Bieber fans 15 in 1st complete game, Indians rout O's 10-0

CLEVELAND (AP) Shane Bieber was determined to finish what he started, even if it meant playing hide-and-seek with his pitching coach.

Bieber struck out a career-high 15 in his first major league complete game and the Cleveland Indians routed the Baltimore Orioles 10-0.

''It was one of those days where everything was working,'' he said. ''Fortunately I was able to take advantage of it because they don't come too often. A lot of guys will tell you that, just be able to take advantage of it.''

The 23-year-old Bieber gave up five hits, didn't walk anyone and threw 107 pitches. He bounced back from allowing four home runs against the Chicago White Sox in his last start.

Bieber received a loud ovation from the crowd of 21,377 when he took the mound for the ninth inning. He struck out Dwight Smith Jr., retired Joey Rickard on a groundout and whiffed Chris Davis to end the game.

The right-hander admitted he tried to stay away from pitching coach Carl Willis in the late innings, concerned he might not be given the chance to finish.

''I avoided Carl once and he found me again,'' Bieber said. ''He said, `How much does it mean to you?' I said `a lot.' I was eyeing it the whole time.''

Davis and Smith each struck out in all four at-bats. Steve Wilkerson and Hanser Alberto were the only starters who didn't strike out.

''That guy really threw the ball well,'' Davis said. ''I mean, he was pretty dominant the whole game.''

A day after being held to one hit, the Orioles were overmatched against Bieber (3-2).

Bieber's strong outing came the day after Adam Plutko held Baltimore to one run in six innings. The Indians are relying on the two young right-handers with Corey Kluber and Mike Clevinger out with injuries.

''We're always encouraged with Biebs because we know how he prepares,'' Indians manager Terry Francona said. ''Nobody can forecast years down the road, but what we ask our guys to do, he does every bit of it.''

Carlos Santana hit an RBI single in the first, then led off the third with his seventh home run of the season.

Cleveland took three of four from the Orioles. Baltimore has lost nine of 11 and has allowed a major league-leading 94 home runs.

''I'm looking forward to us coming to the park ready to play tomorrow,'' Baltimore manager Brandon Hyde said. ''This game was lopsided from early on. We were in it yesterday, won the day before. Today we just got beat.''

Yefry Ramirez (0-2) struggled in his first start of the season, giving up four earned runs in 3 1/3 innings.

Mike Freeman had a two-run double in the seventh while Oscar Mecardo had his first major league RBI with a sixth-inning double. Carlos Gonzalez, Roberto Perez and Jose Ramirez also drove in runs for the Indians.

THANKS, GUYS

Bieber's reward from his teammates was a postgame shower that consisted of an assortment of liquids.

''It smelled interesting,'' he said. ''There were a lot of ingredients in it. It was the best/worst time of my life, for sure.''

ADJUST, PLEASE

Hyde was disappointed his hitters didn't make any adjustments against Bieber.

''He kept throwing his slider down and I kept swinging at it, that's just stupidity on my part,'' Davis said.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Indians: Clevinger (strained muscle in upper back) threw 35 pitches in a bullpen session Saturday. He's expected to increase his workload in upcoming bullpen work over the next several days.

UP NEXT

Orioles: RHP Andrew Cashner (4-2, 4.10 ERA) will be making his second consecutive start against the New York Yankees in the opener of a four-game home series Monday. He allowed two runs in six innings in his last start, but got the loss.

Indians: RHP Carlos Carrasco (4-3, 4.18 ERA) is scheduled to make his seventh career start against Oakland in the opener of a three-game set Monday. Carrasco will be looking to extend his streak of 12 consecutive scoreless innings.

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  • W: S. Bieber (3-2)L: Y. Ramirez (0-2)
  • HR: CLE - C. Santana (7)
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M. Freeman PR-2B10120000.261.419.304.7244.0
C. Santana 1B41221102.287.395.471.8669.0
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J. Ramirez 3B30010221.189.289.296.5852.0
J. Bauers DH50000006.229.319.350.6690.0
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L. Martin CF42200012.230.312.388.7004.5
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    BATTING
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Smith 2 (2), R. Ruiz, A. Wynns
    BATTING
    • 2B - F. Lindor 2 (4), M. Freeman, L. Martin (6), O. Mercado (2)
    • HR - C. Santana (7)
    • SF - C. Gonzalez
    • RBI - M. Freeman 2 (5), C. Santana 2 (27), C. Gonzalez (7), J. Ramirez (14), R. Perez (13), O. Mercado
    • 2-Out RBI - M. Freeman 2 (4), J. Ramirez (8)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Kipnis, C. Santana 2 (2), J. Bauers 4 (4), L. Martin
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - F. Lindor (5)
    • CS - O. Mercado
    FIELDING
    • E - G. Ynoa
    • PB - A. Wynns
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Santana-Lindor)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    Y. Ramirez (L, 0-2)3.16544316.971.94-8.5
    R. Bleier2.011101011.251.754.5
    G. Ynoa1.24423105.871.63-5.5
    M. Castro1.00000107.481.753.5
    PITCHERSIP
    Y. Ramirez (L, 0-2)3.1
    R. Bleier2.0
    G. Ynoa1.2
    M. Castro1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    S. Bieber (W, 3-2)9.050001503.221.0139.5
    PITCHERSIP
    S. Bieber (W, 3-2)9.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - Y. Ramirez
    • Pitches-Strikes - Y. Ramirez 73-36, R. Bleier 31-23, G. Ynoa 62-34, M. Castro 8-5
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Y. Ramirez 1-5, R. Bleier 3-2, G. Ynoa 4-1, M. Castro 1-1
    • Batters Faced - Y. Ramirez 19, R. Bleier 7, G. Ynoa 13, M. Castro 3
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - S. Bieber 107-75
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Bieber 7-4
    • Batters Faced - S. Bieber 31
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    a- R. Martin PH-SS10000010.156.224.233.458-0.5
    D. Smith LF40000042.262.304.459.764-2.0
    T. Mancini RF30000020.304.351.561.913-1.0
    J. Rickard RF10000000.204.291.354.6450.0
    C. Davis 1B40000040.179.267.333.601-2.0
    S. Wilkerson CF30100000.282.300.500.8001.0
    R. Nunez DH30000011.211.253.379.632-0.5
    R. Ruiz 3B30100011.254.338.370.7070.5
    H. Alberto 2B30100001.264.272.327.5991.0
    A. Wynns C30100011.259.310.296.6070.5
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    • a-struck out for Villar in the 8th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    F. Lindor SS42200102.294.342.480.8229.0
    J. Kipnis 2B31100112.224.303.346.6482.5
    M. Freeman PR-2B10120000.261.419.304.7244.0
    C. Santana 1B41221102.287.395.471.8669.0
    C. Gonzalez LF31010123.222.291.293.5842.0
    J. Ramirez 3B30010221.189.289.296.5852.0
    J. Bauers DH50000006.229.319.350.6690.0
    R. Perez C41110001.229.318.406.7243.0
    L. Martin CF42200012.230.312.388.7004.5
    O. Mercado RF32210101.333.500.5561.0566.0
    S. Bieber P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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      BATTING
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Smith 2 (2), R. Ruiz, A. Wynns
      BATTING
      • 2B - F. Lindor 2 (4), M. Freeman, L. Martin (6), O. Mercado (2)
      • HR - C. Santana (7)
      • SF - C. Gonzalez
      • RBI - M. Freeman 2 (5), C. Santana 2 (27), C. Gonzalez (7), J. Ramirez (14), R. Perez (13), O. Mercado
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Freeman 2 (4), J. Ramirez (8)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Kipnis, C. Santana 2 (2), J. Bauers 4 (4), L. Martin
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - F. Lindor (5)
      • CS - O. Mercado
      FIELDING
      • E - G. Ynoa
      • PB - A. Wynns
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Santana-Lindor)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      Y. Ramirez (L, 0-2)3.16544316.971.94-8.5
      R. Bleier2.011101011.251.754.5
      G. Ynoa1.24423105.871.63-5.5
      M. Castro1.00000107.481.753.5
      Total8.011107761---
      PITCHERSIP
      Y. Ramirez (L, 0-2)3.1
      R. Bleier2.0
      G. Ynoa1.2
      M. Castro1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      S. Bieber (W, 3-2)9.050001503.221.0139.5
      Total9.05000150---
      PITCHERSIP
      S. Bieber (W, 3-2)9.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - Y. Ramirez
      • Pitches-Strikes - Y. Ramirez 73-36, R. Bleier 31-23, G. Ynoa 62-34, M. Castro 8-5
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Y. Ramirez 1-5, R. Bleier 3-2, G. Ynoa 4-1, M. Castro 1-1
      • Batters Faced - Y. Ramirez 19, R. Bleier 7, G. Ynoa 13, M. Castro 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - S. Bieber 107-75
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Bieber 7-4
      • Batters Faced - S. Bieber 31
      • 7TH INNING
        Freeman doubled to deep center, Martin and Mercado scored010
      • 6TH INNING
        Ramirez walked, Lindor scored, Freeman to third, Santana to second08
        Lindor reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Mercado scored, Lindor to second on Ynoa throwing error07
        Mercado doubled to left, Martin scored06
      • 3RD INNING
        Perez grounded out to shortstop, Gonzalez scored05
        Santana homered to right04
      • 2ND INNING
        Perez scored, Lindor to third on passed ball03
      • 1ST INNING
        Gonzalez hit sacrifice fly to center, Kipnis scored02
        Santana singled to right, Lindor scored, Kipnis to third01
      • 9TH INNING
        • S. Bieber Pitching:
        • D. Smith: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
        • J. Rickard: Rickard grounded out to third
        • C. Davis: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • S. Bieber Pitching:
        • H. Alberto: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Alberto grounded out to second
        • A. Wynns: Strike looking, Ball, Wynns grounded out to catcher
        • Richie Martin hit for Jonathan Villar
        • R. Martin: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Martin struck out looking
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Joey Rickard in right field
        • Miguel Castro relieved Gabriel Ynoa
        • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Gonzalez flied out to left
        • J. Ramirez: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ramirez struck out swinging
        • J. Bauers: Bauers grounded out to pitcher
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • S. Bieber Pitching:
        • C. Davis: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
        • S. Wilkerson: Ball, Wilkerson singled to center
        • R. Nunez: Ball, Nunez lined out to left
        • R. Ruiz: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ruiz struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • G. Ynoa Pitching:
        • R. Perez: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Perez grounded out to third
        • L. Martin: Ball, Ball, Foul, Martin singled to right
        • O. Mercado: Foul, Foul, Mercado singled to right, Martin to second
        • F. Lindor: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Lindor grounded out to second, Martin to third, Mercado to second
        • M. Freeman: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Freeman doubled to deep center, Martin and Mercado scored
        • C. Santana: Ball, Santana flied out to deep left
        • End of the 7th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • S. Bieber Pitching:
        • J. Villar: Villar grounded out to shortstop
        • D. Smith: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
        • T. Mancini: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Mancini struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • R. Bleier Pitching:
        • R. Perez: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Perez grounded out to third
        • L. Martin: Martin doubled to right
        • Gabriel Ynoa relieved Richard Bleier
        • O. Mercado: Foul, Ball, Mercado doubled to left, Martin scored
        • F. Lindor: Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Lindor reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Mercado scored, Lindor to second on Ynoa throwing error
        • J. Kipnis: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Kipnis walked
        • Mike Freeman ran for Jason Kipnis
        • C. Santana: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Santana walked, Lindor to third, Freeman to second
        • C. Gonzalez: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
        • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ramirez walked, Lindor scored, Freeman to third, Santana to second
        • J. Bauers: Ball, Bauers grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 6th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 5TH INNING
        • S. Bieber Pitching:
        • R. Nunez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Nunez struck out swinging
        • R. Ruiz: Foul, Strike swinging, Ruiz flied out to shallow center
        • H. Alberto: Strike looking, Alberto singled to right
        • A. Wynns: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Wynns struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • R. Bleier Pitching:
        • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
        • J. Ramirez: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ramirez flied out to right
        • J. Bauers: Foul, Ball, Bauers grounded out to third
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • S. Bieber Pitching:
        • T. Mancini: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Mancini struck out looking
        • C. Davis: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Davis struck out looking
        • S. Wilkerson: Strike looking, Ball, Wilkerson flied out to shallow left
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Y. Ramirez Pitching:
        • O. Mercado: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Mercado walked
        • F. Lindor: Ball, Mercado caught stealing second, catcher to shortstop, Ball, Ball, Ball, Lindor walked
        • Richard Bleier relieved Yefry Ramirez
        • J. Kipnis: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Ball, Kipnis flied out to left
        • C. Santana: Strike looking, Ball, Lindor stole second, Santana grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • S. Bieber Pitching:
        • R. Ruiz: Ball, Ball, Ruiz singled to left
        • H. Alberto: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Alberto grounded into double play first to shortstop, Ruiz out at second
        • A. Wynns: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Wynns singled to shallow center
        • J. Villar: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Villar reached on an infield single to first, Wynns to third
        • D. Smith: Foul, Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Smith struck out looking
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Y. Ramirez Pitching:
        • C. Santana: Ball, Santana homered to right
        • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Gonzalez walked
        • J. Ramirez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ramirez walked, Gonzalez to second
        • J. Bauers: Ball, Ball, Bauers flied out to left
        • R. Perez: Ball, Ball, Gonzalez to third, Ramirez to second on wild pitch, Perez grounded out to shortstop, Gonzalez scored
        • L. Martin: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Martin struck out swinging
        • End of the 3rd (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • S. Bieber Pitching:
        • C. Davis: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Davis struck out looking
        • S. Wilkerson: Strike looking, Ball, Wilkerson grounded out to second
        • R. Nunez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Nunez popped out to second
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Y. Ramirez Pitching:
        • R. Perez: Ball, Perez singled to shallow left
        • L. Martin: Martin flied out to deep center
        • O. Mercado: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Mercado fouled out to third
        • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Ball, Lindor doubled to shallow right, Perez to third
        • J. Kipnis: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Perez scored, Lindor to third on passed ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Kipnis struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • S. Bieber Pitching:
        • J. Villar: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Villar struck out swinging
        • D. Smith: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
        • T. Mancini: Foul, Mancini grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Y. Ramirez Pitching:
        • F. Lindor: Foul, Lindor doubled to shallow right
        • J. Kipnis: Kipnis reached on bunt single to pitcher, Lindor to third
        • C. Santana: Ball, Ball, Santana singled to right, Lindor scored, Kipnis to third
        • C. Gonzalez: Strike (foul tip), Gonzalez hit sacrifice fly to center, Kipnis scored
        • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ramirez struck out swinging
        • J. Bauers: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Bauers lined out to center
        • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)