Javier leads Astros over Tigers 2-1 for 7-game season sweep

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Houston Astros starting pitcher Cristian Javier (53) delivers against the Detroit Tigers during the second inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

DETROIT (AP) — Cristian Javier allowed two hits in six shutout innings, and the Houston Astros beat Detroit 2-1 for a seven-game season sweep of the Tigers. Javier struck out eight and walked none, winning for the third time in four decisions. Ryan Pressly pitched a one-hit ninth for his 28th save in 32 chances, finishing a four-hitter.

The AL-best Astros are losing in on their sixth straight postseason appearance.


Last-place Detroit is on the verge of its first 90-loss season since 2019. The Tigers never led during this week’s series