The Astros lost 3-2 to the Tigers, but not without putting up a good fight. There were many encouraging aspects from Wednesday's game. In fact, the game with the tying run 90 feet away.
Miguel Cabrera blasted a two-run home run in the first inning and the Astros found themselves trying to play from behind from the get go.
Brad Peacock came through when he and the Astros needed it most. At a time when a starting rotation decision will likely come on Thursday, Peacock delivered by going 6.2 innings, giving up four hits, three earned runs, with four strikeouts and four walks. Three of those walks came in the first two innings, which means Peacock settled down after that.
Josh Zeid made his debut the same day he rejoined the Astros and he struck out Torii Hunter with a man on second to keep it a one-run game. Chad Qualls also did his job by pitching a shutout eighth.
AT THE PLATE
Marwin Gonzalez was inserted into the lineup to give Jonathan Villar a chance to rest his thumb. Gonzalez rewarded Bo Porter with two hits and a two-out RBI single that got the Astros to within one run. George Springer extended his hitting streak to seven games. Marc Krauss reached base three times.
IN THE FIELD
The highlight of the night came in the sixth. Gonzalez ranged far to his right and still made the tough throw. Not only that, but Krauss stretched far to his right to make the catch for the inning-ending out. An amazing effort. Overall, a solid game here by the Astros. The two combined again in the bottom of the eighth when Gonzalez ranged left and Krauss made a nice dig to get the out at first.
Dallas Keuchel gets the start in the series finale against Drew Smyly. This'll be an afternoon game, starting just past noon, central time. This will be Keuchel's first start since his mysterious loss of command in the seventh inning last Saturday.