Houston Astros

Long 3-run blast by Chirinos lifts Astros over Indians 4-1


The intentional walk to Reddick, who entered the game hitting .500 against Carrasco, set the table for Chirinos' third homer.


Houston won the final two games to earn a split of the four-game set with Cleveland in a rematch of last year's AL Division Series.


Wade Miley pitched 5 2/3 innings of one-run ball for Houston, extending his streak of consecutive starts with three or fewer earned runs to 22.


Carlos Santana put Cleveland ahead in the fourth with his 200th career homer, but the Indians had trouble stringing hits together.


Cleveland had a chance in the fifth when Roberto Perez and Jake Bauers led off with consecutive singles, and a two-out hit for Jose Ramirez loaded the bases.


Astros: RHP Justin Verlander (4-0, 2.61 ERA) will pitch Monday when Houston opens a six-game trip with the first of four games against the Twins.






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