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Over this past weekend the Tigers took on the Houston Astros and lost two of three.
When Justin Verlander arrives with the Tigers in your city it’s starting to look like his better half will be there as well.
The Astros jumped on Drew Smyly (4-7) early, plating three in the first.
Detroit trailed by one before Kinsler sent an 81-mph slider from Jerome Williams to left-center for a 4-2 lead.
The Houston Astros had the No. 1 pick again, and this time, they took a pitcher polished beyond his years.
Martinez has three homers in the last four games. He does not put too much stock in the sudden power surge.
Dallas Keuchel outpitched college roommate Drew Smyly, and the Houston Astros edged Detroit 6-2 on Thursday to snap the Tigers’ eight-game winning streak.
Porcello allowed a run in the third but the Detroit infield turned double plays in the fifth and sixth to help the 25-year-old right-hander.
Robbie Ray gave up one run in his debut and the Detroit Tigers routed the Houston Astros 11-4 Tuesday night for their season-high seventh straight win.