Jordan Zimmermann, Tigers beat light-hitting Cubs 2-1

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DETROIT — Jordan Zimmermann pitched six effective innings, Victor Martinez had three hits and the Detroit Tigers beat the slumping Chicago Cubs 2-1 on Tuesday night.

Zimmermann (6-5) allowed seven hits, struck out five and walked one, continuing Chicago’s misery. Drew VerHagen, Joe Jimenez and Shane Greene combined for three innings of one-hit relief, closing out Detroit’s second win in seven games.

The NL Central-leading Cubs were held to one run via homer for the fifth straight game, dropping the last three in the offensive slide.

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