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DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers and Houston Astros matched two-run ninth-inning comebacks Saturday night. Air Max 97 Gold Uscita . Luckily for the Tigers, they had the last one.Jose Iglesias capped a two-out rally with an infield single to score Tyler Collins, and the Tigers won their fifth straight game with a 3-2 victory over the Astros.Detroit is now a half-game ahead of Houston as both teams chase Boston for the second AL wild-card spot.This is when you have to start to make your move, said James McCann, who drove in the tying run before Iglesias won it. When August and September roll around, you have to be ready to make a run at the playoffs.With the Astros up 2-1, Houston closer Will Harris (1-2) retired the first two batters in the ninth but then walked Justin Upton. Collins singled and McCann drove him in with another single.Iglesias then hit a grounder between first and second base. First baseman Jason Castro ranged to his right to field it, but Iglesias beat Harris to the bag while Collins scored.I should have found the bag and then caught the ball, but I tried to catch the ball and then find the bag, Harris said. Its just a bonehead play by me. Theres no other way to put it.Detroit led 1-0 going into the ninth, but Houston rallied to take the lead in the top of the inning.George Springer led off the ninth with a single -- just the third hit allowed by starter Justin Verlander -- and took second on Jose Altuves one-out infield single.Carlos Correa then looped a base hit into shallow center, scoring Springer and moving Altuve to third. Colby Rasmus hit a soft grounder into the hole, and while shortstop Iglesias was able to get the force at second, Altuve easily scored from third.That was tough, because I thought we were going to lose, and I was going to be shouldering the blame, Verlander said. I felt like I made some really good pitches, but they put them in play and got hits out of them.Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said he never seriously considered taking out his ace, who had thrown 96 pitches through eight innings.There wasnt any discussion, Ausmus said. He knew that was his kind of inning. I might have taken him out at the end if they had gone ahead on a hard hit, but it was a groundball.Verlander (11-6) got his first complete game of the season. He struck out 11 while allowing two runs and five hits.Houston starter Mike Fiers gave up one run, four hits and two walks in 6 1/3 innings.The Tigers threatened in the second, putting runners on first and second with no one out, but Altuve fielded Uptons grounder, stepped on second and threw to third in time to retire Victor Martinez. That saved a run when Collins followed with a single, and Fiers got out of the inning.In the meantime, Verlander allowed two hits in the first inning but didnt allow another baserunner until he walked Altuve to start the seventh.By that point, the Tigers had taken a 1-0 lead on a fluke play in the sixth. With two out and Cameron Maybin on first, Miguel Cabrera lifted a high pop fly behind second base. Altuve appeared ready to make the catch but took a false step at the last second and dropped the ball for an error. Maybin, who was running hard with two outs, slid just past a tag at home after starting at first.I think the ball was so high that I got a little dizzy, Altuve said. I saw it, but it got so high that I was having trouble staying under it. I just stumbled a little, and thats when I lost it.The Tigers almost added a run in the seventh, but Springer made a lunging catch of Iglesias sinking liner to right.TRAINERS ROOMAstros: INF Marwin Gonzalez (hand) and OF Carlos Gomez (hamstring) were both out of the lineup with minor injuries, leaving C Evan Gattis as the only healthy player on Houstons bench.Tigers: OF J.D. Martinez (elbow) and RHP Jordan Zimmermann (neck) both got clean bills of health after playing on a rehab assignment Friday for Triple-A Toledo. Ausmus is hoping to have both of them back within a week.REUNION TOURFormer closer Todd Jones was the latest member of the 2006 Tigers to be honored, ten years after they ended Detroits 19-year postseason drought by winning the pennant. Verlander, the sole remaining player from that team, has been catching each players ceremonial first pitch, but he was busy warming up on Saturday. Ausmus, who caught Jones during Tiger Stadiums last season in 1999, filled in, handling a strike on the inside corner.UP NEXTThe teams finish their weekend series Sunday afternoon, with Detroits Mike Pelfrey (3-9, 4.98) facing Dallas Keuchel (6-10, 4.57). Keuchel has won his last three starts against the Tigers, including throwing eight scoreless innings in Houston on April 15. Nike Air Max 97 Grigio . Vettel was 0.168 seconds faster than Red Bull teammate Mark Webber around the Suzuka circuit. Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg was two tenths of a second off Vettel. "The car balance is decent, but I think we can still improve," Vettel said. Nike Silver 97 Uomo . The 20-year-old Pelicans big man glanced up and smiled widely at the well-wishers -- a fitting end to a day he wont soon forget. Davis responded to his selection earlier in the day as a Western Conference All-Star with 26 points and 10 rebounds, and the New Orleans Pelicans overcame a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit to defeat the Minnesota Timberwolves 98-91 on Friday night. .S. hockey team after paying his dues as an NHL general manager for more than three decades and giving up a lot of his free time to help USA Hockey.VANCOUVER -- After being unwanted in Winnipeg, Joey Elliott did what many other veteran CFL free agent quarterbacks would not do. He attended a B.C. Lions open tryout camp in Las Vegas in early May. The move paid Friday off as the Lions agreed to terms with him on a three-year contract. "They didnt know I was coming -- I just showed up," said Elliott from Indianapolis, where he has been working as a substitute teacher. "I just showed up." Lions general manager Wally Buono offered a slightly different version, saying the club asked Elliott to attend a camp after his representatives tried to negotiate a contract earlier in the off-season. Regardless, Buono, was impressed that Elliott was willing to pay his own way for a flight to the gambling mecca and bet on employment with the Lions. It took a special person to humble himself the way Elliott did, said the GM. "Its huge to get another opportunity," said Elliott. "Whether youre a quarterback, or as a professional, when you are released, youre just looking for another opportunity." The 26-year-old Franklin, Ind., native spent the past three seasons with the Blue Bombers. During that time, he dressed for 33 games, including nine as the teams starter. But the Bombers deemed him expendable after what was actually his first full season. He joined the team in the fifth week in 2010 and was sidelined much of 2011 with a torn knee ligament that forced him to miss the Grey Cup against the Lions. Last season, the Purdue grad had his most productive year as a pro as he threw for 2,101 yards and five touchdowns. Elliott is expected to battle for B.C.s backup quarterback job following Mike Reillys departure to Edmonton as a free agent, but he must advance beyond the teams rookie camp first before taking the field with veterans at main training camp, starting June 2 in Kamloops, B.C. . Elliott believes he can provide a calming influence to a B.C. squad while lending experience to the Lions, who won the West Division title in 2012 but were upset by the Calgary Stampeders in the Western Final. Aside from starter Travis Lulay, the only other quarterback in the Lions den with CFL experience is second-year pro Thomas De Marco. Lulay and De Marco are also the oonly B. Air Max 97 Verde Militare. C. quarterback holdovers from last season. Buono said his main concern is that Elliott understands the teams offensive system rather than opposing defences. While he has a strong, accurate arm and can pass on the run, "one of his issues is ball security." Meanwhile, one part of the Geroy Simon trade failed to pay off Friday when the Lions released Justin Harper, who was part of a package for the CFLs all-time leading receiver. Harper was out of shape when he came into a Lions camp for offensive players this spring. Coach Mike Benevides indicated he was impressed with Harper and was willing to give him more time to get fit. However, Buono was not. "This (release) was precipitated by me being disappointed with him coming into camp at almost 250 pounds," said Buono. "Im not blaming him, but when it comes to a first impression, I was disappointed." Buono said wide receiver Emmanuel Arceneauxs return to B.C. earlier this week from the NFL factored into Harpers release. But the GM was not sure whether Harper would have attended training camp if Arceneaux had decided to pursue another NFL opportunity. The Lions also released defensive lineman Maurice Evans. In another more positive move, B.C. re-signed receiver Courtney Taylor, who excelled late last season after a lengthy spell on the practice roster. Taylor, a 29-year-old Carrollton, Ala., native spent three years in the NFL with the Seattle Seahawks, but after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2009, he was released by the Seahawks in 2010 and did not get another opportunity until the Lions signed him in October 2011. He spent the rest of the 2011 and most of 2012 on the Lions practice roster, but recorded 16 receptions for 264 yards and three touchdowns in five games late last season. "Im excited about Courtney Taylor," said Buono. "When you think about this, Courtney was a starter in the NFL, and what prevented him from continuing to be a starter was his illness." Taylor has successfully managed his MS by taking daily medication that comprises just one pill, and has not experienced any symptoms since the diagnosis. "Hes had another life to live -- and now hes back," said Buono. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '