Altuve has 3 RBIs as Astros beat Indians 7-1
HOUSTON— Jose Altuve had three RBIs and Colby Rasmus added two as the Houston Astros jumped on Corey Kluber for five runs in the third and cruised to a 7-1 win over the Cleveland Indians on Monday night.
Altuve drove in two with a double in the third and Rasmus had a two-run single later in the inning to make it 4-0.
Kluber (2-4), coming off the second shutout of his career in his last outing against the Tigers, was chased after just 2 2/3 innings. He entered with a 1.48 ERA in five career appearances against the Astros, and had allowed just five earned runs in 30 1/3 innings against them.
On Monday he gave up five hits and five runs in his first loss since April 17.
Houston starter Mike Fiers (3-1) allowed season lows of one run and three hits in seven innings for his third straight win.