By Dave Hart

Tigers 9, Rays 4– The Tigers won their three-games series over the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday afternoon despite it coming at a price.

LSJ Logo incertDetroit lost starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann in the sixth with a groin injury while Miguel Cabrera left in the eighth with a knee bruise.

Zimmerman picked up his seventh win of the season for the Tigers, allowing two runs on five hits in 5 2/3 innings.

Cabrera paced Detroit with three hits, including a home run, and two RBIs.

The Tigers jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first, the Rays tied the game 2-2 in the Eye on the Dsecond before Detroit scored one in the second frame and three in the third to take a 6-2 lead.

Detroit’s Victor Martinez added a late two-run homer to seal the win while Cameron Maybin remained hot with three RBIs.

The Rays were led by Logan Morrison and Tim Beckham with two-run homers each while Brandon Guyer chipped in with a double.

The Tigers are now 21-22 on the season, good for fourth place in the American League Central Division behind the Chicago White Sox.

Detroit will look to continue its winning streak on Monday night in a series opener against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Record: 21-22

4th Place in AL Central Division (4.5 games behind Chicago)

3.5 games behind Texas for last playoff spot

Magic # to clinch a playoff spot: 123

Magic # to clinch an AL Central Division title: 124

Next Game: 05/23/2016 vs Philadelphia Phillies 7:10 p.m. @ Comerica Park

Hitting stats: Miguel Cabrera HR (9) 2 RBI (26), Victor Martinez HR (6) 2 RBI (24), Cameron Maybin 3 RBI (5), Andrew Romine 3B (1) RBI (2), J.D. Martinez 2B (8) RBI (23).

Pitching stats: Jordan Zimmermann W (7-2) 5.2 IP 5 H 2 R 2 ER 0 BB 3 K.