By Dave Hart
Indians 4, Tigers 0 – The Cleveland Indians shut down the Tigers on Wednesday night.
Cleveland scored its four runs in the fourth inning on an RBI single by Michael Brantley, RBI doubles by Yan Gomes and Mike Napoli and a wild pitch that scored Brantley.
The Tigers were held to five hits led by Nick Castellanos with two while Justin Upton doubled.
Detroit’s starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez took the loss, allowing four runs on four hits while striking out seven batters in seven innings.
The Tigers are now 14-12 on the season, good for second place in the American League Central Division behind the Chicago White Sox.
Detroit will look to avoid another sweep against the Indians with a win on Thursday night.
2nd Place in AL Central Division (4.5 games behind Chicago)
Tied with Texas for the last playoff spot
Magic # to clinch a playoff spot: 136
Magic # to clinch an AL Central Division title: 141
Next Game: 05/05/2016 @ Cleveland Indians 6:10 p.m. @ Progressive Field
Hitting stats: Justin Upton 2B (5).
Pitching stats: Anibal Sanchez L (3-3) 7 IP 4 H 4 R 4 ER 3 BB 7 K.