Astros extend win streak to 6 with 8-1 win over Tigers

DETROIT (AP) The surging Houston Astros were too much for Matthew Boyd.

Aledmys Diaz, Robinson Chirinos, Jake Marisnick and Alex Bregman homered for Houston, and the Astros beat the Detroit Tigers 8-1 on Monday night, extending their winning streak to six games. Two of those homers came off Boyd, the Detroit lefty who is off to a fine start this season but lasted only four innings in his shortest start of the year.

''We made him really work,'' Houston manager AJ Hinch said. ''I looked up there in the third inning, he had 70 pitches. He got up into the upper 90s after four. We can do that to some pitching when we lock in the strike zone. We had a lot of foul balls.''

Brad Peacock (4-2) allowed a run and three hits in five innings for Houston, which has won nine of its last 10 games. Boyd (4-3) yielded three runs and five hits and threw 96 pitches.

''My stuff was working, but they have a really good approach,'' said Boyd, who entered with a 2.86 ERA. ''They are patient and they don't chase, so you have to be in the zone against them.''

Houston got homers from its No. 6, 8 and 9 hitters before Bregman added his 13th of the year. The Astros scored three runs in a three-batter span in the second inning, then added two more in the seventh and three in the ninth.

''It's nice to see production top to bottom,'' leadoff hitter George Springer said. ''They pick up the top of the lineup when the top of the lineup doesn't do its job.''

Diaz hit a two-out solo shot to open the scoring in the second, and after a walk by Tyler White, Chirinos hit a two-run homer . Grayson Greiner hit a sacrifice fly in the fourth for the Tigers to make it 3-1.

Marisnick's two-run homer in the seventh gave Houston a four-run lead.

Ryan Pressly pitched the eighth for the Astros, extending his franchise-record scoreless streak to 36 innings.

Springer hit an RBI single in the ninth for Houston. Bregman followed with a two-run shot to left.

RETURN

Justin Verlander, the star pitcher who was traded from the Tigers to the Astros in 2017, was back at Comerica Park and is slated to pitch Wednesday. He talked before the game about Detroit's World Series defeats in 2006 and 2012, when the Tigers won the AL Championship Series with ease and then faced long layoffs before the World Series.

''It comes down to the hottest team at the right time,'' Verlander said. ''I think we were that team twice, and just, we got cooled off by the week layoff before the World Series, both times.''

BLOOPER

Detroit shortstop Ronny Rodriguez fielded two straight grounders to start the sixth. After making a nice play on the second one, he took off for the dugout, apparently thinking that was the third out. It was only the second, and he returned to his position.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Astros: Marisnick was hit around the left elbow with a pitch in the ninth inning but stayed in the game.

Tigers: Detroit put RHP Tyson Ross on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to Saturday, with right ulnar nerve neuritis. The Tigers also reinstated INF Josh Harrison from the injured list, optioned INF Harold Castro to Triple-A Toledo and recalled RHP Zac Reininger from Toledo. Harrison, who had been out with a left shoulder injury, started at 2B and had a single and a double.

UP NEXT

Astros: Houston LHP Wade Miley (3-2) starts the middle game of this series Tuesday night.

Tigers: LHP Ryan Carpenter (0-1) takes the mound. He allowed six runs in five innings in his only start of the season so far.

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  • W: B. Peacock (4-2)L: M. Boyd (4-3)
  • HR: HOU - R. Chirinos (6), J. Marisnick (4), A. Diaz (4), A. Bregman (13)
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M. Brantley LF50200000.333.378.585.9632.0
C. Correa SS50100002.295.358.562.9202.0
Y. Gurriel 3B40000002.277.316.439.7560.0
A. Diaz 2B41211002.247.269.479.7497.0
T. White 1B31000111.246.354.304.6581.5
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    N. Goodrum 1B40000113.211.317.358.6750.5
    C. Stewart LF20000201.214.305.471.7762.0
    N. Castellanos RF40000023.270.323.453.776-1.0
    M. Cabrera DH40000002.286.350.347.6970.0
    R. Rodriguez SS30200100.301.350.6581.0085.0
    J. Candelario 3B41100013.197.292.296.5881.5
    J. Harrison 2B40200012.170.223.255.4792.5
    G. Greiner C30010003.200.245.326.5711.0
    J. Jones CF20000222.151.240.256.4951.0
    M. Boyd P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    Z. Reininger P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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      BATTING
      • 2B - C. Correa (12)
      • HR - A. Bregman (13), A. Diaz (4), R. Chirinos (6), J. Marisnick (4)
      • RBI - G. Springer (38), A. Bregman 2 (33), A. Diaz (18), R. Chirinos 2 (20), J. Marisnick 2 (8)
      • 2-Out RBI - A. Diaz (10), R. Chirinos 2 (11)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - G. Springer, C. Correa 2 (2), A. Diaz 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Harrison (5)
      • SF - G. Greiner
      • RBI - G. Greiner (10)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - N. Goodrum 2 (2), N. Castellanos, M. Cabrera 2 (2), J. Harrison, G. Greiner, J. Jones 2 (2)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - J. Marisnick (3)
      • CS - R. Chirinos
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - R. Rodriguez (2)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Correa-White)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Rodriguez-Harrison-Goodrum)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      B. Peacock (W, 4-2)5.03114304.011.1315.5
      H. Rondon (H, 6)1.01000002.031.132.0
      W. Harris1.00002101.321.101.5
      R. Pressly1.01000200.000.503.0
      J. James1.00000105.231.313.5
      PITCHERSIP
      B. Peacock (W, 4-2)5.0
      H. Rondon (H, 6)1.0
      W. Harris1.0
      R. Pressly1.0
      J. James1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Boyd (L, 4-3)4.05332223.150.99-2.0
      Z. Reininger2.000000011.422.196.0
      V. Alcantara1.03221114.861.68-2.5
      R. Garrett2.03330016.282.230.0
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Boyd (L, 4-3)4.0
      Z. Reininger2.0
      V. Alcantara1.0
      R. Garrett2.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - B. Peacock 88-49, H. Rondon 10-8, W. Harris 15-7, R. Pressly 14-10, J. James 14-7
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Peacock 6-6, H. Rondon 2-1, W. Harris 1-0
      • Batters Faced - B. Peacock 22, H. Rondon 4, W. Harris 4, R. Pressly 4, J. James 3
      PITCHING
      • HBP - R. Garrett
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Boyd 96-64, Z. Reininger 25-18, V. Alcantara 24-18, R. Garrett 33-19
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Boyd 4-5, Z. Reininger 4-2, V. Alcantara 1-1, R. Garrett 2-3
      • Batters Faced - M. Boyd 18, Z. Reininger 6, V. Alcantara 7, R. Garrett 9
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      A. Bregman DH51121011.275.385.585.9706.5
      M. Brantley LF50200000.333.378.585.9632.0
      C. Correa SS50100002.295.358.562.9202.0
      Y. Gurriel 3B40000002.277.316.439.7560.0
      A. Diaz 2B41211002.247.269.479.7497.0
      T. White 1B31000111.246.354.304.6581.5
      R. Chirinos C22121200.278.412.567.9799.0
      J. Marisnick CF32221011.297.348.563.91011.5
      B. Peacock P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      H. Rondon P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      W. Harris P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      R. Pressly P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      J. James P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        N. Goodrum 1B40000113.211.317.358.6750.5
        C. Stewart LF20000201.214.305.471.7762.0
        N. Castellanos RF40000023.270.323.453.776-1.0
        M. Cabrera DH40000002.286.350.347.6970.0
        R. Rodriguez SS30200100.301.350.6581.0085.0
        J. Candelario 3B41100013.197.292.296.5881.5
        J. Harrison 2B40200012.170.223.255.4792.5
        G. Greiner C30010003.200.245.326.5711.0
        J. Jones CF20000222.151.240.256.4951.0
        M. Boyd P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        Z. Reininger P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        V. Alcantara P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        R. Garrett P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        Total3015106719-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - C. Correa (12)
          • HR - A. Bregman (13), A. Diaz (4), R. Chirinos (6), J. Marisnick (4)
          • RBI - G. Springer (38), A. Bregman 2 (33), A. Diaz (18), R. Chirinos 2 (20), J. Marisnick 2 (8)
          • 2-Out RBI - A. Diaz (10), R. Chirinos 2 (11)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - G. Springer, C. Correa 2 (2), A. Diaz 2 (2)
          BATTING
          • 2B - J. Harrison (5)
          • SF - G. Greiner
          • RBI - G. Greiner (10)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - N. Goodrum 2 (2), N. Castellanos, M. Cabrera 2 (2), J. Harrison, G. Greiner, J. Jones 2 (2)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - J. Marisnick (3)
          • CS - R. Chirinos
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - R. Rodriguez (2)
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Correa-White)
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Rodriguez-Harrison-Goodrum)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          B. Peacock (W, 4-2)5.03114304.011.1315.5
          H. Rondon (H, 6)1.01000002.031.132.0
          W. Harris1.00002101.321.101.5
          R. Pressly1.01000200.000.503.0
          J. James1.00000105.231.313.5
          Total9.0511670---
          PITCHERSIP
          B. Peacock (W, 4-2)5.0
          H. Rondon (H, 6)1.0
          W. Harris1.0
          R. Pressly1.0
          J. James1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          M. Boyd (L, 4-3)4.05332223.150.99-2.0
          Z. Reininger2.000000011.422.196.0
          V. Alcantara1.03221114.861.68-2.5
          R. Garrett2.03330016.282.230.0
          Total9.01188334---
          PITCHERSIP
          M. Boyd (L, 4-3)4.0
          Z. Reininger2.0
          V. Alcantara1.0
          R. Garrett2.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - B. Peacock 88-49, H. Rondon 10-8, W. Harris 15-7, R. Pressly 14-10, J. James 14-7
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Peacock 6-6, H. Rondon 2-1, W. Harris 1-0
          • Batters Faced - B. Peacock 22, H. Rondon 4, W. Harris 4, R. Pressly 4, J. James 3
          PITCHING
          • HBP - R. Garrett
          • Pitches-Strikes - M. Boyd 96-64, Z. Reininger 25-18, V. Alcantara 24-18, R. Garrett 33-19
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Boyd 4-5, Z. Reininger 4-2, V. Alcantara 1-1, R. Garrett 2-3
          • Batters Faced - M. Boyd 18, Z. Reininger 6, V. Alcantara 7, R. Garrett 9
          • 9TH INNING
            Bregman homered to left, Springer scored81
            Springer singled to center, Marisnick scored61
          • 7TH INNING
            Marisnick homered to left center, Chirinos scored51
          • 4TH INNING
            Greiner hit sacrifice fly to left, Candelario scored31
          • 2ND INNING
            Chirinos homered to right center, White scored30
            Diaz homered to left10
          • 9TH INNING
            • R. Garrett Pitching:
            • R. Chirinos: Chirinos grounded out to shortstop
            • J. Marisnick: Ball, Ball, Ball, Marisnick hit by pitch
            • G. Springer: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Marisnick stole second, Strike swinging, Springer singled to center, Marisnick scored
            • A. Bregman: Ball, Bregman homered to left, Springer scored
            • M. Brantley: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Brantley flied out to deep left
            • C. Correa: Strike looking, Ball, Correa flied out to deep right
            • Middle of the 9th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Josh James relieved Ryan Pressly
            • G. Greiner: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Greiner flied out to center
            • J. Jones: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
            • N. Goodrum: Ball, Goodrum lined out to right
            • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Reed Garrett relieved Victor Alcantara
            • Y. Gurriel: Foul, Ball, Ball, Gurriel flied out to deep center
            • A. Diaz: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Diaz singled to left
            • T. White: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, White grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Diaz out at second
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Ryan Pressly relieved Will Harris
            • M. Cabrera: Ball, Foul, Foul, Cabrera flied out to center
            • R. Rodriguez: Rodriguez singled to left
            • J. Candelario: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Candelario struck out swinging
            • J. Harrison: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Harrison struck out swinging
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Victor Alcantara relieved Zac Reininger
            • T. White: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul tip, White struck out on foul tip
            • R. Chirinos: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Chirinos walked
            • J. Marisnick: Strike looking, Marisnick homered to left center, Chirinos scored
            • G. Springer: Foul, Springer singled to left
            • A. Bregman: Ball, Ball, Bregman fouled out to first
            • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Foul, Brantley singled to right, Springer to third
            • C. Correa: Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Correa grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 7th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Will Harris relieved Hector Rondon
            • J. Jones: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Jones walked
            • N. Goodrum: Strike swinging, Goodrum grounded into double play shortstop to first, Jones out at second
            • C. Stewart: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Stewart walked
            • N. Castellanos: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Castellanos struck out swinging
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • Z. Reininger Pitching:
            • C. Correa: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Correa grounded out to shortstop
            • Y. Gurriel: Gurriel grounded out to shortstop
            • A. Diaz: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Diaz grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Hector Rondon relieved Brad Peacock
            • R. Rodriguez: Rodriguez singled to left center
            • J. Candelario: Strike looking, Foul, Candelario flied out to deep center
            • J. Harrison: Ball, Rodriguez stole second, Strike swinging, Foul, Harrison grounded out to second, Rodriguez to third
            • G. Greiner: Ball, Greiner grounded out to third
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • Zac Reininger relieved Matthew Boyd
            • G. Springer: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Springer flied out to center
            • A. Bregman: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Bregman flied out to deep left
            • M. Brantley: Brantley grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • B. Peacock Pitching:
            • C. Stewart: Foul, Stewart grounded out to shortstop
            • N. Castellanos: Castellanos grounded out to shortstop
            • M. Cabrera: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Cabrera grounded out to second
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • M. Boyd Pitching:
            • T. White: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, White grounded out to shortstop
            • R. Chirinos: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Chirinos walked
            • J. Marisnick: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Marisnick struck out on foul tip
            • G. Springer: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Chirinos picked off at second, pitcher to first to second
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • B. Peacock Pitching:
            • R. Rodriguez: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Rodriguez popped out to shortstop
            • J. Candelario: Candelario singled to left
            • J. Harrison: Strike looking, Ball, Harrison doubled to left, Candelario to third
            • G. Greiner: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Greiner hit sacrifice fly to left, Candelario scored
            • J. Jones: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Jones walked
            • N. Goodrum: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Goodrum struck out swinging
            • End of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • M. Boyd Pitching:
            • A. Bregman: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Bregman struck out swinging
            • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Brantley singled to right
            • C. Correa: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Correa doubled to deep right center, Brantley to third
            • Y. Gurriel: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Gurriel popped out to second
            • A. Diaz: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Diaz grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • B. Peacock Pitching:
            • N. Goodrum: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Goodrum walked
            • C. Stewart: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Stewart grounded out to first, Goodrum to second
            • N. Castellanos: Ball, Castellanos lined out to right
            • M. Cabrera: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Cabrera fouled out to right
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • M. Boyd Pitching:
            • C. Correa: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Correa flied out to left
            • Y. Gurriel: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Gurriel popped out to first
            • A. Diaz: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Diaz homered to left
            • T. White: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, White walked
            • R. Chirinos: Ball, Foul, Ball, Chirinos homered to right center, White scored
            • J. Marisnick: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Marisnick singled to left
            • G. Springer: Springer grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 2nd (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • B. Peacock Pitching:
            • R. Rodriguez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Rodriguez walked
            • J. Candelario: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Candelario reached on fielder's choice to first, Rodriguez out at second
            • J. Harrison: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Harrison singled to left, Candelario to third
            • G. Greiner: Greiner fouled out to shortstop, Harrison to second
            • J. Jones: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Jones struck out looking
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • M. Boyd Pitching:
            • G. Springer: Strike looking, Springer flied out to center
            • A. Bregman: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Bregman lined out to third
            • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Brantley grounded out to pitcher
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • B. Peacock Pitching:
            • N. Goodrum: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Goodrum flied out to deep right
            • C. Stewart: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Stewart walked
            • N. Castellanos: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Castellanos struck out swinging
            • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Cabrera grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)