Gomes has 5 RBIs to helps Indians sweep Astros with 8-6 win

HOUSTON (AP) In an up-and-down season, the American League champion Cleveland Indians left Houston feeling pretty good after sweeping the Astros.

Yan Gomes homered and tied a career high with five RBIs to lead the Indians over the Astros 8-6 on Sunday.

''This is the best team in the AL right now, and there's a reason for it, and when we come in and play good ballgames I think we're going to beat a lot of people,'' Gomes said. ''So it was good to see us do that.''

Gomes' third-inning homer off Joe Musgrove (3-4) gave the Indians a 3-1 lead, and Cleveland added three more runs in the fourth. The Indians took all three games and are 5-1 against Houston this season, dealing the Astros two of their three series losses.

''The Indians outplayed us in just about every area,'' manager A.J. Hinch said. ''They did a really good job this series, and that's why they came away with the wins.''

Danny Salazar (3-4) yielded three runs and four hits in 5 2/3 innings with seven strikeouts.

Manager Terry Francona is still looking for more from Salazar.

''We set up a high bar for Danny because of his stuff,'' he said. ''I just know that there's more in there and we want him to reach that level so bad. I'm thrilled we won. I just think he can set himself up the way he's pitched to have more success.''

Marwin Gonzalez hit a two run homer off Zach McAllister on the 13th pitch of an at-bat with two outs and the ninth, and Alex Bregman homered on the next pitch. McAllister then struck out Nori Aoki.

Musgrove allowed a season-high seven runs and matched a high with eight hits. He lasted three-plus innings in his shortest start this season, and his ERA rose from 4.57 to 5.63.

Jose Altuve hit a two-run homer and Carlos Beltran had a solo shot for the Astros, whose tied their season high with their third straight loss.

Gomes' RBI double and Jason Kipnis' run-scoring single built a 2-0 lead in the second. Beltran hit his fourth home in the bottom half, but Musgrove walked consecutive batters with two outs in the third, then allowed Gomes' third homer.

Consecutive singles by Kipnis and Francisco Lindor chased Musgrove in the fourth, and Edwin Encarnacion hit a run-scoring single off Ashur Tolliver, who plunked Gomes with two outs and the bases loaded. Bradley Zimmer added an RBI single that opened an 8-1 lead.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Indians: OF Austin Jackson (toe) went 2 for 3 in his second rehabilitation assignment with Triple-A Columbus on Sunday. He is to play there again on Tuesday before he is re-evaluated. ... RHP Corey Kluber threw 50 pitches in a simulated game on Saturday. He is slated to throw a bullpen session on Monday and then the Indians will decide whether he can make a rehabilitation start on Thursday.

Astros: C Brian McCann was placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list. The move was retroactive to Saturday and came a day after Houston placed ace Dallas Keuchel on the 10-day disabled list because of a pinched nerve in his neck.

HELLO AND GOODBYE

Tolliver, who was recalled from Triple-A Fresno on Saturday when Keuchel went on the DL, made his debut with the Astros on Sunday. He allowed two hits and one run with five strikeouts in four innings before being optioned back to Fresno after the game.

''I'm glad I could eat some innings, and some of our key back inning guys didn't have to go in there,'' he said.

THEY SAID IT

Musgrove on his struggles this season: ''It's tough right now ... I put together good ones here and there, but I haven't been myself and I haven't felt normal the whole year.''

UP NEXT

Indians: Josh Tomlin (2-5, 6.86 ERA) is to start the opener of a two-game series at Cincinnati on Monday. Tomlin will look to bounce back after allowing seven hits and six runs in 2 1/3 innings of a 7-4 loss against Tampa Bay in his last start.

Astros: Brad Peacock (2-0, 1.10) will move out of the bullpen to make his first start this season in place of Keuchel when Houston opens a four-game series against Detroit on Monday. Peacock, who has appeared in 12 games this season, last started on Sept. 30 against the Angels when he allowed five hits and seven runs in 4 2/3 innings of a 7-1 loss.

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CLE23-19
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  • W: D. Salazar (3-4)L: J. Musgrove (3-4)
  • HR: CLE - Y. Gomes (3), HOU - C. Beltran (4), M. Gonzalez (10), J. Altuve (7), A. Bregman (2)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Kipnis 2B51210010.225.252.353.6053.5
F. Lindor SS50100022.274.333.518.8510.0
M. Brantley LF50100002.291.358.463.8212.0
C. Santana 1B41000131.222.330.383.7130.5
E. Encarnacion DH43210120.207.341.367.7077.0
L. Chisenhall RF31000204.270.343.562.9053.0
Y. Gomes C32251011.267.359.456.81513.5
B. Zimmer CF30210111.267.389.533.9223.5
E. Gonzalez 3B40000024.167.167.167.333-1.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    G. Springer CF30000120.245.320.465.7840.0
    J. Reddick RF41100001.280.329.462.7912.0
    J. Altuve 2B41121010.307.377.509.8866.5
    C. Correa SS40000020.283.369.467.836-1.0
    C. Beltran DH22111200.247.293.390.6839.0
    E. Gattis C30000112.269.355.419.7740.5
    M. Gonzalez 1B41221010.281.381.6251.0068.5
    A. Bregman 3B41111002.253.329.370.6996.0
    N. Aoki LF40000020.250.305.313.617-1.0
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Brantley (8), E. Encarnacion (3), Y. Gomes (8)
      • HR - Y. Gomes (3)
      • RBI - J. Kipnis (15), E. Encarnacion (17), Y. Gomes 5 (11), B. Zimmer (3)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Kipnis (6), Y. Gomes 4 (9), B. Zimmer
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Gonzalez (3)
      • HR - J. Altuve (7), C. Beltran (4), M. Gonzalez (10), A. Bregman (2)
      • RBI - J. Altuve 2 (21), C. Beltran (14), M. Gonzalez 2 (26), A. Bregman (13)
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Gonzalez 2 (12), A. Bregman (9)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Salazar (W, 3-4)5.24333725.551.2415.5
      N. Goody1.10000100.000.003.5
      D. Otero1.00000003.630.003.0
      Z. McAllister1.02331122.413.00-2.5
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Salazar (W, 3-4)5.2
      N. Goody1.1
      D. Otero1.0
      Z. McAllister1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Musgrove (L, 3-4)3.08773415.633.67-12.0
      A. Tolliver4.02112502.251.009.5
      T. Sipp1.00000102.770.003.5
      K. Giles1.00000203.630.004.0
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Musgrove (L, 3-4)3.0
      A. Tolliver4.0
      T. Sipp1.0
      K. Giles1.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Salazar 105-57, N. Goody 12-7, D. Otero 6-5, Z. McAllister 35-26
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Salazar 3-6, D. Otero 2-1, Z. McAllister 1-1
      • Batters Faced - D. Salazar 23, N. Goody 4, D. Otero 3, Z. McAllister 6
      PITCHING
      • WP - A. Tolliver
      • HBP - A. Tolliver
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Musgrove 76-46, A. Tolliver 60-39, T. Sipp 16-11, K. Giles 13-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Musgrove 4-1, A. Tolliver 4-2, T. Sipp 1-1, K. Giles 1-0
      • Batters Faced - J. Musgrove 20, A. Tolliver 16, T. Sipp 3, K. Giles 3
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      CLE23-19
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      J. Kipnis 2B51210010.225.252.353.6053.5
      F. Lindor SS50100022.274.333.518.8510.0
      M. Brantley LF50100002.291.358.463.8212.0
      C. Santana 1B41000131.222.330.383.7130.5
      E. Encarnacion DH43210120.207.341.367.7077.0
      L. Chisenhall RF31000204.270.343.562.9053.0
      Y. Gomes C32251011.267.359.456.81513.5
      B. Zimmer CF30210111.267.389.533.9223.5
      E. Gonzalez 3B40000024.167.167.167.333-1.0
      Total368108151215-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        G. Springer CF30000120.245.320.465.7840.0
        J. Reddick RF41100001.280.329.462.7912.0
        J. Altuve 2B41121010.307.377.509.8866.5
        C. Correa SS40000020.283.369.467.836-1.0
        C. Beltran DH22111200.247.293.390.6839.0
        E. Gattis C30000112.269.355.419.7740.5
        M. Gonzalez 1B41221010.281.381.6251.0068.5
        A. Bregman 3B41111002.253.329.370.6996.0
        N. Aoki LF40000020.250.305.313.617-1.0
        Total326664495-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - M. Brantley (8), E. Encarnacion (3), Y. Gomes (8)
          • HR - Y. Gomes (3)
          • RBI - J. Kipnis (15), E. Encarnacion (17), Y. Gomes 5 (11), B. Zimmer (3)
          • 2-Out RBI - J. Kipnis (6), Y. Gomes 4 (9), B. Zimmer
          BATTING
          • 2B - M. Gonzalez (3)
          • HR - J. Altuve (7), C. Beltran (4), M. Gonzalez (10), A. Bregman (2)
          • RBI - J. Altuve 2 (21), C. Beltran (14), M. Gonzalez 2 (26), A. Bregman (13)
          • 2-Out RBI - M. Gonzalez 2 (12), A. Bregman (9)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          D. Salazar (W, 3-4)5.24333725.551.2415.5
          N. Goody1.10000100.000.003.5
          D. Otero1.00000003.630.003.0
          Z. McAllister1.02331122.413.00-2.5
          Total9.0666494---
          PITCHERSIP
          D. Salazar (W, 3-4)5.2
          N. Goody1.1
          D. Otero1.0
          Z. McAllister1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          J. Musgrove (L, 3-4)3.08773415.633.67-12.0
          A. Tolliver4.02112502.251.009.5
          T. Sipp1.00000102.770.003.5
          K. Giles1.00000203.630.004.0
          Total9.010885121---
          PITCHERSIP
          J. Musgrove (L, 3-4)3.0
          A. Tolliver4.0
          T. Sipp1.0
          K. Giles1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - D. Salazar 105-57, N. Goody 12-7, D. Otero 6-5, Z. McAllister 35-26
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Salazar 3-6, D. Otero 2-1, Z. McAllister 1-1
          • Batters Faced - D. Salazar 23, N. Goody 4, D. Otero 3, Z. McAllister 6
          PITCHING
          • WP - A. Tolliver
          • HBP - A. Tolliver
          • Pitches-Strikes - J. Musgrove 76-46, A. Tolliver 60-39, T. Sipp 16-11, K. Giles 13-10
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Musgrove 4-1, A. Tolliver 4-2, T. Sipp 1-1, K. Giles 1-0
          • Batters Faced - J. Musgrove 20, A. Tolliver 16, T. Sipp 3, K. Giles 3
          • 9TH INNING
            Bregman homered to left center86
            Gonzalez homered to right center, Beltran scored85
          • 4TH INNING
            Altuve homered to left, Reddick scored83
            Zimmer reached on an infield single to first, Encarnacion scored, Chisenhall out at home81
            Gomes hit by pitch, Santana scored, Encarnacion to third, Chisenhall to second71
            Encarnacion singled to left, Kipnis scored, Lindor to third, Santana to second61
          • 3RD INNING
            Gomes homered to left, Encarnacion and Chisenhall scored51
          • 2ND INNING
            Beltran homered to right21
            Kipnis singled to deep right, Gomes scored, Zimmer to third20
            Gomes doubled to deep left, Encarnacion scored10
          • 9TH INNING
            • K. Giles Pitching:
            • C. Santana: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
            • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Encarnacion struck out swinging
            • L. Chisenhall: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Chisenhall grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Z. McAllister Pitching:
            • C. Correa: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Correa grounded out to first
            • C. Beltran: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Beltran walked
            • E. Gattis: Foul, Foul, Foul, Gattis lined out to right
            • M. Gonzalez: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Gonzalez homered to right center, Beltran scored
            • A. Bregman: Bregman homered to left center
            • N. Aoki: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Aoki struck out swinging
            • End of the 9th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • T. Sipp Pitching:
            • J. Kipnis: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Kipnis struck out swinging
            • F. Lindor: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Lindor flied out to left
            • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Brantley grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • D. Otero Pitching:
            • G. Springer: Ball, Springer grounded out to shortstop
            • J. Reddick: Strike looking, Reddick grounded out to second
            • J. Altuve: Strike swinging, Altuve popped out to first
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • A. Tolliver Pitching:
            • L. Chisenhall: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Chisenhall walked
            • Y. Gomes: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Gomes struck out swinging
            • B. Zimmer: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Zimmer struck out looking
            • E. Gonzalez: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Gonzalez grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • N. Goody Pitching:
            • M. Gonzalez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
            • A. Bregman: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Bregman lined out to center
            • N. Aoki: Aoki popped out to second
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • A. Tolliver Pitching:
            • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Brantley grounded out to first
            • C. Santana: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
            • E. Encarnacion: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Encarnacion struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • D. Salazar Pitching:
            • J. Altuve: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Altuve flied out to deep right
            • C. Correa: Correa grounded out to shortstop
            • C. Beltran: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Beltran walked
            • E. Gattis: Ball, Gattis fouled out to catcher
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • A. Tolliver Pitching:
            • E. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
            • J. Kipnis: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Kipnis popped out to second
            • F. Lindor: Lindor grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • D. Salazar Pitching:
            • N. Aoki: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Aoki struck out swinging
            • G. Springer: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Springer struck out swinging
            • J. Reddick: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Reddick flied out to center
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • J. Musgrove Pitching:
            • J. Kipnis: Ball, Strike swinging, Kipnis singled to right
            • F. Lindor: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Lindor singled to center, Kipnis to second
            • M. Brantley: Ball, Ball, Brantley flied out to center
            • C. Santana: Ball, Kipnis to third, Lindor to second on wild pitch, Ball, Ball, Ball, Santana walked
            • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Encarnacion singled to left, Kipnis scored, Lindor to third, Santana to second
            • L. Chisenhall: Chisenhall reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Lindor out at home, Santana to third, Encarnacion to second
            • Y. Gomes: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Gomes hit by pitch, Santana scored, Encarnacion to third, Chisenhall to second
            • B. Zimmer: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Zimmer reached on an infield single to first, Encarnacion scored, Chisenhall out at home
            • Middle of the 4th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • D. Salazar Pitching:
            • J. Reddick: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Reddick singled to right
            • J. Altuve: Altuve homered to left, Reddick scored
            • C. Correa: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Correa struck out looking
            • C. Beltran: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Beltran flied out to center
            • E. Gattis: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gattis walked
            • M. Gonzalez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Gonzalez doubled to deep right, Gattis to third
            • A. Bregman: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Bregman flied out to right
            • End of the 4th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • J. Musgrove Pitching:
            • M. Brantley: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Brantley grounded out to first
            • C. Santana: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Santana grounded out to shortstop
            • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Encarnacion walked
            • L. Chisenhall: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Chisenhall walked, Encarnacion to second
            • Y. Gomes: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt to second, Gomes homered to left, Encarnacion and Chisenhall scored
            • B. Zimmer: Zimmer singled to left center
            • E. Gonzalez: Gonzalez grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 3rd (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • D. Salazar Pitching:
            • A. Bregman: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Bregman lined out to left
            • N. Aoki: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Aoki grounded out to pitcher
            • G. Springer: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Springer struck out swinging
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • J. Musgrove Pitching:
            • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Encarnacion doubled to left center
            • L. Chisenhall: Strike looking, Chisenhall grounded out to shortstop, Encarnacion to third
            • Y. Gomes: Ball, Strike looking, Gomes doubled to deep left, Encarnacion scored
            • B. Zimmer: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Zimmer walked
            • E. Gonzalez: Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
            • J. Kipnis: Strike swinging, Ball, Kipnis singled to deep right, Gomes scored, Zimmer to third
            • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Lindor struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 2nd (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • D. Salazar Pitching:
            • C. Correa: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Correa struck out swinging
            • C. Beltran: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Beltran homered to right
            • E. Gattis: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Gattis struck out swinging
            • M. Gonzalez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Gonzalez flied out to center
            • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • J. Musgrove Pitching:
            • J. Kipnis: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Kipnis flied out to deep left
            • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Lindor struck out swinging
            • M. Brantley: Foul, Brantley doubled to deep left
            • C. Santana: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • D. Salazar Pitching:
            • G. Springer: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Springer walked
            • J. Reddick: Ball, Strike looking, Reddick grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Springer out at second
            • J. Altuve: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Altuve struck out swinging
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)