Rios HR in 13th gives Dodgers sweep of Astros

Edwin Rios slugged a two-run homer leading off the top of the 13th inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers outlasted the host Houston Astros 4-2 in extras Wednesday night at Minute Maid Park to sweep this two-game interleague series.Rios, who struck out as a pinch-hitter leading off the 11th, drilled a 2-2 cutter from Astros reliever Cy Sneed (0-1) 368 feet into the seats in right field. Enrique Hernandez, who opened the frame on second base per rules enacted for the 2020 season, scored on the Rios blast — the first two-run home run to lead off an inning in MLB history, per Santana (1-0), the ninth pitcher of the game for the Dodgers (4-2), earned the win after starting the game by striking out George Springer with the potential winning run on third in the 11th.But Santana entered in relief of left-hander Scott Alexander and preserved the tie by recording a called third strike on Springer. He worked 2 1/3 hitless innings with two walks and four strikeouts.Houston stranded 15 baserunners and finished 3-for-19 with runners in scoring position.