Justin Verlander tossed a gem against his former team as the Astros dropped the Tigers 5-1 in Detroit. Verlander struck out nine over seven frames of one-run, two-hit ball to earn the win for Houston. Alex Bregman went deep and Jake Marisnick drove in a pair of runs. The Astros improved to 29-and-15. Gregory Soto was charged with the loss for Detroit. JaCoby Jones prevented the shutout with a solo homer in the third inning. Detroit has lost its past three games.
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