Oh, that's good pitch. - Jason Miller
The Astros battle in this one behind a solid outing from Dallas Keuchel, but they don't take advantage of their chances and Cleveland finally takes theirs with a walk-off single by Matt Carson.
The Astros got some more good starting pitching in this one, but the offense couldn't keep up in a game Cleveland had to have.
executed the true meaning of scattering hits. He allowed seven of them in his seven innings and at least one in in six of those innings. The only inning where there was more than one was the first where Nick Swisher
doubled and Jason Kipnis
followed with an RBI single to make it 1-0, Indians
Houston would answer back in the top of the second with three singles to load the bases with no outs. But unfortunately, only one run was scored as L.J. Hoes
drove in Marc Krauss
with a sacrifice fly.
Krauss did surprisingly well out of the cleanup spot for the Astros
on Thursday, going 3-for-4 with two doubles.
Keuchel would finish the night allowing only that one run, while striking out seven. His opponent Ubaldo Jimenez
was equally as good, lasting seven innings of his own. He also allowed one run while striking out nine.
The Indians had a solid chance to take the lead in the eighth as they put runners on first and second after Michael Bourn
had led off the inning with a strikeout against Astros' reliever Kevin Chapman
Chapman was left out to battle by Astros manager Bo Porter. It turned out to be the right call as the reliever struck out the next to guys to finish a clean inning.
The Astros had an even better shot in the ninth as Krauss got things going with a one-out double. Matt Dominguez
was then hit by a pitch, and it apparently was pretty painful. But don't worry, we got some good analysis about how bad it was.
followed by picking up the golden sombrero with his fourth strikeout of the night - usually a feat reserved for Mr. Chris Carter - and Hoes struck out as well to end the inning.
The Indians threatened with first and second in the ninth, but Josh Zeid made up for the two walks by getting pinch hitter Jason Giambi
to pop out to end the inning.
Twitter can tell the story well a lot, so I'll let it tell you the start of the tenth inning.
And by the way it was catcher Yan Gomes
to shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera
on the putout. And it wasn't even a good throw either. The Astros then went quietly in the rest of the tenth.
Rhiner Cruz was summoned to pitch the 11th and that didn't work out to well. Cruz allowed two singles while getting two outs, but then walked Mike Aviles
to load the bases. Matt Carson
then followed with an RBI single to end it.