MLB Game Recap - Cleveland at Detroit
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

BOS
8
BAL
6
F(10)
PIT
5
MIA
4
F
STL
4
NYM
3
F
TEX
3
CIN
11
F
CLE
8
DET
0
F
LAA
5
TB
6
F
PHI
1
ATL
15
F
ARI
5
WSH
15
F
KC
8
MIN
6
F
TOR
12
HOU
0
F
NYY
10
CHW
3
F
SD
14
COL
13
F
MIL
5
SF
3
F
SEA
6
OAK
3
F
CHC
2
LAD
3
F

June 16, 2019 1:10 PM

Final

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

R

H

E

Cleveland (37-33)

1

0

3

2

0

1

1

0

0

8

14

0

Detroit (25-43)

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

4

0

W: Bauer (5-6)

L: Turnbull (3-6)

CLE - HR: Kipnis (3)

DET - HR: none

Bauer pitches 1st shutout as a pro, Indians beat Tigers 8-0
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:03 PM

DETROIT (AP) Trevor Bauer has accomplished a lot of things in his career, but there was one box he wasn't able to check off until Sunday in Detroit.

Bauer pitched his first shutout as a pro, ending the longest winless streak of his career as the Cleveland Indians beat the Tigers 8-0 Sunday for a three-game sweep.

Bauer (5-6) gave up four hits, struck out eight and walked none. This was his 224th start since being drafted out of UCLA, including 166 in the majors.

"I'm only disappointed that my strikeouts lagged a little," he said. "If you pitch a complete game with 10 strikeouts and no walks, you're really getting into rarified air."

"I have some mechanical stuff that was out of whack, but I was able to compensate and go out there and get those results," he said.

The 28-year-old righty had been 0-5 in his previous eight starts before dominating the Tigers in his third career complete game.

"Any time you go out there and throw nine innings without giving up a run, you are doing a lot of things right," Indians manager Terry Francona said. "He got out of an early jam when it was still 1-0 and then we got him some runs and he settled in."

Harold Castro hit a leadoff triple in the second, but Bauer stranded him with a popup, a groundball and a strikeout.

"He was a monster out there," Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire said. "He's such a fierce competitor and he went out there and spun the ball against us. When he needed a fastball, he always had it."

The Tigers have lost 17 of 19 at home

Gardenhire met with his players after the game, and made it clear he wasn't happy with their lethargic play on Sunday.

"I'm not happy. I respect the hell out of these guys, and I know the losing is beating them down, but it doesn't take any effort to run out a pop fly," he said. "You owe that much to the guys on the bench and the fans in the stands."

Rookie Oscar Mercado drove in four runs and Jason Kipnis homered and drove in three. The Indians are 18-7 against Detroit since the beginning of last season and outscored them 25-6 in this set at Comerica Park.

"The offense has been rolling for a little while now," Kipnis said. "We have some pride in what we're doing and that's coming together right now. I'm excited to see where we go from here."

Spencer Turnbull (3-6) allowed a season-high six earned runs on 10 hits and two walks in five innings.

"Like everyone, he's a little beat up right now and they really made him work," Gardenhire said. "They were fouling off a lot of tough pitches and when he made a mistake, they hit it."

Detroit is 7-22 overall since May 13.

"There are so many things we need to get better at, and the first thing is giving everything we've got every day," first baseman/catcher John Hicks said. "This is frustrating and that's going to boil over at times, but we've got to keep playing hard and turn this around."

The Indians took a 1-0 lead in the first on back-to-back, two-out doubles by Carlos Santana and Kipnis. Cleveland added three more in the third when Francisco Lindor doubled and scored on Mercado's hit-and-run infield single before Kipnis homered.

Mercado's two-run single gave the Indians a 6-0 lead in the fourth and he added an RBI double in the sixth.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Indians: RHP Mike Clevinger is scheduled to start Monday in Texas. He has been on the injured list since April 8 with an upper-back strain.

Tigers: Miguel Cabrera, who is limited to designated hitter duties due to knee problems, had a regularly scheduled day off on Sunday.

BEATING UP ON THE TIGERS

Mercado became the fourth Indians player to drive it at least four runs in a game this season. Two of them were in the weekend series, as Jake Bauers did it on Friday. The Indians also had the ninth cycle in franchise history (Bauers) and their first straight steal of home since 2005 (Leonys Martin) during the series.

WEATHER CHANGES PLANS

The game started on time, but the heavy morning rain did lead to the odd sight of the Indians bullpen working hard while Bauer was pitching the first inning. Adam Plutko, scheduled to start Wednesday in Texas, had to move his bullpen session to the beginning of the game.

UP NEXT

Indians: Cleveland travels to Texas for a three-game series starting on Monday. Clevinger (1-0, 0.00 ERA) will return to face Lance Lynn (7-4, 4.40) of the Rangers.

Tigers: Detroit will be off on Monday while traveling to Pittsburgh for a two-game visit. Daniel Norris (2-5, 4.52) is scheduled to pitch the opener for the Tigers, while the Pirates haven't announced a starter.

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Pitchers of Record

Cleveland IP H ER BB K ERA WHIP
T. Bauer (W, 5-6) 9 4 0 0 8 0.00 0.444
Detroit IP H ER BB K ERA WHIP
S. Turnbull (L, 3-6) 5 10 6 2 4 10.80 2.400

Batting Leaders

Cleveland AB H R HR RBI BB TB SB RC
J. Kipnis 5 3 1 1 3 0 7 0 4.2
O. Mercado 4 3 1 0 4 1 4 1 3.5
Detroit AB H R HR RBI BB TB SB RC
H. Castro 3 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 1.0
G. Beckham 3 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.7

Team Comparison

CLE DET
At Bats 38 31
Hits 14 4
Batting Average .368 .129
On Base Percentage .444 .129
Slugging Percentage 0.579 0.258
Doubles 5 2
Triples 0 1
Home Runs 1 0
Total Bases 22 8
Walks 6 0
Strikeouts 8 8
Stolen Bases 1 0
Caught Stealing 0 0
Runners Left On Base 10 4
Hits / At Bats with Runners In Scoring Position 5/13 0/5
Double Plays Fielded 0 2
Errors 0 0

2019 Regular Season - CLE Leads Series 5-1

Date Result Winner Loser
Tue Apr 9 CLE 8 @ DET 2 C. Kluber J. Zimmermann
Wed Apr 10 CLE 1 @ DET 4 M. Boyd T. Bauer
Thu Apr 11 CLE 4 @ DET 0 S. Bieber S. Turnbull
Fri Jun 14 CLE 13 @ DET 4 A. Plutko R. Carpenter
Sat Jun 15 CLE 4 @ DET 2 S. Bieber N. Ramirez
Sun Jun 16 CLE 8 @ DET 0 T. Bauer S. Turnbull

Game Information

Stadium: Comerica Park, Detroit, Michigan
Attendance: 26,705
Game Time: 2:45
Weather: 58F, Cloudy
Wind:
Umpires: Home Plate - ?, First Base - ?, Second Base - ?, Third Base - ?