Detroit sports glance: Tigers win fourth straight, blank Toronto Blue Jays

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Tigers 11, Blue Jays 0 – The Tigers blanked the Toronto Blue Jays in the opening game of a three-game series on Monday night.

LSJ Logo incertDetroit’s starting pitcher Michael Fulmer continued his hot streak, tossing six shutout innings allowing two hits while striking out five batters.

The Tigers scored four runs in the second inning, two in the third, three in the sixth and added two more in the eighth.

Justin Upton and James McCann each paced Detroit with a home run and three RBIs apiece while J.D. Martinez added two RBIs.

The Blue Jays were led by Darwin Barney with two hits while Michael Saunders added a triple.Eye on the D

The Tigers are now 29-28 on the season, good for a third place tie in the American League Central Division behind the first-place Cleveland Indians.

Detroit will look to win its fifth straight game with a victory against the Blue Jays on Tuesday night.

Record: 29-28

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

2.5 games behind Seattle for last Wild Card spot

Magic # to clinch a playoff spot: 109

Magic # to clinch an AL Central Division title: 110

Next Game: 06/07/2016 vs Toronto Blue Jays 7:10 p.m. @ Comerica Park

Hitting stats: James McCann 2B (1) HR (3) 3 RBI (14), Justin Upton HR (4) 3 RBI (17), J.D. Martinez 2B (13) 2 RBI (36), Miguel Cabrera RBI (35), Ian Kinsler RBI (33), Nick Castellanos 3B (2).

Pitching stats: Michael Fulmer W (6-1) 6 IP 2 H 0 R 0 ER 3 BB 5 K.

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