Tigers manager AJ Hinch reflects on blowout loss to former team

It was a sloppy series opener for the Detroit Tigers against the Houston Astros last night at Comerica Park, to say the least.

Houston loaded the bases in six separate innings en route to a 12-3 blowout victory in the first of four meetings against the Tigers, and ensuring they won’t get swept as they were earlier this season in Houston.

For the Astros, they picked up 18 hits while reaching base 27 times as they earned their 11th straight win.

“They’re going to roll out a pretty good lineup (Friday),” Tigers manager AJ Hinch said. “The game itself is going to challenge you, so there’s no real message other than go home, get some rest, get back here. We’ve got to prepare and do a little better.”

While it wasn’t the greatest of starts for José Ureña, he didn’t get much help from his teammates on the mound. However, one bright spot for Detroit was the play of Akil Baddoo, who extended his hitting streak to 11 games while picking up a single and two doubles.

“We’ve been through this before,” Baddoo said about the nine-run loss. “We know there’s always light at the end of the tunnel.”

The Tigers and Astros will play the 2nd of their series tonight starting at 7:10 PM EST.

– – Quotes via Bally Sports Detroit Link – –