Final Score: Detroit 3, Houston 2
Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Victor Martinez's solo homer in the sixth
inning proved to be the difference in the Detroit Tigers' 3-2 victory over the
Houston Astros on Wednesday.
Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer for the Tigers, who have won the first
three games of this four-game series.
Rick Porcello (5-1) allowed two runs on seven hits with five strikeouts over 6
2/3 innings for Detroit, which has won eight in a row.
"It was a good win for us tonight," Porcello said. "We battled hard the whole
game and came out with a good win."
Marwin Gonzalez and Dexter Fowler each had an RBI for the Astros, who have
dropped five straight. Brad Peacock (0-3) gave up three runs on four hits with
four walks over 6 2/3 innings.
"I felt like Peacock did a good job against that lineup," Astros manager Bo
The Tigers jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning. Ian Kinsler led off
with a walk and scored on Cabrera's blast to right, which deflected off George
Springer's glove before going over the wall.
Houston got one run back in the third when Gonzalez doubled and eventually
scored on Fowler's groundout.
Martinez homered to right in the sixth to make it 3-1 Detroit, but the Astros
answered with a run in the seventh. Marc Krauss hit a two-out double to right-
center field, moved to third on Matt Dominguez's single and raced home on
Joba Chamberlain retired Jose Altuve to prevent further damage, then struck
out the side in the eighth.
The Tigers sent Joe Nathan to the mound in the ninth. Krauss worked a two-out
walk. Pinch-runner Jonathan Villar stole second and third, but Dominguez went
down swinging to end the game.
The start of the game was delayed by nine minutes due to rain ... Tigers
outfielder Torii Hunter had a 13-game hitting streak snapped ... Houston
recalled pitcher Josh Zeid from Triple-A Oklahoma City and optioned pitcher
Josh Fields to Oklahoma City. Zeid recorded the final out in the bottom of the
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