The Detroit Tigers played the final game of a four-game series tonight against the Houston Astros and ended up losing 6-3.
The Detroit Tigers played their final game of the series against Houston tonight and lost 6-3, but they did make it interesting in the ninth. The loss on the night means the series goes to Houston 3-1. The Tigers did take a historic upset last night, however, in a series that most people thought Houston would sweep.
The Tigers were down 6-0 coming into the top of the ninth and managed to score three runs and put two additional runners on base to bring Dawel Lugo, who represented the final run, to the plate. Lugo hit the ball to the warning track in right field but Josh Reddick brought it in with a nice catch, sealing the deal in Houston.
The Tigers offense didn’t have an answer for Gerrit Cole tonight. He went for 7.0 innings and struck out 12 without giving up a run on two hits. They did manage to do some damage against the bullpen, but it was too little too late. Detroit only had eight baserunners on the night and left five stranded.
Jordan Zimmermann had a decent outing, but ended up with the loss, bringing his record to 1-9 on the season. He went for 5.0 innings and allowed two runs to score on three hits, which is a solid outing against a strong offense like Houston. The offense and bullpen couldn’t keep it together to get Zimmermann the win, however, and he tallies up another loss.
The Tigers finish their road trip with a three-game series in Minnesota against the Twins. The first game is tomorrow night at 8:10 p.m. EST where Drew VerHagen will get another chance to start for Detroit. He pitched five scoreless innings in his last relief outing and will look to stay hot against a dangerous Twins lineup.