Detroit Tigers


J.D. Martinez didn't spend much time looking for work after the Astros released him last week. The corner outfielder agreed to a minor league contract with the Detroit Tigers on Monday.


 The Astros were shutout by the Tigers, 3-0 on Wednesday behind three strong innings by the reigning AL Cy Young Award winner, Max Scherzer.


KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Houston Astros center fielder Dexter Fowler has been scratched from Wednesday's start against the Detroit Tigers because of a stiff neck.


LAKELAND, Fla. -- Scott Feldman pitched two scoreless innings in his first spring start for Houston, allowing only one hit in the Astros' 5-1 loss to the Detroit Tigers on Saturday.


By NOAH TRISTER, AP Baseball Writer

DETROIT (AP) -- When Brad Ausmus was a player -- which wasn't that long ago -- the mental aspect of the game always came pretty easily.