Cleveland Indians top Astros in 13th inning
HOUSTON (AP) — Mike Aviles’s sacrifice fly in the 13th inning scored Jose Ramirez and gave the Cleveland Indians a 2-1 win over the Houston Astros on Thursday night.
Ramirez doubled with one out before Samuel Deduno (2-6) walked Michael Brantley and Carlos Santana to set up Aviles’ fly to right. Jake Marisnick’s throw to the plate was offline, and Ramirez scored easily.
Kyle Crockett (4-0) got the Indians out of trouble in the 12th, and Cody Allen pitched the 13th for his 22nd save.
Santana tied it 1-1 in the ninth, driving in Ramirez with an RBI single to right off Chad Qualls. He got the final two outs of the inning to escape without further damage.
Marisnick had an RBI single in the fourth to put Houston in front 1-0.
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