Astros Fail to Protect Lead in Ninth, Drop Fourth Straight

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Astros Fail to Protect Lead in Ninth, Drop Fourth Straight
Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Given a one-run lead to protect, Astros closer Jose Veras couldn't get the save Friday night at Minute Maid Park. Alex Avila hit a two-run home run to give the Tigers a 4-3 victory, extending the Astros' losing streak to four games.

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