The Houston Astros have lost a major league-high 102 games. The last two have been especially painful to manager Bo Porter.
Matt Carson's two-out, bases-loaded single off Rhiner Cruz in the 11th inning Thursday gave the Cleveland Indians a 2-1 victory over Houston.
It was the Astros' second extra-inning defeat in two nights - following a 6-5 loss to Cincinnati in 13 innings - and played out in a similar, fundamentally flawed fashion.
''It's one thing to get beat, but it's another thing to beat yourself,'' a fuming Porter said. ''We just squandered opportunity after opportunity with poor at-bats and bad baserunning. It's extremely frustrating because this is basic baseball. We should have won these last two games.''
Houston catcher Cody Clark opened the 10th with a double off Indians reliever Cody Allen, but it went for naught one pitch later when pinch-runner Jake Elmore was picked off second base. Elmore was leaning toward third when catcher Yan Gomes gunned him down.
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