Indians rally for wild 10-9 win over Astros

Greg Allen's walk-off HR ends 14 inning affair

Associated Press
May 27, 2018 - 6:55 pm
Cleveland Indians' Greg Allen watches his winning solo home run off Houston Astros relief pitcher Brad Peacock in the 14th inning of a baseball game, Sunday, May 27, 2018, in Cleveland.

(AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Rookie Greg Allen homered on Brad Peacock's first pitch in the 14th inning, and the Cleveland Indians stunned the Houston Astros 10-9 on Sunday.

Allen's first homer of the season landed in the seats in right and triggered a wild celebration for the Indians, who rallied twice to overcome another impressive performance for Jose Altuve.

Cleveland scored five runs in the ninth. Michael Brantley's two-out RBI single off Hector Rondon tied it at 8.

Evan Gattis' two-out homer off Dan Otero (1-1) gave Houston a 9-8 lead in the 13th, but Yonder Alonso responded with a leadoff drive against Collin McHugh in the bottom half.

Peacock (1-2) got the loss on the only pitch he threw.

Houston wasted a stellar day for Altuve, who had four hits and drove in two runs. The reigning AL MVP had a streak of 10 consecutive hits, breaking his own club record, before he lined out to center in the ninth.

The Astros trailed 3-2 before Altuve's tying RBI single in the eighth. Carlos Correa and Yuli Gurriel followed with run-scoring singles before Gattis made it 8-3 with a three-run shot to center.

The late offensive eruption upstaged the anticipated pitching matchup of former UCLA teammates Gerrit Cole and Trevor Bauer.

Jose Ramirez sparked Cleveland's big ninth with a leadoff double against Ken Giles, capping a 17-pitch battle. Singles for Edwin Encarnacion, Alonso, Jason Kipnis and pinch-hitter Erik Gonzalez then trimmed Houston's lead to 8-6.

Rondon then replaced Will Harris and retired Allen on a liner to left for the second out. But Lindor and Brantley delivered consecutive singles, tying the game.

First baseman Gurriel finally robbed Ramirez of a game-winning hit with a diving catch of his line drive near the line, ending the inning.

Brantley also extended his hitting streak to 16 games with a leadoff single in the third. Ramirez, Alonso, Kipnis and Allen also had two hits apiece.