By Dave Hart

Astros 5, Tigers 1 – The Houston Astros defeated the Tigers on Friday night in the weekend series opener.

LSJ Logo incertVictor Martinez knocked in the only run for Detroit, while Jose Iglesias hit a double.

Detroit starting pitcher Alfredo Simon took the loss, he struggled with his command walking four batters and allowing four runs on six hits in five innings.Eye on the D

The Tigers will look to even the series with a victory against the Astros on Saturday night.

Record: 55-60

3rd Place in AL Central (14 games behind Kansas City)

5 games behind Los Angeles Angels for last playoff spot.

Magic # to clinch their 5th straight AL Central Division title: 63

Magic # to clinch their 5th straight playoff berth: 55

Next Game: 08/15/2015 @ Houston Astros 7:10 p.m. @ Minute Maid Park

Hitting Stats: Victor Martinez RBI (49), Jose Iglesias 2B (16).

Pitching Stats: Alfredo Simon L (10-7) 5 IP 6 H 4 R 4 ER 4 BB 2 K.