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Miguel Cabrera homered, Doug Fister pitched seven impressive innings and Andy Dirks gave the Tigers a lift for a second straight night in Detroit's 6-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday. Dirks hit a grand slam in Monday's 7-2 win over Houston, and a night later he capped a three-run fifth with a tiebreaking double. The Tigers added two more runs in the sixth, and Cabrera hit his eighth homer of the year in the seventh, a solo shot that gave Detroit a 6-2 lead. Fister (5-1) allowed two runs and five hits. He struck out seven without a walk. Lucas Harrell (3-4) allowed five runs and seven hits in five-plus innings. The Astros have lost six straight and 16 of 19. Harrell was impressive for the first four innings but couldn't hold off the Tigers, even on a night when Ramon Santiago was filling in for shortstop Jhonny Peralta and Don Kelly was in center field in place of injured Austin Jackson. Kelly was hitting .200 entering the game, but his RBI single in the fifth got th...
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