Astros drop first game to Indians
Astros daily report presented by APG&E: 3 hits from the 2-1 loss
After winning the series against the Twins with a victory on Wednesday, the Astros turned the page to the Indians to start a four-game series on Thursday night. Here's a quick look along with three hits from the game:
Final Score: Indians 2, Astros 1
Record: 15-10, first in the AL West.
Winning pitcher: Trevor Bauer (3-1).
Losing pitcher: Gerrit Cole (1-4).
1) Decent rebound for Cole
After his career-worst start against the Rangers this past weekend in which he allowed nine runs, Gerrit Cole did well to put that behind him against the Indians. Cole pitched seven innings during which he allowed two runs on three hits, two solo home runs, three walks, and struck out ten. Unfortunately, he'd only get one run of support behind him.
2) Bad call halts Houston's momentum
In a big spot in the bottom of the sixth, Houston had two on base with one out and Carlos Correa at the plate. Correa fouled a ball off of his foot that ricocheted to third base, and with the Astros staying put due to the foul ball, the Indians played it out and were rewarded with a double play on what should've been a foul ball. To make matters worse, the play was not reviewable.
3) Bauer holds Astros to just a solo dinger by Springer
After falling behind 0-1 in the game, George Springer tied the game with a solo home run in the bottom of the third. That would be the only run they'd get off of Trevor Bauer, though, as he would go on to complete eight innings of one-run baseball on 118 pitches. Brad Hand would get the save to finish off the win for the Indians in the ninth.
Up Next: The series will continue on Friday night with first pitch at 7:10 PM. Houston will send Collin McHugh (3-2, 4.78 ERA) to the mound to go up against Corey Kluber (2-2, 5.88 ERA) for the Indians.
The Astros daily report is presented by APG&E.