While many Houston Astros fans were focused one of the greatest players in franchise be enshrined in Cooperstown, the current Astros checked out against the Detriot Tigers.
Maybe a few of them were watching the stream for Jeff Bagwell in the dugout? Maybe the team was thinking about getting back to Houston? Who knows? Either way, the Astros dropped their series with teh Tigers after a 13-1 loss on Sunday at Comerica Park.
Lance McCullers Jr. again looked mortal. McCullers gave up five runs on eight hits over five innings. He struck out four and walked four on 95 pitches. Tony Sipp, the Astros only left-handed reliever, gave up five runs over a 1⁄3 of an inning.
And the ultimate calling card of a game out of control, infielder Tyler White pitched an inning — giving up two runs on two hits.
The Astros only mustered seven hits in the game and were 1-for-6 in runners in scoring position. Justin Verlander had arguably his best audition of the season before the deadline with six scoreless innings.
The Astros' lone run came from an Alex Bregman solo shot in the ninth inning to prevent the shutout.