By Dave Hart
Astros 5, Tigers 1 – The Houston Astros defeated the Tigers on Friday night in the weekend series opener.
The Tigers will look to even the series with a victory against the Astros on Saturday night.
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.