By Dave Hart
Tigers 10, Marlins 3– .The Tigers completed a season series sweep over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday afternoon.
The Tigers increased their lead to 8-2 with one run in the bottom of the second, one in the fourth and two tallies in the fifth frame.
Miguel Cabrera paced the Tigers with three hits, including a home run and three RBIs. Jarrod Saltalamacchia added a double, home run and two RBIs while Victor Martinez chipped in with two RBIs.
Detroit’s starting pitcher Daniel Norris picked up his first victory of the season, allowing two runs on eight hits while striking out eight batters in five innings.
The Marlins were led in a losing effort by Adeiny Hechavarria with a triple and RBI, while Chris Johnson and Ichiro Suzuki each had an RBI.
The Tigers are now 40-38 on the season, good for third place in the American League Central Division behind the first-place Cleveland Indians.
Detroit will open an 11 game road trip starting Thursday night against the Tampa Bay Rays.
3rd Place in AL Central Division (7 games behind first-place Cleveland)
2 games behind Toronto for last Wild Card spot
Magic # to clinch a playoff spot: 87
Magic # to clinch an AL Central Division title: 93
Next Game: 06/30/2016 @ Tampa Bay Rays 7:10 p.m. @ Tropicana Field
Hitting stats: Miguel Cabrera HR (18) 3 RBI (51), Jarrod Saltalamacchia 2B (5) HR (8) 2 RBI (22), Steven Moya HR (4) RBI (7), Cameron Maybin 2B (4) RBI (16), Victor Martinez 2 RBI (42), Justin Upton RBI (33), Ian Kinsler 2B (16).
Pitching stats: Daniel Norris W (1-0) 5 IP 8 H 2 R 2 ER 1 BB 8 K.