Kluber fires 3-hitter as Indians blank Orioles 12-0

BALTIMORE (AP) While Corey Kluber mowed down the Baltimore Orioles and the Indians ran around the bases at Camden Yards, Cleveland's bullpen did absolutely nothing.

That, as much as anything else, really made it a perfect night for manager Terry Francona.

Kluber pitched a three-hitter for his fifth career shutout, Jason Kipnis and Carlos Santana homered and the Indians extended their longest winning streak of the season to six games with a 12-0 victory Monday night.

Santana and Austin Jackson had three RBIs apiece for the AL Central leaders, whose recent surge has lifted them to a season-best six games over .500 (37-31).

Kluber (6-2) struck out 11 and walked none in his 12th career complete game and second shutout this season. The right-hander gave up a first-inning single to Adam Jones, a single to Seth Smith in the sixth and a single to Hyun Soo Kim in the eighth.

To cap it off, Kluber struck out the side in the ninth.

''These nights are rare but you'll take them because you can completely rest your bullpen,'' Francona said. ''That goes a long way.''

Francona didn't hesitate to call on his relievers in a four-game sweep at Minnesota. In this one, he never emerged from the dugout until the game was over.

''Your goal every game is to try to finish it,'' Kluber said. ''We played a lot of baseball this last weekend and the (bullpen) covered a lot of innings for us. So I guess that's an added bonus of it.''

Cleveland batted around in the fourth and fifth innings and sent eight men to the plate in a three-run sixth that made it 11-0. The Indians banged out a season-high 10 extra-base hits, including seven doubles.

''We did a lot of good things,'' Francona said. ''We scored and then we kept at it and put our foot on the gas.''

Orioles starter Dylan Bundy (7-6) allowed six runs, six hits and three walks in 4 1/3 innings. It was another in a series of poor outings by Baltimore pitchers, who have yielded at least five runs in 16 straight games.

''I didn't have anything,'' Bundy said. ''I was battling out there, trying to get outs, trying to locate as best as I could.''

Despite taking two of three from St. Louis last weekend, Baltimore has dropped nine of 12. Beginning with a 6-1 loss to Washington on June 8, the Orioles have been outscored 106-54.

''This is the team that we have, so we just have to go out there and play and try to win,'' Smith said.

Bundy kept pace with Kluber until the fourth, when Jose Ramirez, Edwin Encarnacion and Lonnie Chisenhall hit successive doubles to get the rout underway. Ramirez has doubled in seven straight games , an Indians record, and Encarnacion's RBI double was his 1,500th career hit.

Jackson capped the four-run fourth with a two-run double . Kipnis and Santana homered in a four-run fifth, and Cleveland continued the onslaught in the sixth against relievers Vidal Nuno and Gabriel Ynoa.

SMALL CROWD

One positive for the Orioles was that only 13,875 fans bore witness to this blowout on a humid night. The game started 29 minutes late because of rain, and by the end there were only a couple thousand fans in attendance.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Indians: OF Michael Brantley was activated from the paternity list and immediately placed on the 10-day disabled list with a right ankle sprain. The injury initially occurred earlier this month, and Brantley aggravated it last week.

Orioles: SS J.J. Hardy was placed on the 10-day DL with a broken right wrist and will miss four to six weeks. ... All-Star closer Zach Britton (forearm strain) put off the start of his rehabilitation assignment by one day because of the threat of rain at Aberdeen. He will start for the Class A club on Tuesday. ... RHP Darren O'Day (right shoulder strain) will pitch a simulated game Wednesday.

UP NEXT

Indians: Josh Tomlin (4-8, 5.83 ERA) seeks his second win in a row Tuesday night after beating the Dodgers on Thursday.

Orioles: Chris Tillman (1-5, 8.07 ERA) takes another crack at earning his second win. He's lost his last five starts and is winless in seven outings since May 7.

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IndiansCLE37-31
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OriolesBAL34-35
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  • W: C. Kluber (6-2)L: D. Bundy (7-6)
  • HR: CLE - C. Santana (9), J. Kipnis (8)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
F. Lindor SS60000007.250.313.477.7900.0
J. Kipnis 2B32211100.238.288.429.7169.0
E. Gonzalez 2B20000010.313.333.438.771-0.5
J. Ramirez 3B62300001.318.371.561.9329.0
E. Encarnacion DH44110202.261.379.496.8759.0
L. Chisenhall 1B61320011.289.345.617.9626.5
C. Santana 1B22231200.225.329.397.72612.0
D. Robertson RF10000001.216.275.338.6130.0
Y. Gomes C51200015.236.325.389.7144.5
B. Zimmer CF50210025.293.370.500.8702.0
A. Jackson LF40230102.296.381.519.9008.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    S. Smith RF30100010.272.352.468.8200.5
    J. Rickard CF10000010.255.292.358.651-0.5
    M. Machado 3B30000001.214.286.421.7060.0
    C. Joseph C10000010.265.295.402.697-0.5
    A. Jones CF30100010.265.305.435.7400.5
    P. Janish SS10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
    M. Trumbo DH30000021.260.322.410.732-1.0
    T. Mancini 1B30000010.305.347.567.913-0.5
    J. Schoop 2B30000000.286.339.527.8660.0
    W. Castillo C20000010.288.319.464.783-0.5
    D. Washington RF10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
    H. Kim LF30100010.264.327.330.6560.5
    R. Tejada 3B30000001.217.250.304.5540.0
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Ramirez 2 (23), E. Encarnacion (7), L. Chisenhall (10), Y. Gomes (10), A. Jackson 2 (9)
      • 3B - J. Ramirez (3)
      • HR - J. Kipnis (8), C. Santana (9)
      • SF - C. Santana
      • RBI - J. Kipnis (23), E. Encarnacion (37), L. Chisenhall 2 (37), C. Santana 3 (38), B. Zimmer (20), A. Jackson 3 (11)
      • 2-Out RBI - C. Santana 2 (16), B. Zimmer (9), A. Jackson 3 (4)
      FIELDING
      • DP - J. Schoop, T. Mancini, D. Bundy
      • E - P. Janish, T. Mancini (2)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Kluber (W, 6-2)9.030001103.581.0939.5
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Kluber (W, 6-2)9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Bundy (L, 7-6)4.16663213.721.22-7.0
      V. Nuno0.265520110.432.25-13.0
      G. Ynoa3.04001202.611.455.0
      R. Bleier1.01100101.741.262.5
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Bundy (L, 7-6)4.1
      V. Nuno0.2
      G. Ynoa3.0
      R. Bleier1.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Kluber 108-80
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Kluber 12-4
      • Batters Faced - C. Kluber 30
      PITCHING
      • WP - R. Bleier (2)
      • IBB - V. Nuno (2)
      • HBP - D. Bundy (4)
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Bundy 100-58, V. Nuno 28-16, G. Ynoa 60-34, R. Bleier 24-18
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Bundy 2-8, G. Ynoa 2-5, R. Bleier 3-1
      • Batters Faced - D. Bundy 22, V. Nuno 10, G. Ynoa 14, R. Bleier 6
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      IndiansCLE37-31
      00044300112170
      OriolesBAL34-35
      000000000032
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      F. Lindor SS60000007.250.313.477.7900.0
      J. Kipnis 2B32211100.238.288.429.7169.0
      E. Gonzalez 2B20000010.313.333.438.771-0.5
      J. Ramirez 3B62300001.318.371.561.9329.0
      E. Encarnacion DH44110202.261.379.496.8759.0
      L. Chisenhall 1B61320011.289.345.617.9626.5
      C. Santana 1B22231200.225.329.397.72612.0
      D. Robertson RF10000001.216.275.338.6130.0
      Y. Gomes C51200015.236.325.389.7144.5
      B. Zimmer CF50210025.293.370.500.8702.0
      A. Jackson LF40230102.296.381.519.9008.0
      Total4412171126524-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        S. Smith RF30100010.272.352.468.8200.5
        J. Rickard CF10000010.255.292.358.651-0.5
        M. Machado 3B30000001.214.286.421.7060.0
        C. Joseph C10000010.265.295.402.697-0.5
        A. Jones CF30100010.265.305.435.7400.5
        P. Janish SS10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
        M. Trumbo DH30000021.260.322.410.732-1.0
        T. Mancini 1B30000010.305.347.567.913-0.5
        J. Schoop 2B30000000.286.339.527.8660.0
        W. Castillo C20000010.288.319.464.783-0.5
        D. Washington RF10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
        H. Kim LF30100010.264.327.330.6560.5
        R. Tejada 3B30000001.217.250.304.5540.0
        Total3003000113-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - J. Ramirez 2 (23), E. Encarnacion (7), L. Chisenhall (10), Y. Gomes (10), A. Jackson 2 (9)
          • 3B - J. Ramirez (3)
          • HR - J. Kipnis (8), C. Santana (9)
          • SF - C. Santana
          • RBI - J. Kipnis (23), E. Encarnacion (37), L. Chisenhall 2 (37), C. Santana 3 (38), B. Zimmer (20), A. Jackson 3 (11)
          • 2-Out RBI - C. Santana 2 (16), B. Zimmer (9), A. Jackson 3 (4)
          FIELDING
          • DP - J. Schoop, T. Mancini, D. Bundy
          • E - P. Janish, T. Mancini (2)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          C. Kluber (W, 6-2)9.030001103.581.0939.5
          Total9.03000110---
          PITCHERSIP
          C. Kluber (W, 6-2)9.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          D. Bundy (L, 7-6)4.16663213.721.22-7.0
          V. Nuno0.265520110.432.25-13.0
          G. Ynoa3.04001202.611.455.0
          R. Bleier1.01100101.741.262.5
          Total9.0171211652---
          PITCHERSIP
          D. Bundy (L, 7-6)4.1
          V. Nuno0.2
          G. Ynoa3.0
          R. Bleier1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - C. Kluber 108-80
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Kluber 12-4
          • Batters Faced - C. Kluber 30
          PITCHING
          • WP - R. Bleier (2)
          • IBB - V. Nuno (2)
          • HBP - D. Bundy (4)
          • Pitches-Strikes - D. Bundy 100-58, V. Nuno 28-16, G. Ynoa 60-34, R. Bleier 24-18
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Bundy 2-8, G. Ynoa 2-5, R. Bleier 3-1
          • Batters Faced - D. Bundy 22, V. Nuno 10, G. Ynoa 14, R. Bleier 6
          • 9TH INNING
            Robertson safe at first on shortstop Janish fielding error, Encarnacion scored, Chisenhall to third120
          • 6TH INNING
            Zimmer singled to right, Encarnacion scored, Chisenhall to third110
            Santana hit sacrifice fly to center, Ramirez scored, Encarnacion to third100
            Chisenhall singled to shallow center, Kipnis scored, Ramirez to third, Encarnacion to second90
          • 5TH INNING
            Jackson doubled to right, Gomes scored, Zimmer to third80
            Santana homered to left, Encarnacion scored70
            Kipnis homered to right50
          • 4TH INNING
            Jackson doubled to deep left, Chisenhall and Santana scored, Gomes to third40
            Chisenhall doubled to deep right center, Encarnacion scored20
            Encarnacion doubled to deep left, Ramirez scored10
          • 9TH INNING
            • Richard Bleier relieved Gabriel Ynoa
            • E. Gonzalez: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Gonzalez struck out looking
            • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Ramirez grounded out to first
            • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Encarnacion safe at first on left fielder Mancini fielding error
            • L. Chisenhall: Foul, Chisenhall reached on an infield single to pitcher, Encarnacion to second
            • D. Robertson: Foul, Ball, Encarnacion to third, Chisenhall to second on wild pitch, Robertson safe at first on shortstop Janish fielding error, Encarnacion scored, Chisenhall to third
            • Y. Gomes: Strike looking, Gomes grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 2 Errors)
            • C. Kluber Pitching:
            • J. Rickard: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Rickard struck out swinging
            • C. Joseph: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Joseph struck out swinging
            • P. Janish: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Janish struck out swinging
            • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Joey Rickard in center
            • David Washington in right
            • L. Chisenhall: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball
            • Chisenhall struck out looking
            • Paul Janish at shortstop
            • C. Santana: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Santana singled to left center
            • Daniel Robertson ran for Carlos Santana
            • Y. Gomes: Gomes singled to left, Robertson to second
            • B. Zimmer: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Zimmer lined out to left
            • A. Jackson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Jackson walked, Robertson to third, Gomes to second
            • F. Lindor: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Lindor grounded out to first
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Daniel Robertson in right
            • J. Schoop: Strike swinging, Ball, Schoop grounded out to third
            • D. Washington: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Washington struck out swinging
            • H. Kim: Ball, Kim singled to right
            • R. Tejada: Tejada reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Kim out at second
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • G. Ynoa Pitching:
            • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Lindor grounded out to first
            • E. Gonzalez: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Gonzalez lined out to right
            • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ramirez tripled to deep right
            • E. Encarnacion: Strike looking, Foul, Encarnacion fouled out to first
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • C. Kluber Pitching:
            • A. Jones: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
            • M. Trumbo: Strike (foul tip), Trumbo grounded out to first
            • T. Mancini: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Mancini struck out swinging
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • V. Nuno Pitching:
            • J. Kipnis: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Kipnis walked
            • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Ramirez doubled to deep right, Kipnis to third
            • E. Encarnacion: Encarnacion intentionally walked
            • L. Chisenhall: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Chisenhall singled to shallow center, Kipnis scored, Ramirez to third, Encarnacion to second
            • Gabriel Ynoa relieved Vidal Nuno
            • C. Santana: Ball, Ball, Santana hit sacrifice fly to center, Ramirez scored, Encarnacion to third
            • Y. Gomes: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Gomes struck out swinging
            • B. Zimmer: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Zimmer singled to right, Encarnacion scored, Chisenhall to third
            • A. Jackson: Ball, Ball, Jackson lined out to left
            • Middle of the 6th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Erik Gonzalez at second
            • H. Kim: Strike looking, Strike looking, Kim lined out to center
            • R. Tejada: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Tejada grounded out to shortstop
            • S. Smith: Ball, Smith singled to left center
            • M. Machado: Machado grounded out to first
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • D. Bundy Pitching:
            • J. Kipnis: Ball, Foul, Foul, Kipnis homered to right
            • J. Ramirez: Ramirez lined out to right
            • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Encarnacion walked
            • Vidal Nuno relieved Dylan Bundy
            • L. Chisenhall: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Chisenhall flied out to deep center
            • C. Santana: Santana homered to left, Encarnacion scored
            • Y. Gomes: Ball, Gomes doubled to left center
            • B. Zimmer: Strike swinging, Ball, Zimmer reached on an infield single to second, Gomes to third
            • A. Jackson: Strike looking, Jackson doubled to right, Gomes scored, Zimmer to third
            • F. Lindor: Ball, Ball, Lindor flied out to deep left
            • Middle of the 5th (4 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Kluber Pitching:
            • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Mancini grounded out to second
            • J. Schoop: Strike swinging, Ball, Schoop grounded out to third
            • W. Castillo: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Castillo struck out swinging
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • D. Bundy Pitching:
            • J. Kipnis: Ball, Foul, Kipnis flied out to deep right
            • J. Ramirez: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ramirez doubled to deep right
            • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Ball, Encarnacion doubled to deep left, Ramirez scored
            • L. Chisenhall: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Chisenhall doubled to deep right center, Encarnacion scored
            • C. Santana: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Santana walked
            • Y. Gomes: Ball, Ball, Gomes hit by pitch, Chisenhall to third, Santana to second
            • B. Zimmer: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Zimmer struck out swinging
            • A. Jackson: Ball, Jackson doubled to deep left, Chisenhall and Santana scored, Gomes to third
            • F. Lindor: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Foul, Lindor lined out to center
            • Middle of the 4th (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Kluber Pitching:
            • M. Machado: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Machado grounded out to shortstop
            • A. Jones: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Jones lined out to first
            • M. Trumbo: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Trumbo struck out swinging
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • D. Bundy Pitching:
            • B. Zimmer: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Zimmer struck out looking
            • A. Jackson: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Jackson grounded out to third
            • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Lindor flied out to left
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Kluber Pitching:
            • H. Kim: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Kim struck out looking
            • R. Tejada: Strike swinging, Tejada flied out to deep center
            • S. Smith: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • D. Bundy Pitching:
            • L. Chisenhall: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Chisenhall flied out to deep center
            • C. Santana: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Santana walked
            • Y. Gomes: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Gomes grounded into double play pitcher to second to first, Santana out at second
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Kluber Pitching:
            • T. Mancini: Mancini popped out to second
            • J. Schoop: Strike looking, Ball, Schoop grounded out to third
            • W. Castillo: Strike looking, Castillo grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • D. Bundy Pitching:
            • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Lindor popped out to second
            • J. Kipnis: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Kipnis reached on an infield single to second
            • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ramirez flied out to center
            • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Encarnacion flied out to left
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • C. Kluber Pitching:
            • S. Smith: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Smith grounded out to shortstop
            • M. Machado: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Machado grounded out to pitcher
            • A. Jones: Ball, Jones singled to shallow right
            • M. Trumbo: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Trumbo struck out swinging
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)