Grand slam by Diaz vs. Tigers helps Astros to 7-0 homestand

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Houston Astros' Aledmys Diaz (16), Yordan Alvarez (44) and Jose Siri celebrate after a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, May 8, 2022, in Houston. The Astros won 5.0.(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)


HOUSTON (AP) — Aledmys Díaz hit a grand slam, Jake Odorizzi threw five innings of one-hit ball and the Houston Astros beat the Detroit Tigers 5-0 for a four-game sweep and their seventh straight win. Díaz’s second home run of the season came in the third inning on a 92 mph fastball from Tigers reliever Drew Hutchison. It went 347 feet to left-center field, scoring José Altuve, Alex Bregman and Yordan Alvarez for a 4-0 lead. Houston finished a red-hot homestand against Seattle and Detroit 7-0. When the homestand began, they were 11-11.