Houston baseball has been a sad place, as a matter of fact Houston sports in general has been pretty rough. Today was anything but depressing. The final game in Detroit had everything you ask for - strong starting pitching, home runs, and an Astros win.
Through the fourth inning, the Tigers had a two-to-nothing lead. The storyline of this series was holding serve in the final game. But, Dallas Keuchel settled down held the Tigers scoreless through his final 3.2 innings. In general, Keuchel was dealing - 7.2 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 7 SO.
The Astros offense came to life with one glorious swing in 5th inning -
#SpringerDinger numero uno, it was more glorious than even imagined. Jose Altuve drove in two with a double in 5th to put the Astros in the lead. They wouldn't look back. Carlos Corporan tacked on a solo home run in the seventh. Matt Dominguez put the icing on the cake with a two-run home run in the top of the ninth.
Anthony Bass and Chad Qualls relieved Keuchel for 1.1 innings of scoreless baseball. Qualls ended the game on a double play by Austin Jackson.
This recap is plain I admit, but my brain is still numb from the afterglow of an Astros win.