Sports Briefing: One Wild Pitch Leads to Two Runs as Indians Beat Astros


The Indians’ Carlos Santana sliding safely into second past the Astros’ Alex Bregman in the first inning. Cleveland won, 10-7.

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The Indians scored two runs on a disputed bases-loaded wild pitch by Astros pitcher David Paulino in the third inning, and Cleveland went on to a 10-7 victory over visiting Houston on Thursday. The episode led to the ejection of Astros Manager A. J. Hinch.

Cleveland was leading by 2-1 when Lonnie Chisenhall attempted to check his swing on a pitch in the dirt. The ball bounced away from catcher Jason Castro and rolled toward the on-deck circle near the Indians’ dugout.

Play continued, although replays showed that Chisenhall had fouled off the pitch. All three runners — Francisco Lindor, Mike Napoli and Jose Ramirez — crossed the plate. Hinch protested the ruling and was ejected by the plate umpire Jim Joyce. After a video review, Lindor and Napoli were allowed to score for a 4-1 lead, and Ramirez was placed at second.

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