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Astros fail to protect lead in ninth, drop fourth straight

Astros fail to protect lead in ninth, drop fourth straight

chron.com MLB.com Updated May 3, 2013
Game recap: Given a one-run lead to protect, Astros closer Jose Veras couldn’t get the save Friday night at Minute Maid Park. Alex Avila hit a two-run home run to give the Tigers a 4-3 victory, extending the Astros’ losing streak to four games. Veras
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  • Astros report: Lyles pulled to in order to leave on positive no…

    Astros report: Lyles pulled to in order to leave on positive note

    chron.com May 3, 2013
    Bo Porter reiterated that he pulled Jordan Lyles after five innings on Thursday night to have the young righthander exit his first start back in the majors on a positive note. Lyles held the Tigers to six hits and two runs with one walk and six strikeou…
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  • First pitch: Castro serves as DH; Wright and Keuchel unavailabl…

    First pitch: Castro serves as DH; Wright and Keuchel unavailable

    chron.com May 3, 2013
    Lineups: Tigers: Andy Dirks 7, Torii Hunter 9, Miguel Cabrera 5, Prince Fielder 3, Victor Martinez DH, Don Kelly 8, Jhonny Peralta 6, Alex Avila 2, Omar Infante 4. RHP Doug Fister 1. Astros: Robbie Grossman 8, Jose Altuve 4, Jason Castro DH, Carlos Pena…
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  • Here comes the Draft: New talent, excitement on deck

    Here comes the Draft: New talent, excitement on deck

    MLB.com May 3, 2013
    With the start of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft less than five weeks away, Major League Baseball released the selection order Friday. The Astros will have the first pick for the second year in a row when the Draft begins June 6 at MLB Network's Studi…
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  • Astros fall short after 14 innings vs. Tigers

    Astros fall short after 14 innings vs. Tigers

    chron.com MLB.com May 3, 2013
    Box score As the innings mounted and the clock ticked beyond 11 p.m. and toward midnight, Astros lefthander Dallas Keuchel told pitching coach Doug Brocail he was willing to go into the 20th inning if he needed Thursday night. Keuchel pitched in and out…
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  • Fan holding a baby makes a sweet catch at Houston Astros game -…

    Fan holding a baby makes a sweet catch at Houston Astros game - with his cap (Video)

    yahoo.com May 3, 2013
    The season of impressive fan catches continues. In the 13th inning of Thursday's Detroit Tigers-Houston Astros game, this fan was alert, even as the game dragged toward its fifth hour. By that time, he had a child hugged up in arms, thus raising the deg…
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  • The Juice: Tigers pounce on Astros in 14th inning; Haren sharp …

    The Juice: Tigers pounce on Astros in 14th inning; Haren sharp as Nats split series with Braves

    yahoo.com May 3, 2013
    The Juice returns for season No. 6! It's almost eligible for free-agency! Stop by daily for news from the action, along with great photos, stats, video highlights and more. This was a good example of how scary the Detroit Tigers lineup can be - even whe
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  • Video - Avila's Homer Lifts Tigers In Ninth 00:32

    Avila's Homer Lifts Tigers In Ninth

    May 3
    Alex Avila hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning to lift the Tigers to a 4-3 win over the Astros.

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