By Dave Hart

Tigers 6, Astros 2 – The Tigers’ victory over Houston on Friday night gives Detroit a three game win streak.

LSJ Logo incertJ.D Martinez gave the Tigers a 3-2 lead with a three-run home run in the third inning.

James McCann added some insurance runs with a two-run single in the eighth inning.

Alfredo Simon pitched his team high fifth win of the season, giving up two runs on four hits in seven innings. Eye on the D

Detroit will look to take the four-game series over the Houston Astros with a victory tomorrow afternoon.

Record: 26-17

2nd Place in AL Central (2 games behind Kansas City)

3.5 games ahead of LA Angels and NY Yankees for last playoff spot

Magic # to clinch their 5th straight AL Central Division title: 123

Magic # to clinch their 5th straight playoff berth: 117

Next Game: 05/23/2015 vs Houston Astros 4:08 p.m. @ Comerica Park

Hitting Stats: J.D. Martinez HR (9) 3 RBI (21), Rajai Davis RBI (9) SB (11), James McCann 2 RBI (10), Miguel Cabrera 2B (8), Anthony Gose 2B (8), Jose Iglesias SB (7).

Pitching Stats: Alfredo Simon W (5-2) 7 IP 4 H 2 R 0 ER 1 BB 5 K