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Homers in 2nd inning get Astros past Tribe

10:17 PM, Apr 19, 2013   |    comments
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Houston, TX (Sports Network) - J.D. Martinez and Rick Ankiel's back-to-back home runs in the second inning proved just enough for the Houston Astros to end a five-game losing streak by edging the Cleveland Indians, 3-2, in the opener of a three-game series.

Lucas Harrell (1-2) gave up five hits and five walks over 5 2/3 innings, but the only runs he allowed came on Lonnie Chisenhall's two-run homer.

Harrell picked up his first win of the season, while the bullpen combination of Wesley Wright, Hector Ambriz and Jose Veras closed out the victory and handed the Indians a fifth straight loss.

Cleveland starter Brett Myers (0-3) continued his struggles out of the gate as the former Astro lasted just five innings and gave up three runs on five hits and two walks.

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