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2018-06-20
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CLEVELAND -- The Houston Astros journey through the land of American League playoff contenders has been a success so far. Tremaine Edmunds Jersey . Jon Singletons homer capped a four-run ninth inning and the Astros took advantage of Clevelands sloppy defence to defeat the Indians 5-1 on Friday night. Houston, beginning the final leg of a 10-game road trip, took two of three at Yankee Stadium before coming to Cleveland, and has won four of five overall. The Astros have been the team taking advantage of mistakes against teams trying to reach the post-season. "Its huge, thats what winning ballclubs do," Singleton said. "When teams are making small mistakes like that, other teams capitalize and come out with the win." The Astros had lost six straight against Cleveland, getting outscored 41-15. Singleton hit a three-run drive off Cody Allen (4-3) after a pair of throwing errors by the worst defensive team in the majors. Catcher Roberto Perezs wild throw let the go-ahead run score. A throwing error by first baseman Carlos Santana set up Houstons big inning. "I felt like our guys did a good job of being aggressive and took advantage of some mistakes in which the other team made," Astros manager Bo Porter said. Tony Sipp (4-2) pitched the eighth. The Indians helped him by getting two runners thrown out on the bases. Astros starter Brad Peacock gave up one run and was pulled after five innings because of discomfort in his right forearm. Marwin Gonzalez homered for Houston and Zach Walters connected for Cleveland in the fifth. Walters homered for the third straight day. After Allen issued a one-out walk to Chris Carter, Santana threw wildly to second after fielding Dexter Fowlers groundball. The error moved Carter to third. Then when Fowler tried to steal second, Perezs high throw glanced off shortstop Jose Ramirezs glove and rolled into the outfield, allowing Carter to score. Singleton then put the game away. "Every time I go up there I try and hit a ball hard," he said. "Sometimes you dont do that and you still got to go up there and do your job. Its definitely nice to know all the hard work is not wasted." The Indians lead the majors with 99 errors after committing 98 when they made the playoffs last season. Their poor play, however, wasnt limited to defence Friday. Cleveland had runners on first and second with no outs in the eighth before shoddy baserunning ended the threat. Mike Aviles, who led off with a single, was caught off second on Perezs bunt attempt. Tyler Holt, who advanced to second while Aviles was tagged in a rundown, was later thrown out trying to steal third. Cleveland manager Terry Francona was understandably displeased with the mistakes. "Obviously, we need to do better," he said. "We cant play like that and expect to win." Carlos Carrasco allowed one run in six innings for Cleveland. BO KNOWS FOOTBALL Porter played football at the University of Iowa and follows the sport closely. He has taken special interest in the Cleveland Browns since they drafted Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel in May. "Id like to be on the sideline giving Johnny Football advice before he goes in," Porter joked. POWER SURGE Carter has hit 17 homers since July 1, which is five more than any other player in the majors. He also leads the league during that span with 42 RBIs and a .665 slugging percentage. TRAINERS ROOM Astros: Porter said he didnt want to take any chances with Peacock when his forearm tightened up. ... RHP Chad Qualls, who had been out with a sore back, pitched the ninth inning, his first appearance since Tuesday. Indians: C Yan Gomes (concussion) did some light pregame activity Friday. He was hit in the mask when a pitch deflected off Minnesotas Kurt Suzuki on Thursday. Theres no timetable for when Gomes will return. UP NEXT Astros: RHP Collin McHugh (6-9) is seeking his first career three-game winning streak Saturday. Hell be facing the Indians for the first time. Indians: RHP Danny Salazar (4-6) goes against the Astros for the first time in his career. Hes 4-1 when he throws at least five innings this season. Jim Kelly Bills Jersey .Kraft says Goodell realized before seeing a video showing Baltimore running back Ray Rice striking his then fiance that domestic violence was very serious for society in general. Tremaine Edmunds Bills Jersey . The former Toronto FC designated player played three of his 15 professional seasons with the team.Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - LaMarcus Aldridge had a monster outing with 30 points and 21 rebounds and the Portland Trail Blazers outscored the Golden State Warriors by 15 in the final quarter en route to a 113-101 win at Oracle Arena. Wesley Matthews scored 23 points, while Damian Lillard netted 20 with nine assists for Portland, which won its 10th consecutive game. A raucous shoving match broke out with just under four minutes left in the third quarter thatt saw ejections of Matthews and Mo Williams for Portland and also Gerald Green for Golden State. Custom Buffalo Bills Jerseys. After Stephen Curry made two technical free throws to increase the Golden State lead, 81-71, Portland outscored the Warriors 42-20 in the final 15 plus minutes of the game. Klay Thompson scored 30 points on 10-of-13 shooting, while Curry returned to the lineup after missing the past two games and scored 22 points with 11 assists in the loss. NFL Jerseys Outlet Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping Wholesale Stitched Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys Camo Cheap NFL Jerseys Camo China Jerseys ' ' '

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