Tigers Blast Tribe 7-2
The Detroit Tigers broke open a close game with a four run seventh inning to get past the Cleveland Indians 7-2 in the opener of their weekend series at Comerica Park Friday night. Detroit (81-60) now finds themselves tied for first in the American League Central Division and could be in first place pending the outcome of Kansas City's game in Boston. J.D. Martinez led the way for the Tigers with four RBI including a two run homer in the fourth to break a 1-1 tie and then a two run triple in Detroit's big seventh inning. David Price (14-11) pitched seven innings for the win, his third in the Old English D. Cleveland (76-70) took a 1-0 lead in the first on a Ryan Raburn solo home run but the Tribe could only muster one more run. Carlos Carrasco (7-5) pitched innings in the loss. The two teams continue their series Saturday night with Kyle Lobstein (1-0) pitching for Detroit and Danny Salazar (6-7) starts for Cleveland. Pregame coverage begins at 6:40pm on Lansing's Big Talker 1240 WJIM.