HOUSTON (AP) Mike Clevinger pitched no-hit ball into the seventh inning and Andrew Miller and Cody Allen completed the three-hitter to give the Cleveland Indians a 3-0 victory over the Houston Astros on Saturday.
Clevinger (2-1) yielded two hits and struck out a career-high eight in 7-plus innings, the longest outing of his career.
Houston didn't get its first hit until Jose Altuve's sharp grounder down the left field line for a single with no outs in the seventh inning. Clevinger was lifted after Evan Gattis singled with no outs in the eighth. Miller struck out two in the eighth and Allen allowed one hit in the ninth to convert his 12th save in as many opportunities and give him 21 straight dating to Aug. 18.
Lonnie Chisenhall had two hits and homered for the second straight day with a solo shot off Mike Fiers (1-2) in the fourth inning to help the Indians take their second straight from Houston.
Clevinger retired the first 10 batters before Josh Reddick reached on an error by Edwin Encarnacion when his grounder rolled between the first baseman's legs and into the outfield with one out in the fourth.
Clevinger walked Carlos Correa with two outs in that inning, and Reddick walked with two outs in the sixth.
Clevinger, who was pitching on three days' rest after throwing 1/3 inning of relief on May 16, hadn't pitched longer than 5 2/3 innings entering Saturday. It was the 13th career start for Clevinger, who opened the season with Triple-A Columbus.
Chisenhall's home run to center field came with two outs in the fourth to make it 2-0. Fiers knew the second Chisenhall connected on the soaring shot that it was gone and jumped up and down in frustration as it sailed into the seats.
It was a familiar sight for Fiers, who has given up a MLB-high 17 home runs in eight starts this season. He allowed six hits and two runs - one earned - in six innings.
Chisenhall and Yan Gomes hit consecutive singles with one out in the second inning and they both advanced a base on a passed ball by Gattis with two outs in the inning. The Indians took a 1-0 lead on an RBI single by Jason Kipnis. But Gomez was thrown out at home to end the inning.
Carlos Santana's RBI double pushed the lead to 3-0 in the eighth inning.
Indians: OF Austin Jackson (toe) will play his second rehabilitation game in the minors on Sunday after hitting a homer in his first game on Friday night for Columbus. Jackson will also play on Tuesday before he is re-evaluated.
Astros: Ace LHP Dallas Keuchel was placed on the 10-day DL retroactive to May 17 with a pinched nerve in his neck. Manager A.J. Hinch doesn't think the issue is serious and he is expected to miss just one start.
Indians: Danny Salazar (2-4, 5.66 ERA) is set to start the series finale on Sunday. He allowed six hits, including a career-high four home runs, and five runs in five innings of a 6-4 loss to Tampa Bay in his last start.
Astros: Joe Musgrove (3-3, 4.57) is scheduled to start for Houston on Sunday. Musgrove allowed a season-high eight hits but just one run in 5 2/3 innings of a 7-2 win over the Marlins his last time out.
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