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vs. Mil
W 5-2
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vs. Hou
W 6-5
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Hou 2 - 6 Det
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J.D. Martinez homer lifts Tigers to 6-2 win over Astros

DETROIT (AP) Alfredo Simon doesn't overpower opposing hitters, as much as he confuses them.

Using an assortment of pitches that included a curveball that didn't even register on the Comerica Park radar gun, Simon allowed two unearned runs in seven innings as the Detroit Tigers beat the Houston Astros 6-2 on Friday night.

"I think today was really good," Simon said. "This is a park for pitching, because when I get behind in the count, I know I can throw a fastball, and even if they hit a fly ball, it's not easy to hit for a home run."

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Leaders
AVG: M. Cabrera.336
HR: M. Cabrera10
RBI: M. Cabrera31
SB: R. Davis10
W: S. Greene4
ERA: A. Simon3.04
Saves: J. Soria13
K: D. Price54
AL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Kansas City 2714.659-
Detroit 2617.6052
Minnesota 2318.5614
Chi White Sox 1920.4877
Cleveland 1823.4399
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .279 (2)
Runs: 184 (8)
Hits: 402 (1)
Home Runs: 36 (18)
Stolen Bases: 39 (2)
OBP: .345 (1)
SLG: .426 (4)
Total Bases: 614 (1)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.66 (10)
Runs Allowed: 168 (13)
Saves: 14 (7)
Strikeouts: 271 (27)
OpBA: .253 (17)
OBP: .307 (9)
SLG: .398 (17)
Run Support: 4.40 (9)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
5/21 B. Rondon Sent to Minors For Rehabilitation
5/19 T. Collins Called Up from Minors
5/19 V. Martinez Placed on 15-Day DL (Left knee inflammation)
5/9 A. Avila Placed on 15-Day DL (Loose bodies in left knee)
5/9 B. Holaday Called Up from Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
5/19 V. Martinez Left knee inflammation (on 15-day DL)
5/15 S. Greene Left game - right ulnar neuritis (day-to-day)
5/13 J. Martinez Left game - lower back tightness (day-to-day)
5/7 A. Avila Loose bodies in left knee (on 15-day DL)
4/7 J. Nathan Right elbow surgery - out for season (on 60-day DL)
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