Astros sweep the Tigers to 7-0 home

HOUSTON – For the first time in 35 years, the Astros have swept a seven-game home – and for the first time in Minute Maid Park – they got a massive pitching from their starting spin and bull and did enough offensively to put them on the heels of the Angels taking first place in the American Western Association.
The Astros pulled off a sweep of the Tigers in four games on Sunday afternoon, as three bowlers combined for a one-two punch in a 5-0 win. Aledmys Díaz pulled off his third Grand Slam win to help second-placed Houston in their first 7-0 home run since sweeping the Braves and Cardinals August 14-20, 1987 at the Astrodome.
Astros player Jake Odorizi made his third straight start by throwing five runs and allowing only one hit. Cristian Javier carried him and retired nine of his 10 hits with five hits, Hector Neres capped the first 1-2-3 in the ninth that included a running save into the right court wall by Kyle Tucker.
Shooters are still way ahead of hitters,” said Dusty Becker, Astros director. “Although they throw really well, they have a little problem attacking there and scoring some kicks. That’s everywhere in the league and all over baseball. We’ll take it. We didn’t get a lot of hits, but we got the big hit when Diaz counted it.” It was a big blow to us.”
Here’s a closer look at what’s clicked for the 18-11 Astros:
Pitching, pitching and more promotion
In going 7-0 against the Mariners and Tigers, the Astros threw three elimination points and stopped an opposition twice in each of the other four games. Houston has allowed more than four runs in the game only once since April 25, scoring 11-2 in that span.
The Astros allowed 37 hits, eight runs (gain seven), 13 walks and 54 hitters in 63 runs in their seven winning streak, scoring 1 ERA, 0.79 whip, and 271 opponents hitting average. Originally Posted 1.05 PM; Bulls, 0.89.
“Throwing is the name of the game,” Becker said. “Guys go deep into the games. Our schedule hasn’t stretched out too badly in the last seven games. I mean, that’s been the last 17 in a row. We’ve urged our guys to finish strong, not to think about slack day. [Monday]. ”
The only hit the Tigers were able to score was a double by Jonathan Schop in the second half, and Odorizzi made a one-hand swing in the fourth inning. Odorizzi is 3-0 with 0.51 ERA and 0.57 WHIP in his last three starts after allowing nine earned runs in nine innings in his first three starts.
“Today was more than just a fight,” he said. “I got a little bit there in the middle, third and fourth. But I think that’s the difference now, I’ve been able to get it right faster and pitch when I needed to get past those innings.”
Just enough crime
The Astros weren’t exactly crushing the ball during their seven-game winning streak, outsmarting the opponent, 28-8. Houston cut .255/.326/.431 with 11 lucky catches during the house, including Diaz’s Grand Slam and Homer solo by Alex Bergman on Sunday Fifth.
The Astros racked up three straight 3-2 victories over the Tigers, including a first-leg win on Thursday, before enjoying five runs on Sunday. Houston has scored more than four runs twice since April 29.
“I know the guys are doing a good job staying in the attack zone,” Bregman said. “I think the players swing the kicks and take the balls and over time Karim rises to the top. I think our attack will be very good.”
Diaz said he’s been emotional about the rules on his third major in his career, which came on Mother’s Day.
“I just texted my mom and she’s so happy,” he said. “I said I hit it for her, and I’m proud of that.”
Astros second captain Jose Altove was knocked off the injured list on Monday and started all seven games with a score of .409/ .519/ .818 during a winning streak with three hosts. Jeremy Peña, despite being out of the squad for two days, hit 368 with two home owners, and Jordan Alvarez scored twice.
What’s Next
The Astros will embark on a three-city road trip starting Tuesday in Minneapolis against the twins and Carlos Correa, who has spent the past seven years as a mainstay in Houston. Justin Verlander (3-1, 1.93 ERA) would start at the start, with the Astros choosing to convince Javier – who had started in his last three games – to rest for three rounds on Sunday and keep the rest of the rotation over five rounds. rest days.

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