Verlander pitches gem as Tigers blank Astros
|Verlander pitches gem as Tigers blank Astros|
Justin Verlander pitched eight innings of three-hit ball to lead the Detroit Tigers over the Houston Astros 5-0 Wednesday afternoon.
Detroit won the home contest as -180 favorites, while the five runs scored fell UNDER the posted over/under (9).
Brandon Inge went 2-4 in the win, collecting one RBI as the Tigers sweep the three-game set from Houston.
Jaosn Lane gathered one hit three trips to the plate as the Astros fall to 38-41 overall.
Verlander gave up just three hits over eight innings to improve to 10-4 this season. Andy Pettitte took the loss, allowing five runs off 10 hits in just over six innings of work.