Astros rout Tigers 11-4, extend winning streak to 7

DETROIT (AP) The Houston Astros are making these games pretty enjoyable for their starting pitchers.

Carlos Correa started another Houston onslaught with a three-run homer in the first inning, and the Astros routed the Detroit Tigers 11-4 on Tuesday night, extending their winning streak to seven games. Wade Miley won his third straight start. This was the fourth time this season Houston has scored at least 10 runs in a game he pitched.

''It's like I'm a fan,'' Miley said. ''It's like they should charge us a ticket price to sit where we sit and get to watch this.''

The Astros, who have won 10 of 11, scored in each of the first six innings against a depleted Detroit pitching staff. George Springer hit an inside-the-park homer in the fifth, and Aledmys Diaz went deep in the third for Houston.

Miley (4-2) allowed four runs in six innings for the Astros. Houston led 7-0 after its half of the third.

Ronny Rodriguez homered for Detroit, but the Tigers are up against it this week. Not only are they facing the team with baseball's best record, but they also have a rotation beset by injuries. Tyson Ross and Jordan Zimmermann are on the injured list, and Michael Fulmer and Matt Moore are out for the season.

So Ryan Carpenter (0-2) took the mound for his second start of the season and allowed seven earned runs in four innings. After Correa's homer opened the scoring, Michael Brantley added a two-run single in the second. Diaz's solo shot made it 7-0.

Springer circled the bases in the fifth when his drive bounced off the wall and past center fielder JaCoby Jones. It was the first inside-the-park home run of his career, and Houston led 9-2.

''You can hit one to dead center field here and maybe have a chance to do a lot of funny things,'' Astros manager AJ Hinch said. ''Pretty exciting play. We don't get to see it a lot, obviously, in our ballpark, but it's fun when it happens for us.''

The Astros have scored 45 runs in their last four games. They outscored Detroit 19-5 in the first two games of this series.

''If you watched the last two games, it is pretty obvious that's a really good team,'' Tigers outfielder Nicholas Castellanos said. ''That's the goal. We want to get ourselves to that spot, and these two days have shown we have a long way to go.''

SNAPPED

Miley had allowed three earned runs or fewer in 24 straight starts, but Rodriguez's two-run homer in the sixth ended that streak. Miley's streak included all 16 of his starts last season and his first eight of 2019.

He allowed seven hits and two walks Tuesday, with five strikeouts.

''All in all, it was pretty good,'' Hinch said. ''It wasn't his best, but it was certainly good enough, with the run support we had.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Astros: OF Jake Marisnick got the night off after being hit around the elbow by a pitch Monday night . Hinch said Marisnick would play Wednesday.

UP NEXT

Astros: Former Detroit star Justin Verlander (6-1) takes the mound against his former team as the Astros go for a three-game sweep Wednesday night.

Tigers: Manager Ron Gardenhire said LHP Gregory Soto (0-1) would come up from the minors to start Wednesday, with Carpenter headed to Triple-A Toledo. Soto will be on short rest: He made his big league debut Saturday at Minnesota as Detroit's 26th man for a doubleheader. He was optioned to Double-A Erie, but will now come back.

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  • W: W. Miley (4-2)L: R. Carpenter (0-2)
  • HR: HOU - G. Springer (16), C. Correa (10), A. Diaz (5), DET - R. Rodriguez (6)
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C. Correa SS52231004.298.359.589.94912.0
Y. Gurriel 1B40110003.276.315.434.7492.0
T. Kemp 2B-CF11100000.241.300.426.7264.0
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    N. Goodrum LF30100101.214.322.357.6792.0
    B. Dixon DH40100022.311.326.578.9040.0
    N. Castellanos RF41100012.270.321.447.7691.5
    M. Cabrera 1B21000101.282.349.342.6922.0
    J. Hicks 1B10000010.264.316.431.747-0.5
    R. Rodriguez SS41231020.312.357.7011.0589.0
    J. Harrison 2B40000011.163.215.245.460-0.5
    G. Beckham 3B31100111.246.361.525.8864.5
    G. Greiner C30000111.194.245.316.5620.5
    J. Jones CF30110002.157.240.258.4982.0
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      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Brantley (11), J. Reddick 2 (6)
      • 3B - C. Correa, T. Kemp (2)
      • HR - G. Springer (16), C. Correa (10), A. Diaz (5)
      • SF - A. Diaz (3)
      • RBI - G. Springer (39), M. Brantley 2 (31), C. Correa 3 (27), Y. Gurriel (15), A. Diaz 3 (21)
      • 2-Out RBI - G. Springer (8), M. Brantley 2 (14), Y. Gurriel (9), A. Diaz (11)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - G. Springer, C. Correa 2 (2), Y. Gurriel 2 (2), R. Chirinos 2 (2), T. White 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • 2B - R. Rodriguez (8)
      • 3B - G. Beckham (2)
      • HR - R. Rodriguez (6)
      • SF - J. Jones
      • RBI - R. Rodriguez 3 (17), J. Jones (5)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Dixon, N. Castellanos 2 (2), G. Beckham
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Diaz-Gurriel; Correa-Diaz)
      FIELDING
      • E - G. Beckham (2)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      W. Miley (W, 4-2)6.07442513.511.1514.5
      C. McHugh2.00000406.041.238.0
      F. Valdez1.00002004.321.441.0
      PITCHERSIP
      W. Miley (W, 4-2)6.0
      C. McHugh2.0
      F. Valdez1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      R. Carpenter (L, 0-2)4.098735213.002.33-9.5
      B. Farmer2.03221313.781.201.5
      D. Stumpf1.01001003.381.591.0
      B. Hardy1.01110005.790.791.0
      V. Alcantara1.00000204.581.584.0
      PITCHERSIP
      R. Carpenter (L, 0-2)4.0
      B. Farmer2.0
      D. Stumpf1.0
      B. Hardy1.0
      V. Alcantara1.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - W. Miley 100-60, C. McHugh 29-20, F. Valdez 21-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - W. Miley 8-4, C. McHugh 1-1, F. Valdez 1-1
      • Batters Faced - W. Miley 26, C. McHugh 6, F. Valdez 4
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - R. Carpenter 90-60, B. Farmer 37-22, D. Stumpf 18-9, B. Hardy 12-8, V. Alcantara 12-7
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Carpenter 4-4, B. Farmer 2-1, D. Stumpf 1-2, B. Hardy 2-1, V. Alcantara 1-0
      • Batters Faced - R. Carpenter 25, B. Farmer 10, D. Stumpf 5, B. Hardy 4, V. Alcantara 3
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      M. Stassi 1B10000010.130.184.196.379-0.5
      A. Bregman 3B52100122.272.383.571.9553.0
      M. Brantley LF51220014.335.379.585.9645.5
      C. Correa SS52231004.298.359.589.94912.0
      Y. Gurriel 1B40110003.276.315.434.7492.0
      T. Kemp 2B-CF11100000.241.300.426.7264.0
      A. Diaz 2B-1B-2B31231110.263.289.526.8159.5
      R. Chirinos C40000122.266.403.543.9460.0
      T. White DH50000032.230.333.284.617-1.5
      J. Reddick RF51300000.326.378.439.8176.0
      W. Miley P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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        N. Goodrum LF30100101.214.322.357.6792.0
        B. Dixon DH40100022.311.326.578.9040.0
        N. Castellanos RF41100012.270.321.447.7691.5
        M. Cabrera 1B21000101.282.349.342.6922.0
        J. Hicks 1B10000010.264.316.431.747-0.5
        R. Rodriguez SS41231020.312.357.7011.0589.0
        J. Harrison 2B40000011.163.215.245.460-0.5
        G. Beckham 3B31100111.246.361.525.8864.5
        G. Greiner C30000111.194.245.316.5620.5
        J. Jones CF30110002.157.240.258.4982.0
        R. Carpenter P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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          BATTING
          • 2B - M. Brantley (11), J. Reddick 2 (6)
          • 3B - C. Correa, T. Kemp (2)
          • HR - G. Springer (16), C. Correa (10), A. Diaz (5)
          • SF - A. Diaz (3)
          • RBI - G. Springer (39), M. Brantley 2 (31), C. Correa 3 (27), Y. Gurriel (15), A. Diaz 3 (21)
          • 2-Out RBI - G. Springer (8), M. Brantley 2 (14), Y. Gurriel (9), A. Diaz (11)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - G. Springer, C. Correa 2 (2), Y. Gurriel 2 (2), R. Chirinos 2 (2), T. White 2 (2)
          BATTING
          • 2B - R. Rodriguez (8)
          • 3B - G. Beckham (2)
          • HR - R. Rodriguez (6)
          • SF - J. Jones
          • RBI - R. Rodriguez 3 (17), J. Jones (5)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Dixon, N. Castellanos 2 (2), G. Beckham
          FIELDING
          • DP - 2 (Diaz-Gurriel; Correa-Diaz)
          FIELDING
          • E - G. Beckham (2)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          W. Miley (W, 4-2)6.07442513.511.1514.5
          C. McHugh2.00000406.041.238.0
          F. Valdez1.00002004.321.441.0
          Total9.0744491---
          PITCHERSIP
          W. Miley (W, 4-2)6.0
          C. McHugh2.0
          F. Valdez1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          R. Carpenter (L, 0-2)4.098735213.002.33-9.5
          B. Farmer2.03221313.781.201.5
          D. Stumpf1.01001003.381.591.0
          B. Hardy1.01110005.790.791.0
          V. Alcantara1.00000204.581.584.0
          Total9.01411105103---
          PITCHERSIP
          R. Carpenter (L, 0-2)4.0
          B. Farmer2.0
          D. Stumpf1.0
          B. Hardy1.0
          V. Alcantara1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - W. Miley 100-60, C. McHugh 29-20, F. Valdez 21-10
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - W. Miley 8-4, C. McHugh 1-1, F. Valdez 1-1
          • Batters Faced - W. Miley 26, C. McHugh 6, F. Valdez 4
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - R. Carpenter 90-60, B. Farmer 37-22, D. Stumpf 18-9, B. Hardy 12-8, V. Alcantara 12-7
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Carpenter 4-4, B. Farmer 2-1, D. Stumpf 1-2, B. Hardy 2-1, V. Alcantara 1-0
          • Batters Faced - R. Carpenter 25, B. Farmer 10, D. Stumpf 5, B. Hardy 4, V. Alcantara 3
          • 8TH INNING
            Diaz hit sacrifice fly to right, Kemp scored114
          • 6TH INNING
            Rodriguez homered to left center, Cabrera scored104
            Diaz singled to center, Brantley scored102
          • 5TH INNING
            Springer homered to right center92
          • 4TH INNING
            Rodriguez doubled to left center, Castellanos scored82
            Gurriel singled to left, Correa scored81
          • 3RD INNING
            Jones hit sacrifice fly to center, Beckham scored71
            Diaz homered to right center70
          • 2ND INNING
            Correa safe at first on 3rd baseman Beckham throwing error, Bregman scored, Brantley to second60
            Brantley singled to right, Reddick and Springer scored, Bregman to third50
          • 1ST INNING
            Correa homered to center, Springer and Bregman scored30
          • 9TH INNING
            • Victor Alcantara relieved Blaine Hardy
            • J. Reddick: Ball, Ball, Reddick grounded out to first
            • M. Stassi: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Stassi struck out swinging
            • A. Bregman: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Bregman struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Framber Valdez relieved Collin McHugh
            • J. Harrison: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Harrison grounded out to second
            • G. Beckham: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Beckham walked
            • G. Greiner: Strike looking, Beckham to second on fielder's indifference, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Greiner walked
            • J. Jones: Jones lined into double play shortstop to second, Beckham out at second
            • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • John Hicks at first base
            • Blaine Hardy relieved Daniel Stumpf
            • T. Kemp: Kemp tripled to deep right
            • A. Diaz: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Diaz hit sacrifice fly to right, Kemp scored
            • R. Chirinos: Ball, Chirinos grounded out to third
            • T. White: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, White grounded out to first
            • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Max Stassi at first base
            • N. Castellanos: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Castellanos struck out swinging
            • J. Hicks: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hicks struck out swinging
            • R. Rodriguez: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Rodriguez struck out swinging
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Daniel Stumpf relieved Buck Farmer
            • J. Reddick: Ball, Ball, Reddick doubled to deep right center
            • G. Springer: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Springer walked
            • A. Bregman: Ball, Strike looking, Bregman fouled out to left
            • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Brantley lined out to center
            • C. Correa: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Correa reached on fielder's choice to second, Springer out at second
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Collin McHugh relieved Wade Miley
            • J. Jones: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Jones popped out to shortstop
            • N. Goodrum: Ball, Goodrum grounded out to shortstop
            • B. Dixon: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Dixon struck out swinging
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • B. Farmer Pitching:
            • M. Brantley: Foul, Ball, Ball, Brantley doubled to deep left
            • C. Correa: Ball, Strike looking, Correa flied out to center, Brantley to third
            • Y. Gurriel: Foul, Ball, Gurriel grounded out to shortstop
            • A. Diaz: Diaz singled to center, Brantley scored
            • R. Chirinos: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Chirinos walked, Diaz to second
            • T. White: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, White struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Tony Kemp at second base
            • M. Cabrera: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cabrera walked
            • R. Rodriguez: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Rodriguez homered to left center, Cabrera scored
            • J. Harrison: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Harrison grounded out to shortstop
            • G. Beckham: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Beckham grounded out to shortstop
            • G. Greiner: Foul, Greiner flied out to center
            • End of the 6th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • Buck Farmer relieved Ryan Carpenter
            • T. White: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, White struck out looking
            • J. Reddick: Reddick grounded out to second
            • G. Springer: Ball, Springer homered to right center
            • A. Bregman: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Bregman struck out on foul tip
            • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • W. Miley Pitching:
            • G. Greiner: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Greiner struck out looking
            • J. Jones: Ball, Ball, Ball, Jones singled to left
            • N. Goodrum: Ball, Goodrum flied out to deep right
            • B. Dixon: Strike swinging, Ball, Dixon singled to left, Jones to second
            • N. Castellanos: Castellanos grounded out to pitcher
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • R. Carpenter Pitching:
            • A. Bregman: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Bregman grounded out to shortstop
            • M. Brantley: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Brantley struck out looking
            • C. Correa: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Correa tripled to deep right
            • Y. Gurriel: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Gurriel singled to left, Correa scored
            • A. Diaz: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Diaz walked, Gurriel to second
            • R. Chirinos: Strike looking, Chirinos flied out to center
            • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • W. Miley Pitching:
            • N. Castellanos: Ball, Castellanos singled to center
            • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Cabrera grounded out to shortstop, Castellanos to second
            • R. Rodriguez: Ball, Ball, Rodriguez doubled to left center, Castellanos scored
            • J. Harrison: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Harrison struck out on foul tip
            • G. Beckham: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Beckham struck out swinging
            • End of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • R. Carpenter Pitching:
            • A. Diaz: Diaz homered to right center
            • R. Chirinos: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Chirinos struck out swinging
            • T. White: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, White struck out swinging
            • J. Reddick: Strike looking, Ball, Reddick doubled to deep right
            • G. Springer: Foul, Ball, Springer lined out to third
            • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • W. Miley Pitching:
            • G. Beckham: Beckham tripled to deep right center
            • G. Greiner: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Greiner popped out to first
            • J. Jones: Strike swinging, Jones hit sacrifice fly to center, Beckham scored
            • N. Goodrum: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Goodrum walked
            • B. Dixon: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Dixon struck out swinging
            • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • R. Carpenter Pitching:
            • R. Chirinos: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Chirinos struck out swinging
            • T. White: Strike looking, Ball, White lined out to left
            • J. Reddick: Reddick singled to left center
            • G. Springer: Foul, Springer singled to left, Reddick to second
            • A. Bregman: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Bregman walked, Reddick to third, Springer to second
            • M. Brantley: Brantley singled to right, Reddick and Springer scored, Bregman to third
            • C. Correa: Strike looking, Correa safe at first on 3rd baseman Beckham throwing error, Bregman scored, Brantley to second
            • Y. Gurriel: Strike looking, Gurriel reached on fielder's choice to third, Brantley out at third
            • Middle of the 2nd (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
            • W. Miley Pitching:
            • M. Cabrera: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Cabrera grounded out to shortstop
            • R. Rodriguez: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Rodriguez struck out swinging
            • J. Harrison: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Harrison grounded out to third
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • R. Carpenter Pitching:
            • G. Springer: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Springer walked
            • A. Bregman: Pickoff attempt, Bregman singled to center, Springer to second
            • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Brantley fouled out to third
            • C. Correa: Ball, Correa homered to center, Springer and Bregman scored
            • Y. Gurriel: Ball, Ball, Gurriel grounded out to second
            • A. Diaz: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Diaz struck out looking
            • Middle of the 1st (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • W. Miley Pitching:
            • N. Goodrum: Ball, Strike looking, Goodrum singled to center
            • B. Dixon: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Dixon grounded into double play second to first, Goodrum out at second
            • N. Castellanos: Foul, Castellanos grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)