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The Astros snap the Tigers’ eight-game winning streak

May 8, 2014, 4:05 PM EST

Astros celebrate AP

The Tigers have been cruising along merrily lately, winning eight in a row. All good things must come to an end, however, and that win streak is no exception. The Astros beat them 6-2 this afternoon.

The Tigers took a 2-0 lead on a Nick Castellanos double and a Victor Martinez homer, but that’s all they’d get off Dallas Keuchel and the Astros’ pen. Keuchel had nice command of all of his pitches today, striking out seven and not walking a soul in seven and two thirds. Meanwhile, Drew Smyly tossed 91 pitches in five and a third, giving up George Springer’s first big league homer and a two-run double to Jose Altuve. Tiger relievers Evan Reed and Justin Miller each gave up homers as well. Miller’s was a two-run shot to Matt Dominguez.

Randomly, I happened to wear my Astros shirt and cap today. As I was finishing up this recap I mentioned that to my Tigers fan girlfriend. She’s not pleased. I’m going to the Tigers game with her on Saturday. I need to get some Twins gear. In for a penny, in for a pound.

  1. johnnysoda - May 8, 2014 at 4:13 PM

    Man, those are some bad uniforms the Astros had on today.

    • jwbiii - May 8, 2014 at 6:44 PM

      Keep in mind that burnt orange and white are UT’s colors.

  2. El Bravo - May 8, 2014 at 4:18 PM

    You COULD wear some Braves gear and stop hiding and/or being embarrassed about your true allegiance. Step out of the closet, Craig. Oh, and when you do, bring a Braves cap with you.

    • jeffa43 - May 8, 2014 at 5:29 PM

      You mean those hideous Braves jersey’s… Lets have a blue jersey, and put blue numbers on it… Let me guess, you copied the hideous Halos red on red…
      You have no room to talk… keep trolling in other places..

      I believe most agree, the Stros have some way to go.. but, based on sales, the Astros new jerseys are top of the class…

      Suck it El Bravo… you have trolled for long enough, and have enough avenues… Get off the Astros page… and go talk the draft.

      • El Bravo - May 8, 2014 at 5:44 PM

        This may be the greatest response to anything ever.

      • jeffa43 - May 8, 2014 at 7:34 PM

        Astro fans are testy….. 400 losses in 3 years will do that…

        All we have are those jerseys… :)

      • Bob - May 8, 2014 at 9:12 PM

        The Astros going back to navy and orange is about the only thing they’ve done right on the big-league level in the last two years. At least let me have those uniforms since they’re not currently a big-league team.

  3. Francisco (FC) - May 8, 2014 at 4:32 PM

    I need to get some Twins gear. In for a penny, in for a pound.

    I’m sure Gleeman can loan you some stuff.

  4. dluxxx - May 8, 2014 at 4:35 PM

    YES!!!! Get yourself a throwback Hrbek jersey and come to the dark side!!!

  5. pbastille - May 9, 2014 at 9:13 AM

    Craig trolls in real life…

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