Right behind those warm-weather conferences, though, was the Big Ten, a league that not long ago was an afterthought on selection day.
The Tigers kicked off a seven-game road trip against the AL West with only their eighth loss in 30 games away from Comerica Park.
The Astros trailed 7-3 before scoring four runs in the sixth, including Preston Tucker’s three-run shot as a pinch hitter that tied the game.
The Detroit Tigers have put left-hander Kyle Lobstein on the 15-day disabled list because of a sore left shoulder.
Kinsler’s grounder in the fifth inning ended the last big rally by the Tigers, and Houston scored two runs in the sixth to win 3-2 on Saturday.
J.D. Martinez hit a three-run homer and Alfredo Simon pitched seven strong innings as the Detroit Tigers beat the Houston Astros 6-2 Friday night.
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Carlos Gomez led off the game with a home run and added a tiebreaking single in the seventh inning to lift the Milwaukee Brewers to a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Monday night.
Cabrera hit his 399th career homer and third in two games in the seventh inning off Mitch Harris, tying Andres Galarraga for most by a Venezuelan-born player.
Manager Brad Ausmus’ bullpen-by-committee style is working so far for the Detroit Tigers in 2015.