CLEVELAND (AP) - Rookie right-hander Cody Anderson pitched three-hit ball into the seventh inning, his latest splendid performance for Cleveland as the Indians defeated the Houston Astros 3-1 on Thursday night.
Making his fourth major league start, Anderson (2-1) allowed Hank Conger's leadoff homer in the third but little else. He struck out one and walked two in 6 2-3 innings.
Anderson has given up three earned runs in 30 1-3 innings for a 0.89 ERA since being called up from Triple-A Columbus on June 21.
Houston starter Brett Oberholtzer (2-2) took a shutout into the sixth before Cleveland scored three times. Touted rookie Francisco Lindor tied the game with a leadoff homer. Ryan Raburn's RBI double put the Indians ahead, and Carlos Santana's triple made it 3-1.
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