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Indians score three in eighth, win series vs. Dodgers

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LOS ANGELES -- The Cleveland Indians had plenty to talk about on the flight home at the end of a 4-4 road trip.

There were back-to-back losses in one-hit shutouts, and a rare 7-2-4 triple play that required two video replays to confirm. There was also the three-run eighth inning they had against Brian Wilson on Wednesday, which Mike Aviles capped with a two-run single en route to a 5-4 victory against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

"We went 4-4, but it seems like we were gone a month," manager Terry Francona said. "It's been a long trip, and this was a good way to end it. We won a tough game. That was a good one to win."

After Scott Atchison gave up a solo home run by Scott Van Slyke in the eighth, Cody Allen got four outs for his eighth save. He retired Matt Kemp on a flyball to the warning track with the potential tying and winning runs in scoring position.

Ryan Raburn hit a home run off Hyun-Jin Ryu, who was lifted after seven with a 3-2 lead. But Wilson (1-3) retired only one of the six batters he faced, giving up a tying single by pinch-hitter David Murphy and Aviles' clutch hit after an intentional walk to Lonnie Chisenhall.

"Anytime you can get a hit and some RBIs, it's always great," Aviles said. "I was just looking for pitch up. I know he throws a bunch of cutters and he throws hard. He's been a good pitcher for a long time.

"The arms that are coming out of that bullpen are pretty interesting, and they're definitely good. So you've got to piece together some ABs and try and do things together," he added. "I definitely have faith in our bullpen. So I knew if we got a couple of runs there, it would work out well. It's always great when you can sneak out with a win at the end."

Wilson had allowed one run in his previous 19 appearances, spanning 16 2/3 innings.

"Brian's been throwing well. I don't know how many innings he's thrown before today without giving up a run, but it seemed like a while," said Van Slyke, who threw a runner at home plate from right field. "When you make a mistake, it usually ends up biting you. Hopefully, that's out of the way and he can start a new streak."

Brian Shaw (3-1) pitched a scoreless seventh to get the victory.

Ryu allowed two runs and seven hits, struck out eight, and hit an RBI double that triggered a three-run fifth. The left-hander did not walk a batter, his 13th straight outing with fewer than three bases on balls.

Dodgers starting pitchers have issued fewer than three walks in 36 consecutive games, tying the 2005 Minnesota Twins for the longest such streak in the modern era (since 1900).

Dodgers rookie Miguel Rojas, who has made dazzling plays all over the infield since his promotion from Triple-A -- one of which preserved Clayton Kershaw's no-hitter on June 18 -- made his seventh start at third base and robbed Michael Brantley of an RBI in the fifth with a diving backhanded grab of his line drive toward the line.

"The past 10 or 15 days, Michael's hit a lot of balls hard but right at people. So I thought he could use a hug right there," Indians starting pitcher Trevor Bauer said. "I think he was still kind of upset about the outcome of that play."

Carlos Santana followed with a sharp single to right field, but Van Slyke made a one-hop throw to catcher A.J. Ellis for the tag on Asdrubal Cabrera.

The plays by Rojas and Van Slyke prevented the Indians from increasing their 2-0 lead, and may have kept Ryu in the game with 80 pitches already in the bank. He came up in the bottom half and roped a two-out RBI double that scored Rojas all the way from first base.

Bauer then walked Dee Gordon and Ellis, loading the bases, and Andre Ethier lined a 2-2 pitch to center for a two-run single that put Los Angeles ahead 3-2.

"I just missed with some pitches. I felt a little out of synch that whole inning," Bauer said.

Bauer gave up three runs and six hits over 5 2/3 innings. The 23-year-old righty from UCLA, born in North Hollywood and pitching in California for the first time in the majors, remained 0-5 in nine career road starts with a 6.64 ERA.

Notes

Kershaw, picked Wednesday as NL Pitcher of the Month for June after winning all six starts with an 0.82 ERA and 61 strikeouts, will start Friday night's series opener at Colorado against the pitcher who opposed him in his no-hitter on June 18 -- Jorge De La Rosa. ... Chisenhall entered Wednesday hitting .344, three points shy of league leader Jose Altuve of Houston -- but was five plate appearances shy of the number he needed to qualify for the AL batting race. The Indians haven't had a batting champion since Bobby Avila in 1954.

 
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David Murphy slides home with what turns out to be the winning run in Cleveland's eighth-inning rally.  (USATSI)
David Murphy slides home with what turns out to be the winning run in Cleveland's eighth-inning rally. (USATSI)

Players of the Game
Cleveland

R. Raburn
AB 3
R 1
H 1
HR 1
RBI 2
Los Angeles

H. Ryu
IP 7.0
H 7
ER 2
BB 0
K 8
 
Cleveland Indians
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Jason Kipnis, 2B5000022 .244
Asdrubal Cabrera, SS5020010 .247
Michael Brantley, CF4100101 .312
Carlos Santana, 1B4110113 .205
Yan Gomes, C4110024 .267
Ryan Raburn, RF3112001 .204
   a-David Murphy, PH-RF1111000 .253
Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B3010111 .344
Mike Aviles, LF4022002 .266
Trevor Bauer, P2000022 .000
   Vinnie Pestano, P0000000 .000
   b-Michael Bourn, PH1000000 .266
   Bryan Shaw, P0000000 .000
   c-Nick Swisher, PH1000012 .197
   Scott Atchison, P0000000 .000
   Cody Allen, P0000000 .000
Totals37595310  
a-singled for Raburn in the 8th
b-grounded out for Pestano in the 7th
c-struck out for Shaw in the 8th
Batting
2B - Asdrubal Cabrera 2 (21, Ryu)
HR - Ryan Raburn (2, Ryu)
RBI - Ryan Raburn 2 (17), David Murphy (41), Mike Aviles 2 (23)
SB - Michael Brantley (10, 2nd base off Wilson/Ellis), Mike Aviles (8, 2nd base off Howell/Ellis)
Team LOB - 8
Cleveland Indians
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Trevor Bauer 5.2633220 4.42
Vinnie Pestano 0.1000010 6.75
Bryan Shaw (W,3-1) 1100110 2.61
Scott Atchison (H,4) 0.2111001 3.11
Cody Allen (S,8) 1.1100120 2.50
Pitches-Strikes - Trevor Bauer 102-64, Vinnie Pestano 8-6, Bryan Shaw 20-11, Scott Atchison 8-6, Cody Allen 34-19
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Trevor Bauer 4-11, Bryan Shaw 1-1
Batters Faced - Trevor Bauer 25, Vinnie Pestano 1, Bryan Shaw 5, Scott Atchison 3, Cody Allen 6
Los Angeles (N.L.) Dodgers
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Dee Gordon, 2B3100121 .295
A.J. Ellis, C3010112 .223
   a-Hanley Ramirez, PH0000100 .271
Andre Ethier, CF4022111 .253
Matt Kemp, LF5000007 .265
Clint Robinson, 1B3000000 .143
   Brian Wilson, P0000000 .000
   J.P. Howell, P0000000 .000
   b-Adrian Gonzalez, PH-1B1000000 .256
Scott Van Slyke, RF-1B4111000 .262
   Chris Perez, P0000000 .000
Miguel Rojas, 3B3120000 .246
   Juan Uribe, 3B1000000 .288
Carlos Triunfel, SS4000022 .154
Hyun-Jin Ryu, P2121000 .194
   c-Yasiel Puig, PH-RF2010000 .314
Totals3549446  
a-walked for Ellis in the 9th
b-flied out for Howell in the 8th
c-singled for Ryu in the 7th
Batting
2B - Andre Ethier (12, Allen), Hyun-Jin Ryu (2, Bauer)
HR - Scott Van Slyke (7, Atchison)
SH - Dee Gordon (2)
RBI - Andre Ethier 2 (33), Scott Van Slyke (12), Hyun-Jin Ryu (2)
2-OUT RBI - Andre Ethier 2 (12), Hyun-Jin Ryu (1)
Team LOB - 9
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Scott Van Slyke 1
E - Matt Kemp (5, Throwing), Miguel Rojas (2, Misplayed grounder), Carlos Triunfel (1, Misplayed grounder)
Los Angeles (N.L.) Dodgers
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hyun-Jin Ryu 7722081 3.08
Brian Wilson (L,1-3; BS,2) 0.1233310 5.52
J.P. Howell 0.2000010 1.55
Chris Perez 1000000 4.85
IBB - Chisenhall by Brian Wilson
Pitches-Strikes - Hyun-Jin Ryu 101-70, Brian Wilson 25-10, J.P. Howell 13-8, Chris Perez 13-7
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Hyun-Jin Ryu 9-5, Chris Perez 1-2
Batters Faced - Hyun-Jin Ryu 29, Brian Wilson 6, J.P. Howell 2, Chris Perez 3
Game Information
Attendance - 50199
Game Time - 3:30
Temperature - 80
Umpires - Home - Larry Vanover, First Base - Paul Nauert, Second Base - Angel Hernandez, Third Base - Adrian Johnson