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Carlos Correa sparked Houston's four-run third inning with an RBI double and the Astros beat the injury-riddled Cleveland Indians 6-3 for the second straight night on Friday.
The Indians, who have lost six of seven, added third baseman José Ramírez to their injury list that gets longer each day. He was scratched shortly before the game because of a sore left elbow that occurred diving for a ball Thursday. Ramírez returned after missing a game Wednesday when he fouled a ball off his left cheek.
Lance McCullers Jr. (6-1) won his fifth straight decision. The right-hander was charged with two runs in 5 2/3 innings. McCullers was pulled with two runners on in the sixth and César Hernández followed with a three-run homer off Brooks Raley.
The Indians loaded the bases against Blake Taylor with two outs in the eighth, but Harold Ramirez struck out to end the inning. Ryan Presley allowed a leadoff single in the ninth, but recorded his 13th save in 14 chances.
Houston scored two runs in the second and four times in the third off starter Sam Hentges (1-3), who allowed six runs in 2 2/3 innings.
Left fielder Eddie Rosario was also out for the Indians after leaving Thursday's game with right abdominal tightness. Designated hitter Franmil Reyes was activated Friday after being out since May 23 with a strained oblique and was 3 for 5.
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