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CLEVELAND-In a potential postseason preview, the defending World Series Champion Houston Astros (33-18) looked unstoppable as they quickly erased an early Brantley lead and within a blank of an eye blitzed the Cleveland Indians (24-24) 8 to 2 at Progressive Field on Thursday night.
The game had a promising start as Michael Brantley's incredible comeback season continues with a two-run single in the third.
Indians starter Mike Clevinger was flawless through four innings. But the fifth inning saw Alex Bregman hit a three run homer to put the Astros up 3 to 2.
The game broke open with another three run homer given up by the Indians in the Sixth. Jake Marisnick smacked the homer off Neil Ramirez who was called up from Triple-A Columbus earlier this month.
Corey Kluber (7-2, 2.36, RHP) returns Friday night to lead the Tribe against the Astros who will start Dallas Keuchel (3-6, 3.43, LHP) in a May 19th rematch where Kluber became the first American League pitcher to reach seven wins. Indians Warm-Up begins at 6:37 with First Pitch at 7:10pm on 100.7 WMMS.