Clevinger helps Indians shut out Astros for 3-0 win

HOUSTON (AP) Mike Clevinger pitched no-hit ball into the seventh inning and Andrew Miller and Cody Allen completed the three-hitter to give the Cleveland Indians a 3-0 victory over the Houston Astros on Saturday.

Clevinger (2-1) yielded two hits and struck out a career-high eight in 7-plus innings, the longest outing of his career.

Houston didn't get its first hit until Jose Altuve's sharp grounder down the left field line for a single with no outs in the seventh inning. Clevinger was lifted after Evan Gattis singled with no outs in the eighth. Miller struck out two in the eighth and Allen allowed one hit in the ninth to convert his 12th save in as many opportunities and give him 21 straight dating to Aug. 18.

Lonnie Chisenhall had two hits and homered for the second straight day with a solo shot off Mike Fiers (1-2) in the fourth inning to help the Indians take their second straight from Houston.

Clevinger retired the first 10 batters before Josh Reddick reached on an error by Edwin Encarnacion when his grounder rolled between the first baseman's legs and into the outfield with one out in the fourth.

Clevinger walked Carlos Correa with two outs in that inning, and Reddick walked with two outs in the sixth.

Clevinger, who was pitching on three days' rest after throwing 1/3 inning of relief on May 16, hadn't pitched longer than 5 2/3 innings entering Saturday. It was the 13th career start for Clevinger, who opened the season with Triple-A Columbus.

Chisenhall's home run to center field came with two outs in the fourth to make it 2-0. Fiers knew the second Chisenhall connected on the soaring shot that it was gone and jumped up and down in frustration as it sailed into the seats.

It was a familiar sight for Fiers, who has given up a MLB-high 17 home runs in eight starts this season. He allowed six hits and two runs - one earned - in six innings.

Chisenhall and Yan Gomes hit consecutive singles with one out in the second inning and they both advanced a base on a passed ball by Gattis with two outs in the inning. The Indians took a 1-0 lead on an RBI single by Jason Kipnis. But Gomez was thrown out at home to end the inning.

Carlos Santana's RBI double pushed the lead to 3-0 in the eighth inning.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Indians: OF Austin Jackson (toe) will play his second rehabilitation game in the minors on Sunday after hitting a homer in his first game on Friday night for Columbus. Jackson will also play on Tuesday before he is re-evaluated.

Astros: Ace LHP Dallas Keuchel was placed on the 10-day DL retroactive to May 17 with a pinched nerve in his neck. Manager A.J. Hinch doesn't think the issue is serious and he is expected to miss just one start.

UP NEXT

Indians: Danny Salazar (2-4, 5.66 ERA) is set to start the series finale on Sunday. He allowed six hits, including a career-high four home runs, and five runs in five innings of a 6-4 loss to Tampa Bay in his last start.

Astros: Joe Musgrove (3-3, 4.57) is scheduled to start for Houston on Sunday. Musgrove allowed a season-high eight hits but just one run in 5 2/3 innings of a 7-2 win over the Marlins his last time out.

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  • W: M. Clevinger (2-1)L: M. Fiers (1-2)S: C. Allen (12)
  • HR: CLE - L. Chisenhall (6)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Kipnis 2B40110001.216.245.351.5962.0
F. Lindor SS40100011.276.337.528.8650.5
M. Brantley LF41200001.295.364.465.8293.0
C. Santana DH40110012.227.333.393.7262.5
E. Encarnacion 1B40000003.199.333.356.6890.0
J. Ramirez 3B40000000.280.353.473.8260.0
L. Chisenhall RF42211010.279.340.581.9227.5
Y. Gomes C40100010.253.343.402.7460.5
B. Zimmer CF20000112.167.286.500.7862.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    G. Springer CF40100020.250.321.474.7950.0
    J. Reddick RF30000101.281.331.468.7990.0
    J. Altuve 2B40100011.308.380.497.8770.5
    C. Correa SS20000101.291.378.480.8581.0
    C. Beltran DH30000012.243.281.368.649-0.5
    E. Gattis C30100020.278.359.433.7930.0
    Y. Gurriel 1B30000021.266.299.388.688-1.0
    A. Bregman 3B30000011.254.331.352.683-0.5
    N. Aoki LF20000000.261.317.326.6430.0
    a- M. Gonzalez PH-LF10000011.272.376.587.963-0.5
    • a-struck out for Aoki in the 8th
    BATTING
    • 2B - C. Santana (13)
    • HR - L. Chisenhall (6)
    • RBI - J. Kipnis (14), C. Santana (22), L. Chisenhall (22)
    • 2-Out RBI - J. Kipnis (5), C. Santana (10), L. Chisenhall (14)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - B. Zimmer
    BASERUNNING
    • CS - J. Reddick (2)
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - L. Chisenhall (2)
    • E - E. Encarnacion
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - J. Reddick (2)
    • PB - E. Gattis (2)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    M. Clevinger (W, 2-1)7.02002801.560.5731.0
    A. Miller (H, 10)1.00000200.430.004.0
    C. Allen (S, 12)1.01000001.531.009.0
    PITCHERSIP
    M. Clevinger (W, 2-1)7.0
    A. Miller (H, 10)1.0
    C. Allen (S, 12)1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    M. Fiers (L, 1-2)6.06211315.141.179.5
    T. Sipp1.10000003.000.003.0
    J. Hoyt0.22110001.803.00-3.0
    L. Gregerson1.00000206.480.004.0
    PITCHERSIP
    M. Fiers (L, 1-2)6.0
    T. Sipp1.1
    J. Hoyt0.2
    L. Gregerson1.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - A. Miller
    • Pitches-Strikes - M. Clevinger 106-66, A. Miller 14-10, C. Allen 14-10
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Clevinger 6-6, C. Allen 1-1
    • Batters Faced - M. Clevinger 24, A. Miller 3, C. Allen 3
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - M. Fiers 89-50, T. Sipp 14-9, J. Hoyt 10-6, L. Gregerson 12-8
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Fiers 4-10, T. Sipp 2-2, J. Hoyt 1-1
    • Batters Faced - M. Fiers 24, T. Sipp 4, J. Hoyt 4, L. Gregerson 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    CLE22-19
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    J. Kipnis 2B40110001.216.245.351.5962.0
    F. Lindor SS40100011.276.337.528.8650.5
    M. Brantley LF41200001.295.364.465.8293.0
    C. Santana DH40110012.227.333.393.7262.5
    E. Encarnacion 1B40000003.199.333.356.6890.0
    J. Ramirez 3B40000000.280.353.473.8260.0
    L. Chisenhall RF42211010.279.340.581.9227.5
    Y. Gomes C40100010.253.343.402.7460.5
    B. Zimmer CF20000112.167.286.500.7862.5
    Total3438311510-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      G. Springer CF40100020.250.321.474.7950.0
      J. Reddick RF30000101.281.331.468.7990.0
      J. Altuve 2B40100011.308.380.497.8770.5
      C. Correa SS20000101.291.378.480.8581.0
      C. Beltran DH30000012.243.281.368.649-0.5
      E. Gattis C30100020.278.359.433.7930.0
      Y. Gurriel 1B30000021.266.299.388.688-1.0
      A. Bregman 3B30000011.254.331.352.683-0.5
      N. Aoki LF20000000.261.317.326.6430.0
      a- M. Gonzalez PH-LF10000011.272.376.587.963-0.5
      Total2803002108-----
      • a-struck out for Aoki in the 8th
      BATTING
      • 2B - C. Santana (13)
      • HR - L. Chisenhall (6)
      • RBI - J. Kipnis (14), C. Santana (22), L. Chisenhall (22)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Kipnis (5), C. Santana (10), L. Chisenhall (14)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - B. Zimmer
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - J. Reddick (2)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - L. Chisenhall (2)
      • E - E. Encarnacion
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - J. Reddick (2)
      • PB - E. Gattis (2)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Clevinger (W, 2-1)7.02002801.560.5731.0
      A. Miller (H, 10)1.00000200.430.004.0
      C. Allen (S, 12)1.01000001.531.009.0
      Total9.03002100---
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Clevinger (W, 2-1)7.0
      A. Miller (H, 10)1.0
      C. Allen (S, 12)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Fiers (L, 1-2)6.06211315.141.179.5
      T. Sipp1.10000003.000.003.0
      J. Hoyt0.22110001.803.00-3.0
      L. Gregerson1.00000206.480.004.0
      Total9.0832151---
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Fiers (L, 1-2)6.0
      T. Sipp1.1
      J. Hoyt0.2
      L. Gregerson1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - A. Miller
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Clevinger 106-66, A. Miller 14-10, C. Allen 14-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Clevinger 6-6, C. Allen 1-1
      • Batters Faced - M. Clevinger 24, A. Miller 3, C. Allen 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Fiers 89-50, T. Sipp 14-9, J. Hoyt 10-6, L. Gregerson 12-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Fiers 4-10, T. Sipp 2-2, J. Hoyt 1-1
      • Batters Faced - M. Fiers 24, T. Sipp 4, J. Hoyt 4, L. Gregerson 3
      • 8TH INNING
        Santana doubled to left center, Brantley scored30
      • 4TH INNING
        Chisenhall homered to right center20
      • 2ND INNING
        Kipnis singled to right, Chisenhall scored, Gomes out at home10
      • 9TH INNING
        • L. Gregerson Pitching:
        • J. Ramirez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ramirez lined out to left
        • L. Chisenhall: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Chisenhall struck out swinging
        • Y. Gomes: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Gomes struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Allen Pitching:
        • G. Springer: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Springer singled to left
        • J. Reddick: Ball, Reddick lined into double play right to first, Springer out at first
        • J. Altuve: Strike looking, Altuve grounded out to third
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • T. Sipp Pitching:
        • J. Kipnis: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Kipnis lined out to second
        • F. Lindor: Lindor flied out to right
        • M. Brantley: Brantley singled to right center
        • C. Santana: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Santana doubled to left center, Brantley scored
        • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Encarnacion grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Clevinger Pitching:
        • E. Gattis: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Gattis singled to deep left
        • Y. Gurriel: Strike swinging, Ball, Gattis to second on wild pitch, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gurriel struck out swinging
        • A. Bregman: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Bregman flied out to shallow right
        • M. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Gonzalez struck out looking
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • T. Sipp Pitching:
        • L. Chisenhall: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Chisenhall grounded out to second
        • Y. Gomes: Ball, Strike looking, Gomes fouled out to right
        • B. Zimmer: Zimmer grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Clevinger Pitching:
        • J. Altuve: Altuve singled to left
        • C. Correa: Ball, Correa grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Altuve out at second
        • C. Beltran: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Beltran flied out to deep left
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • M. Fiers Pitching:
        • C. Santana: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
        • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Encarnacion flied out to right
        • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ramirez lined out to left
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Clevinger Pitching:
        • N. Aoki: Aoki lined out to shortstop
        • G. Springer: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Springer grounded out to second
        • J. Reddick: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Reddick walked
        • J. Altuve: Strike looking, Strike looking, Reddick caught stealing, catcher to second
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • M. Fiers Pitching:
        • B. Zimmer: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Zimmer walked
        • J. Kipnis: Pickoff attempt, Kipnis fouled out to third
        • F. Lindor: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Zimmer stole second, Foul, Strike swinging, Lindor struck out swinging
        • M. Brantley: Foul, Brantley flied out to deep left
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Clevinger Pitching:
        • E. Gattis: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Gattis struck out swinging
        • Y. Gurriel: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gurriel struck out swinging
        • A. Bregman: Ball, Ball, Bregman popped out to shortstop
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • M. Fiers Pitching:
        • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Foul, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Encarnacion lined out to shortstop
        • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ramirez grounded out to first
        • L. Chisenhall: Ball, Ball, Chisenhall homered to right center
        • Y. Gomes: Foul, Ball, Ball, Gomes popped out to second
        • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • M. Clevinger Pitching:
        • G. Springer: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Springer struck out swinging
        • J. Reddick: Strike swinging, Reddick safe at first on Encarnacion fielding error
        • J. Altuve: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Altuve struck out swinging
        • C. Correa: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Correa walked, Reddick to second
        • C. Beltran: Strike looking, Ball, Beltran flied out to deep left
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 3RD INNING
        • M. Fiers Pitching:
        • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Lindor flied out to shallow center
        • M. Brantley: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Brantley grounded out to first
        • C. Santana: Ball, Santana grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Clevinger Pitching:
        • Y. Gurriel: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Gurriel grounded out to shortstop
        • A. Bregman: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Bregman struck out swinging
        • N. Aoki: Strike looking, Aoki grounded out to second
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • M. Fiers Pitching:
        • J. Ramirez: Ramirez grounded out to second
        • L. Chisenhall: Ball, Strike looking, Chisenhall singled to shallow center
        • Y. Gomes: Foul, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Gomes singled to deep left, Chisenhall to second
        • B. Zimmer: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Zimmer struck out looking
        • J. Kipnis: Ball, Chisenhall to third, Gomes to second on passed ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Kipnis singled to right, Chisenhall scored, Gomes out at home
        • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Clevinger Pitching:
        • C. Correa: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Correa lined out to center
        • C. Beltran: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Beltran struck out swinging
        • E. Gattis: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Gattis struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • M. Fiers Pitching:
        • J. Kipnis: Foul, Ball, Kipnis flied out to shallow left
        • F. Lindor: Lindor singled to center
        • M. Brantley: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Brantley singled to left, Lindor to second
        • C. Santana: Ball, Santana popped out to third
        • E. Encarnacion: Strike swinging, Ball, Encarnacion lined out to left
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Clevinger Pitching:
        • G. Springer: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Springer struck out on foul tip
        • J. Reddick: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Reddick lined out to third
        • J. Altuve: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Altuve grounded out to first
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)