Bauer fans 10 as Indians blank Tigers 6-0

DETROIT (AP) Trevor Bauer gave Cleveland's beleaguered bullpen a bit of a break.

Bauer struck out 10 in eight sparkling innings, and the Indians beat the Tigers 6-0 on Wednesday, avoiding a three-game sweep in Detroit. The scuffling Indians lead the AL Central despite a .500 record, and this easy win was certainly welcome for Cleveland after a pair of losses to the injury-plagued Tigers.

The Indians' bullpen ERA is an unsightly 5.68, but only one reliever pitched Wednesday - Cody Allen in the ninth.

''We certainly needed that,'' manager Terry Francona said. ''We wanted to pitch Cody - because he hadn't pitched in three days and we have the day off tomorrow - but we got to stay away from everybody else and let them take a deep breath.''

Bauer (3-3) retired his first 12 hitters, and Michael Brantley hit his sixth home run of the season. Ryan Carpenter (0-1) allowed five earned runs and seven hits in five innings for Detroit in his second big league start.

Tigers center fielder JaCoby Jones left in the third inning with a left hip injury.

Bauer allowed four hits in a sharp, 108-pitch outing.

''The biggest problem is that you never know what he's going to throw,'' Detroit catcher Grayson Greiner said. ''You get into a fastball count, and he throws you the sharp breaking ball, and when you are expecting the breaking ball, he goes with a high fastball.''

Carpenter, meanwhile, was in trouble from the start. With men on first and third and nobody out in the first, he threw wildly to first for an error on a comebacker by Jose Ramirez. A run came home on that play, and Francisco Lindor followed with a sacrifice fly.

The Indians added three runs in the fourth, all on two-out hits by their 7-8-9 batters. Erik Gonzalez - added to the lineup when Edwin Encarnacion was a late scratch - drove in a run with a single. Jason Kipnis followed with a double to make it 4-0, and he came home on a single by Roberto Perez.

Brantley hit a solo homer in the fifth.

Jones hurt himself while running out a grounder in the first inning. The team described his injury as a contusion.

''He jumped for the bag instead of running through it, and that's a good way to blow out an ankle or a knee,'' Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire said. ''He went right up the tunnel to try to stretch it, and he wanted to stay in, but we could see he was dragging that leg.''

IN CONTROL

Bauer had at least two walks in each of his previous eight starts this year. He had none Wednesday.

''I have an inning usually during the game where I walk two or three guys, and it costs me, where I just lose command for whatever reason,'' Bauer said. ''I think that's why I was able to get deep in the game is, I didn't have that inning today.''

TRANSACTIONS

Detroit recalled Carpenter and RHP Artie Lewicki from Triple-A Toledo before the game. Lewicki pitched the final four innings without allowing a run.

Cleveland signed RHP Matt Belisle to a minor league deal and assigned him to Triple-A Columbus.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Indians: Encarnacion was out because of back spasms. Ramirez was the designated hitter instead, and Gonzalez took Ramirez's spot at third.

Tigers: Detroit was without 1B Miguel Cabrera (right hamstring strain), 3B Jeimer Candelario (left wrist tendinitis) and OF Leonys Martin (left hamstring strain), all of whom are on the disabled list.

UP NEXT

The Indians have Thursday off before starting a three-game series at Houston. Mike Clevinger (3-0) starts Friday night for Cleveland.

Detroit begins a four-game series Thursday night at Seattle. The Tigers send Matthew Boyd (2-3) to the mound against Marco Gonzales (3-3).

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DET19-23
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  • W: T. Bauer (3-3)L: R. Carpenter (0-1)
  • HR: CLE - M. Brantley (6)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
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M. Brantley LF52311000.338.376.569.9459.0
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J. Ramirez DH40110101.296.387.6171.0043.0
F. Lindor SS41110013.314.389.600.9892.5
B. Guyer RF20000101.156.244.338.5822.0
Y. Alonso 1B40000014.220.284.440.724-0.5
E. Gonzalez 3B41210000.382.417.6181.0344.0
J. Kipnis 2B41110011.174.260.255.5143.5
R. Perez C40110010.132.258.226.4841.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    J. Jones CF10000000.252.299.425.7240.0
    V. Reyes LF30000023.100.100.100.200-1.0
    P. Kozma 3B40000033.261.261.478.739-1.5
    N. Castellanos DH40000031.316.373.500.873-1.5
    N. Goodrum RF30100010.263.333.500.8330.5
    J. Hicks 1B30000021.293.337.512.849-1.0
    M. Mahtook LF-CF30100010.182.230.255.4840.5
    G. Greiner C30100011.313.313.375.6881.5
    J. Iglesias SS30100001.238.286.350.6351.0
    D. Machado 2B30100002.228.266.310.5771.0
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Kipnis (10)
      • HR - M. Brantley (6)
      • SF - F. Lindor
      • RBI - M. Brantley (28), J. Ramirez (30), F. Lindor (27), E. Gonzalez (7), J. Kipnis (14), R. Perez (3)
      • 2-Out RBI - E. Gonzalez (3), J. Kipnis (4), R. Perez
      BATTING
      • 2B - G. Greiner
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Lindor-Kipnis-Alonso; Lindor-Alonso)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Carpenter-Iglesias-Hicks)
      • E - R. Carpenter
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      T. Bauer (W, 3-3)8.040001002.591.1235.0
      C. Allen1.01000303.181.353.5
      PITCHERSIP
      T. Bauer (W, 3-3)8.0
      C. Allen1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      R. Carpenter (L, 0-1)5.07651018.311.73-3.0
      A. Lewicki4.03001403.601.8010.0
      PITCHERSIP
      R. Carpenter (L, 0-1)5.0
      A. Lewicki4.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - T. Bauer 108-70, C. Allen 17-12
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Bauer 8-4
      • Batters Faced - T. Bauer 26, C. Allen 4
      PITCHING
      • HBP - R. Carpenter (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - R. Carpenter 88-54, A. Lewicki 72-46
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Carpenter 9-6, A. Lewicki 3-5
      • Batters Faced - R. Carpenter 24, A. Lewicki 16
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      CLE21-21
      2003100006100
      DET19-23
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      R. Davis CF-LF51100001.230.275.270.5452.0
      M. Brantley LF52311000.338.376.569.9459.0
      G. Allen PR-CF00000000.192.192.269.4620.0
      J. Ramirez DH40110101.296.387.6171.0043.0
      F. Lindor SS41110013.314.389.600.9892.5
      B. Guyer RF20000101.156.244.338.5822.0
      Y. Alonso 1B40000014.220.284.440.724-0.5
      E. Gonzalez 3B41210000.382.417.6181.0344.0
      J. Kipnis 2B41110011.174.260.255.5143.5
      R. Perez C40110010.132.258.226.4841.5
      Total36610612411-----
      HITTERSAB
      R. Davis CF-LF5
      M. Brantley LF5
      G. Allen PR-CF0
      J. Ramirez DH4
      F. Lindor SS4
      B. Guyer RF2
      Y. Alonso 1B4
      E. Gonzalez 3B4
      J. Kipnis 2B4
      R. Perez C4
      Total36
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        J. Jones CF10000000.252.299.425.7240.0
        V. Reyes LF30000023.100.100.100.200-1.0
        P. Kozma 3B40000033.261.261.478.739-1.5
        N. Castellanos DH40000031.316.373.500.873-1.5
        N. Goodrum RF30100010.263.333.500.8330.5
        J. Hicks 1B30000021.293.337.512.849-1.0
        M. Mahtook LF-CF30100010.182.230.255.4840.5
        G. Greiner C30100011.313.313.375.6881.5
        J. Iglesias SS30100001.238.286.350.6351.0
        D. Machado 2B30100002.228.266.310.5771.0
        Total30050001312-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - J. Kipnis (10)
          • HR - M. Brantley (6)
          • SF - F. Lindor
          • RBI - M. Brantley (28), J. Ramirez (30), F. Lindor (27), E. Gonzalez (7), J. Kipnis (14), R. Perez (3)
          • 2-Out RBI - E. Gonzalez (3), J. Kipnis (4), R. Perez
          BATTING
          • 2B - G. Greiner
          FIELDING
          • DP - 2 (Lindor-Kipnis-Alonso; Lindor-Alonso)
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Carpenter-Iglesias-Hicks)
          • E - R. Carpenter
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          T. Bauer (W, 3-3)8.040001002.591.1235.0
          C. Allen1.01000303.181.353.5
          Total9.05000130---
          PITCHERSIP
          T. Bauer (W, 3-3)8.0
          C. Allen1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          R. Carpenter (L, 0-1)5.07651018.311.73-3.0
          A. Lewicki4.03001403.601.8010.0
          Total9.01065241---
          PITCHERSIP
          R. Carpenter (L, 0-1)5.0
          A. Lewicki4.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - T. Bauer 108-70, C. Allen 17-12
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Bauer 8-4
          • Batters Faced - T. Bauer 26, C. Allen 4
          PITCHING
          • HBP - R. Carpenter (2)
          • Pitches-Strikes - R. Carpenter 88-54, A. Lewicki 72-46
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Carpenter 9-6, A. Lewicki 3-5
          • Batters Faced - R. Carpenter 24, A. Lewicki 16
          • 5TH INNING
            Brantley homered to right center60
          • 4TH INNING
            Perez singled to center, Kipnis scored50
            Kipnis doubled to deep right, Gonzalez scored40
            Gonzalez singled to center, Lindor scored30
          • 1ST INNING
            Lindor hit sacrifice fly to right, Brantley scored, Ramirez to third20
            Ramirez safe at first on Carpenter fielding error, Davis scored, Brantley to third, Ramirez to second10
          • 9TH INNING
            • A. Lewicki Pitching:
            • R. Perez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Perez grounded out to shortstop
            • R. Davis: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Davis grounded out to shortstop
            • M. Brantley: Brantley singled to shallow left
            • Greg Allen ran for Michael Brantley
            • J. Ramirez: Foul, Ramirez singled to right, Allen to third
            • F. Lindor: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Lindor struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Cody Allen relieved Trevor Bauer
            • D. Machado: Machado singled to shallow center
            • V. Reyes: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Reyes struck out swinging
            • P. Kozma: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Kozma struck out swinging
            • N. Castellanos: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Castellanos struck out swinging
            • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • A. Lewicki Pitching:
            • B. Guyer: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Guyer lined out to right
            • Y. Alonso: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Alonso struck out looking
            • E. Gonzalez: Gonzalez singled to shallow left
            • J. Kipnis: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Kipnis struck out looking
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • T. Bauer Pitching:
            • M. Mahtook: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Mahtook singled to shallow center
            • G. Greiner: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Greiner struck out swinging
            • J. Iglesias: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Iglesias grounded into double play shortstop to first, Mahtook out at second
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • A. Lewicki Pitching:
            • R. Davis: Ball, Davis grounded out to second
            • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Ball, Brantley lined out to center
            • J. Ramirez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ramirez walked
            • F. Lindor: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Lindor flied out to left
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • T. Bauer Pitching:
            • N. Castellanos: Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Castellanos struck out on foul tip
            • N. Goodrum: Ball, Goodrum flied out to deep right
            • J. Hicks: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hicks struck out swinging
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • Artie Lewicki relieved Ryan Carpenter
            • E. Gonzalez: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Gonzalez popped out to second
            • J. Kipnis: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Foul, Foul, Kipnis flied out to right
            • R. Perez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Perez struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • T. Bauer Pitching:
            • G. Greiner: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Greiner doubled to deep right center
            • J. Iglesias: Iglesias reached on an infield single to shortstop
            • D. Machado: Strike looking, Strike looking, Machado reached on fielder's choice to third, Greiner to third, Iglesias out at second
            • V. Reyes: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Reyes struck out swinging
            • P. Kozma: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Kozma struck out looking
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • R. Carpenter Pitching:
            • M. Brantley: Brantley homered to right center
            • J. Ramirez: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ramirez flied out to deep right
            • F. Lindor: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Lindor popped out to second
            • B. Guyer: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Guyer hit by pitch
            • Y. Alonso: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Alonso grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Guyer out at second
            • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • T. Bauer Pitching:
            • N. Goodrum: Ball, Goodrum singled to right
            • J. Hicks: Ball, Foul, Hicks grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Goodrum out at second
            • M. Mahtook: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Mahtook struck out swinging
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • R. Carpenter Pitching:
            • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Lindor singled to shallow left
            • B. Guyer: Ball, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Ball, Guyer walked, Lindor to second
            • Y. Alonso: Foul, Foul, Alonso grounded into double play pitcher to shortstop to first, Lindor to third, Guyer out at second
            • E. Gonzalez: Ball, Gonzalez singled to center, Lindor scored
            • J. Kipnis: Ball, Ball, Kipnis doubled to deep right, Gonzalez scored
            • R. Perez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Perez singled to center, Kipnis scored
            • R. Davis: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Davis grounded into fielder's choice to second, Perez out at second
            • Middle of the 4th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • T. Bauer Pitching:
            • V. Reyes: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Reyes grounded out to shortstop
            • P. Kozma: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Kozma struck out looking
            • N. Castellanos: Foul, Ball, Castellanos popped out to shortstop
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • Victor Reyes in left
            • R. Davis: Ball, Davis grounded out to second
            • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Brantley grounded out to second
            • J. Ramirez: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ramirez grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • T. Bauer Pitching:
            • G. Greiner: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Greiner popped out to pitcher
            • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Iglesias lined out to left
            • D. Machado: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Machado grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • R. Carpenter Pitching:
            • E. Gonzalez: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Gonzalez lined out to left
            • J. Kipnis: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Kipnis popped out to third
            • R. Perez: Perez grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • T. Bauer Pitching:
            • N. Goodrum: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Goodrum struck out looking
            • J. Hicks: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Hicks struck out swinging
            • M. Mahtook: Strike looking, Ball, Mahtook grounded out to third
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • R. Carpenter Pitching:
            • R. Davis: Ball, Davis reached on an infield single to shortstop
            • M. Brantley: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Brantley singled to center, Davis to third
            • J. Ramirez: Ball, Strike looking, Ramirez safe at first on Carpenter fielding error, Davis scored, Brantley to third, Ramirez to second
            • F. Lindor: Ball, Lindor hit sacrifice fly to right, Brantley scored, Ramirez to third
            • B. Guyer: Strike looking, Guyer grounded out to third
            • Y. Alonso: Strike looking, Alonso flied out to right
            • Middle of the 1st (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
            • T. Bauer Pitching:
            • J. Jones: Ball, Foul, Jones grounded out to third
            • P. Kozma: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Kozma grounded out to shortstop
            • N. Castellanos: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Castellanos struck out swinging
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)