Harrell, Astros lose to Tigers again

Harrell, Astros lose to Tigers again
May 14, 2013, 10:00 pm
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The Astros still haven’t beaten the Tigers.

The defending American League champions took down the Astros 6-2 on Tuesday night in Detroit. The Astros are now 0-for-6 against the Tigers this season.

The Astros (10-30) actually took an early lead on Tuesday night. They scored two runs in the top of the second and held that lead until the bottom of the fifth.
 
Starting pitching: Lucas Harrell started off strong but found trouble in the fifth and sixth innings. He gave up three in the fifth and two in the sixth before leaving after not recording an out in the sixth.

He gave up seven hits, walked three, struck out one and threw 98 pitches. He's now 3-4 on the season.

Tigers' starter Doug Fister gave up two runs early but really settled in. He gave up five hits, struck out seven and didn't walk one in seven innings of work.

Bullpen: The Astros bullpen let up one run but kept the deficit pretty much where it was.

Hector Ambriz let up a run in 1/3 of an inning. Wes Wright and Travis Blackley each pitched 1 1/3 innings of scoreless ball.
 
At the plate: The Astros scored early but then struggled to string together hits.

The Astros scored two in the second. Chris Carter led off with a single. Carlos Pena then singles and J.D. Martinez hit a double. Jimmy Paredes hit a sac fly. Martinez went 2-for-3 with an RBI.

For the Tigers, Miguel Cabrera went 2-for-3 with a homer.

Up next: The Astros have one more game in Detroit to try to pick up a win. They play a 12:05 p.m. game in the series finale. The Astros have a day off on Thursday before heading to Pittsburgh for a three-game series against the Pirates.

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