Indians sweep Tigers in doubleheader 10-0, win 9th in row

DETROIT (AP) The Cleveland Indians are playing so well, they're piling up wins two at a time.

The AL Central leaders completed their second doubleheader sweep in three days, routing Detroit 10-0 Friday night for their ninth straight victory.

Mike Clevinger pitched six sharp innings to finish off the day-night twinbill against the Tigers. Cleveland won the opener 3-2 on Francisco Lindor's tiebreaking single in the ninth.

On Wednesday, the Indians beat the New York Yankees 2-1 and 9-4. Cleveland was off Thursday.

''I told these guys that we were going to have to play a lot of baseball in three days whether we liked it or not, so we might as well play well,'' Indians manager Terry Francona said.

Roberto Perez homered and drove in three runs to back Clevinger (8-5). Perez is hitting .435 (10 for 23) in a seven-game hitting streak.

Clevinger allowed three hits, struck out six and walked one. In three starts against the Tigers this year - all wins - he has given up one run in 18 innings.

''He was great at hitting the corners, but it was Roberto who was keeping him there,'' Francona said.

Buck Farmer (3-2) allowed five runs on three hits and three walks in three-plus innings.

''I wasn't putting away hitters,'' he said. ''The game started speeding up, and I didn't control it.''

Geovanny Urshela hit a two-run double in the second. The Indians scored three more in the fourth, two on a single by Perez.

Perez homered to start a five-run sixth.

The opener was tied at 2 in the ninth when pinch-hitter Jay Bruce tripled with one out off Shane Greene (3-3). Lindor singled through the drawn-in infield.

The Tigers loaded the bases with two out in the ninth inning against closer Cody Allen (2-6), who had allowed the tying run in the eighth.

Francona brought in Joe Smith, and he retired Miguel Cabrera on a line drive to Lindor at shortstop for his first save.

Detroit was playing for the first time since trading Justin Verlander to the Houston Astros and Justin Upton to the Los Angeles Angels a day earlier.

''We have to get used to having a lot of young players out there for the next month,'' Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said. ''Experience is a huge asset at the major league level, so there are going to be some bumps.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Indians: Cleveland activated four players as part of their Sept. 1 roster moves: RHP Josh Tomlin (hamstring), OF Lonnie Chisenhall (calf) and OF Abraham Almonte (hamstring) came off the 10-day disabled list, while RHP Dan Otero was taken off the paternity list.

Tigers: Detroit activated LHP Daniel Norris (groin) and RHP Anibal Sanchez (hamstring) from the disabled list before the game. Both struggled in rehab starts on Thursday, and Ausmus doesn't know when they will return to Detroit's rotation. ... RHP Michael Fulmer will miss at least two starts due to recurring numbness in his pitching hand. He won't start again until after a visit with Dr. James Andrews.

''The ultrasound today showed that my ulnar nerve is slipping out of its groove, but there's no structural damage,'' Fulmer said. ''My biggest priority right now is being ready for spring training.''

WELCOME TO THE BIG LEAGUES

Tigers reliever Jairo Labourt made his major league debut in the eighth inning of the nightcap. Two of the three batters he retired - Greg Allen and Francisco Mejia - were both batting for the first time in their own big league debuts.

DEEP BENCHES

The Tigers used 26 players in the doubleheader, while Cleveland used 25 players, including 17 hitters. Carlos Santana was the only Indian to play 18 innings in the field, splitting time between first base and right field.

''It was nice to be able to give almost everyone part of the day off,'' Francona said. ''I'm also glad we could get those kids their first games without making them wait.''

COMING FULL CIRCLE

Verlander's major league debut came in a Tigers-Indians doubleheader on July 4, 2005. Twelve years later, Detroit started the post-Verlander era with another doubleheader against Cleveland.

The longtime Tigers ace wasn't quite ready to end his days in Detroit, though. Ausmus said Verlander visited the clubhouse on Friday, cleaning out his locker during the first game.

UP NEXT

The Tigers and Indians play the third game of the four-game series on Saturday evening. Jordan Zimmermann (6-11, 6.08) will face Cleveland ace Corey Kluber (13-4, 2.63). Zimmermann is 0-3 with an 11.42 ERA in four career starts against the Indians, while Kluber is 6-7 with a 4.47 ERA in 20 starts against Detroit.

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  • W: M. Clevinger (8-5)L: B. Farmer (3-2)
  • HR: CLE - R. Perez (4)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Zimmer CF61100033.246.310.386.6961.5
Y. Diaz 3B41110121.250.352.315.6673.0
J. Bruce RF30010001.259.326.523.8491.0
A. Almonte RF10100000.226.307.370.6771.0
E. Encarnacion DH23210200.249.376.497.8729.0
a- F. Mejia PH-DH10000001.000.000.000.0000.0
C. Santana 1B51210004.255.358.461.8194.0
L. Chisenhall LF22100102.305.381.574.9545.0
G. Allen PR-LF10000001.000.000.000.0000.0
R. Perez C51231014.211.298.337.6358.5
G. Urshela SS50220012.220.261.266.5275.5
E. Gonzalez 2B51310012.275.290.407.6974.5
  • a-flied out for Encarnacion in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
I. Kinsler DH30100001.239.319.392.7101.0
a- B. Holaday PH-DH101000001.0001.0001.0002.0001.0
A. Presley RF40100022.294.341.373.7140.0
M. Cabrera 1B30000001.248.333.398.7300.0
E. Navarro 1B10000012.000.000.000.000-0.5
N. Castellanos 3B40100011.253.309.455.7640.5
M. Mahtook LF40100011.276.332.455.7870.5
J. Hicks C30000112.309.363.504.8670.5
D. Machado SS40000022.287.326.352.678-1.0
A. Romine 2B30200000.243.304.369.6724.0
J. Jones CF30000012.160.259.240.499-0.5
  • a-singled for Kinsler in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - B. Zimmer (14), E. Encarnacion (16), G. Urshela 2 (5)
  • HR - R. Perez (4)
  • SF - J. Bruce (3)
  • RBI - Y. Diaz (9), J. Bruce (89), E. Encarnacion (80), C. Santana (71), R. Perez 3 (29), G. Urshela 2 (11), E. Gonzalez (7)
  • 2-Out RBI - E. Encarnacion (23), C. Santana (23), G. Urshela 2 (5), E. Gonzalez (3)
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Romine 2 (16)
FIELDING
  • PB - J. Hicks
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Clevinger (W, 8-5)6.03001603.501.2827.0
D. Otero1.01000102.961.242.5
K. Crockett1.020001010.803.001.5
N. Goody1.01000102.911.122.5
PITCHERSIP
M. Clevinger (W, 8-5)6.0
D. Otero1.0
K. Crockett1.0
N. Goody1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
B. Farmer (L, 3-2)3.03553307.181.37-5.5
B. Hardy2.15331116.651.98-2.5
J. Ferrell0.24220009.002.20-6.0
Z. Reininger1.01000209.002.503.0
J. Labourt1.01000000.001.002.0
D. Stumpf1.01000202.601.303.0
PITCHING
  • WP - N. Goody (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Clevinger 95-56, D. Otero 10-7, K. Crockett 17-13, N. Goody 11-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Clevinger 2-10, D. Otero 1-0, K. Crockett 2-0
  • Batters Faced - M. Clevinger 22, D. Otero 3, K. Crockett 5, N. Goody 4
PITCHING
  • HBP - B. Farmer (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - B. Farmer 80-48, B. Hardy 36-23, J. Ferrell 21-13, Z. Reininger 17-12, J. Labourt 14-9, D. Stumpf 19-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Farmer 2-4, B. Hardy 1-4, J. Ferrell 1-1, Z. Reininger 1-0, J. Labourt 1-2
  • Batters Faced - B. Farmer 16, B. Hardy 12, J. Ferrell 6, Z. Reininger 4, J. Labourt 4, D. Stumpf 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Zimmer CF61100033.246.310.386.6961.5
Y. Diaz 3B41110121.250.352.315.6673.0
J. Bruce RF30010001.259.326.523.8491.0
A. Almonte RF10100000.226.307.370.6771.0
E. Encarnacion DH23210200.249.376.497.8729.0
a- F. Mejia PH-DH10000001.000.000.000.0000.0
C. Santana 1B51210004.255.358.461.8194.0
L. Chisenhall LF22100102.305.381.574.9545.0
G. Allen PR-LF10000001.000.000.000.0000.0
R. Perez C51231014.211.298.337.6358.5
G. Urshela SS50220012.220.261.266.5275.5
E. Gonzalez 2B51310012.275.290.407.6974.5
Total4010151014821-----
  • a-flied out for Encarnacion in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
I. Kinsler DH30100001.239.319.392.7101.0
a- B. Holaday PH-DH101000001.0001.0001.0002.0001.0
A. Presley RF40100022.294.341.373.7140.0
M. Cabrera 1B30000001.248.333.398.7300.0
E. Navarro 1B10000012.000.000.000.000-0.5
N. Castellanos 3B40100011.253.309.455.7640.5
M. Mahtook LF40100011.276.332.455.7870.5
J. Hicks C30000112.309.363.504.8670.5
D. Machado SS40000022.287.326.352.678-1.0
A. Romine 2B30200000.243.304.369.6724.0
J. Jones CF30000012.160.259.240.499-0.5
Total3307001914-----
  • a-singled for Kinsler in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - B. Zimmer (14), E. Encarnacion (16), G. Urshela 2 (5)
  • HR - R. Perez (4)
  • SF - J. Bruce (3)
  • RBI - Y. Diaz (9), J. Bruce (89), E. Encarnacion (80), C. Santana (71), R. Perez 3 (29), G. Urshela 2 (11), E. Gonzalez (7)
  • 2-Out RBI - E. Encarnacion (23), C. Santana (23), G. Urshela 2 (5), E. Gonzalez (3)
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Romine 2 (16)
FIELDING
  • PB - J. Hicks
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Clevinger (W, 8-5)6.03001603.501.2827.0
D. Otero1.01000102.961.242.5
K. Crockett1.020001010.803.001.5
N. Goody1.01000102.911.122.5
Total9.0700190---
PITCHERSIP
M. Clevinger (W, 8-5)6.0
D. Otero1.0
K. Crockett1.0
N. Goody1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
B. Farmer (L, 3-2)3.03553307.181.37-5.5
B. Hardy2.15331116.651.98-2.5
J. Ferrell0.24220009.002.20-6.0
Z. Reininger1.01000209.002.503.0
J. Labourt1.01000000.001.002.0
D. Stumpf1.01000202.601.303.0
Total9.0151010481---
PITCHERSIP
B. Farmer (L, 3-2)3.0
B. Hardy2.1
J. Ferrell0.2
Z. Reininger1.0
J. Labourt1.0
D. Stumpf1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - N. Goody (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Clevinger 95-56, D. Otero 10-7, K. Crockett 17-13, N. Goody 11-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Clevinger 2-10, D. Otero 1-0, K. Crockett 2-0
  • Batters Faced - M. Clevinger 22, D. Otero 3, K. Crockett 5, N. Goody 4
PITCHING
  • HBP - B. Farmer (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - B. Farmer 80-48, B. Hardy 36-23, J. Ferrell 21-13, Z. Reininger 17-12, J. Labourt 14-9, D. Stumpf 19-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Farmer 2-4, B. Hardy 1-4, J. Ferrell 1-1, Z. Reininger 1-0, J. Labourt 1-2
  • Batters Faced - B. Farmer 16, B. Hardy 12, J. Ferrell 6, Z. Reininger 4, J. Labourt 4, D. Stumpf 4
  • 6TH INNING
    Santana singled to center, Encarnacion scored100
    Encarnacion doubled to left center, Diaz scored90
    Bruce hit sacrifice fly to center, Zimmer scored80
    Diaz singled to center, Gonzalez scored, Zimmer to third70
    Perez homered to left60
  • 4TH INNING
    Gonzalez singled to left, Chisenhall scored50
    Perez singled to left center, Encarnacion and Santana scored, Chisenhall to second40
  • 2ND INNING
    Urshela doubled to deep right center, Encarnacion and Chisenhall scored20
  • 9TH INNING
    • Daniel Stumpf relieved Jairo Labourt
    • R. Perez: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Perez popped out to third
    • G. Urshela: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Urshela doubled to deep right center
    • E. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
    • B. Zimmer: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Zimmer struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Nick Goody relieved Kyle Crockett
    • N. Castellanos: Castellanos singled to left
    • M. Mahtook: Ball, Castellanos to second on wild pitch, Foul, Strike swinging, Mahtook flied out to deep center, Castellanos to third
    • J. Hicks: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Hicks struck out swinging
    • D. Machado: Ball, Machado lined out to center
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Jairo Labourt relieved Zac Reininger
    • A. Almonte: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Almonte singled to left
    • Francisco Mejia hit for Edwin Encarnacion
    • F. Mejia: Ball, Foul, Mejia flied out to right
    • C. Santana: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Santana flied out to center
    • G. Allen: Allen grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Kyle Crockett relieved Dan Otero
    • A. Romine: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Romine grounded out to first
    • J. Jones: Strike looking, Ball, Jones grounded out to shortstop
    • Bryan Holaday hit for Ian Kinsler
    • B. Holaday: Ball, Foul, Holaday singled to right
    • A. Presley: Foul, Foul, Presley singled to left, Holaday to second
    • E. Navarro: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Navarro struck out looking
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Zac Reininger relieved Jeff Ferrell
    • Efren Navarro at first
    • G. Urshela: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Urshela grounded out to shortstop
    • E. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Gonzalez singled to center
    • B. Zimmer: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Zimmer struck out swinging
    • Y. Diaz: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Diaz struck out looking
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Abraham Almonte in right
    • Dan Otero relieved Mike Clevinger
    • M. Mahtook: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Mahtook singled to right
    • J. Hicks: Hicks grounded into double play third to second to first, Mahtook out at second
    • D. Machado: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Machado struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • B. Hardy Pitching:
    • R. Perez: Perez homered to left
    • G. Urshela: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Urshela struck out swinging
    • E. Gonzalez: Gonzalez singled to right
    • B. Zimmer: Ball, Zimmer doubled to right, Gonzalez to third
    • Jeff Ferrell relieved Blaine Hardy
    • Y. Diaz: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Diaz singled to center, Gonzalez scored, Zimmer to third
    • J. Bruce: Ball, Strike swinging, Bruce hit sacrifice fly to center, Zimmer scored
    • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Encarnacion doubled to left center, Diaz scored
    • C. Santana: Foul, Ball, Santana singled to center, Encarnacion scored
    • L. Chisenhall: Chisenhall singled to right, Santana to second
    • R. Perez: Strike looking, Ball, Santana to third, Chisenhall to second on passed ball, Perez grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 6th (5 Runs, 7 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Greg Allen ran for Lonnie Chisenhall
    • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Kinsler singled to left
    • A. Presley: Presley popped out to second
    • M. Cabrera: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Cabrera flied out to right
    • N. Castellanos: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Castellanos flied out to center
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • B. Hardy Pitching:
    • Y. Diaz: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Diaz walked
    • J. Bruce: Pickoff attempt, Bruce popped out to shortstop
    • E. Encarnacion: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Encarnacion singled to left, Diaz to second
    • C. Santana: Ball, Foul, Ball, Santana flied out to deep right, Diaz to third
    • L. Chisenhall: Strike looking, Ball, Chisenhall flied out to center
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • M. Clevinger Pitching:
    • J. Hicks: Hicks popped out to second
    • D. Machado: Ball, Ball, Machado grounded out to third
    • A. Romine: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Romine doubled to deep right
    • J. Jones: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • B. Farmer Pitching:
    • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Encarnacion walked
    • C. Santana: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Santana singled to right center, Encarnacion to second
    • L. Chisenhall: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Chisenhall walked, Encarnacion to third, Santana to second
    • R. Perez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Perez singled to left center, Encarnacion and Santana scored, Chisenhall to second
    • Blaine Hardy relieved Buck Farmer
    • G. Urshela: Strike looking, Urshela grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Chisenhall to third, Perez out at second
    • E. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Ball, Gonzalez singled to left, Chisenhall scored
    • B. Zimmer: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Zimmer lined out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 4th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Clevinger Pitching:
    • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Ball, Cabrera lined out to center
    • N. Castellanos: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Castellanos popped out to second
    • M. Mahtook: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Mahtook struck out looking
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • B. Farmer Pitching:
    • B. Zimmer: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Zimmer struck out looking
    • Y. Diaz: Strike looking, Ball, Diaz grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Bruce: Strike looking, Strike looking, Bruce flied out to left
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Clevinger Pitching:
    • A. Romine: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Romine doubled to deep right
    • J. Jones: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Jones lined out to left
    • I. Kinsler: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Kinsler grounded out to shortstop, Romine to third
    • A. Presley: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Presley struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • B. Farmer Pitching:
    • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Encarnacion walked
    • C. Santana: Foul, Ball, Santana popped out to shortstop
    • L. Chisenhall: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Chisenhall hit by pitch, Encarnacion to second
    • R. Perez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Perez struck out swinging
    • G. Urshela: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Urshela doubled to deep right center, Encarnacion and Chisenhall scored
    • E. Gonzalez: Foul, Gonzalez flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 2nd (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • M. Clevinger Pitching:
    • N. Castellanos: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Castellanos struck out looking
    • M. Mahtook: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Mahtook flied out to center
    • J. Hicks: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Hicks walked
    • D. Machado: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Machado struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • B. Farmer Pitching:
    • B. Zimmer: Ball, Zimmer grounded out to first
    • Y. Diaz: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Diaz struck out looking
    • J. Bruce: Foul, Strike looking, Bruce flied out to center
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Clevinger Pitching:
    • I. Kinsler: Kinsler fouled out to first
    • A. Presley: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Presley struck out looking
    • M. Cabrera: Cabrera fouled out to first
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)