Astros nip Tigers to complete season sweep

Cristian Javier pitched six shutout innings, Kyle Tucker hit his third homer in four games and the Houston Astros completed a season sweep of the Detroit Tigers with a 2-1 win on Wednesday afternoon.Javier (9-9) gave up just two hits and struck out eight as Houston (93-50) won the three-game series and went 7-0 against Detroit (54-89) this season.Ryan Pressly pitched the ninth for his 28th save. Alex Bregman drove in the other run for the Astros, who have won four straight.Javier Baez’s homer accounted for Detroit’s lone run. Tigers starter Joey Wentz went four-plus innings, allowing two runs and four hits while striking out five with one walk.The Astros had two baserunners with two out in the first as Bregman and Tucker singled. Wentz (1-2) then retired Yuli Gurriel on a grounder.Tucker led off the fourth with his long ball over the right-field wall. Trey Mancini doubled one out later and moved up on a wild pitch. Wentz recovered by striking out Christian Vazquez and Chas McCormick.Wentz’s day ended after he walked David Hensley to start the fifth. Will Vest replaced him and walked Jose Altuve. The runners moved up on Jeremy Pena’s sacrifice. Bregman then hit a sacrifice fly to score Hensley for a 2-0 lead.Detroit’s Riley Greene extended his on-base streak to 20 games with a two-out, sixth-inning single. Willi Castro then flied out to deep right field.