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Cleveland Downed 7-1 By Houston - Derek Lowe Takes Loss

Cleveland Downed 7-1 By Houston - Derek Lowe Takes Loss

Houston got a 7-1 victory over Cleveland on Sunday, with J.A. Happ earning the victory and helping Astros moneyline bettors cash out.

The Astros were a -116 favorite in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 8.5.

J.A. Happ earned the victory for the Astros, throwing 7 innings of work, striking out 5, walking 2, and allowing 4 hits and 1 earned run. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Chris Johnson in the win.

Cleveland got a 6 2/3-inning outing from Derek Lowe in the loss. He gave up 3 earned runs, 1 walk and 8 hits in his time on the mound, while Casey Kotchman had 2 hits in the loss for the Indians.

Houston outhit their counterparts 12-5 in the game.

Houston heads into a battle against San Diego. Cleveland, meanwhile, will have their next action against New York.