Detroit sports glance: Tigers sweep Seattle on walk-off wild pitch

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Tigers 5, Mariners 4 (10 inn) – The Tigers clipped the Seattle Mariners in extra innings on Thursday to complete their first four-game sweep at home since September of 2012.

LSJ Logo incertDetroit, which now is on a four-game winning streak, scored its winning-run on a wild pitch thrown by Seattle’s relief pitcher Steve Cishek.

The Tigers, who led 2-0 and 4-1 before allowing three unanswered runs to be forced to extra innings, were led by James McCann with a home run and two RBIs.

Justin Upton and Steven Moya each chipped in with RBI doubles.

Detroit’s starting pitcher Daniel Norris tossed a no-decision, allowing three runs on six hits while striking out five batters in five innings.Eye on the D

Kyle Ryan picked up his second victory in two days for the Tigers, throwing a scoreless 10th frame.

The Mariners were paced in a losing effort by Nelson Cruz with two homers, while Chris Iannetta and Leonys Martin each added a solo homer.

The Tigers are now 38-35 on the season, good for third place in the American League Central Division behind the first-place Cleveland Indians.

Detroit will open a three-game weekend series starting Friday night against the Indians.

Record: 38-35

3rd Place in AL Central Division (4 games behind first-place Cleveland)

1.5 games behind Toronto for last Wild Card spot

Magic # to clinch a playoff spot: 91

Magic # to clinch an AL Central Division title: 95

Next Game: 06/24/2016 vs. Cleveland Indians 7:10 p.m. @ Comerica Park

Hitting stats: James McCann HR (5) 2 RBI (21), Justin Upton 2B (15) RBI (32) SB (5), Steven Moya 2B (4) RBI (6), Andrew Romine SB (3)

Pitching stats: Kyle Ryan W (3-2) 1 IP 1 H 0 R 0 ER 0 BB 1 K, Daniel Norris 5 IP 6 H 3 R 3 ER 0 BB 5 K.

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