Houston 8, Cleveland 1

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, June 23, 2012 4:05 PM
Location - Minute Maid Park
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Manny Gonzalez, First Base - Jordan Baker, Second Base - Gerry Davis, Third Base - Phil Cuzzi,
Attendance - 34241

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Cleveland 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 0
Houston 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 3 8 10 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cleveland 37-33 20-18 17-15 L1
Houston 29-42 20-17 9-25 W1

Recap

Astros 8, Indians 1: J.D. Martinez and Jordan Schafer hit back-to-back homers in a four-run fifth, and Dallas Keuchel pitched a complete game for his first major-league victory as Houston won for just the second time in eight games.

Keuchel (1-0) gave up just one run on six hits, walking one and striking out three in his second career start. The loss snapped Cleveland’s four-game winning streak.

Cleveland starter Jeanmar Gomez (4-7) did not allow a base hit until Brian Bogusevic led off the fifth with a double. Chris Johnson doubled home Bogusevic to tie the game at 1-1. Martinez followed with his eighth homer of the season, a two-run shot to left to give Houston a 3-1 advantage.

Schafer hit his third homer on the next pitch, a solo shot to left to make it 4-1.

Houston extended its lead to 5-1 in the sixth on Carlos Lee’s run-scoring double to left center. Jose Altuve hit his fifth homer in the eighth as the Astros scored three times.

Gomez lasted 5 2/3 innings, allowing six hits and five runs with one walk and three strikeouts. Asdrubal Cabrera drove in Cleveland's only run in the fourth, hitting  his ninth homer of the season.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Schafer hit his first homer since April 22. … Nine of Houston's 10 hits were for extra bases (six doubles, three homers). ... Altuve and Lee each finished with two hits. ... Cleveland's Jason Kipnis went 3-for-4 and teammate Shin-Soo Choo hit his AL-leading 23rd double in the ninth.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Cleveland   Houston
Jeanmar Gomez Player Dallas Keuchel
Loss W/L Win
5.2 IP 9.0
3 Strikeouts 3
6 Hits 6
7.94 ERA 1.00
Hitting
Cleveland   Houston
Jason Kipnis Player Jose Altuve
3 Hits 2
0 RBI 1
0 HR 1
3 TB 5
.750 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Cleveland 6 1 10 .194 12 3 1 1 0 0
Houston 10 3 25 .303 7 5 8 1 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Houston will play their next game at home against Cleveland. The Astros have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .405 after a loss.
  • Cleveland will play their next game on the road against Houston. The Indians have a W/L % of .486 after a win and .576 after a loss.