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Houston Downed 2-1 By Cleveland - Rhiner Cruz Takes Loss

Houston Downed 2-1 By Cleveland - Rhiner Cruz Takes Loss

Cleveland needed extra innings to claim victory on Thursday, scoring late against Houston for a 2-1 final at Progressive Field.

Bettors who backed the Indians were rewarded as -260 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 8.5.

Bryan Shaw earned the victory for the Indians, throwing 1 inning of work, striking out 1, walking 0, and allowing 0 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 1 RBI from Jason Kipnis in the win.

Houston's starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel worked 7 innings, giving up 7 hits and 1 earned run while striking out 0 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Marc Krauss in a losing cause.

Cleveland outhit their counterparts 12-9 in the game.