Detroit sports glance: Tigers fall to Mets despite strong outing by Sanchez

By Dave Hart

Mets 3, Tigers 1 – Neil Walker’s two-run homer in the ninth inning led the New York Mets over the Tigers on Sunday afternoon.

LSJ Logo incertThe Tigers closed out their nine-game home stand with a 7-2 record and will head out west for the final time this season for a six-game trip.

Detroit’s starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez tossed a strong game despite getting a no-decision. He allowed one run on four hits while striking out 10 batters in eight innings.

Ian Kinsler knocked in the Tigers lone run while J.D. Martinez chipped in with a double.

The Tigers are now 61-50 on the season, good for second place in the American League Eye on the DCentral Division behind the first-place Cleveland Indians. They are tied with the Boston Red Sox for the final playoff spot.

Detroit will open a three-game series on the road against the Seattle Mariners starting on Monday night.

Record: 61-50

Tied for 2nd Place in AL Central Division (2 games behind first-place Cleveland)

Tied with Boston for the last playoff spot

Magic # to clinch a playoff spot: 53

Magic # to clinch an AL Central Division title: 55

Next Game: 08/08/2016 @ Seattle Mariners 10:10 p.m. @ Safeco Field

Hitting stats: Ian Kinsler RBI (62), J.D. Martinez 2B (22).

Pitching stats: Francisco Rodriguez L (1-2) .1 IP 1 H 2 R 2 ER 0 BB 0 K, Anibal Sanchez 8 IP 4 H 1 R 1 ER 0 BB 10 K.

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