1), Jose Iglesias 2B (4).
Pitching stats: Michael Fulmer W (4-1) 7.2 IP 3 H 0 R 0 ER 1 BB 3 K.