Astros vs. Indians final score, recap: Reigning champs advance to ALCS after sweeping Cleveland

The Houston Astros defeated the Cleveland Indians 10-2 on Monday, winning the American League Divisional Series 3-0 and advancing to the AL Championship Series. The Astros will meet the winner of the series between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox.

Here’s what you need to know about Game 3:

Bauer, Cleveland’s ‘pen melts down

Cleveland used Trevor Bauer as a reliever this series, asking him to appear in each game. His performance on Monday was the most notable of the three, in large part because it went about as poorly as possible.

Bauer entered with a 2-1 lead in tact and pitched a fine sixth inning. Terry Francona sent Bauer back out for the seventh, and that’s when things went south. Bauer allowed Tony Kemp to reach and then threw away a pickoff attempt, permitting Kemp to advance. Kemp would later tie the score. Bauer would soon make another throwing error that ruined a potential double play, and would then give up a big double to Marwin Gonzalez, plating two to give the Astros a 4-2 lead.

All total, Bauer faced 10 batters and retired just four of them. He gave up three runs and made a pair of throwing errors:

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