Ian Kinsler hit a home run a drove in four runs on Thursday as the Detroit Tigers beat the Cleveland Indians 7-5. Austin Jackson knocked in two runs for Justin Verlander, who earned the win. Verlander went five and did not allow an earned run. Joe Nathan pitched a perfect ninth inning for the save. Detroit will host the Angels on Friday night to open a three game series.
The Detroit Pistons gave Oklahoma City a battle in their final game of the season, losing 112-111 to the Thunder. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had a career high 30 points for the Pistons, who also got 22 points each from Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond, and 20 points from Kyle Singler. The Pistons finish 29-53 and miss the playoffs for the 5th year in a row.
Yan Gomes hit a two run triple in the 2nd inning and the Cleveland Indians held off the Detroit Tigers 3-2 on Wednesday night. Miguel Cabrera knocked in both Tigers runs, but Detroit left the game tying run standing at third in the bottom of the ninth. Game two of the weather shortened series is Thursday afternoon at Comerica Park.