Bradley has RBI double in debut, Indians top Tigers 8-3

CLEVELAND (AP) Bobby Bradley was showered with applause when he ran onto the field, then soaked with beer upon returning to the home clubhouse.

Both experiences were even better than he had imagined.

Bradley doubled and drove in a run in his first major league plate appearance as the Cleveland Indians completed a three-game sweep of the Detroit Tigers with an 8-3 victory on Sunday afternoon.

The 23-year-old first baseman, who leads the International League with 24 homers, was promoted from Triple-A Columbus earlier in the day and went 1 for 3 with one run and a walk.

Bradley also made a running over-the-shoulder catch in foul territory, delighting the crowd of 25,790 fans that eagerly awaited his debut. He received a final standing ovation when manager Terry Francona removed him for a pinch-runner in the eighth.

''It's just an unreal moment, I mean it still doesn't feel real to me yet,'' the upper-tier prospect said, his eyes glistening. ''Just to be able to be up here and get a hit, it means the world to me.

''I think it's going to kick in for me at some point that today actually happened. I can't complain about anything at all. It's a day I'll never forget.''

Bradley's ground-rule double to left field ignited a five-run second inning for the Indians, who are a season-high seven games over .500 and own the fifth-best record in the American League. Francisco Lindor added an RBI double as Cleveland went ahead 5-1.

Zach Plesac (3-2) made the lead stand up, matching his longest outing in allowing one run over seven innings. The right-hander, who made his major league debut on May 28, did not allow a runner to reach scoring position after the first.

''Bobby Bradley is a beast, so I'm excited to be playing with him again,'' Plesac said. ''It's unreal, right away he comes in and gets an RBI, gets a hit. It was only a matter of time.''

Carlos Santana hit a solo homer and Jason Kipnis collected two hits and two RBIs for the Indians, who swept a three-game set last weekend in Detroit. Lindor and Jose Ramirez each had a pair of hits and a stolen base.

Tigers starter Daniel Norris (2-6) remained winless since May 12 despite striking out a season-best eight. The left-hander surrendered six runs over a season-high seven innings and is 0-5 with a 5.48 ERA in his last eight starts.

Detroit manager Ron Gardenhire noted that Norris was hurt by poor defense, including Christin Stewart failing to catch Bradley's looping fly to the corner in left that subsequently bounced into the stands.

''That's a play we think he should make,'' Gardenhire said. ''You have to have a better feel for where you are. We had misplays all day. Mental mistakes lead to a lot of physical mistakes. That's kind of what we do.''

CHASING HISTORY

Tigers designated hitter Miguel Cabrera singled in the first to move into a tie with Luke Appling for 56th place all-time with 2,749 hits. His 1,665 career RBIs rank 29th, two behind Sammy Sosa.

TUMBLING TIGERS

Detroit has lost four straight, fell to 4-15 in June and was swept for the seventh time this season. The Tigers are 2-14 in their last 16 games at Progressive Field, dropping seven in a row.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Tigers: SS Jordy Mercer (right quadriceps strain) went 0 for 3 with a walk in the first game of his rehabilitation assignment with Triple-A Toledo. He has been on the 10-day injured list since May 8.

Indians: RHP Mike Clevinger (left ankle sprain) is scheduled to be activated off the 10-day IL when eligible on June 28 to start in Baltimore. If he suffers a setback, RHP Aaron Civale will take his spot.

UP NEXT

Tigers: RHP Jordan Zimmermann (0-4, 6.03 ERA) faces Rangers RHP Jesse Chavez (2-2, 3.18 ERA) in the opener of a three-game series Tuesday at Comerica Park.

Indians: RHP Adam Plutko (3-1, 4.55 ERA) takes on Royals RHP Brad Keller (3-9, 4.45 ERA) as Cleveland continues its six-game homestand on Monday.

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  • W: Z. Plesac (3-2)L: D. Norris (2-6)
  • HR: DET - J. Jones (9), CLE - C. Santana (17)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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N. Goodrum SS40220013.241.320.402.7223.5
B. Dixon 1B40000015.263.283.487.770-0.5
C. Stewart LF40000013.234.317.401.718-0.5
G. Beckham 2B40000010.225.317.423.741-0.5
H. Castro 3B31100000.266.294.375.6692.0
a- R. Rodriguez PH10000000.218.247.442.6890.0
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  • a-grounded out for H. Castro in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
F. Lindor SS41210020.291.355.504.8596.0
O. Mercado CF40110011.310.365.484.8491.5
C. Santana DH32111101.293.416.541.9578.0
J. Luplow LF40000021.252.320.511.831-1.0
J. Ramirez 3B42200000.211.299.320.6206.0
J. Kipnis 2B41220010.240.298.369.6674.5
B. Bradley 1B31110110.333.500.6671.1674.5
J. Bauers PR-1B00000000.224.302.384.6850.0
K. Plawecki C41110022.176.260.318.5782.0
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Z. Plesac P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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    BATTING
    • 2B - N. Castellanos (25)
    • HR - J. Jones (9)
    • RBI - J. Jones (22), N. Goodrum 2 (23)
    • 2-Out RBI - N. Goodrum 2 (7)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - N. Goodrum, B. Dixon 2 (2), C. Stewart 2 (2)
    BATTING
    • 2B - F. Lindor (12), B. Bradley
    • HR - C. Santana (17)
    • RBI - F. Lindor (27), O. Mercado (15), C. Santana (47), J. Kipnis 2 (28), B. Bradley, K. Plawecki (9)
    • 2-Out RBI - F. Lindor (9), O. Mercado (9), C. Santana (16)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - O. Mercado, C. Santana, T. Naquin 2 (2)
    BASERUNNING
    • Picked Off - J. Jones
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - F. Lindor (11), J. Ramirez (18)
    FIELDING
    • E - N. Goodrum (8)
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Kipnis-Bradley)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    D. Norris (L, 2-6)7.08660814.691.396.0
    J. Cisnero1.022222018.004.00-2.0
    PITCHERSIP
    D. Norris (L, 2-6)7.0
    J. Cisnero1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    Z. Plesac (W, 3-2)7.05111212.330.9625.0
    N. Goody1.03221004.151.62-3.0
    T. Olson0.20000204.151.621.0
    A. Cimber0.10000003.581.190.0
    PITCHERSIP
    Z. Plesac (W, 3-2)7.0
    N. Goody1.0
    T. Olson0.2
    A. Cimber0.1
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - D. Norris 93-68, J. Cisnero 39-24
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Norris 6-7
    • Batters Faced - D. Norris 29, J. Cisnero 7
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Plesac 97-69, N. Goody 28-15, T. Olson 8-6, A. Cimber 4-3
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Plesac 7-10, N. Goody 1-2, A. Cimber 1-0
    • Batters Faced - Z. Plesac 25, N. Goody 7, T. Olson 2, A. Cimber
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    J. Jones CF41211002.252.321.455.7777.0
    N. Castellanos RF30100100.269.328.452.7803.0
    M. Cabrera DH30100103.296.359.389.7472.0
    N. Goodrum SS40220013.241.320.402.7223.5
    B. Dixon 1B40000015.263.283.487.770-0.5
    C. Stewart LF40000013.234.317.401.718-0.5
    G. Beckham 2B40000010.225.317.423.741-0.5
    H. Castro 3B31100000.266.294.375.6692.0
    a- R. Rodriguez PH10000000.218.247.442.6890.0
    B. Wilson C31100000.200.200.300.5002.0
    D. Norris P0000-000.167.167.167.000-
    J. Cisnero P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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    • a-grounded out for H. Castro in the 9th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    F. Lindor SS41210020.291.355.504.8596.0
    O. Mercado CF40110011.310.365.484.8491.5
    C. Santana DH32111101.293.416.541.9578.0
    J. Luplow LF40000021.252.320.511.831-1.0
    J. Ramirez 3B42200000.211.299.320.6206.0
    J. Kipnis 2B41220010.240.298.369.6674.5
    B. Bradley 1B31110110.333.500.6671.1674.5
    J. Bauers PR-1B00000000.224.302.384.6850.0
    K. Plawecki C41110022.176.260.318.5782.0
    T. Naquin RF40000013.267.297.427.725-0.5
    Z. Plesac P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    N. Goody P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    T. Olson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    A. Cimber P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    Total34810712108-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - N. Castellanos (25)
      • HR - J. Jones (9)
      • RBI - J. Jones (22), N. Goodrum 2 (23)
      • 2-Out RBI - N. Goodrum 2 (7)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - N. Goodrum, B. Dixon 2 (2), C. Stewart 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • 2B - F. Lindor (12), B. Bradley
      • HR - C. Santana (17)
      • RBI - F. Lindor (27), O. Mercado (15), C. Santana (47), J. Kipnis 2 (28), B. Bradley, K. Plawecki (9)
      • 2-Out RBI - F. Lindor (9), O. Mercado (9), C. Santana (16)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - O. Mercado, C. Santana, T. Naquin 2 (2)
      BASERUNNING
      • Picked Off - J. Jones
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - F. Lindor (11), J. Ramirez (18)
      FIELDING
      • E - N. Goodrum (8)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Kipnis-Bradley)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Norris (L, 2-6)7.08660814.691.396.0
      J. Cisnero1.022222018.004.00-2.0
      Total8.010882101---
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Norris (L, 2-6)7.0
      J. Cisnero1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      Z. Plesac (W, 3-2)7.05111212.330.9625.0
      N. Goody1.03221004.151.62-3.0
      T. Olson0.20000204.151.621.0
      A. Cimber0.10000003.581.190.0
      Total9.0833241---
      PITCHERSIP
      Z. Plesac (W, 3-2)7.0
      N. Goody1.0
      T. Olson0.2
      A. Cimber0.1
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Norris 93-68, J. Cisnero 39-24
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Norris 6-7
      • Batters Faced - D. Norris 29, J. Cisnero 7
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Plesac 97-69, N. Goody 28-15, T. Olson 8-6, A. Cimber 4-3
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Plesac 7-10, N. Goody 1-2, A. Cimber 1-0
      • Batters Faced - Z. Plesac 25, N. Goody 7, T. Olson 2, A. Cimber
      • 8TH INNING
        Kipnis singled to left, Santana and Ramirez scored38
        Goodrum singled to shallow left, Castro and Wilson scored, Castellanos to second36
      • 5TH INNING
        Santana homered to right center16
      • 2ND INNING
        Mercado singled to shallow left, Lindor scored, Mercado to second15
        Lindor doubled to deep center, Plawecki scored14
        Plawecki reached on an infield single to shortstop, Kipnis and Bradley scored, Plawecki to second on shortstop Goodrum throwing error13
        Bradley doubled to deep left, Ramirez scored, Kipnis to third11
      • 1ST INNING
        Jones homered to left center10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Tyler Olson relieved Nick Goody
        • C. Stewart: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Stewart struck out swinging
        • G. Beckham: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Beckham struck out swinging
        • Ronny Rodriguez hit for Harold Castro
        • Adam Cimber relieved Tyler Olson
        • R. Rodriguez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Rodriguez grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Nick Goody relieved Zach Plesac
        • H. Castro: Ball, Strike looking, Castro singled to left
        • B. Wilson: Ball, Strike swinging, Wilson singled to shallow right, Castro to third
        • J. Jones: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Jones popped out to second
        • N. Castellanos: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Castellanos walked, Wilson to second
        • M. Cabrera: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Cabrera fouled out to right
        • N. Goodrum: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Goodrum singled to shallow left, Castro and Wilson scored, Castellanos to second
        • B. Dixon: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Dixon reached on fielder's choice to third, Castellanos out at third
        • Middle of the 8th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Jose Cisnero relieved Daniel Norris
        • C. Santana: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Santana walked
        • J. Luplow: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Luplow struck out swinging
        • J. Ramirez: Ramirez reached on an infield single to second, Santana to third
        • J. Kipnis: Strike looking, Ball, Ramirez stole second, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Kipnis singled to left, Santana and Ramirez scored
        • B. Bradley: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Bradley walked, Kipnis to second
        • Jake Bauers ran for Bobby Bradley
        • K. Plawecki: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Plawecki popped out to shortstop
        • T. Naquin: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Naquin struck out on foul tip
        • End of the 8th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Z. Plesac Pitching:
        • B. Dixon: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Dixon grounded out to second
        • C. Stewart: Strike looking, Stewart flied out to center
        • G. Beckham: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Beckham grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Norris Pitching:
        • K. Plawecki: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Plawecki struck out looking
        • T. Naquin: Foul, Naquin grounded out to shortstop
        • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Lindor singled to shallow center
        • O. Mercado: Foul, Ball, Lindor stole second, Mercado grounded out to third
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • Z. Plesac Pitching:
        • J. Jones: Strike looking, Strike looking, Jones grounded out to third
        • N. Castellanos: Castellanos grounded out to shortstop
        • M. Cabrera: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cabrera walked
        • N. Goodrum: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Goodrum struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Norris Pitching:
        • J. Ramirez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ramirez flied out to shallow center
        • J. Kipnis: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Kipnis struck out swinging
        • B. Bradley: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Bradley struck out swinging
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • Z. Plesac Pitching:
        • G. Beckham: Ball, Strike looking, Beckham lined out to center
        • H. Castro: Strike looking, Castro grounded out to third
        • B. Wilson: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Wilson flied out to deep right
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Norris Pitching:
        • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Lindor struck out swinging
        • O. Mercado: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Mercado grounded out to shortstop
        • C. Santana: Santana homered to right center
        • J. Luplow: Ball, Luplow grounded out to third
        • End of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • Z. Plesac Pitching:
        • N. Goodrum: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Goodrum reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • B. Dixon: Ball, Foul, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Dixon struck out swinging
        • C. Stewart: Ball, Stewart lined into double play second to first, Goodrum out at first
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • D. Norris Pitching:
        • B. Bradley: Bradley lined out to pitcher
        • K. Plawecki: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Plawecki struck out swinging
        • T. Naquin: Ball, Naquin fouled out to catcher
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • Z. Plesac Pitching:
        • J. Jones: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Jones singled to shallow left
        • N. Castellanos: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Jones out at first, Castellanos flied out to center
        • M. Cabrera: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Cabrera grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • D. Norris Pitching:
        • J. Luplow: Strike looking, Luplow flied out to deep center
        • J. Ramirez: Ball, Ramirez lined out to right
        • J. Kipnis: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Kipnis grounded out to third
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • Z. Plesac Pitching:
        • G. Beckham: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Beckham fouled out to right
        • H. Castro: Castro lined out to left
        • B. Wilson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Wilson grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Norris Pitching:
        • J. Luplow: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Luplow struck out swinging
        • J. Ramirez: Ramirez singled to right
        • J. Kipnis: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Kipnis singled to right, Ramirez to second
        • B. Bradley: Strike swinging, Bradley doubled to deep left, Ramirez scored, Kipnis to third
        • K. Plawecki: Foul, Plawecki reached on an infield single to shortstop, Kipnis and Bradley scored, Plawecki to second on shortstop Goodrum throwing error
        • T. Naquin: Ball, Strike looking, Naquin flied out to center
        • F. Lindor: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Lindor doubled to deep center, Plawecki scored
        • O. Mercado: Strike swinging, Mercado singled to shallow left, Lindor scored, Mercado to second
        • C. Santana: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Santana flied out to shallow right
        • End of the 2nd (5 Runs, 6 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 1ST INNING
        • Z. Plesac Pitching:
        • J. Jones: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Jones homered to left center
        • N. Castellanos: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Castellanos doubled to deep left
        • M. Cabrera: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Cabrera singled to shallow right, Castellanos to third
        • N. Goodrum: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Goodrum lined out to third
        • B. Dixon: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Dixon fouled out to first
        • C. Stewart: Strike looking, Stewart lined out to center
        • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Norris Pitching:
        • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Lindor struck out swinging
        • O. Mercado: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Mercado struck out swinging
        • C. Santana: Foul, Santana grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)