Cubs Drop Detroit

The Cubs completed their two-game series sweep over the Tigers with a 5-2 win yesterday in Chicago.  

Nicholas Castellanos hit a solo home run in the first inning and John Hicks added a solo shot in the third for all of Detroit's offense.  

Francisco Liriano was charged with the loss after giving up five runs on three hits, including two home runs,while walking five and striking out five in six innings.

The Tigers are 38-50 on the season and in second place in the AL Central, 11.5 games behind the division leading Cleveland Indians.

The Tigers open a four game weekend series against the Texas Rangers tonight, in their last homestand before the All-Star Break.

Matthew Boyd gets the start for Detroit tonight against Yovani Gallardo who goes to the mound for Texas.