Indians leave Houston with series victory

4:38 PM, Apr 21, 2013   |    comments
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Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Mark Reynolds hit the go-ahead homer in the seventh inning, and made a key defensive play late, as Cleveland escaped with a 5-4 win over Houston in the rubber match of a three-game set.

Yan Gomes, Carlos Santana and Drew Stubbs also went deep once each for the Indians, who took the final two games in the series to erase the memory of a five-game losing streak.

Jake Allen (1-0) recorded the final out of the sixth for the win. Starter Ubaldo Jimenez pitched into the sixth, yielding four runs and as many hits with four strikeouts and one walk.

Chris Perez left the bases loaded in the ninth for his second save, aided by Reynolds' diving stop at third on a Jason Castro grounder.

Fernando Martinez hit a two-run homer, while Jose Altuve knocked in a run and scored twice for the Astros, losers in seven of their last eight.

Hector Ambriz (0-1) served up the deciding blast over his two relief innings. Erik Bedard was pulled after four frames, having yielded six hits and two runs while fanning eight.

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