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@ Hou
L 4-5
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L 3-6
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Det 2 - 1 Hou
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Astros look to rebound, win series from Tigers

What was evident over the final two innings of their 2-1 loss to the Detroit Tigers at Minute Maid Park on Wednesday was the Houston Astros' desire to maintain momentum, even at the cost of sound thinking.

Two critical baserunning blunders undermined the Astros in support of another brilliant effort from right-hander Justin Verlander, who allowed two solo home runs while posting 11 strikeouts in a 99-pitch complete game. Houston -- now 17-3 over its last 20 home games -- could have clinched the series with a win, but have another shot at claiming the four-game set Thursday.

"I don't fault those guys at all," Verlander told reporters of his teammates. "They are playing hard, and I am sure they are upset at themselves. As long as someone is playing hard, I don't think anybody takes offense at the effort."

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Leaders
AVG: M. Cabrera.283
HR: B. Dixon14
RBI: M. Cabrera50
SB: N. Goodrum12
W: M. Boyd6
ERA: M. Boyd4.24
Saves: J. Jiménez3
K: M. Boyd201
AL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Minnesota 7750.606-
Cleveland 7453.5833
Chi White Sox 5769.45219.5
Kansas City 4582.35432
Detroit 3886.30637.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .237 (29)
Runs: 447 (30)
Hits: 1010 (29)
Home Runs: 115 (29)
Stolen Bases: 46 (20)
OBP: .294 (30)
SLG: .387 (29)
Total Bases: 1649 (29)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 5.12 (28)
Runs Allowed: 690 (27)
Saves: 25 (24)
Strikeouts: 1028 (24)
OpBA: .270 (27)
OBP: .338 (22)
SLG: .472 (27)
Run Support: 3.65 (30)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
8/21 T. Alexander Called Up from Minors
8/20 M. Boyd Placed on Paternity Leave List
8/17 J. Zimmermann Removed From 10-Day IL (Right cervical spasm)
8/16 T. Alexander Sent to Minors
8/16 J. Candelario Sent to Minors For Rehabilitation
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Injuries
Date Player Status
8/9 J. Jones Fractured left wrist (on 10-day IL)
8/8 B. Hardy Left flexor tendon strain (on 60-day IL)
8/5 J. Candelario Sprained left thumb (on 10-day IL)
8/5 J. Zimmermann Right cervical spasm (10-day IL)
7/30 C. Stewart Concussion (on 10-day IL)
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