Kemp hits tiebreaking homer, Astros beat Indians 4-3 in 10

HOUSTON (AP) Tony Kemp just wanted to get on base.

He ended up touching every one of them.

Kemp hit a game-ending homer in the 10th inning, lifting the Houston Astros to a 4-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday.

''Not sure I was ready to walk it off,'' Kemp said. ''Looking for a walk there, but I'll take a home run.''

It was Kemp's second homer this year and his first career game-ending hit. Coming into the day, he was just 5 for 35 on the season.

''Opportunities are coming and going, and they're inconsistent, but his approach to the game and his approach to the role hasn't changed,'' Houston manager AJ Hinch said. ''He's always ready, and he's frustrated with himself when he doesn't get on base, but who needs a walk when you can hit a homer? What a huge time to do it.''

Kemp's pinch-hit drive off Adam Cimber (2-2) traveled just inside the right-field foul pole. Kemp said he was told at the start of the 10th that he would lead off the bottom of the inning.

''I just went down, saw some video on him and just tried to see his release point,'' Kemp said. ''After he got to 2-1 and missed with the backdoor slider, I was just looking for a heater right there and put it in play.''

Roberto Osuna (2-0) threw two scoreless innings for the win.

Houston opened a 3-1 lead on Carlos Correa's two-run homer in the sixth, but Cleveland responded with two in the seventh. Francisco Lindor had a pinch-hit sacrifice fly before Mike Freeman singled in Tyler Naquin, tying it at 3.

Freeman had struggled since he was promoted from Triple-A Columbus on April 16.

''Guys come up and it's human nature that they press a little bit,'' manager Terry Francona said. ''I told him, `Just be who you are.' Because he can hit; he's a good hitter.''

Brad Peacock pitched six effective innings for the Astros, allowing one run and four hits. The right-hander struck out seven and walked one.

''I had a different approach today,'' Peacock said. ''I was trying to work off the heater. I stuck with the game plan. I think it made my slider a lot better and my changeup better.''

Shane Bieber struck out nine in six innings for the Indians. He was charged with three runs and three hits.

''I thought it was a good bounce-back outing from my last one,'' Bieber said. ''I thought I kept them off balance pretty well throughout the whole game.''

The Astros grabbed the lead on Aledmys Diaz's RBI double in the second. The Indians tied it when Jose Ramirez scored on Carlos Santana's double-play grounder in the fourth.

Leonys Martin appeared to have a leadoff homer for Cleveland in the first. But it was ruled foul after a replay review, and Martin popped out.

BAUER-BREGMAN FEUD CONTINUES

Cleveland right-hander Trevor Bauer posted a 10-second video on Twitter on Friday night during which he asks an Alex Bregman bobblehead - the Astros' giveaway on Friday - ''What's up little buddy, did I dominate you last night?'' The bobblehead's head bounces up and down in response. Bauer pitched eight innings in Thursday's 2-1 win over the Astros.

''If he calls that dominating, then I'm very happy for him,'' Bregman said Saturday. Bregman added sarcastically that he was proud of Bauer.

The pair also clashed last season after Bauer insinuated in a tweet that Houston pitchers were using sticky substances to increase spin rates. Bregman called Bauer ''Tyler'' in a reply to the tweet. Bauer denied he was accusing the Astros of cheating.

The feud continued during the offseason when Bauer challenged Bregman to take batting practice off him and offered to donate money to charity for every home run for the third baseman. Bregman turned down the offer.

UP NEXT

Indians: RHP Carlos Carrasco (2-2, 6.00 ERA) starts the finale of the four-game series Sunday night. He threw four scoreless innings before leaving his last start Tuesday against the Marlins with left knee discomfort.

Astros: LHP Wade Miley (1-2, 3.58 ERA) will make his sixth start of the season.

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HOU16-11
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  • W: R. Osuna (2-0)L: A. Cimber (2-2)
  • HR: HOU - C. Correa (6), T. Kemp (2)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
L. Martin CF50000023.242.345.442.788-1.0
J. Ramirez 3B51100021.173.268.276.5431.0
C. Gonzalez LF40200000.282.349.359.7082.0
C. Santana 1B40000012.302.429.395.824-0.5
J. Kipnis 2B40000010.211.286.237.523-0.5
J. Bauers DH41100010.225.319.375.6941.5
T. Naquin RF31100100.246.278.348.6265.0
K. Plawecki C20100011.222.364.444.8081.5
a- F. Lindor PH00010000.259.250.593.8431.0
R. Perez C10100000.200.286.345.6311.0
M. Freeman SS30110022.214.353.214.5671.0
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  • a-hit a sacrifice fly for Plawecki in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
G. Springer CF30000122.271.363.551.9142.0
J. Altuve 2B30100101.267.353.554.9082.0
A. Bregman DH31000102.291.417.488.9052.0
M. Brantley LF40000023.314.365.514.880-1.0
C. Correa SS42221021.277.340.553.8938.0
J. Reddick RF30000110.354.407.506.9130.5
Y. Gurriel 1B40000022.250.305.385.690-1.0
A. Diaz 3B40110010.229.250.486.7362.5
M. Stassi C30000022.103.133.207.340-1.0
a- T. Kemp PH11111000.167.268.333.6026.0
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R. Osuna P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
  • a-homered for Stassi in the 10th
BATTING
  • 2B - K. Plawecki (3)
  • SF - F. Lindor
  • SH - M. Freeman
  • RBI - F. Lindor (6), M. Freeman (2)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Freeman (2)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Martin 2 (2), J. Ramirez, C. Santana, M. Freeman
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Diaz
  • HR - C. Correa (6), T. Kemp (2)
  • RBI - C. Correa 2 (15), A. Diaz (8), T. Kemp (3)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - G. Springer 2 (2), J. Altuve, M. Brantley, C. Correa
BASERUNNING
  • SB - T. Naquin (3)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - G. Springer (3)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Correa-Gurriel)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Bieber6.03334913.681.0215.5
D. Otero1.11000001.501.502.0
T. Olson0.10000103.521.700.5
T. Clippard1.10000200.000.004.0
A. Cimber (L, 2-2)0.01110014.630.69-7.0
PITCHERSIP
S. Bieber6.0
D. Otero1.1
T. Olson0.1
T. Clippard1.1
A. Cimber (L, 2-2)0.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
B. Peacock6.04111703.671.0018.5
W. Harris (H, 2)0.12220101.930.96-3.5
R. Pressly (BS, 1)1.21000100.000.352.5
R. Osuna (W, 2-0)2.01000100.730.2412.5
PITCHERSIP
B. Peacock6.0
W. Harris (H, 2)0.1
R. Pressly (BS, 1)1.2
R. Osuna (W, 2-0)2.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Bieber 106-63, D. Otero 18-13, T. Olson 3-3, T. Clippard 12-9, A. Cimber 4-2
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Bieber 4-5, D. Otero 2-2, T. Clippard 1-1
  • Batters Faced - S. Bieber 25, D. Otero 5, T. Olson, T. Clippard 4, A. Cimber
PITCHING
  • WP - R. Pressly
  • Pitches-Strikes - B. Peacock 91-60, W. Harris 12-8, R. Pressly 23-15, R. Osuna 24-16
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Peacock 2-8, R. Pressly 2-2, R. Osuna 2-3
  • Batters Faced - B. Peacock 22, W. Harris 3, R. Pressly 6, R. Osuna 7
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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L. Martin CF50000023.242.345.442.788-1.0
J. Ramirez 3B51100021.173.268.276.5431.0
C. Gonzalez LF40200000.282.349.359.7082.0
C. Santana 1B40000012.302.429.395.824-0.5
J. Kipnis 2B40000010.211.286.237.523-0.5
J. Bauers DH41100010.225.319.375.6941.5
T. Naquin RF31100100.246.278.348.6265.0
K. Plawecki C20100011.222.364.444.8081.5
a- F. Lindor PH00010000.259.250.593.8431.0
R. Perez C10100000.200.286.345.6311.0
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  • a-hit a sacrifice fly for Plawecki in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
G. Springer CF30000122.271.363.551.9142.0
J. Altuve 2B30100101.267.353.554.9082.0
A. Bregman DH31000102.291.417.488.9052.0
M. Brantley LF40000023.314.365.514.880-1.0
C. Correa SS42221021.277.340.553.8938.0
J. Reddick RF30000110.354.407.506.9130.5
Y. Gurriel 1B40000022.250.305.385.690-1.0
A. Diaz 3B40110010.229.250.486.7362.5
M. Stassi C30000022.103.133.207.340-1.0
a- T. Kemp PH11111000.167.268.333.6026.0
B. Peacock P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
W. Harris P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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R. Osuna P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-homered for Stassi in the 10th
BATTING
  • 2B - K. Plawecki (3)
  • SF - F. Lindor
  • SH - M. Freeman
  • RBI - F. Lindor (6), M. Freeman (2)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Freeman (2)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Martin 2 (2), J. Ramirez, C. Santana, M. Freeman
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Diaz
  • HR - C. Correa (6), T. Kemp (2)
  • RBI - C. Correa 2 (15), A. Diaz (8), T. Kemp (3)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - G. Springer 2 (2), J. Altuve, M. Brantley, C. Correa
BASERUNNING
  • SB - T. Naquin (3)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - G. Springer (3)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Correa-Gurriel)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Bieber6.03334913.681.0215.5
D. Otero1.11000001.501.502.0
T. Olson0.10000103.521.700.5
T. Clippard1.10000200.000.004.0
A. Cimber (L, 2-2)0.01110014.630.69-7.0
Total9.05444122---
PITCHERSIP
S. Bieber6.0
D. Otero1.1
T. Olson0.1
T. Clippard1.1
A. Cimber (L, 2-2)0.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
B. Peacock6.04111703.671.0018.5
W. Harris (H, 2)0.12220101.930.96-3.5
R. Pressly (BS, 1)1.21000100.000.352.5
R. Osuna (W, 2-0)2.01000100.730.2412.5
Total10.08331100---
PITCHERSIP
B. Peacock6.0
W. Harris (H, 2)0.1
R. Pressly (BS, 1)1.2
R. Osuna (W, 2-0)2.0
Total10.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Bieber 106-63, D. Otero 18-13, T. Olson 3-3, T. Clippard 12-9, A. Cimber 4-2
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Bieber 4-5, D. Otero 2-2, T. Clippard 1-1
  • Batters Faced - S. Bieber 25, D. Otero 5, T. Olson, T. Clippard 4, A. Cimber
PITCHING
  • WP - R. Pressly
  • Pitches-Strikes - B. Peacock 91-60, W. Harris 12-8, R. Pressly 23-15, R. Osuna 24-16
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Peacock 2-8, R. Pressly 2-2, R. Osuna 2-3
  • Batters Faced - B. Peacock 22, W. Harris 3, R. Pressly 6, R. Osuna 7
  • 10TH INNING
    Kemp homered to right34
  • 7TH INNING
    Freeman singled to right, Naquin scored33
    Lindor hit sacrifice fly to left, Bauers scored23
  • 6TH INNING
    Correa homered to left, Bregman scored13
  • 4TH INNING
    Santana grounded into double play shortstop to first, Ramirez scored, Gonzalez out at second11
  • 2ND INNING
    Diaz doubled to deep right center, Correa scored, Reddick to third01
  • 10TH INNING
    • R. Osuna Pitching:
    • R. Perez: Perez singled to right center
    • M. Freeman: Freeman hit sacrifice bunt to first, Perez to second
    • L. Martin: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Martin struck out swinging
    • J. Ramirez: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ramirez flied out to deep right
    • Middle of the 10th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Adam Cimber relieved Tyler Clippard
    • Tony Kemp hit for Max Stassi
    • T. Kemp: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Kemp homered to right
  • 9TH INNING
    • Roberto Osuna relieved Ryan Pressly
    • J. Kipnis: Ball, Foul, Ball, Kipnis popped out to shortstop
    • J. Bauers: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Bauers lined out to left
    • T. Naquin: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Naquin grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Clippard Pitching:
    • J. Reddick: Reddick grounded out to second
    • Y. Gurriel: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Gurriel struck out swinging
    • A. Diaz: Ball, Ball, Foul, Diaz flied out to left
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • R. Pressly Pitching:
    • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ramirez grounded out to first
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Gonzalez grounded out to third
    • C. Santana: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Otero Pitching:
    • J. Altuve: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Altuve reached on an infield single to second
    • A. Bregman: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Bregman popped out to shortstop
    • Tyler Olson relieved Dan Otero
    • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Brantley struck out looking
    • Tyler Clippard relieved Tyler Olson
    • C. Correa: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Correa struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Will Harris relieved Brad Peacock
    • J. Kipnis: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Kipnis struck out swinging
    • J. Bauers: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Bauers reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • T. Naquin: Strike looking, Ball, Naquin singled to shallow center, Bauers to second
    • Francisco Lindor hit for Kevin Plawecki
    • Ryan Pressly relieved Will Harris
    • F. Lindor: Strike swinging, Ball, Bauers to third, Naquin to second on wild pitch, Ball, Lindor hit sacrifice fly to left, Bauers scored
    • M. Freeman: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Freeman singled to right, Naquin scored
    • L. Martin: Martin lined out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 7th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Dan Otero relieved Shane Bieber
    • Roberto Perez catching
    • A. Diaz: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Diaz grounded out to third
    • M. Stassi: Stassi grounded out to third
    • G. Springer: Springer lined out to shortstop
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • B. Peacock Pitching:
    • L. Martin: Foul, Martin lined out to right
    • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ramirez struck out looking
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Gonzalez singled to shallow left center
    • C. Santana: Strike swinging, Ball, Santana flied out to center
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • S. Bieber Pitching:
    • A. Bregman: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bregman walked
    • M. Brantley: Brantley flied out to left
    • C. Correa: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Correa homered to left, Bregman scored
    • J. Reddick: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Reddick struck out swinging
    • Y. Gurriel: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Gurriel struck out looking
    • End of the 6th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • B. Peacock Pitching:
    • J. Bauers: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Bauers struck out looking
    • T. Naquin: Ball, Strike looking, Naquin flied out to left
    • K. Plawecki: Plawecki doubled to shallow left
    • M. Freeman: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Freeman struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • S. Bieber Pitching:
    • A. Diaz: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Diaz struck out swinging
    • M. Stassi: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Stassi struck out swinging
    • G. Springer: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Springer walked
    • J. Altuve: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Springer stole second, Foul, Altuve grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • B. Peacock Pitching:
    • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ramirez singled to right
    • C. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Gonzalez singled to left, Ramirez to third
    • C. Santana: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Santana grounded into double play shortstop to first, Ramirez scored, Gonzalez out at second
    • J. Kipnis: Strike swinging, Ball, Kipnis flied out to deep right
    • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Bieber Pitching:
    • C. Correa: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Correa struck out swinging
    • J. Reddick: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Reddick grounded out to third
    • Y. Gurriel: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Gurriel grounded out to third
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • B. Peacock Pitching:
    • T. Naquin: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Naquin walked
    • K. Plawecki: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Naquin stole second, Foul, Strike swinging, Plawecki struck out swinging
    • M. Freeman: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Freeman struck out looking
    • L. Martin: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Martin struck out on foul tip
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Bieber Pitching:
    • J. Altuve: Foul, Altuve popped out to first
    • A. Bregman: Strike looking, Bregman lined out to center
    • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Brantley struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • B. Peacock Pitching:
    • C. Santana: Strike looking, Santana lined out to center
    • J. Kipnis: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Kipnis flied out to left
    • J. Bauers: Ball, Bauers flied out to right
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Bieber Pitching:
    • C. Correa: Correa singled to shallow right center
    • J. Reddick: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Reddick walked, Correa to second
    • Y. Gurriel: Gurriel lined out to left
    • A. Diaz: Diaz doubled to deep right center, Correa scored, Reddick to third
    • M. Stassi: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Stassi struck out looking
    • G. Springer: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Springer struck out looking
    • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • B. Peacock Pitching:
    • L. Martin: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Martin fouled out to third
    • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Ramirez struck out swinging
    • C. Gonzalez: Foul, Strike looking, Gonzalez grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Bieber Pitching:
    • G. Springer: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Springer struck out swinging
    • J. Altuve: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Altuve walked
    • A. Bregman: Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Bregman lined out to center
    • M. Brantley: Ball, Brantley grounded out to second
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)