Shane Bieber tossed seven shutout innings, Andres Gimenez and Josh Bell every homered and the Cleveland Guardians beat the visiting Houston Astros 5-0 on Sunday to take the rubber match of the collection
Bieber (5-3) matched a season excessive with 9 strikeouts and allowed three hits with one stroll. Cleveland outhit the Astros 11-4 and gained for the sixth time in its final eight video games
The Guardians claimed an early lead when Bell doubled off Brandon Bielak (3-3) to start the second inning and Gimenez adopted with a two-run homer to right-center discipline
Bell scored three runs and had three hits, together with a leadoff homer within the fourth inning. The 426-foot blast to middle discipline was Bell’s fifth of the season.
Cleveland pushed one other run throughout within the fifth when Myles Straw hit a leadoff single, moved to 3rd on Steven Kwan’s one-out double and scored on Amed Rosario’s groundout.
The Guardians knocked Bielak out of the sport within the sixth inning after Bell delivered a leadoff double and scored on Tyler Freeman’s double to left discipline. Freeman had entered the sport within the prime of the sixth rather than Gimenez, who was eliminated because of left leg tightness
Bielak yielded 5 runs on 9 hits over five-plus innings. He walked two and struck out 4.
Bieber fanned no less than one batter in every of his seven innings after recording a complete of eight strikeouts over his final three begins.
Freeman had two hits for Cleveland, which notched its first collection win towards Houston since Might 19-21, 2017.
Guardians first baseman Josh Naylor prolonged his hitting streak to a career-high 11 video games with a third-inning single
Houston, which concluded a stretch of 17 video games in 17 consecutive days, struck out 13 occasions and had only one extra-base hit. The Astros went 9-8 in the course of the 17-game span
The Astros‘ finest scoring menace got here with runners on the corners and one out within the fifth inning, when Cesar Salazar struck out and Mauricio Dubon grounded right into a fielder’s selection
Guardians reliever Emmanuel Clase capped the crew’s sixth shutout of the season and recorded his two hundredth profession strikeout throughout a scoreless ninth inning
–Area Degree Media