HOUSTON, April 19 (UPI) -- Homers by J.D. Martinez and Rick Ankiel accounted for three runs in the second inning Friday and Houston held on to defeat Cleveland 3-2.
The Astros snapped a five-game losing streak and handed the Indians their fifth straight setback.
Houston came up with 3 1/3 scoreless innings from its bullpen in support of Lucas Harrell (1-2), who gave up two runs on five hits over 5 2/3.
Each of Houston's three relievers gave up a hit with Jose Veras working the ninth for his first save.
Cleveland's runs came on a homer by Lonnie Chisenhall in the fourth following a walk to Mark Reynolds.