Gon­za­lez, Breg­man lift Astros

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HOUS­TON — Mar­win Gon­za­lez hit a go-ahead, two-run dou­ble, Alex Breg­man home­red for the sec­ond straight day and the Hous­ton Astros beat the Cleve­land In­di­ans 3-1 Sat­ur­day to take a 2-0 AL Di­vi­sion Se­ries lead.

Ger­rit Cole struck out 12 and walked none, com­bin­ing with two re­liev­ers on Hous­ton’s sec­ond straight three-hit­ter. He al­lowed Fran­cisco Lin­dor’s thirdinning homer.

Gon­za­lez put the Astros ahead in the sixth with the third of his four hits, an op­po­site-field dou­ble to right off usu­ally re­li­able re­liever An­drew Miller.

Breg­man home­red against Trevor Bauer in the seventh, and the World Se­ries cham­pi­ons moved within a win of a sec­ond straight trip to the AL Cham­pi­onship Se­ries.

Dal­las Keuchel starts for the Astros when the se­ries re­sumes Mon­day in Cleve­land. Mike Clevinger is sched­uled to pitch for the In­di­ans.

Cole fol­lowed Mon­day’s solid start from Justin Ver­lan­der by al­low­ing one run and three hits in seven in­nings, join­ing Tom Seaver (1973) as the only pitch­ers to strike out at least 12 bat­ters with­out a walk in a post­sea­son game.

Ryan Pressly got two outs, and Roberto Osuna walked one in a four-out save.

Cleve­land starter Car­los Car­rasco al­lowed two runs and six hits in 5 1⁄3 in­nings.

The AL Cen­tral cham­pion In­di­ans have three runs in the two games and are bat­ting .100 (6 for 60).

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