Tigers pull off comeback

Detroit Tigers' Ian Kinsler (3) beats the tag of Houston Astros shortstop Marwin Gonzalez as he steals second during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Saturday, July 29, 2017, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

By DAVE HOGG

Associated Press

DETROIT — Jose Iglesias hit two RBI doubles, Matt Boyd pitched into the seventh inning and the Detroit Tigers beat the Houston Astros 5-3 on Saturday night.

Iglesias’ second run-scoring double tied the game at 3 in the seventh. Ian Kinsler then flared a single to center to give Detroit the lead.

Kinsler followed up the single with a spectacular defensive play, racing down the right-field line and leaning into the stands to catch Josh Reddick’s pop fly.

Victor Martinez made it 5-3 with an RBI single in the eighth.

Boyd (5-5) allowed three runs on eight hits in 7 1/3 innings. He struck out five without walking a batter. Justin Wilson, the subject of trade rumors, pitched the ninth for his 13th save.

Making his second start of the season, Collin McHugh dominated the Tigers, allowing one run on four hits in six innings. He struck out seven.

Francis Martes (3-1) took the loss after relieving McHugh in the seventh. He was lifted after Iglesias’ game-tying double and was charged with three runs on two hits.

Evan Gattis gave the Astros a 2-0 lead with a long homer to left in the first inning. Derek Fisher drove home Houston’s third run with a triple in the fourth, but Boyd struck out the next two batters to avoid further damage.

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