Ramirez has 6 RBIs as Indians rout Verlander, Tigers 13-6

CLEVELAND (AP) Jose Ramirez had the best day of his career. Justin Verlander had one of his worst.

Ramirez was 4 for 4 with a pair of three-run homers for Cleveland, and Verlander matched a career high by allowing nine runs Saturday in the Indians' 13-6 win over the Detroit Tigers.

''It's tough to say not to dwell on this, but I've been around long enough to know you can't go getting all depressed over one start,'' Verlander said.

Ramirez had a career-high six RBIs with home runs in the first off Verlander (1-1) and in the eighth against Anibal Sanchez. The switch-hitter also had singles in the third and fifth innings.

Ramirez was greeted by a rhythmic chant of his first name from the Progressive Field crowd when he came to bat in the eighth. He responded with his home run and nearly beat Edwin Encarnacion, who was on base on front of him, to home plate.

''Sometimes it makes me laugh, and other times it really motivates me,'' Ramirez said through a translator. ''It feels really good to have their support and I want to give something back to them for what they have given to me.''

Verlander (1-1) gave up 11 hits in four-plus innings, including home runs by Carlos Santana and Lonnie Chisenhall. The 2011 AL Cy Young Award winner and MVP also gave up nine runs against the Chicago White Sox on April 6, 2008, and versus Texas on May 25, 2014.

Verlander fell to 19-22 against Cleveland, the most losses he has against any team in his career, and is 9-15 at Progressive Field.

Detroit manager Brad Ausmus said Verlander and catcher James McCann changed their signals throughout the game as a precaution against signs being stolen.

''I think it's kind of one of those things that you just cover your bases, make sure you're not allowing anybody to do anything,'' Verlander said.

In a matchup of aces, Corey Kluber (1-1) struck out eight in 6 1/3 innings, allowing six runs and eight hits. Verlander finished second to Boston's Rick Porcello in last year's AL Cy Young voting and Kluber was third.

Santana had three hits of Cleveland's 19 hits and four RBIs, including a two-run homer in the second. Chisenhall added two-run drive in the third for the Indians, who had lost six of seven.

Santana drove in two more with a fifth-inning single off Shane Greene, but both runs were charged to Verlander. Santana is 16 for 70 in his career against the Detroit ace, but has eight homers and 15 RBIs.

Ramirez drove a 97 mph fastball from Verlander into the right field seats in the first. Santana's two-run shot came in the second while Chisenhall added a two-run homer in the third.

Justin Upton hit a two-run homer and had three RBIs for Detroit.

IT'S EARLY

Encarnacion, who agreed to a $60 million, three-year contract with Cleveland in January, was 1 for 4 with a walk and is batting .200.

''We'll look back when he's locked in and think, man how did he swing like that?'' manager Terry Francona said. ''He's going to be so dangerous. He's just not quite there yet.''

Encarnacion hit a home run on opening day for his only RBI this season. He had 42 homers and 127 RBIs last season for Toronto.

RELIEF HELP

Detroit recalled right-hander Warwick Saupold from Toledo and optioned right-hander William Ceuvas to the Triple-A team.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Indians: 2B Jason Kipnis (sore right shoulder) went 0 for 3 in a minor league injury rehabilitation appearance for Triple-A Columbus on Saturday. He didn't play for two days after being hit by a pitch on the left hand Wednesday.

UP NEXT

Tigers: LHP Matthew Boyd threw six shutout innings against Minnesota on Tuesday and is to make his first career start against Cleveland on Sunday.

Indians: RHP Carlos Carrasco will face Detroit for the first time since breaking his right hand when he was hit by Ian Kinsler's line drive on Sept. 17.

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DET7-4
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CLE5-6
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  • W: C. Kluber (1-1)L: J. Verlander (1-1)
  • HR: DET - J. Upton (2), CLE - C. Santana (2), L. Chisenhall (2), J. Ramirez 2 (3)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
I. Kinsler 2B41000131.235.395.441.8370.5
N. Castellanos 3B51110030.217.265.457.7221.5
M. Cabrera 1B41210010.216.356.405.7614.5
a- D. Machado PH10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
V. Martinez DH41110002.184.256.184.4403.0
b- J. Jones PH-DH10000010.231.333.462.795-0.5
J. Upton LF31331100.276.417.552.96812.0
T. Collins RF30200001.370.393.481.8742.0
c- M. Mahtook PH-RF10100000.133.235.200.4351.0
J. McCann C40000027.143.250.464.714-1.0
A. Romine CF40000023.300.300.600.900-1.0
J. Iglesias SS41100000.250.250.444.6943.0
  • a-grounded out for Cabrera in the 9th
  • b-struck out for Martinez in the 9th
  • c-singled for Collins in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Santana DH61341002.224.296.429.72512.0
F. Lindor SS52300001.349.431.7211.1525.0
M. Brantley LF41100113.242.324.394.7182.5
E. Encarnacion 1B41100123.200.333.300.6332.0
J. Ramirez 2B43462100.341.404.6101.01420.0
L. Chisenhall CF53321003.455.4551.0911.54511.0
Y. Diaz 3B32100103.250.333.275.6084.0
M. Martinez 3B101000001.0001.0002.0003.0002.0
A. Almonte RF50210004.280.419.320.7393.0
Y. Gomes C50000047.074.167.185.352-2.0
    BATTING
    • 2B - M. Cabrera, J. Upton (2), J. Iglesias (4)
    • HR - J. Upton (2)
    • RBI - N. Castellanos (6), M. Cabrera (5), V. Martinez (4), J. Upton 3 (6)
    • 2-Out RBI - J. Upton (4)
    BATTING
    • 2B - C. Santana (4), M. Martinez
    • HR - C. Santana (2), J. Ramirez 2 (3), L. Chisenhall (2)
    • RBI - C. Santana 4 (10), J. Ramirez 6 (12), L. Chisenhall 2 (7), A. Almonte (3)
    • 2-Out RBI - C. Santana 4 (5), J. Ramirez 3 (6)
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - T. Collins
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Verlander (L, 1-1)4.011991435.713.00-12.0
    S. Greene1.01001102.082.001.5
    A. Sanchez3.074422115.003.00-3.0
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Verlander (L, 1-1)4.0
    S. Greene1.0
    A. Sanchez3.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    C. Kluber (W, 1-1)6.18662816.381.5813.0
    A. Miller1.23000200.001.801.0
    C. Allen1.00000201.930.004.0
    PITCHERSIP
    C. Kluber (W, 1-1)6.1
    A. Miller1.2
    C. Allen1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Verlander 85-60, S. Greene 18-10, A. Sanchez 64-39
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Verlander 4-4, S. Greene 1-0, A. Sanchez 2-5
    • Batters Faced - J. Verlander 24, S. Greene 4, A. Sanchez 18
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - C. Kluber 107-71, A. Miller 27-25, C. Allen 9-8
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Kluber 4-7, C. Allen 1-0
    • Batters Faced - C. Kluber 29, A. Miller 8, C. Allen 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    DET7-4
    0003102006110
    CLE5-6
    32202004X13190
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    I. Kinsler 2B41000131.235.395.441.8370.5
    N. Castellanos 3B51110030.217.265.457.7221.5
    M. Cabrera 1B41210010.216.356.405.7614.5
    a- D. Machado PH10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    V. Martinez DH41110002.184.256.184.4403.0
    b- J. Jones PH-DH10000010.231.333.462.795-0.5
    J. Upton LF31331100.276.417.552.96812.0
    T. Collins RF30200001.370.393.481.8742.0
    c- M. Mahtook PH-RF10100000.133.235.200.4351.0
    J. McCann C40000027.143.250.464.714-1.0
    A. Romine CF40000023.300.300.600.900-1.0
    J. Iglesias SS41100000.250.250.444.6943.0
    Total386116121214-----
    • a-grounded out for Cabrera in the 9th
    • b-struck out for Martinez in the 9th
    • c-singled for Collins in the 7th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    C. Santana DH61341002.224.296.429.72512.0
    F. Lindor SS52300001.349.431.7211.1525.0
    M. Brantley LF41100113.242.324.394.7182.5
    E. Encarnacion 1B41100123.200.333.300.6332.0
    J. Ramirez 2B43462100.341.404.6101.01420.0
    L. Chisenhall CF53321003.455.4551.0911.54511.0
    Y. Diaz 3B32100103.250.333.275.6084.0
    M. Martinez 3B101000001.0001.0002.0003.0002.0
    A. Almonte RF50210004.280.419.320.7393.0
    Y. Gomes C50000047.074.167.185.352-2.0
    Total4213191344726-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Cabrera, J. Upton (2), J. Iglesias (4)
      • HR - J. Upton (2)
      • RBI - N. Castellanos (6), M. Cabrera (5), V. Martinez (4), J. Upton 3 (6)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Upton (4)
      BATTING
      • 2B - C. Santana (4), M. Martinez
      • HR - C. Santana (2), J. Ramirez 2 (3), L. Chisenhall (2)
      • RBI - C. Santana 4 (10), J. Ramirez 6 (12), L. Chisenhall 2 (7), A. Almonte (3)
      • 2-Out RBI - C. Santana 4 (5), J. Ramirez 3 (6)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - T. Collins
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Verlander (L, 1-1)4.011991435.713.00-12.0
      S. Greene1.01001102.082.001.5
      A. Sanchez3.074422115.003.00-3.0
      Total8.0191313474---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Verlander (L, 1-1)4.0
      S. Greene1.0
      A. Sanchez3.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Kluber (W, 1-1)6.18662816.381.5813.0
      A. Miller1.23000200.001.801.0
      C. Allen1.00000201.930.004.0
      Total9.011662121---
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Kluber (W, 1-1)6.1
      A. Miller1.2
      C. Allen1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Verlander 85-60, S. Greene 18-10, A. Sanchez 64-39
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Verlander 4-4, S. Greene 1-0, A. Sanchez 2-5
      • Batters Faced - J. Verlander 24, S. Greene 4, A. Sanchez 18
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Kluber 107-71, A. Miller 27-25, C. Allen 9-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Kluber 4-7, C. Allen 1-0
      • Batters Faced - C. Kluber 29, A. Miller 8, C. Allen 3
      • 8TH INNING
        Almonte reached on an infield single to pitcher, Chisenhall scored, Martinez to third613
        Ramirez homered to left center, Lindor and Encarnacion scored612
      • 7TH INNING
        Upton reached on an infield single to second, Castellanos scored, Cabrera to second69
        Cabrera singled to center, Kinsler scored, Castellanos to third59
      • 5TH INNING
        Santana singled to right, Chisenhall and Diaz scored, Almonte out at third49
        Castellanos grounded out to shortstop, Iglesias scored47
      • 4TH INNING
        Upton homered to left, Martinez scored37
        Martinez singled to deep right center, Cabrera scored17
      • 3RD INNING
        Chisenhall homered to right, Ramirez scored07
      • 2ND INNING
        Santana homered to right, Diaz scored05
      • 1ST INNING
        Ramirez homered to right, Lindor and Brantley scored03
      • 9TH INNING
        • C. Allen Pitching:
        • N. Castellanos: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Castellanos struck out swinging
        • D. Machado: Strike swinging, Ball, Machado grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Jones: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • A. Miller Pitching:
        • A. Romine: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Romine struck out swinging
        • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Iglesias lined out to center
        • I. Kinsler: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Kinsler struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Sanchez Pitching:
        • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Lindor singled to left
        • M. Brantley: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Brantley flied out to deep right
        • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Encarnacion walked, Lindor to second
        • J. Ramirez: Ball, Ball, Ramirez homered to left center, Lindor and Encarnacion scored
        • L. Chisenhall: Strike swinging, Ball, Chisenhall singled to right
        • M. Martinez: Martinez doubled to deep left, Chisenhall to third
        • A. Almonte: Ball, Almonte reached on an infield single to pitcher, Chisenhall scored, Martinez to third
        • Y. Gomes: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Gomes struck out swinging
        • C. Santana: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Santana grounded out to third
        • End of the 8th (4 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • C. Kluber Pitching:
        • J. Iglesias: Iglesias lined out to center
        • I. Kinsler: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Kinsler walked
        • N. Castellanos: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Castellanos singled to right center, Kinsler to second
        • M. Cabrera: Cabrera singled to center, Kinsler scored, Castellanos to third
        • V. Martinez: Strike looking, Foul, Martinez lined out to first
        • J. Upton: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Upton reached on an infield single to second, Castellanos scored, Cabrera to second
        • T. Collins: Collins singled to left, Cabrera to third, Upton to second
        • J. McCann: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, McCann lined out to second
        • Middle of the 7th (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Sanchez Pitching:
        • A. Almonte: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Almonte popped out to shortstop
        • Y. Gomes: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Gomes struck out swinging
        • C. Santana: Ball, Ball, Santana flied out to right
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • C. Kluber Pitching:
        • V. Martinez: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Martinez grounded out to first
        • J. Upton: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Upton walked
        • T. Collins: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Collins singled to right, Upton to second
        • J. McCann: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, McCann popped out to shortstop
        • A. Romine: Romine popped out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • A. Sanchez Pitching:
        • F. Lindor: Ball, Foul, Lindor lined out to right
        • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Brantley singled to center
        • E. Encarnacion: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Encarnacion singled to left, Brantley to second
        • J. Ramirez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ramirez walked, Brantley to third, Encarnacion to second
        • L. Chisenhall: Foul, Chisenhall popped out to second
        • Y. Diaz: Diaz grounded out to first
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • C. Kluber Pitching:
        • J. Iglesias: Foul, Iglesias doubled to left
        • I. Kinsler: Ball, Kinsler grounded out to second, Iglesias to third
        • N. Castellanos: Castellanos grounded out to shortstop, Iglesias scored
        • M. Cabrera: Cabrera flied out to shallow left
        • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Verlander Pitching:
        • J. Ramirez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ramirez singled to center
        • L. Chisenhall: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Chisenhall singled to center, Ramirez to second
        • Y. Diaz: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Diaz walked, Ramirez to third, Chisenhall to second
        • A. Almonte: Ball, Ball, Almonte reached on fielder's choice to first, Ramirez out at home, Chisenhall to third, Diaz to second
        • Y. Gomes: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Gomes struck out swinging
        • C. Santana: Foul, Santana singled to right, Chisenhall and Diaz scored, Almonte out at third
        • End of the 5th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • C. Kluber Pitching:
        • N. Castellanos: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Castellanos struck out swinging
        • M. Cabrera: Foul, Cabrera doubled to left center
        • V. Martinez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Martinez singled to deep right center, Cabrera scored
        • J. Upton: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Upton homered to left, Martinez scored
        • T. Collins: Foul, Ball, Ball, Collins singled to right
        • J. McCann: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, McCann struck out swinging
        • A. Romine: Ball, Ball, Romine flied out to deep left
        • Middle of the 4th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Verlander Pitching:
        • C. Santana: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Foul, Santana doubled to deep right center
        • F. Lindor: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Lindor grounded out to first, Santana to third
        • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Brantley struck out swinging
        • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Encarnacion flied out to deep center
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • C. Kluber Pitching:
        • A. Romine: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Romine struck out swinging
        • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Iglesias flied out to center
        • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Kinsler struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Verlander Pitching:
        • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Encarnacion struck out swinging
        • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ramirez singled to left
        • L. Chisenhall: Chisenhall homered to right, Ramirez scored
        • Y. Diaz: Foul, Diaz grounded out to catcher
        • A. Almonte: Foul, Almonte singled to right
        • Y. Gomes: Gomes flied out to deep right
        • End of the 3rd (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • C. Kluber Pitching:
        • V. Martinez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Martinez grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Upton: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Upton doubled to deep left
        • T. Collins: Strike looking, Collins flied out to deep center
        • J. McCann: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, McCann struck out looking
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Verlander Pitching:
        • Y. Diaz: Foul, Diaz singled to shallow center
        • A. Almonte: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ball, Almonte grounded out to second, Diaz to second
        • Y. Gomes: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Gomes struck out looking
        • C. Santana: Santana homered to right, Diaz scored
        • F. Lindor: Ball, Ball, Foul, Lindor singled to left center
        • M. Brantley: Foul, Brantley flied out to deep left
        • End of the 2nd (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • C. Kluber Pitching:
        • I. Kinsler: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Kinsler struck out swinging
        • N. Castellanos: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Castellanos struck out swinging
        • M. Cabrera: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Cabrera struck out looking
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Verlander Pitching:
        • C. Santana: Ball, Ball, Santana grounded out to second
        • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Foul, Lindor singled to shallow center
        • M. Brantley: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Brantley walked, Lindor to second
        • E. Encarnacion: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt to second, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Encarnacion struck out looking
        • J. Ramirez: Ball, Strike looking, Ramirez homered to right, Lindor and Brantley scored
        • L. Chisenhall: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Chisenhall flied out to right
        • End of the 1st (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)