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American League Game Summary - Houston at Detroit



(Wednesday, May 7th)

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 Porter said.

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 Gonzalez's single.

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.

Game Notes

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 seventh.

05/08 00:36:11 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
1st Intermission
WAS 2
CAR 0
 
Final
TAM 8
BOS 11
Final
STL 2
MIA 3
Final
WAS 0
NYM 2
Final
MIN 3
NYY 1
Final
DET 3
PIT 7
Final
BAL 3
TAM 4
Final
TOR 10
PHI 6
Final
TEX 10
CHC 15
 
Final
LOS 1
CWS 2
Final
MIL 4
CIN 10
Final
SFG 4
COL 3
Final
CLE 8
SEA 6
Final
ANA 10
OAK 13
 
Final
ARI 8
TEX 7
 
5th
ATL 1
HOU 3
 
10:05pm Tonight
SDP
KAN
 
1st
DET 27
ATL 16
 
1st
BRK 13
IND 10
 
8:00pm Tonight
MIA
SAN
10:30pm Tonight
LAC
GSW
Half
TEMPL 30
MIAMI 25
 
Half
EVAN 46
TENNM 34
 
9:00pm Tonight
NARZ
YALE
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ODU
STAN
1st Intermission
WAS 2
CAR 0
 
1st Intermission
BOS 1
FLA 0
 
1st Intermission
CLB 0
NJD 1
 
1st
DET 0
OTT 0
 
1st
TOR 1
TAM 0
 
8:00pm Tonight
WIN
NYR
8:00pm Tonight
NAS
VAN