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Indians 7, Astros 6: Astros’ comeback falls short

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McCullers gives up five runs over five innings.

Houston Astros v Cleveland Indians Photo by Ron Schwane/Getty Images

Astros starter Lance McCullers is starting his third major league season and he has one clear trend thus far.

He’s a fan of home cooking. McCullers is 11-4 with 2.08 ERA in 23 career home starts. And the road hasn’t been kind to McCullers. He is 3-9 with 5.32 ERA in 18 career road starts.

Those road numbers include Wednesday's 7-6 loss to the Indians.

McCullers gave up three runs in the first inning and five total over five innings.

The Astros attempted to a comeback with a pair of two-run home runs from the bearded bald brothers, Evan Gattis and Brian McCain.

Like so many times before this season, the Astros offense found a spark in the final three innings of the game. Alex Bregman reached on an error and Nori Aoki singled to put the tying run at the plate.

Marwin Gonzalez did his best impression of Jose Altuve, who didn’t start at second and smacked a double to left field.

But Indians reliever Cody Allen was able to end the Astros threat in the eighth inning by inducing a groundball by Josh Reddick.

The Astros went down in order in the ninth to put the Tribe in the win column.