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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