The Houston Astros haven't been able to put together a series of succes in 2016. Be it the pitching or hitting, nothing has clicked for three or four games in a row for Houston. The Astros finally got off the schneid on Sunday win a 5-4 over the Detroit Tigers to collect the team's first series victory of the season.
Like the other two games in the series the Astros were able to score in the first inning against the Tigers starter. Jose Altuve hit his second lead off home run off the season. George Springer continued his hot start of the season after he reached on second and eventually scored on wild pitch.
Springer played add-on in the third. He hit his second home run in as many days. Putting the Astros up 3-0.
The Astros baserunning would put Houston up 5-0 nothing before the start of the fifth inning. Marwin Gonzalez took third on an infield single by Jake Marisnick. Marisnick moved up a base on a throwing error, putting two runners in scoring position.
Jose Altuve continued his hot streak this series and drove home the two key runs with a single to left field.
The Tigers began to chip away in the fifth. Home runs from Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Ian Kinsler pulled Detroit within two runs.
J.D. Martinez smacked the Tigers' third home run of the game to put the Tigers with in one run in the sixth inning.
But the Astros bullpen did their job as originally signed before the start of the season. Pat Neshek, Ken Giles, and Luke Gregerson pitched scoreless inning. Gregerson getting his fourth save of the season.