KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Mike Gerber and Bryan Holaday each knocked two-out home runs in the second inning to spark the Tigers to a 7-3 win over the Astros on Wednesday afternoon at Osceola County Stadium.Gerber hit a solo shot, and after Houston starter Brad Peacock walked John Mayberry Jr., Holaday
KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Mike Gerber and Bryan Holaday each knocked two-out home runs in the second inning to spark the Tigers to a 7-3 win over the Astros on Wednesday afternoon at Osceola County Stadium.
Gerber hit a solo shot, and after Houston starter Brad Peacock walked John Mayberry Jr., Holaday launched a ball over the left-field wall to cap the three-run inning. Holaday went 2-for-3 on the day, adding a single in the top of the fifth.
Ian Kinsler got in on the action later, hitting a leadoff homer in the sixth to give the Tigers a four-run cushion.
Jon Singleton got the Astros on the board in the bottom half of the frame, driving in a pair of runs on a double off the right-field wall. Singleton capped his day by crushing a leadoff homer in the ninth to right off Drake Britton.
Jordan Zimmermann fired three scoreless innings in his third start. The right-hander allowed just two hits, fanned three and didn't yield any walks.
Peacock, who battled injuries throughout the 2015 season, surrendered three runs in three innings in his third appearance.
Up next for the Astros: The club will split up Thursday for 1:05 p.m. ET games against Toronto and Atlanta. Michael Feliz (0-0, 1.29 ERA) will take the hill against the Blue Jays in a game that will air on MLB.TV. Mike Fiers will make his third appearance of the spring and look to preserve his spotless ERA in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., against the Braves in a contest fans can listen to on Gameday Audio.
Up next for the Tigers:Mike Pelfrey will try to continue his dominant spring Thursday, when he and the Tigers welcome the Cardinals to Joker Marchant Stadium for a 1:05 p.m. ET contest that will air on MLB.TV. Pelfrey has held opponents to two earned runs on five hits over 10 1/3 innings this spring, including five scoreless innings against the Pirates last Saturday. Carlos Martinez is scheduled to start for the Cards.
Steven Ryzewski is a contributor to MLB.com.