Monday, May 13, 2013

Andy Dirks' Grand Slam Helps the Tigers in a 7-2 Win

The Detroit Tigers beat the Houston Astros tonight 7-2.

The Tigers scored first today in the bottom of the 1st inning after Andy Dirks hit a leadoff double, then Torii Hunter hit a double to drive in Dirks and the Tigers had a 1-0 lead.

The Astros took a 2-1 lead, but the Tigers responded in the 4th inning with a double from Prince Fielder, then a 2-run home run by Victor Martinez; it's his 2nd of the season. After singles from Jhonny Peralta and Don Kelly, Omar Infante drew a walk to load the bases for Andy Dirks who hit a grand slam home run to give the Tigers a 7-2 lead; it's his 3rd of the season.

Anibal Sanchez pitched well tonight. He pitched 7 innings, giving up 2 runs on 6 hits, walking 1 and striking out 8 batters; he earned his 4th win of the season.

Jose Ortega came in for relief and pitched a scoreless 8th inning, then Ortega came back out and pitched a scorless 9th inning to get the Tigers the win.

The Tigers continue their series with the Astros tomorrow as Doug Fister (4-1 3.14 ERA) faces Lucas Harrell (3-3 4.67 ERA).

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