José Altuve homered early in the game and Michael Brantley added a two-run triple in the eighth inning as the Houston Astros strung together their sixth win, their best streak of the season, after beating the Houston Astros 3-2 on Saturday. Detroit Tigers.
For the Tigers, Miguel Cabrera doubled in the third inning and joined Hank Aaron and Albert Pujols as the only players in history with at least 3,000 hits, 500 home runs and 600 doubles.
Cabrera, who reached 3,000 hits on April 23, drove in two runs on that double. He passed Frank Robinson by one for 19th place on the all-time list with 1,813 RBIs.
The win was Dusty Baker’s 2,004th as manager. He thus surpassed Bruce Bochy’s 2,003 and became the 11th driver with the most wins in history.
Just Tuesday night, Baker had also become the 12th manager in history with 2,000 wins. No black pilot had ever reached that milestone.
The Astros trailed 2-1 in the eighth inning when Altuve singled with one out. He scored on a Brantley 3-pointer to right field to even the score.
Detroit intentionally walked Yordan Alvarez with two outs before Michael Fulmer (1-1) walked another player from the island, Yuli Gurriel, to load the bases.
Another walk to Kyle Tucker allowed Brantley to score to put Houston up 3-2.
Dominican Bryan Abreu (1-0) pitched the eighth inning blank for the win. Closer Ryan Pressly pitched the perfect ninth inning to reach four saves.
For the Tigres, Puerto Rican Javier Báez 5-2 with a run scored, Willi Castro 4-1. The Venezuelan Miguel Cabrera 4-1 with two RBIs. The Dominican Jeimer Candelario 4-2.
For the Astros, the Venezuelan Altuve 4-2 with two runs scored and one RBI. The Cubans Álvarez 2-0, Gurriel 3-0, Aledmys Díaz 1-0. The Dominican Jeremy Peña 4-1. Puerto Rican Martin Maldonado 2-0.