Left Menu
Development News Edition

Verlander guides Astros to sweep of Tigers

Reuters | Updated: 16-05-2019 07:38 IST | Created: 16-05-2019 07:38 IST
Verlander guides Astros to sweep of Tigers

Justin Verlander overpowered his former team, Alex Bregman homered, and the Houston Astros stretched their winning streak to eight games by topping the host Detroit Tigers 5-1 on Wednesday. Verlander (7-1) gave up one run on two hits with two walks and nine strikeouts in seven innings. Bregman's homer was his 14th this season, helping the Astros sweep the three-game series.

Houston's Jake Marisnick had two hits and drove in two runs, while Aledmys Diaz walked twice and scored two runs. Josh Reddick reached base three times and scored a run. Detroit starter Gregory Soto (0-2), making his second major league appearance after being elevated from Double-A Erie, allowed two runs on three hits in two innings. JaCoby Jones hit a solo homer for the Tigers.

Bregman, the second batter of the game, ripped a homer to left off Soto to give the Astros an early lead. Houston added a run in the second. Diaz walked with one out, advanced to third on Reddick's single and scored on Marisnick's two-out single.

Jones put the Tigers on the board with his two-out homer in the third. Jones powered a high fastball over the left field wall for his third home run of the season. The Astros took a 3-1 lead in the fourth, but a good defensive play prevented further damage. Diaz led off with a walk against Nick Ramirez, and Reddick advanced him to third with a single. Robinson Chirinos knocked in Diaz with a sacrifice fly. With two outs, left fielder Christin Stewart reached over the fence near the foul line and stole a two-run homer from George Springer.

Verlander got into trouble in the fifth after retiring the first two batters. Josh Harrison tripled, and Verlander walked the next two batters. Niko Goodrum then ripped a liner that was speared by second baseman Diaz. The Astros loaded the bases with no outs in the sixth with the help of two errors. They only managed to score one run on Springer's fielder's choice.

Houston tacked on a run in the eighth when Chirinos blooped a two-out double and scored on Marisnick's triple. The Tigers lost for the sixth time in eight games.

--Field Level Media



Rethinking Rural Livelihoods in the Times of COVID-19

The reverse migration caused by COVID 19 pandemic has put an additional burden of about one crore people on Indian villages particularly in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Bengal and Odisha. Besides increasing the risk of spreading the ...

‘Discounted Deaths’ and COVID 19: Anthropology of Death and Emotions

Death is a social event rather than the mere cessation of biological functions. As seen by anthropologists, death is not just physical but intensely social, cultural, and political....

Indigenous knowledge of communities a must for maximizing impact of community work

Generally, it has been observed that the majority of the academicians in higher education institutions neglect the wisdom of community people and throw their weight around thinking that they know everything and the community knows nothing. ...

In rebuking FBR, Pakistan’s courts take a stand for public health

The system, if implemented effectively, will allow Pakistans revenue service to combat the illicit trade in tobacco products and potentially add hundreds of millions of dollars to the states budget each year. ...


Latest News

Goa COVID-19 count stands at 71: state health department

The Goa health department on Sunday said that the state has reported 71 COVID-19 cases so far. According to the official data, the total number of cases includes 27 active cases and 44 recovered.The total number of COVID-19 positive cases i...

Lockdown 4.0 ends, states come with varied guidelines to ease more curbs; PM cautions against laxity in COVID-19 fight

State governments on Sunday came out with varied Unlock 1 guidelines including on allowing inter-state travel even as Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Telangana extended the lockdown till June 30 with several relaxations, a day after the Centre ...

Sustained HCQ intake with PPE use helped prevent COVID-19 in healthcare workers: ICMR study

Sustained intake of anti-malarial drug hyrdoxychloroquine HCQ along with appropriate use of personal protective equipment PPE led to a significant decline in the odds of healthcare workers getting infected with the coronavirus infection, a ...

Entertainment industry welcomes Maharashtra govt's move to resume filming projects

Members of the entertainment industry, including producer Ekta Kapoor, actor-director JD Majethia, filmmaker Ashoke Pandit, on Sunday expressed gratitude towards Maharashtra government for allowing the shooting of films, TV serials and web ...

Give Feedback