Kluber gets pulled early, Altuve leads Astros past Indians
HOUSTON (AP) Jose Altuve had three RBIs and Colby Rasmus added two as the Houston Astros jumped on Corey Kluber for five runs in the third and cruised to a 7-1 win over the Cleveland Indians on Monday night.
Altuve drove in two with a double in the third and Rasmus had a two-run single later in the inning to make it 4-0.
Kluber (2-4), coming off the second shutout of his career in his last outing against the Tigers, was chased after just 2 2/3 innings. He entered with a 1.48 ERA in five career appearances against the Astros, and had allowed just five earned runs in 30 1/3 innings against them.
On Monday he gave up five hits and five runs in his first loss since April 17.
Houston starter Mike Fiers (3-1) allowed season lows of one run and three hits in seven innings for his third straight win.