Tigers outlast Astros for 7-3 win in 14 innings

Kelly, Tuiasosopo and Peralta drive in runs in 14th to lift Tigers to 7-3 win over Astros

5/3/2013
ASSOCIATED PRESS
Houston Astros starting pitcher Jordan Lyles throws against the Detroit Tigers in the first inning.
Houston Astros starting pitcher Jordan Lyles throws against the Detroit Tigers in the first inning.

HOUSTON — Don Kelly had an RBI single to start a four-run 14th inning and the Detroit Tigers beat the Houston Astros 7-3 Thursday night.

Austin Jackson led off the 14th with a ground-rule double. Jackson advanced to third on a groundout by Torii Hunter before Houston intentionally walked Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder to load the bases.

Kelly’s dribbling grounder to right field scored Jackson and chased Dallas Keuchel (0-1), who came in to start the 10th.

Houston Astros' Carlos Pena (12) celebrates as he walks past Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila after hitting a home run during the fourth inning.
Houston Astros' Carlos Pena (12) celebrates as he walks past Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila after hitting a home run during the fourth inning.

Matt Tuiasosopo’s two-run double made it 6-3 before Detroit added a run on a sacrifice fly by Jhonny Peralta.

Luke Putkonen (1-0), who was called up from Triple-A on Thursday, allowed no hits in the last 2 1-3 innings for the win in a game that took 4 hours, 50 minutes.