Detroit sports glance: Tigers fall to Texas Rangers in series opener

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Rangers 5, Tigers 1 – The Tigers offense continued their struggles in Friday night’s loss to the Texas Rangers.

LSJ Logo incertThe Rangers were led by Rougned Odor with a double, home run and three RBIs while Elvis Andrus doubled and knocked in a run.

Detroit, which is currently in a four-game slump, was held to a pair of hits.

Ian Kinsler paced the Tigers with a single and double.

Detroit’s starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann suffered his first loss of the season, allowing three runs on seven hits in eight innings.Eye on the D

The Tigers are now 14-14 on the season, good for third place in the American League Central Division behind the Chicago White Sox.

Detroit will look to snapped its losing skid with a win over the Rangers on Saturday afternoon.

Record: 14-14

3rd Place in AL Central Division (4.5 games behind Chicago)

1 game behind Kansas City and Texas for last playoff spot

Magic # to clinch a playoff spot: 137

Magic # to clinch an AL Central Division title: 139

Next Game: 05/07/2016 vs Texas Rangers 1:10 p.m. @ Comerica Park

Hitting stats: Ian Kinsler 2B (5) SB (3).

Pitching stats: Jordan Zimmermann L (5-1) 8 IP 7 H 3 R 3 ER 1 BB 2 K.

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