By Dave Hart
Tigers 5, Nationals 4 – The Tigers snapped their seven-game losing streak with a victory over the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night.
Detroit’s starting pitcher Michael Fulmer picked up the victory, allowing three runs on seven hits while striking out six batters in five innings.
Ryan Zimmerman paced the Nationals in losing effort with two home runs and three RBIs while Danny Espinosa knocked in a run.
Detroit will look to win the three-game series over the Nationals with a victory on Wednesday night.
Tied for 3rd Place in AL Central Division (7.5 games behind Chicago)
2.5 games behind Texas for last playoff spot
Magic # to clinch a playoff spot: 134
Magic # to clinch an AL Central Division title: 138
Next Game: 05/11/2016 @ Washington Nationals 7:05 p.m. @ Nationals Park
Hitting stats: Nick Castellanos HR (7) 2 RBI (28), James McCann RBI (3), Andrew Romine RBI (1), Miguel Cabrera RBI (14), Ian Kinsler 2B (6).
Pitching stats: Michael Fulmer W (2-1) 5 IP 7 H 3 R 3 ER 3 BB 6 K, Francisco Rodriguez SV (8) 1 IP 1 H 0 R 0 ER 1 BB 1 K.