Aug 05, 2022
Mancini hits 2 HRs, Astros roll past Guardians 9-3
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CLEVELAND (AP) — Trey Mancini hit two home runs, including his first career grand slam, and drove in five runs, leading the Houston Astros over the Cleveland Guardians 9-3 on Friday night.
Astros manager Dusty Baker tested positive for COVID-19 prior to the game. Baker held his usual pregame availability with the media about two hours before the 7:10 p.m. first pitch.
Baker, 73, is in his third season as Houston’s manager. Bench coach Joe Espada filled in for Baker against Cleveland.
Mancini, acquired from Baltimore on Monday to bolster Houston’s already dynamic lineup, hit a solo homer in the second and capped the Astros’ five-run third with a blast that cleared the 19-foot wall in left field and landed in the home run porch.
Mancini, starting at DH on Friday, has homered three times in four games with Houston. The Astros acquired him in a three-team trade that also included Tampa Bay.
Mancini missed the 2020 season while battling Stage 3 colon cancer. He returned to the field last season and was named the AL Player of the Year. Mancini batted .268 with 10 home runs and 41 RBIs with Baltimore this season.
Yordan Álvarez drove in his 73rd run of the season — good for third in the AL — with a single in the third inning that gave Houston a 2-1 lead. Jose Altuve had three hits and an RBI.
Framber Valdez (10-4) gave up a solo homer to Amed Rosario in the first. The left-hander held Cleveland in check until the seventh when Luke Maile and Myles Straw drove in runs.
Valdez was pulled after walking rookie Will Benson to load the bases with one out. Seth Martinez retired Rosario on a popup and struck out pinch-hitter Nolan Jones. Valdez allowed three runs and seven hits in 6 1/3 innings.
Houston has won seven straight at Progressive Field and has outscored Cleveland in the first two games of this series 15-3.
Mancini and the Astros spoiled the major league debut of Cleveland right-hander Hunter Gaddis (0-1), who was charged with eight runs in 3 1/3 innings. He retired the side in order in the first before Houston’s offense took control.
Gaddis became the 13th Cleveland player to make his major league debut this season. He was 5-3 with a 4.07 ERA in 17 games with Double-A Akron and Triple-A Columbus. Cleveland selected Gaddis, 24, in the fifth round of the 2019 draft.
Mancini’s one-out homer in the second tied the game. Houston strung together three singles and a walk before Mancini’s grand slam in the third that came on a 3-1 pitch.
Cleveland rookie Steven Kwan was 0 for 2, snapping his 18-game hitting streak. Kwan was removed from the game in the fourth inning after fouling a pitch off his in the first.
Astros: Baker said before the game that tests on OF Aledmys Diaz’s left ring finger showed no fracture. Diaz, injured after colliding with center fielder Jake Meyers on a fly ball Thursday night, was out of the lineup. … OF Kyle Tucker, missed his second straight game with an illness.
Guardians: RHP Aaron Civale (right wrist sprain) allowed two runs (one earned) in four innings on a rehab start for Triple-A Columbus on Friday. He has been on the 15-day injured list since July 14.
Astros: RHP Luis Garcia (8-7, 3.81 ERA) got the loss against Cleveland on May 23, allowing four runs — two earned — over five innings.
Guardians: RHP Cal Quantrill (7-5, 4.08 ERA) lost to the Astros in Houston on May 25. He gave up two runs, six hits and four walks in six innings.
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General Motors self-driving cars have been in nine hit-and-runs this year from illegal turns to reverse collisions
GENERAL Motors Cruise self-driving cars have been in nine hit-and-run accidents this year in San Francisco.
And a couple of patterns from these collisions may surprise you.2Cruise self-driving car scanning its environmentCredit: GetCruise
Almost all nine of Cruise’s 2022 self-driving accidents have led to the collision’s human driver fleeing the area, San Francisco Examiner reports.
Autonomous cars are generally painted as evil robots when involved in a crash — but Cruise’s data reflects the contrary.
Cruise’s 2022 collision records show instances of humans blowing stop signs, turning within incorrect lanes, and reverse driving into their driverless counterpart, San Francisco Examiner reports.
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Drivers fleeing self-driving accidents are presumed to leave due to their confusion about handling a driverless collision.
Other drivers may assume they’ll be able to get away with their hit-and-run since they’re dealing with a computer.
But there’s a greater chance of getting caught when you flee from an autonomous car due to the vehicle’s technology.
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Perform an autonomous hit-and-run; you may find your license plate, face, or both captured on camera.
The San Francisco Police Department recommends you stay put, call 911, and wait for the police to arrive after a driverless car accident.
While waiting for the police to arrive, you can walk to the autonomous car’s driver’s window.
A staff member can roll the self-driving vehicle’s window down and communicate with you remotely.
This remote operation is known as teleoperated driving.2Cruise self-driving car stopped for crossing pedestriansCredit: GetCruise