Trevor Bauer threw eight strong innings, Leonys Martin and Jake Bauers homered off Gerrit Cole, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Houston Astros 2-1 on Thursday night.

Bauer (3-1) allowed one run, four hits and six walks while striking out three. He improved to 8-0 in his career against the Astros, including two wins against Cole, his former teammate at UCLA. That doesn’t include the three relief appearances Bauer made against Houston in last year’s AL Division Series, a 3-0 Astros sweep.

The Indians right-hander continued his solid first month, giving up two or fewer runs in five of six starts.

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Trevor Bauer throws against the Houston Astros during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, April 25, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Trevor Bauer throws against the Houston Astros during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, April 25, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Martin got the first hit off Cole (1-4) with a solo homer in the third that just made it over the right field wall.

Bauers led off the fifth with a solo home run to left to give Cleveland a 2-1 lead.

Brad Hand pitched the ninth for his seventh save.

Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor holds his necklace in his mouth as he steps into the batters box during the first inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros Thursday, April 25, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Cleveland Indians’ Francisco Lindor holds his necklace in his mouth as he steps into the batters box during the first inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros Thursday, April 25, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Cole surrendered two runs and three hits with 10 strikeouts in seven innings. Cole bounced back nicely after giving up a career-high nine runs in 4 1/3 innings in his last start Saturday against the Rangers.

George Springer knotted it at one-all in the bottom of the third with a long solo home run to left that flew out of the stadium.

DISPUTED DOUBLE PLAY

Houston Astros' George Springer hits a home run against the Cleveland Indians during the third inning of a baseball game Thursday, April 25, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Houston Astros’ George Springer hits a home run against the Cleveland Indians during the third inning of a baseball game Thursday, April 25, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Houston had an opportunity with runners on first and second in the sixth when Carlos Correa grounded into an inning-ending double play. Correa, however, didn’t run on the play, thinking he fouled the ball off his front foot. The umpires convened and upheld the double play.

INDIANS ROSTER MOVES

RHP Tyler Clippard was called up from Triple-A Columbus to take the roster spot of RHP Jefry Rodriguez, who was sent down after Wednesday’s game. … Cleveland traded OF Cameron Maybin, who was playing at Columbus, to the Yankees for cash.

Cleveland Indians' Leonys Martin, right, watches his home run along with Houston Astros catcher Robinson Chirinos during the third inning of a baseball game Thursday, April 25, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Cleveland Indians’ Leonys Martin, right, watches his home run along with Houston Astros catcher Robinson Chirinos during the third inning of a baseball game Thursday, April 25, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

UP NEXT

Indians: RHP Corey Kluber (2-2, 5.88) will make his sixth start of the season Friday looking to build on his last start Saturday, when he allowed four runs in seven innings in a win over the Braves.

Astros: RHP Collin McHugh (3-2, 4.78) looks to rebound after being tagged for a career-high 10 runs in 3 1/3 innings Sunday in an 11-10 loss to the Rangers.

Cleveland Indians' Leonys Martin (2) runs the bases after hitting a home run off Houston Astros starting pitcher Gerrit Cole (45) during the third inning of a baseball game Thursday, April 25, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Cleveland Indians’ Leonys Martin (2) runs the bases after hitting a home run off Houston Astros starting pitcher Gerrit Cole (45) during the third inning of a baseball game Thursday, April 25, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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Cleveland Indians' Jake Bauers, center, scores after hitting a home run as Houston Astros catcher Robinson Chirinos, left, watches during the fifth inning of a baseball game Thursday, April 25, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Cleveland Indians’ Jake Bauers, center, scores after hitting a home run as Houston Astros catcher Robinson Chirinos, left, watches during the fifth inning of a baseball game Thursday, April 25, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Houston Astros' George Springer avoids a close pitch during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians Thursday, April 25, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Houston Astros’ George Springer avoids a close pitch during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians Thursday, April 25, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Houston Astros' Carlos Correa reacts after grounding into a double play against the Cleveland Indians during the sixth inning of a baseball game Thursday, April 25, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Houston Astros’ Carlos Correa reacts after grounding into a double play against the Cleveland Indians during the sixth inning of a baseball game Thursday, April 25, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Cleveland Indians' Jason Kipnis, left, reacts after tagging Houston Astros' Jose Altuve, right, out as he tried to steal second base during the eighth inning of a baseball game Thursday, April 25, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Cleveland Indians’ Jason Kipnis, left, reacts after tagging Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve, right, out as he tried to steal second base during the eighth inning of a baseball game Thursday, April 25, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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