A little bit closer.
Tigers 3, Astros 2
After completely obliterating the Astros on Tuesday, the Tigers played a closer ballgame on Wednesday behind Rick Porcello (6 GS, 38 ⅔ IP, 3.49 ERA, 3.19 FIP, 0.9 fWAR). Cabrera put them on the board with a two run shot in the first inning and Victor added a solo shot for good measure later on. Porcello was quite good again, and cruised through the first six innings, only allowing a pair of runs as he began to tire in the 7th. He struck out five batters and generated 12 swinging strikes in exactly 100 pitches as he guided the Tigers to their 20th win in 29 tries and their 8th straight. They will go for the four game sweep and 9th straight win Thursday afternoon with Drew Smyly (3 GS, 22 IP, 2.45 ERA, 3.20 FIP, 0.5 fWAR) on the bump.
The Moment: Cabrera barely clears the right field wall, and George Springer, in the first.