Indians out of AL wild-card chasse after 8-2 loss at Nats

WASHINGTON (AP) The Cleveland Indians' clubhouse was quiet as can be, nearly cleared out. The TVs were all off. No music. No conversation. The meaningful part of their season is done.

Manager Terry Francona and the Indians will miss out on the playoffs for the first time since 2015, eliminated from the AL wild-card race Friday night with an 8-2 loss to the postseason-bound Washington Nationals.

''At some point, I'll talk to our team, because that's what you need to do. It's the one time I never prepare, because I always feel like we're going to figure it out,'' Francona said. ''It's the hardest one, because it hurts so much when you don't get where you want to go, and yet there's still so much that I'm proud of out there that they need to hear that.''

Cleveland won the AL Central each of the past three years, but spent most of this season in second place behind the Minnesota Twins, who took over the division lead for good on Aug. 13.

The Indians began the day third in the wild-card standings - behind Oakland and Tampa Bay - and in need of both a victory and some help. They knew they'd be eliminated with the combination of a loss to Washington and a win by the Rays at Toronto. Soon after Cleveland's game ended, Tampa Bay closed out a 6-2 victory.

''We did the best we could, and sometimes things happen, and you've got to accept that and move on,'' said center fielder Oscar Mercado, who went 0 for 4. ''Obviously, we're not going to say we're content, because the ultimate goal here is to win and be in the playoffs. But we just have to accept it and understand that we did the best we could and be able to sleep at night knowing that.''

Gerardo Parra had four RBIs to lead the Nationals to their sixth straight victory. The Indians have lost three straight, totaling just two runs and seven hits in the last two, and their loss clinched a wild-card berth for Oakland.

With the Rays getting in, too, both leagues' playoff qualifiers are set, although the matchups aren't.

That's why Washington also had reason to keep an eye on the out-of-town scores posted on Nationals Park's right-field videoboard.

The Nationals clinched a playoff berth Tuesday and will participate in the NL wild-card game next week. What's still undecided, though, is who the Nationals' opponent will be and whether Washington will play at home or on the road. The Milwaukee Brewers dropped two games behind the Nationals in the wild-card race with an 11-7 loss at Colorado.

''Home-field advantage would be great,'' Nationals catcher Kurt Suzuki said, ''but I think we just want to play good baseball going into wherever we play.''

GAME SUMMARY

Parra broke a 2-all tie for Washington with a sacrifice fly in the sixth off Nick Goody (3-2), and Asdrubal Cabrera followed with a double that added two more runs. Goody was then replaced by Adam Cimber, who promptly served up Trea Turner's 19th homer of the year, a two-run shot to left that made it 7-2.

Parra also hit two-run double off Zach Plesac in the second, and a solo homer off Dan Otero in the eighth to back Austin Voth (2-1), who went six innings for the victory.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Indians: 3B Jose Ramirez was out of the lineup with a sore right hand; he recently returned from being out with a fracture.

Nationals: Suzuki made his first start since Sept. 5, limited since then to pinch-hitting duty because of a sore right arm. Suzuki played nine innings and went 1 for 3 with a walk and two runs scored.

SCHERZER GOES WILD

Nationals manager Dave Martinez said Max Scherzer will start the NL wild-card game. Stephen Strasburg and Patrick Corbin will be available to pitch in relief.

UP NEXT

LHP Patrick Corbin (14-7, 3.05 ERA) starts for Washington against Cleveland RHP Adam Plutko (7-4, 4.25).

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  • W: A. Voth (2-1)L: N. Goody (3-2)
  • HR: WAS - G. Parra (8), T. Turner (19)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
F. Lindor SS30010000.284.335.514.8491.0
O. Mercado CF40000020.272.321.447.768-1.0
C. Santana 1B40000010.282.397.517.913-0.5
Y. Puig RF30000000.267.327.458.7850.0
M. Freeman 2B30100000.272.362.391.7522.0
R. Perez C30000031.239.321.452.774-1.5
G. Allen LF31100000.230.288.348.6362.0
R. Flaherty 3B31110010.150.150.250.4003.5
Z. Plesac P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
a- B. Zimmer PH10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
N. Goody P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Cimber P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Karinchak P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- J. Bauers PH10000010.224.308.372.680-0.5
D. Otero P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-grounded out for Plesac in the 6th
  • b-struck out for Karinchak in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. Turner SS51121021.296.353.497.8506.0
A. Eaton RF50100021.279.363.429.7910.0
A. Rendon 3B20000220.320.412.5991.0111.0
J. Soto LF31000113.282.400.547.9471.5
H. Kendrick 2B41100004.344.395.572.9662.0
M. Adams 1B41200022.230.280.472.7532.0
K. Suzuki C32100101.263.322.475.7974.0
G. Parra CF31341000.224.286.369.65512.0
A. Voth P20000003.111.111.111.2220.0
a- A. Cabrera PH11120000.259.341.441.7835.0
H. Strickland P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
W. Suero P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- B. Dozier PH10100000.235.339.430.7692.0
T. Rainey P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-doubled for Voth in the 6th
  • b-doubled for Suero in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Freeman (8), R. Flaherty (2)
  • SF - F. Lindor (6)
  • SH - Z. Plesac
  • RBI - F. Lindor (73), R. Flaherty
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Perez (30)
BATTING
  • 2B - G. Parra (13), A. Cabrera (25), B. Dozier (20)
  • HR - T. Turner (19), G. Parra (8)
  • SF - G. Parra (2)
  • RBI - T. Turner 2 (57), G. Parra 4 (41), A. Cabrera 2 (90)
  • 2-Out RBI - T. Turner 2 (19), G. Parra 2 (20), A. Cabrera 2 (36)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Eaton (54), H. Kendrick (38), M. Adams (39), A. Voth
FIELDING
  • DP - (Perez-Lindor)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Z. Plesac5.06221603.811.239.0
N. Goody (L, 3-2)0.22442003.541.28-13.0
A. Cimber0.11110114.311.30-1.5
J. Karinchak1.00001201.690.753.0
D. Otero1.02110015.021.570.0
PITCHERSIP
Z. Plesac5.0
N. Goody (L, 3-2)0.2
A. Cimber0.1
J. Karinchak1.0
D. Otero1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Voth (W, 2-1)6.02220503.301.0526.5
H. Strickland1.01000105.551.232.5
W. Suero1.00000104.581.263.5
T. Rainey1.00000103.911.453.5
PITCHERSIP
A. Voth (W, 2-1)6.0
H. Strickland1.0
W. Suero1.0
T. Rainey1.0
PITCHING
  • WP - J. Karinchak (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Plesac 74-49, N. Goody 20-10, A. Cimber 7-7, J. Karinchak 17-9, D. Otero 12-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Plesac 3-5, D. Otero 1-2
  • Batters Faced - Z. Plesac 21, N. Goody 6, A. Cimber 2, J. Karinchak 4, D. Otero 5
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Voth 73-43, H. Strickland 14-13, W. Suero 16-10, T. Rainey 8-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Voth 5-8, H. Strickland 1-1, W. Suero 2-0, T. Rainey 2-0
  • Batters Faced - A. Voth 20, H. Strickland 4, W. Suero 3, T. Rainey 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
F. Lindor SS30010000.284.335.514.8491.0
O. Mercado CF40000020.272.321.447.768-1.0
C. Santana 1B40000010.282.397.517.913-0.5
Y. Puig RF30000000.267.327.458.7850.0
M. Freeman 2B30100000.272.362.391.7522.0
R. Perez C30000031.239.321.452.774-1.5
G. Allen LF31100000.230.288.348.6362.0
R. Flaherty 3B31110010.150.150.250.4003.5
Z. Plesac P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
a- B. Zimmer PH10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
N. Goody P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Cimber P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Karinchak P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- J. Bauers PH10000010.224.308.372.680-0.5
D. Otero P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-grounded out for Plesac in the 6th
  • b-struck out for Karinchak in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. Turner SS51121021.296.353.497.8506.0
A. Eaton RF50100021.279.363.429.7910.0
A. Rendon 3B20000220.320.412.5991.0111.0
J. Soto LF31000113.282.400.547.9471.5
H. Kendrick 2B41100004.344.395.572.9662.0
M. Adams 1B41200022.230.280.472.7532.0
K. Suzuki C32100101.263.322.475.7974.0
G. Parra CF31341000.224.286.369.65512.0
A. Voth P20000003.111.111.111.2220.0
a- A. Cabrera PH11120000.259.341.441.7835.0
H. Strickland P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
W. Suero P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- B. Dozier PH10100000.235.339.430.7692.0
T. Rainey P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
Total33811824915-----
  • a-doubled for Voth in the 6th
  • b-doubled for Suero in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Freeman (8), R. Flaherty (2)
  • SF - F. Lindor (6)
  • SH - Z. Plesac
  • RBI - F. Lindor (73), R. Flaherty
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Perez (30)
BATTING
  • 2B - G. Parra (13), A. Cabrera (25), B. Dozier (20)
  • HR - T. Turner (19), G. Parra (8)
  • SF - G. Parra (2)
  • RBI - T. Turner 2 (57), G. Parra 4 (41), A. Cabrera 2 (90)
  • 2-Out RBI - T. Turner 2 (19), G. Parra 2 (20), A. Cabrera 2 (36)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Eaton (54), H. Kendrick (38), M. Adams (39), A. Voth
FIELDING
  • DP - (Perez-Lindor)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Z. Plesac5.06221603.811.239.0
N. Goody (L, 3-2)0.22442003.541.28-13.0
A. Cimber0.11110114.311.30-1.5
J. Karinchak1.00001201.690.753.0
D. Otero1.02110015.021.570.0
Total8.01188492---
PITCHERSIP
Z. Plesac5.0
N. Goody (L, 3-2)0.2
A. Cimber0.1
J. Karinchak1.0
D. Otero1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Voth (W, 2-1)6.02220503.301.0526.5
H. Strickland1.01000105.551.232.5
W. Suero1.00000104.581.263.5
T. Rainey1.00000103.911.453.5
Total9.0322080---
PITCHERSIP
A. Voth (W, 2-1)6.0
H. Strickland1.0
W. Suero1.0
T. Rainey1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - J. Karinchak (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Plesac 74-49, N. Goody 20-10, A. Cimber 7-7, J. Karinchak 17-9, D. Otero 12-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Plesac 3-5, D. Otero 1-2
  • Batters Faced - Z. Plesac 21, N. Goody 6, A. Cimber 2, J. Karinchak 4, D. Otero 5
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Voth 73-43, H. Strickland 14-13, W. Suero 16-10, T. Rainey 8-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Voth 5-8, H. Strickland 1-1, W. Suero 2-0, T. Rainey 2-0
  • Batters Faced - A. Voth 20, H. Strickland 4, W. Suero 3, T. Rainey 3
  • 8TH INNING
    Parra homered to right center28
  • 6TH INNING
    Turner homered to left, Cabrera scored27
    Cabrera doubled to right, Adams and Suzuki scored25
    Parra hit sacrifice fly to left, Soto scored23
  • 3RD INNING
    Lindor hit sacrifice fly to center, Flaherty scored22
    Flaherty doubled to right, Allen scored12
  • 2ND INNING
    Parra doubled to deep right center, Kendrick and Suzuki scored02
  • 9TH INNING
    • Tanner Rainey pitching
    • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Lindor grounded out to shortstop
    • O. Mercado: Strike looking, Mercado grounded out to second
    • C. Santana: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Wander Suero relieved Hunter Strickland
    • G. Allen: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Allen grounded out to shortstop
    • R. Flaherty: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Flaherty grounded out to first
    • Jake Bauers hit for James Karinchak
    • J. Bauers: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Bauers struck out looking
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Dan Otero pitching
    • K. Suzuki: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Suzuki popped out to second
    • G. Parra: Ball, Parra homered to right center
    • Brian Dozier hit for Wander Suero
    • B. Dozier: Dozier doubled to left
    • T. Turner: Ball, Strike swinging, Turner flied out to center
    • A. Eaton: Ball, Eaton grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Hunter Strickland pitching
    • C. Santana: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Santana grounded out to second
    • Y. Puig: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Puig lined out to left
    • M. Freeman: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Freeman doubled to left
    • R. Perez: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Perez struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • James Karinchak relieved Adam Cimber
    • A. Rendon: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Rendon walked
    • J. Soto: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Rendon to second on wild pitch, Ball, Strike swinging, Soto struck out swinging
    • H. Kendrick: Ball, Kendrick lined out to center
    • M. Adams: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Adams struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Bradley Zimmer hit for Zach Plesac
    • B. Zimmer: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Zimmer grounded out to pitcher
    • F. Lindor: Ball, Ball, Ball, Lindor popped out to third
    • O. Mercado: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Mercado struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Nick Goody pitching
    • J. Soto: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Soto walked
    • H. Kendrick: Kendrick flied out to left
    • M. Adams: Adams reached on an infield single to shortstop, Soto to second
    • K. Suzuki: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Suzuki walked, Soto to third, Adams to second
    • G. Parra: Parra hit sacrifice fly to left, Soto scored
    • Asdrubal Cabrera hit for Austin Voth
    • A. Cabrera: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Cabrera doubled to right, Adams and Suzuki scored
    • Adam Cimber relieved Nick Goody
    • T. Turner: Foul, Turner homered to left, Cabrera scored
    • A. Eaton: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Eaton struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (5 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • A. Voth Pitching:
    • R. Perez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Perez struck out swinging
    • G. Allen: Strike looking, Allen flied out to left
    • R. Flaherty: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Flaherty struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Plesac Pitching:
    • T. Turner: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Turner struck out swinging
    • A. Eaton: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Eaton struck out swinging
    • A. Rendon: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Rendon struck out looking
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • A. Voth Pitching:
    • C. Santana: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Santana grounded out to first
    • Y. Puig: Ball, Puig popped out to third
    • M. Freeman: Ball, Strike swinging, Freeman lined out to right
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Plesac Pitching:
    • M. Adams: Ball, Foul, Ball, Adams reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • K. Suzuki: Ball, Suzuki fouled out to catcher
    • G. Parra: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Parra singled to left, Adams to second
    • A. Voth: Voth hit into double play catcher to shortstop, Adams out at second
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • A. Voth Pitching:
    • G. Allen: Ball, Allen reached on an infield single to second
    • R. Flaherty: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Flaherty doubled to right, Allen scored
    • Z. Plesac: Ball, Plesac hit sacrifice bunt to first, Flaherty to third
    • F. Lindor: Lindor hit sacrifice fly to center, Flaherty scored
    • O. Mercado: Ball, Mercado popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 3rd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Plesac Pitching:
    • T. Turner: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Turner struck out swinging
    • A. Eaton: Strike looking, Ball, Eaton singled to right
    • A. Rendon: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Rendon walked, Eaton to second
    • J. Soto: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Soto lined out to left
    • H. Kendrick: Ball, Strike looking, Kendrick grounded out to first
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • A. Voth Pitching:
    • Y. Puig: Strike looking, Ball, Puig grounded out to second
    • M. Freeman: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Freeman lined out to shortstop
    • R. Perez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Perez struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Plesac Pitching:
    • J. Soto: Soto flied out to deep center
    • H. Kendrick: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Kendrick singled to center
    • M. Adams: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Adams struck out swinging
    • K. Suzuki: Strike swinging, Foul, Suzuki singled to left, Kendrick to second
    • G. Parra: Ball, Parra doubled to deep right center, Kendrick and Suzuki scored
    • A. Voth: Ball, Ball, Voth flied out to deep center
    • End of the 2nd (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • A. Voth Pitching:
    • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Lindor grounded out to second
    • O. Mercado: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Mercado struck out swinging
    • C. Santana: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Santana flied out to right
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Plesac Pitching:
    • T. Turner: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Turner grounded out to third
    • A. Eaton: Ball, Foul, Eaton grounded out to second
    • A. Rendon: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Rendon struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)