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Houston Astros (27-16)


Wed. 5/20 Thu. 5/21 Fri. 5/22 Sat. 5/23 Sun. 5/24
vs. Oak 
W 6-1
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L 5-6
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L 2-6
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J.D. Martinez homer lifts Tigers to 6-2 win over Astros

DETROIT (AP) Alfredo Simon doesn't overpower opposing hitters, as much as he confuses them.

Using an assortment of pitches that included a curveball that didn't even register on the Comerica Park radar gun, Simon allowed two unearned runs in seven innings as the Detroit Tigers beat the Houston Astros 6-2 on Friday night.

"I think today was really good," Simon said. "This is a park for pitching, because when I get behind in the count, I know I can throw a fastball, and even if they hit a fly ball, it's not easy to hit for a home run."

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Leaders
AVG: J. Altuve.299
HR: L. Valbuena10
RBI: E. Gattis25
SB: J. Altuve14
W: D. Keuchel6
ERA: D. Keuchel1.67
Saves: L. Gregerson10
K: C. McHugh47
AL West
TeamWLPctGB
Houston 2716.628-
LA Angels 2220.5244.5
Seattle 1922.4637
Texas 1923.4527.5
Oakland 1430.31813.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .228 (30)
Runs: 189 (6)
Hits: 325 (27)
Home Runs: 62 (1)
Stolen Bases: 39 (5)
OBP: .300 (24)
SLG: .414 (8)
Total Bases: 590 (10)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.50 (8)
Runs Allowed: 165 (9)
Saves: 16 (3)
Strikeouts: 328 (13)
OpBA: .240 (6)
OBP: .295 (4)
SLG: .382 (10)
Run Support: 4.35 (11)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
5/21 D. Downs Released
5/18 S. Deduno Placed on 15-Day DL (Lower back strain)
5/18 J. Lowrie Transferred to 60-Day DL (Torn ligament, right thumb)
5/18 L. McCullers Purchased From Minors
5/15 J. Veras Signed to a Minor League Contract
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Injuries
Date Player Status
5/14 S. Deduno Lower back strain (on 15-day DL)
5/14 B. Oberholtzer Blisters on pitching hand (on 15-day DL)
5/13 B. Oberholtzer Left game - blister, left index finger (day-to-day)
5/6 G. Springer off 7-day DL
4/28 J. Lowrie Torn ligament, right thumb (on 60-day DL)
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