Detroit sports glance: Angels spoil Tigers comeback effort with walk-off home run

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Angels 11, Tigers 9– C.J. Cron’s walk-off homer in the ninth inning led the Los Angles Angels over the Tigers on Tuesday night.

LSJ Logo incertThe Tigers, who were down 9-2 after the fourth inning, score seven unanswered runs to tie the game 9-9 in the eighth inning.

The Angels were led by Cron with two home runs and five RBIs while Mike Trout chipped in with a homer and three RBIs.

Former Tiger Jefrey Marte added a double, home run and two RBIs for Los Angeles.

The Tigers were paced in a losing effort by Ian Kinsler with his first grandslam home run of his carrer.

J.D. Martinez, Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez and Justin Upton each had home runs for Detroit.Eye on the D

Detroit’s starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez was rocked, allowing six runs on eight hits in three innings.

The Tigers are now 24-27 on the season, good for fourth place in the American League Central Division behind the Kansas City Royals.

Detroit will look to avoid being swept by the Angels with a win on Wednesday night.

Record: 24-27

4th Place in AL Central Division (5 games behind Kansas City)

4.5 games behind Baltimore for last Wild Card spot

Magic # to clinch a playoff spot: 117

Magic # to clinch an AL Central Division title: 117

Next Game: 06/01/2016 @ Los Angeles Angels 7:05 p.m. @ Angel Stadium of Anaheim

Hitting stats: Ian Kinsler HR (11) 4 RBI (28), J.D. Martinez HR (11) 2 RBI (28), Miguel Cabrera HR (12) RBI (32), Victor Martinez HR (8) RBI (32), Justin Upton HR (3) RBI (11), Nick Castellanos 2B (13).

Pitching stats: Mark Lowe L (1-3) 0 IP 1 H 2 R 2 ER 1 BB 0 K, Anibal Sanchez 3 IP 8 H 6 R 6 ER 2 BB 0 K.

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