Detroit sports glance: Tigers lose to Nationals on walk-off homer

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Nationals 5, Tigers 4 – Clint Robinson’s walk-off homer paced the Washington Nationals over the Tigers on Monday night.

LSJ Logo incertThe Tigers, who are in a seven-game losing streak, led 2-0 lead in the first inning and 4-1 after the fifth before Washington scored the final four runs in the contest.

The Nationals were led by Daniel Murphy with a home run and three RBIs while Ben Revere chipped in with an RBI.

Nick Castellanos and J.D. Martinez paced Detroit with two-run homers each while Anthony Gose doubled.Eye on the D

Detroit’s starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez took a no-decision, allowing four runs on six hits in six innings.

The Tigers are now 14-17 on the season, good for fourth place in the American League Central Division behind the Chicago White Sox.

Detroit will look to get back to its winning ways Tuesday night against the Nationals.

Record: 14-17

4th Place in AL Central Division (7.5 games behind Chicago)

3.5 games behind Texas for last playoff spot

Magic # to clinch a playoff spot: 135

Magic # to clinch an AL Central Division title: 139

Next Game: 05/10/2016 @ Washington Nationals 7:05 p.m. @ Nationals Park

Hitting stats: Nick Castellanos HR (6) 2 RBI (26), J.D. Martinez HR (4) 2 RBI (14), Anthony Gose 2B (2).

Pitching stats: Mark Lowe L (1-2) .1 IP 1 H 1 R 1 ER 0 BB 1 K, Anibal Sanchez 6 IP 6 H 4 R 4 ER 3 BB 2 K.

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