HOUSTON, Texas — The Cleveland Indians’ five-game losing streak came to an end on Saturday night after the Indians banged out 22 hits and 19 runs and beat the Astros, 19 to 6.
Entering Saturday, the Indians had lost 10 of their first 15 games, and runs were hard to come by.
In the first inning of Saturday’s game, the Indians batted around and scored 8 runs. They followed that up with a six-run inning in the second and led 14-0; it was the fourth time in club history that the Indians have scored at least 14 runs in the first two innings, the last one coming in 2009 against the Yankees.
Nick Swisher had a career day for the Tribe. He tied a single-game career-high for hits (4) and runs (3) and set a new career-high for doubles (3) in a game.
In the fourth, Jason Giambi tied Cal Ripken for 42nd on the all-time career home run list with home run #431, that blast was also a personal milestone for Giambi, he has now hit a home run in every ball park in Major League Baseball.
The Indians and Astros will wrap up their three-game series on Sunday before the Tribe travels to Chicago to begin a three-game set with the White Sox.
Asdrubal Cabrera left Saturday’s game with a left wrist contusion; the Indians said he is day to day.
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