By Dave Hart
Athletics 4, Tigers 2– The Oakland Athletics overcame a two-run deficit to defeat the Tigers on Sunday afternoon.
Oakland was led by Danny Valencia with three hits and two runs scored while Billy Butler hit a pinch hit two-run single.
The Tigers scored their runs on RBI singles by James McCann and Victor Martinez.
Victor Martinez had three of Detroit’s five hits
The Tigers are now 24-25 on the season, good for fourth place in the American League Central Division behind the Kansas City Royals.
Detroit will open a three-game set with the Los Angeles Angels starting on Monday night.
4th Place in AL Central Division (3 games behind Kansas City)
4 games behind Seattle for last Wild Card spot
Magic # to clinch a playoff spot: 117
Magic # to clinch an AL Central Division title: 117
Next Game: 05/30/2016 @ Los Angeles Angels 9:05 p.m. @ Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Hitting stats: Victor Martinez RBI (30), James McCann RBI (9).
Pitching stats: Mike Pelfrey L (0-5) 5.2 IP 6 H 3 R 0 ER 2 BB 3 K.