Some nights you simply accept. Happily accept.

The Tigers had one of those Saturday at Minute Maid Park, where they torched every pitcher the Astros could throw at them in a 17-2 romp, which featured 21 hits by Detroit to six by Houston.

Miguel Cabrera slammed two home runs and had six RBIs, matching his personal record set four times before. He finished with four hits, even before he was replaced in the seventh by Ramon Santiago.

Max Scherzer had far more help than was needed as he ran his record to 4-0. Scherzer pitched eight innings, allowing a pair of singles and Carlos Corporan's seventh-inning home run. He struck out eight and walked two ahead of Al Alburquerque's arrival in the ninth. Alburquerque allowed a run on three hits.