This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

HOUSTON (AP) — Yuli Gurriel and José Siri had two hits each, Cristian Javier tied a career-high with nine strikeouts and the Houston Astros beat the Cleveland Guardians 2-1 to win their series.

It was a much-needed performance from Gurriel, who hit .319 last season to win the AL batting title but has struggled this year.

He entered in an 0-for-9 slide and is hitting .224 this year. Javier allowed three hits in 5 2/3 scoreless innings as Houston won its second straight after dropping the series opener.