Indians defeat Astros 5-1, Indians pitching gave up one hit

Indians defeat Astros 5-1, Indians pitching gave up one hit


defeated the Houston Astros Thursday by the score of 5-1.

The only hit of the game for the Astros came off the bat of Jed Lowrie, which went for a home run in the bottom of the ninth.

Trevor Bauer got the start for the Indians and pitched six hit-less innings, piling up 11 strikes outs. Kyle Crockett and Scott Atchison pitched the seventh and eighth inning keeping the no-hitter alive. Nick Hagadone came in for the ninth and gave up the only hit of the game with one out.

1966 was the last time the Indians starters struck out at least 10 batters in back to back games in the month of April, Carlos Carrasco struck out 10 batters on Wednesday. 

The Indians bat came alive early on in the game, Jason Kipnis hit a sacrifice fly to left, scoring Michael Bourn. Roberto Perez, who got the start at catcher, hit two solo home runs, one in the 2nd inning and the other in the 4th inning. 

Trevor Bauer would get the win, Asher Wojciechowski is the losing pitcher.

The Cleveland Indians leave Houston with a 2-1 record, and will carry a two-game winning streak when they play the Detroit Tigers on Friday for the Indians home opener. 

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