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Houston 4, Cleveland 3
When: 1:10 PM ET, Sunday, July 4, 2021
Where: Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio
Temperature: 75°
Umpires: Home - Victor Carapazza, 1B - Jerry Meals, 2B - Jansen Visconti, 3B - Roberto Ortiz
Attendance: 17412

Chas McCormick homered and drove in three runs and the Houston Astros capitalized on a pair of 10th-inning miscues by the Cleveland Indians to complete a four-game road sweep with a 4-3 win Sunday.

The Astros earned their first series sweep ever against Cleveland while posting their fourth sweep of a four-game series this season. Houston took the lead in the 10th when Indians reliever Emmanuel Clase (3-3) dropped a relay throw that enabled Jason Castro to reach and Yuli Gurriel to score the go-ahead run on what would have been an inning-ending double play.

In the bottom of the frame, Astros left-hander Brooks Raley snagged a pop bunt from Indians catcher Roberto Perez before doubling off Harold Ramirez at second with a throw to shortstop Carlos Correa. Raley notched his second save with a strikeout of pinch hitter Oscar Mercado.

Blake Taylor (1-2) recorded four outs to get the victory.

Astros right-hander Zack Greinke surrendered a 1-0 lead when he allowed the first two batters to reach in the fifth before Bradley Zimmer drove home Bobby Bradley with a run-scoring groundout.

Greinke followed by allowing solo home runs to Eddie Rosario, his seventh, in the sixth inning and Cesar Hernandez with one out in the eighth, with Hernandez knotting the score at 3-3 with his 14th homer this season. Both blasts were to right field, the second coming with Greinke on the verge of completing eight innings with the Houston bullpen limited in its options.

Greinke allowed three runs on five hits and one walk with a season-high-tying eight strikeouts over 7 2/3 innings. He threw 100 pitches, 68 for strikes.

Indians right-hander Cal Quantrill, making his second career start on three days of rest, was sharp early. He allowed just one baserunner over his first three innings, issuing a one-out walk to Castro in the second. He struck out the first two batters of the third and recorded a pair of outs in the fourth after surrendering a leadoff single to Astros center fielder Myles Straw.

But Quantrill walked Castro again, setting the stage for McCormick, whose single to center plated Straw and gave the Astros a 1-0 lead. After Cleveland pulled even in the bottom of the fifth, Quantrill took the mound in the sixth but did not survive the frame with the deadlock intact.

With one out and Correa on first following his leadoff single, Quantrill surrendered a two-run home run to right field to McCormick, the third opposite-field blast and 10th homer overall for McCormick this season.

Quantrill departed with a season-high 94 pitches on his ledger over 5 1/3 innings. He allowed three runs on six hits and two walks with three strikeouts.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Starting Pitchers
Houston   Cleveland
Zack Greinke Player Cal Quantrill
No Decision W/L No Decision
7.2 IP 5.1
8 Strikeouts 3
5 Hits 6
3.52 ERA 5.06
Houston   Cleveland
Chas McCormick Player Harold Ramirez
2 Hits 2
3 RBI 0
1 HR 0
5 TB 3
.400 Avg .500
Team Stats Summary
Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Houston 7 1 11 .184 20 9 3 4 0 0
Cleveland 5 2 12 .152 7 9 3 1 0 1