Oh brother: Cole's good game blemished by HR from Crawford

HOUSTON (AP) Gerrit Cole's only major miscue against San Francisco came on a pitch to Brandon Crawford that will give his brother-in-law some bragging rights at family gatherings for years to come.

Cole struck out eight over six innings to lead the Houston Astros to an 11-2 victory over the Giants on Tuesday.

Both runs off Cole (5-1) scored on a fifth-inning home run by Crawford, whose sister Amy is married to Cole.

Cole said he probably was due for one after Starling Marte robbed Crawford of a homer against him in the deepest part of the ballpark in Pittsburgh when he played for the Pirates.

''He was already kind of in the red there, minus-1,'' Cole said. ''So it was fitting that he took a good pitch, put a good swing on it and got the home run. So obviously not thrilled about it, but I'm not terribly disappointed either.''

Crawford entered 4 for 18 off the right-hander. He singled in the second inning to extend his hitting streak to nine games, then got his first extra-base hit against his in-law with the home run that cut the lead to 5-2.

''The single, I kind of looked over at him just to see if he'd smile and think that bloop single was funny at all. He didn't,'' Crawford said. ''The homer, I didn't look at him at all.''

The shortstop doesn't plan to bring it up with Cole when the families meet up in the offseason.

''We'll talk about baseball plenty, but we don't really talk about our at-bats,'' Crawford said.

Cole recalled that Crawford signed a bat he broke on a single off him in his debut in 2013 and sent it over. So after Tuesday's game Cole returned the favor with a gift that was a nod to Giants broadcasters Duane Kuiper and Jon Miller.

''I signed the pair of cleats that I pitched in tonight and I wrote Kuiper's Call, `Outta Here' on the one and then Jonny Miller's `Adios Pelota' on the other and I sent it over,'' Cole said. ''Try to have a little fun.''

The rest of the game was all Astros, with Tony Kemp leading the way with two hits and a career-high five RBIs in the first meeting between these teams since 2015. Alex Bregman and Jose Altuve added two RBIs apiece as Houston won for the fifth time in six games.

''We score double digits and don't hit a home run, I think we'll take that every night,'' manager A.J. Hinch said. ''It was a really good night of offense by a lot of different people in the lineup.''

Cole improved to 3-0 in his last five starts, allowing two hits to Giants who aren't part of his family and walking three. He leads the American League with 101 strikeouts.

Houston jumped on left-hander Andrew Suarez (1-4), who was making his sixth major league start, for five runs and seven hits in four innings. Evan Gattis and Max Stassi hit consecutive doubles to start Houston's third and make it 1-0. Stassi scored on a single by George Springer and Bregman followed with a double for a 3-0 lead.

Kemp hit a two-run single in the fourth.

Houston tacked on four runs in the sixth inning, with two coming on a single by Altuve, and added two more in the seventh on a single by Kemp, who was called up Triple-A Fresno on Wednesday.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Giants: LHP Madison Bumgarner, on the DL since spring training with a broken pinkie on his throwing hand, threw 30 pitches on Tuesday in his first action against hitters since he was injured. Manager Bruce Bochy said Bumgarner could begin a rehabilitation assignment at Triple-A Sacramento on Saturday. ... Reliever Mark Melancon, who has missed all season with a strained right elbow, threw six pitches in the first game of a rehabilitation assignment with Sacramento on Monday. Bochy said he could pitch again as soon as Wednesday since he threw so few pitches on Monday. ... Reliever Jose Valdez was placed on the 10-day DL retroactive to Saturday with inflammation in his right elbow and left-hander Josh Osich was recalled from Sacramento to take his spot on the roster.

PLAY FOR SANTA FE

The Astros wore T-shirts during batting practice on Tuesday to honor the victims of last week's Texas school shooting that left 10 people dead. The shirts have ''We Play For Santa Fe'' on them and are in the school's colors. The green shirts feature the school's name in gold letters and the Astros logo in white with a gold star. The Astros wanted to do something to show their support for those affected by the shooting in Santa Fe, which is about 30 miles (48 kilometers) from their ballpark in downtown Houston.

''We offer support and our intention with these shirts on how to keep the conversation alive on how to hopefully avoid the next one,'' Hinch said.

UP NEXT

Houston RHP Justin Verlander (5-2) opposes San Francisco RHP Jeff Samardzija (1-2) in the conclusion of this two-game series on Wednesday. Verlander lowered his ERA to an MLB-leading 1.05 by allowing five hits in a shutout of the Angels in his last start. Samardzija threw a season-high 6 2/3 innings in his last start, the Giants' 12-inning loss to Colorado.

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  • W: G. Cole (5-1)L: A. Suarez (1-4)
  • HR: SF - B. Crawford (5)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
G. Hernandez LF40100002.278.305.422.7271.0
A. McCutchen RF40000021.243.348.385.733-1.0
B. Posey C40100021.304.377.426.8030.0
B. Belt 1B30100111.313.415.5951.0102.5
E. Longoria 3B31000103.251.282.458.7402.0
B. Crawford SS31221000.309.343.473.8157.0
M. Gomez 2B10000000.308.308.308.6150.0
P. Sandoval DH30000121.250.316.397.7130.0
A. Jackson CF30100120.250.328.302.6301.0
K. Tomlinson 2B-SS30100012.247.304.318.6220.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    G. Springer RF51110015.289.351.484.8352.5
    A. Bregman 3B41220100.270.381.427.80810.0
    J. Altuve 2B50220012.318.367.419.7873.5
    C. Correa SS40000123.268.360.482.8420.0
    Y. Gurriel 1B52200003.281.310.393.7034.0
    J. Davis LF13000310.240.406.240.6465.5
    E. Gattis DH42200004.218.282.378.6615.0
    M. Stassi C32210112.299.373.522.8966.5
    T. Kemp CF20250000.429.438.500.9387.0
      BATTING
      • 2B - B. Belt (11)
      • HR - B. Crawford (5)
      • RBI - B. Crawford 2 (21)
      BATTING
      • 2B - A. Bregman 2 (16), E. Gattis (7), M. Stassi (6)
      • SF - T. Kemp
      • SH - T. Kemp
      • RBI - G. Springer (29), A. Bregman 2 (19), J. Altuve 2 (22), M. Stassi (11), T. Kemp 5 (6)
      • 2-Out RBI - A. Bregman (10), J. Altuve 2 (9), T. Kemp 2 (2)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - B. Crawford (2)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - A. Bregman (4)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Crawford-Tomlinson; Longoria-Gomez-Belt)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 3 (Stassi-Correa; Correa-Altuve-Gurriel; Smith-Altuve-Gurriel)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      A. Suarez (L, 1-4)4.07552205.681.39-6.0
      P. Johnson1.11332105.921.23-2.5
      R. Moronta0.22110201.661.34-2.0
      J. Osich2.03222108.252.25-0.5
      PITCHERSIP
      A. Suarez (L, 1-4)4.0
      P. Johnson1.1
      R. Moronta0.2
      J. Osich2.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      G. Cole (W, 5-1)6.04223811.860.8323.0
      T. Sipp0.11001004.151.27-2.0
      J. Smith0.20000007.071.360.0
      B. Peacock1.02000001.930.861.0
      H. Rondon1.00000202.161.084.0
      PITCHERSIP
      G. Cole (W, 5-1)6.0
      T. Sipp0.1
      J. Smith0.2
      B. Peacock1.0
      H. Rondon1.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - A. Suarez 68-37, P. Johnson 32-16, R. Moronta 19-14, J. Osich 37-20
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Suarez 3-6, P. Johnson 2-1, J. Osich 2-2
      • Batters Faced - A. Suarez 20, P. Johnson 7, R. Moronta 4, J. Osich 10
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - G. Cole 106-67, T. Sipp 16-9, J. Smith 2-1, B. Peacock 14-10, H. Rondon 17-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Cole 4-4, T. Sipp 1-0, J. Smith 1-0, B. Peacock 1-2, H. Rondon 1-0
      • Batters Faced - G. Cole 23, T. Sipp 3, J. Smith, B. Peacock 5, H. Rondon 3
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      G. Hernandez LF40100002.278.305.422.7271.0
      A. McCutchen RF40000021.243.348.385.733-1.0
      B. Posey C40100021.304.377.426.8030.0
      B. Belt 1B30100111.313.415.5951.0102.5
      E. Longoria 3B31000103.251.282.458.7402.0
      B. Crawford SS31221000.309.343.473.8157.0
      M. Gomez 2B10000000.308.308.308.6150.0
      P. Sandoval DH30000121.250.316.397.7130.0
      A. Jackson CF30100120.250.328.302.6301.0
      K. Tomlinson 2B-SS30100012.247.304.318.6220.5
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        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        G. Springer RF51110015.289.351.484.8352.5
        A. Bregman 3B41220100.270.381.427.80810.0
        J. Altuve 2B50220012.318.367.419.7873.5
        C. Correa SS40000123.268.360.482.8420.0
        Y. Gurriel 1B52200003.281.310.393.7034.0
        J. Davis LF13000310.240.406.240.6465.5
        E. Gattis DH42200004.218.282.378.6615.0
        M. Stassi C32210112.299.373.522.8966.5
        T. Kemp CF20250000.429.438.500.9387.0
        Total3311131106619-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - B. Belt (11)
          • HR - B. Crawford (5)
          • RBI - B. Crawford 2 (21)
          BATTING
          • 2B - A. Bregman 2 (16), E. Gattis (7), M. Stassi (6)
          • SF - T. Kemp
          • SH - T. Kemp
          • RBI - G. Springer (29), A. Bregman 2 (19), J. Altuve 2 (22), M. Stassi (11), T. Kemp 5 (6)
          • 2-Out RBI - A. Bregman (10), J. Altuve 2 (9), T. Kemp 2 (2)
          BASERUNNING
          • CS - B. Crawford (2)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - A. Bregman (4)
          FIELDING
          • DP - 2 (Crawford-Tomlinson; Longoria-Gomez-Belt)
          FIELDING
          • DP - 3 (Stassi-Correa; Correa-Altuve-Gurriel; Smith-Altuve-Gurriel)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          A. Suarez (L, 1-4)4.07552205.681.39-6.0
          P. Johnson1.11332105.921.23-2.5
          R. Moronta0.22110201.661.34-2.0
          J. Osich2.03222108.252.25-0.5
          Total8.0131111660---
          PITCHERSIP
          A. Suarez (L, 1-4)4.0
          P. Johnson1.1
          R. Moronta0.2
          J. Osich2.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          G. Cole (W, 5-1)6.04223811.860.8323.0
          T. Sipp0.11001004.151.27-2.0
          J. Smith0.20000007.071.360.0
          B. Peacock1.02000001.930.861.0
          H. Rondon1.00000202.161.084.0
          Total9.07224101---
          PITCHERSIP
          G. Cole (W, 5-1)6.0
          T. Sipp0.1
          J. Smith0.2
          B. Peacock1.0
          H. Rondon1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - A. Suarez 68-37, P. Johnson 32-16, R. Moronta 19-14, J. Osich 37-20
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Suarez 3-6, P. Johnson 2-1, J. Osich 2-2
          • Batters Faced - A. Suarez 20, P. Johnson 7, R. Moronta 4, J. Osich 10
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - G. Cole 106-67, T. Sipp 16-9, J. Smith 2-1, B. Peacock 14-10, H. Rondon 17-10
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Cole 4-4, T. Sipp 1-0, J. Smith 1-0, B. Peacock 1-2, H. Rondon 1-0
          • Batters Faced - G. Cole 23, T. Sipp 3, J. Smith, B. Peacock 5, H. Rondon 3
          • 7TH INNING
            Kemp singled to center, Gurriel and Davis scored211
          • 6TH INNING
            Altuve singled to left, Stassi and Bregman scored, Altuve to second29
            Bregman doubled to left, Gattis scored, Stassi to third27
            Kemp hit sacrifice fly to left, Davis scored26
          • 5TH INNING
            Crawford homered to left, Longoria scored25
          • 4TH INNING
            Kemp singled to right, Gurriel and Davis scored, Stassi to second05
          • 3RD INNING
            Bregman doubled to deep left, Springer scored03
            Springer singled to center, Stassi scored02
            Stassi doubled to deep center, Gattis scored01
          • 9TH INNING
            • Hector Rondon relieved Brad Peacock
            • M. Gomez: Ball, Foul, Gomez grounded out to third
            • P. Sandoval: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Sandoval struck out swinging
            • A. Jackson: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Jackson struck out looking
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Brad Peacock relieved Joe Smith
            • G. Hernandez: Ball, Hernandez popped out to shortstop
            • A. McCutchen: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, McCutchen grounded out to second
            • B. Posey: Ball, Foul, Posey singled to shallow right
            • B. Belt: Belt doubled to shallow left, Posey to third
            • E. Longoria: Ball, Strike looking, Longoria flied out to deep right
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Miguel Gomez at second
            • A. Bregman: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Bregman lined out to right
            • J. Altuve: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Altuve reached on an infield single to shortstop
            • C. Correa: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Correa walked, Altuve to second
            • Y. Gurriel: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Gurriel grounded into double play third to second to first, Correa out at second
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Tony Sipp relieved Gerrit Cole
            • B. Crawford: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Crawford grounded out to first
            • P. Sandoval: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Sandoval walked
            • A. Jackson: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Jackson singled to left center, Sandoval to second
            • Joe Smith relieved Tony Sipp
            • K. Tomlinson: Ball, Tomlinson grounded into double play pitcher to second to first, Jackson out at second
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Josh Osich relieved Reyes Moronta
            • Y. Gurriel: Strike looking, Gurriel singled to shallow center
            • J. Davis: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Davis walked, Gurriel to second
            • E. Gattis: Ball, Gattis grounded out to first, Gurriel to third, Davis to second
            • M. Stassi: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Stassi struck out swinging
            • T. Kemp: Foul, Ball, Kemp singled to center, Gurriel and Davis scored
            • G. Springer: Foul, Ball, Foul, Springer lined out to center
            • End of the 7th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • G. Cole Pitching:
            • A. McCutchen: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, McCutchen struck out swinging
            • B. Posey: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Posey struck out looking
            • B. Belt: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Belt walked
            • E. Longoria: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Longoria grounded into fielder's choice to third, Belt out at second
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • P. Johnson Pitching:
            • J. Davis: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Davis walked
            • E. Gattis: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Gattis singled to shallow center, Davis to second
            • M. Stassi: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Stassi walked, Davis to third, Gattis to second
            • T. Kemp: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Kemp hit sacrifice fly to left, Davis scored
            • Reyes Moronta relieved Pierce Johnson
            • G. Springer: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Springer struck out swinging
            • A. Bregman: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Bregman doubled to left, Gattis scored, Stassi to third
            • J. Altuve: Altuve singled to left, Stassi and Bregman scored, Altuve to second
            • C. Correa: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Correa struck out swinging
            • End of the 6th (4 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • G. Cole Pitching:
            • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Longoria walked
            • B. Crawford: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Crawford homered to left, Longoria scored
            • P. Sandoval: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Sandoval grounded out to second
            • A. Jackson: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Jackson walked
            • K. Tomlinson: Strike swinging, Tomlinson reached on bunt single to second, Jackson to second
            • G. Hernandez: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Hernandez grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Tomlinson out at second
            • Middle of the 5th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • A. Suarez Pitching:
            • A. Bregman: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bregman walked
            • Pierce Johnson relieved Andrew Suarez
            • J. Altuve: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Bregman stole second, Ball, Strike looking, Altuve struck out looking
            • C. Correa: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Correa grounded out to pitcher, Bregman to third
            • Y. Gurriel: Strike looking, Gurriel grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • G. Cole Pitching:
            • A. McCutchen: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, McCutchen struck out looking
            • B. Posey: Foul, Ball, Ball, Posey flied out to right
            • B. Belt: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Belt flied out to right
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • A. Suarez Pitching:
            • Y. Gurriel: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Gurriel singled to right
            • J. Davis: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Davis walked, Gurriel to second
            • E. Gattis: Gattis flied out to shallow right
            • M. Stassi: Strike looking, Ball, Stassi singled to left center, Gurriel to third, Davis to second
            • T. Kemp: Kemp singled to right, Gurriel and Davis scored, Stassi to second
            • G. Springer: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Springer lined into double play shortstop to second, Stassi out at second
            • End of the 4th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • G. Cole Pitching:
            • A. Jackson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Jackson struck out looking
            • K. Tomlinson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Tomlinson struck out swinging
            • G. Hernandez: Ball, Strike looking, Hernandez flied out to deep center
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • A. Suarez Pitching:
            • E. Gattis: Ball, Gattis doubled to left
            • M. Stassi: Ball, Stassi doubled to deep center, Gattis scored
            • T. Kemp: Ball, Kemp hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Stassi to third
            • G. Springer: Ball, Ball, Ball, Springer singled to center, Stassi scored
            • A. Bregman: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Bregman doubled to deep left, Springer scored
            • J. Altuve: Altuve flied out to deep center, Bregman to third
            • C. Correa: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Correa struck out swinging
            • End of the 3rd (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • G. Cole Pitching:
            • E. Longoria: Ball, Foul, Foul, Longoria grounded out to second
            • B. Crawford: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Crawford singled to left
            • P. Sandoval: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Sandoval struck out looking, Crawford caught stealing, catcher to shortstop
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • A. Suarez Pitching:
            • C. Correa: Correa lined out to center
            • Y. Gurriel: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Gurriel grounded out to shortstop
            • J. Davis: Ball, Foul, Strike (foul tip), Foul tip, Davis struck out on foul tip
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • G. Cole Pitching:
            • G. Hernandez: Ball, Foul, Foul, Hernandez singled to shallow right
            • A. McCutchen: Strike looking, McCutchen lined out to center
            • B. Posey: Foul, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Posey struck out swinging
            • B. Belt: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul tip, Belt struck out on foul tip
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • A. Suarez Pitching:
            • G. Springer: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Springer grounded out to pitcher
            • A. Bregman: Bregman lined out to center
            • J. Altuve: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Altuve popped out to second
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)