CLEVELAND (AP) — Jon Singleton’s homer capped a four-run ninth inning and the Houston Astros took advantage of Cleveland’s sloppy defense to defeat the Indians 5-1 on Friday night.
Singleton hit a three-run drive off Cody Allen (4-3) after a pair of throwing errors by the worst defensive team in the majors.
Catcher Roberto Perez’s wild throw let the go-ahead run score. A throwing error by first baseman Carlos Santana set up Houston’s big inning.
Tony Sipp (4-2) pitched the eighth. The Indians helped him by getting two runners thrown out on the bases.
Houston took two of three at Yankee Stadium before coming to Cleveland, and has won four of five overall. The Astros had lost six straight against Cleveland, getting outscored 41-15.
Carlos Carrasco allowed one run in six innings for Cleveland. Astros starter Brad Peacock gave up one run and was pulled after five innings because of discomfort in his right forearm.
Marwin Gonzalez homered for Houston and Zach Walters connected for Cleveland in the fifth. Walters homered for the third straight day.