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Box Score: Astros 7, Indians 1

The Indians dropped their second straight to the Astros to lose their interleague series in Houston. As was the case on Saturday, the Tribe got on the board first with a run in the second. But it would be all Houston from there on, as they poured in on in the late innings to cruise to another easy win. Derek Lowe kept it close, giving up three runs but both Nick Hagadone and Esmil Rogers gave up two-run homers in the eighth that blew it open to 7-1.

Scoring Summary
Top 2nd: Cleveland
– J. Lopez scored on wild pitch
Bot 4th: Houston
– C. Johnson singled to shallow center, C. Lee scored, B. Bogusevic to third
Bot 6th: Houston
– C. Lee singled to shallow center, J. Lowrie scored
Bot 7th: Houston
– J.D. Martinez grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, C. Johnson scored, J. Castro out at second
Bot 8th: Houston
– C. Johnson homered to right, J. Lowrie scored
– J.D. Martinez homered to left, J. Castro scored
 Cleveland
ABRHRBIHRBBKSBLOBSeason Avg
S. Choo rf400000303.271
A. Cabrera ss300001103.296
J. Kipnis 2b400000002.276
J. Lopez 3b411000000.231
M. Brantley cf400000000.278
S. Duncan lf200002100.191
C. Kotchman 1b402000101.230
L. Marson c300000102.231
    N. Hagadone p000000000.000
    E. Rogers p0000000001.000
D. Lowe p201000002.500
    J. Smith p000000000.000
    C. Santana ph-c101000000.230
 Totals31150037013
 Batting
2B – J Lopez (9, J Happ).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – A Cabrera 1, D Lowe 1.
GIDP – J Kipnis.
Team LOB – 6.
 Fielding
Outfield assists – S Duncan.
PB – C Santana.
DP – 2 (J Kipnis-A Cabrera-C Kotchman, J Kipnis-A Cabrera-C Kotchman).
 Houston
ABRHRBIHRBBKSBLOBSeason Avg
J. Altuve 2b200000000.309
    B. Bixler 2b200000002.282
J. Lowrie ss321001000.267
C. Lee 1b412100001.303
B. Bogusevic rf401000102.232
C. Johnson 3b423310000.285
J. Castro c412000002.246
J.D. Martinez lf411210001.230
J. Schafer cf301001100.238
J.A. Happ p200000100.077
    M. Downs ph101000000.174
    W. Wright p000000000.000
    B. Lyon p000000000.000
    X. Cedeno p000000000.000
    B. Myers p000000000.000
 Totals33712622308
 Batting
2B – J Lowrie (14, D Lowe); J Castro (9, N Hagadone); J Schafer (9, D Lowe).
HR – C Johnson (6, 8th inning off N Hagadone 1 on, 2 Out), J Martinez (9, 8th inning off E Rogers 1 on, 2 Out).
RBI – C Lee (28), C Johnson 3 (32), J Martinez 2 (41).
2-out RBI – C Johnson 3, J Martinez 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – B Bixler 1, J Castro 1.
GIDP – B Bogusevic, J Martinez.
Team LOB – 4.
 Fielding
DP – 1 (J Altuve-J Lowrie-C Lee).
 Cleveland
IPHRERBBKHRWHIPSeason ERA
D. Lowe (L, 7-6)6.28331101.564.28
J. Smith0.11000001.303.52
N. Hagadone0.22331111.415.96
E. Rogers0.11110110.673.00
 Houston
IPHRERBBKHRWHIPSeason ERA
J.A. Happ (W, 6-7)7.04112501.484.83
W. Wright0.11000101.363.68
B. Lyon0.10000001.252.57
X. Cedeno0.10000001.443.00
B. Myers1.00001101.153.70
WP – J Happ.
Pitches-strikes – N Hagadone 22-11; E Rogers 10-8; D Lowe 110-70; J Smith 8-5; J Happ 111-70; W Wright 9-6; B Lyon 1-1; X Cedeno 3-2; B Myers 19-13.
Ground balls-fly balls – N Hagadone 0-3; E Rogers 0-1; D Lowe 17-4; J Smith 1-1; J Happ 12-6; W Wright 0-0; B Lyon 0-1; X Cedeno 1-0; B Myers 1-1.
Batters faced – N Hagadone 5; E Rogers 2; D Lowe 26; J Smith 2; J Happ 26; W Wright 2; B Lyon 1; X Cedeno 1; B Myers 4.