Originally posted on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 6/24/12

The Indians dropped their second straight to the Astros to lose their interleague series in Houston. As was the case on Saturday, the Tribe got on the board first with a run in the second. But it would be all Houston from there on, as they poured in on in the late innings to cruise to another easy win. Derek Lowe kept it close, giving up three runs but both Nick Hagadone and Esmil Rogers gave up two-run homers in the eighth that blew it open to 7-1.

Scoring Summary Top 2nd: Cleveland - J. Lopez scored on wild pitch Bot 4th: Houston - C. Johnson singled to shallow center, C. Lee scored, B. Bogusevic to third Bot 6th: Houston - C. Lee singled to shallow center, J. Lowrie scored Bot 7th: Houston - J.D. Martinez grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, C. Johnson scored, J. Castro out at second Bot 8th: Houston - C. Johnson homered to right, J. Lowrie scored - J.D. Martinez homered to left, J. Castro scored  Cleveland AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg S. Choo rf 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 .271 A. Cabrera ss 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 .296 J. Kipnis 2b 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .276 J. Lopez 3b 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231 M. Brantley cf 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .278 S. Duncan lf 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 .191 C. Kotchman 1b 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 .230 L. Marson c 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 .231     N. Hagadone p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000     E. Rogers p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 D. Lowe p 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .500     J. Smith p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000     C. Santana ph-c 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .230  Totals 31 1 5 0 0 3 7 0 13  Batting 2B - J Lopez (9, J Happ). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - A Cabrera 1, D Lowe 1. GIDP - J Kipnis. Team LOB - 6.  Fielding Outfield assists - S Duncan. PB - C Santana. DP - 2 (J Kipnis-A Cabrera-C Kotchman, J Kipnis-A Cabrera-C Kotchman).  Houston AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg J. Altuve 2b 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .309     B. Bixler 2b 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .282 J. Lowrie ss 3 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .267 C. Lee 1b 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 .303 B. Bogusevic rf 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .232 C. Johnson 3b 4 2 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 .285 J. Castro c 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .246 J.D. Martinez lf 4 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 .230 J. Schafer cf 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 .238 J.A. Happ p 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .077     M. Downs ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .174     W. Wright p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000     B. Lyon p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000     X. Cedeno p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000     B. Myers p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000  Totals 33 7 12 6 2 2 3 0 8  Batting 2B - J Lowrie (14, D Lowe); J Castro (9, N Hagadone); J Schafer (9, D Lowe). HR - C Johnson (6, 8th inning off N Hagadone 1 on, 2 Out), J Martinez (9, 8th inning off E Rogers 1 on, 2 Out). RBI - C Lee (28), C Johnson 3 (32), J Martinez 2 (41). 2-out RBI - C Johnson 3, J Martinez 2. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - B Bixler 1, J Castro 1. GIDP - B Bogusevic, J Martinez. Team LOB - 4.  Fielding DP - 1 (J Altuve-J Lowrie-C Lee).  Cleveland IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA D. Lowe (L, 7-6) 6.2 8 3 3 1 1 0 1.56 4.28 J. Smith 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.30 3.52 N. Hagadone 0.2 2 3 3 1 1 1 1.41 5.96 E. Rogers 0.1 1 1 1 0 1 1 0.67 3.00  Houston IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA J.A. Happ (W, 6-7) 7.0 4 1 1 2 5 0 1.48 4.83 W. Wright 0.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.36 3.68 B. Lyon 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.25 2.57 X. Cedeno 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.44 3.00 B. Myers 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1.15 3.70 WP - J Happ. Pitches-strikes - N Hagadone 22-11; E Rogers 10-8; D Lowe 110-70; J Smith 8-5; J Happ 111-70; W Wright 9-6; B Lyon 1-1; X Cedeno 3-2; B Myers 19-13. Ground balls-fly balls - N Hagadone 0-3; E Rogers 0-1; D Lowe 17-4; J Smith 1-1; J Happ 12-6; W Wright 0-0; B Lyon 0-1; X Cedeno 1-0; B Myers 1-1. Batters faced - N Hagadone 5; E Rogers 2; D Lowe 26; J Smith 2; J Happ 26; W Wright 2; B Lyon 1; X Cedeno 1; B Myers 4.
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