Short, Mize help Tigers snap Astros’ winning streak at 11

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Detroit Tigers’ Zack Short, right, celebrates with Isaac Paredes (19) after hitting two-run home run to break a 1-1 tie during the fifth inning of the first baseball game of a doubleheader Saturday, June 26, 2021, in Detroit. The Tigers defeated the Astros 3-1. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

DETROIT (AP) — Zack Short’s first home run in the majors broke a fifth-inning tie and helped the Detroit Tigers snap the Houston Astros’ 11-game winning streak with a 3-1 victory in the first game of a doubleheader.

The Astros were trying to tie the franchise record of 12 wins in a row Casey Mize improved to 2-0 in his last four starts, giving up one run on six hits and two walks in six innings.

He struck out five to beat the Astros for the second time this season. Jose Cisnero pitched the seventh for his third save.

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