By Dave Hart
Tigers 4, Astros 2 (11 innings) – Justin Verlander continues to have bad luck closing out victories, yet the Tigers managed to defeat the Houston Astros on Saturday night in extra innings.
Al Alburquerque picked up the victory for the Tigers, pitching a scoreless 10th inning, while Neftali Feliz picked up the save, allowing one run on two hits in the 11th inning.
The Tigers will look to take the three-game series over the Astros with a victory on Sunday afternoon.
3rd Place in AL Central (14 games behind Kansas City)
4 games behind Los Angeles Angels for last playoff spot.
Magic # to clinch their 5th straight AL Central Division title: 61
Magic # to clinch their 5th straight playoff berth: 51
Next Game: 08/16/2015 @ Houston Astros 2:10 p.m. @ Minute Maid Park
Hitting Stats: Victor Martinez 2B (15) RBI (50), Ian Kinsler RBI (53), J.D. Martinez RBI (76), Tyler Collins RBI (9), Anthony Gose SB (17).
Pitching Stats: Al Alburquerque W (2-0) 1 IP 1 H 0 R 0 ER 0 BB 0 K, Neftali Feliz SV (7) 1 IP 2 H 1 R 1 ER 0 BB 0 K, Justin Verlander 7 IP 3 H 0 R 0 ER 2 BB 7 K.