Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Mark Reynolds hit the go-ahead homer in the
seventh inning, and made a key defensive play late, as Cleveland escaped with
a 5-4 win over Houston in the rubber match of a three-game set.
Yan Gomes, Carlos Santana and Drew Stubbs also went deep once each for the
Indians, who took the final two games in the series to erase the
memory of a five-game losing streak.
Jake Allen (1-0) recorded the final out of the sixth for the win. Starter
Ubaldo Jimenez pitched into the sixth, yielding four runs and as many hits
with four strikeouts and one walk.
Chris Perez left the bases loaded in the ninth for his second save, aided by
Reynolds' diving stop at third on a Jason Castro grounder.
Fernando Martinez hit a two-run homer, while Jose Altuve knocked in a run and
scored twice for the Astros, losers in seven of their last eight.
Hector Ambriz (0-1) served up the deciding blast over his two relief innings.
Erik Bedard was pulled after four frames, having yielded six hits and two runs
while fanning eight.
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