Houston 3, Cleveland 2

Date - Friday, April 19, 2013 8:10 PM
Location - Minute Maid Park
Temperature - 66°
Umpires - Home Plate - Alfonso Marquez, First Base - Mike DiMuro, Second Base - Dan Bellino, Third Base - Ted Barrett,
Attendance - 17241

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cleveland 5-10 2-6 3-4 L5
Houston 5-11 2-5 3-6 W1

Recap


Astros 3, Indians 2:
J.D. Martinez and Rick Ankiel hit back-to-back homers in the second inning and host Houston made the lead stand up in the opener of the three-game series.

Lucas Harrell (1-2) allowed two earned runs while working around five hits and five walks in 5 2/3 innings. Wesley Wright, Hector Ambriz and Jose Veras worked 3 1/3 innings of scoreless relief with Veras picking up his first save.

The Astros scored their first two runs of the second inning on a homer by Martinez that followed Carlos Pena’s one-out walk. Ankiel stepped up and hit a 3-2 pitch from Cleveland starter Brett Myers (0-3) over the right-field wall for a 3-0 lead.

The Indians put two runners on base in the first and third innings but couldn’t capitalize. Mark Reynolds walked with two outs in the fourth and came home on Lonnie Chisenhall’s two-run blast to right to cut the deficit to 3-2.

After walking two more batters in the fifth and allowing a two-out single to Reynolds in the sixth, his second of the game, Harrell was lifted. Myers, who played for the Astros from 2009-11, pitched five innings, allowing three runs and five hits.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Martinez left the game in the fourth inning after spraining his right knee during his second at-bat. He was replaced in left field by Brandon Barnes, who had two singles in three at-bats … Myers has allowed a major league-leading 10 home runs and 64 total bases this season. … Of the six hits by Ankiel this season, four have gone for home runs.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Cleveland   Houston
Brett Myers Player Lucas Harrell
Loss W/L Win
5.0 IP 5.2
4 Strikeouts 4
5 Hits 5
5.40 ERA 3.18
Hitting
Cleveland   Houston
Mark Reynolds Player Brandon Barnes
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 2
.667 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Cleveland 8 1 13 .250 16 6 2 6 1 0
Houston 6 2 12 .207 11 9 3 3 3 0

Upcoming Games

  • Houston will play their next game at home against Cleveland. The Astros have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .182 after a loss.
  • Cleveland will play their next game on the road against Houston. The Indians have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .222 after a loss.