Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Carlos Corporan doubled in the go-ahead run
during the top of the ninth inning to give the Houston Astros a much-needed 7-
5 victory over the Detroit Tigers in the finale of a three-game set from
Corporan also had a solo home run as part of a 2-for-3 performance, with J.D.
Martinez adding a three-run blast to help the Astros halt a six-game skid and
pick up their first win in seven matchups with Detroit this season.
The triumph was Houston's first at Comerica Park since July 14, 2000.
Hector Ambriz (1-2) recorded the final out of the eighth to notch the win,
with Jose Veras working out of a bases-loaded jam in the ninth to register his
fifth save of the year.
Avisail Garcia slugged his first major league homer, a three-run shot in the
second inning, for Detroit, while Matt Tuiasosopo finished 3-for-3 with an RBI
single in the setback.
Tigers starter Max Scherzer allowed five runs while striking out seven in a
seven-inning no-decision. Al Alburquerque (0-1) was hung with the loss after
permitting the eventual winning run to reach in the ninth.
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