Houston Astros top Cleveland Indians 3-1 in Game 2 of ALDS

HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 06: Hector Rondon #30 of the Houston Astros talks with Francisco Lindor #12 of the Cleveland Indians prior to Game Two of the American League Division Series at Minute Maid Park on October 6, 2018 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

HOUSTON — The Astros topped the Indians 3-1 in Game 2 of the American League Division Series.

The game started at 4:37 p.m. in Houston. Indians’ Carlos Carrasco made his second career postseason start for the Indians. Meanwhile, the Houston Astros sent Gerrit Cole to the mound.

The Cleveland Indians were first to score in Saturday’s game against the Houston Astros.

Francisco Lindor hit a single home run in the 3rd inning.  The Indians lead the Astros 1-0.

The Astros took the lead in the 6th inning when Marwin González hit a double home run causing José Altuve and Alex Bregman to score.  The Astros led the Indians 2-1 at that point.

Houston continued to lead Cleveland in Saturday’s game after Alex Bregman scored a single home run in the 7th inning, raising the score 3-1, which ended up being the final score.

Cleveland Indians ace Corey Kluber insisted his loss in the playoff opener against Houston had nothing to do with his postseason woes last season. It just looked that way.

A year after he was hit hard in a pair of postseason starts, it happened all over. The Astros tagged him for three home runs and roughed up the Indians 7-2 in Game 1 of the AL Division Series.

The Cleveland Indians will play Game 3 of the ALDS in Cleveland at Progressive Field on Monday at 1:30 p.m.

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