Bregman hits 2-run homer, leads Astros past Indians 6-2

CLEVELAND (AP) - Rookie Alex Bregman continued his hot hitting with a two-run homer in the third inning and the Houston Astros ended the Cleveland Indians' six-game winning streak with a 6-2 victory Monday night.

Bregman has hit all seven of his homers and driven in 22 runs over his last 19 games for the Astros, who remain two games out of the second wild-card spot in the AL.

Mike Fiers (10-6) allowed two runs in five innings and defeated the Indians for the second time this season.

The Indians took struggling right-hander Josh Tomlin out of the rotation last week, forcing them to go with eight pitchers Monday in what amounted to a bullpen game for the AL Central leaders.

Mike Clevinger (2-2) allowed a run in the first and was pulled after 1 2/3 innings.

Mike Napoli hit a solo homer - his 30th of the season - in the fifth for the Indians, whose lead over Detroit in the division was cut to 4 1/2 games.

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