Bauer leads Indians to 7-2 win, Yankees' 4th straight loss

CLEVELAND (AP) An outstanding defensive play by third baseman Giovanny Urshela helped out Trevor Bauer.

Bauer won his third straight start, Jaime Garcia was chased in the fifth inning of his Yankees debut and the Cleveland Indians won 7-2 on Friday night to extend New York's losing streak to four.

Cleveland was ahead 4-1 in the fifth when, with runners at the corners, Clint Frazier hit a bouncer down the third-base line. Urshela leaped to make a backhand grab, then from foul territory jumped and made an off-balance throw to catcher Roberto Perez, who tagged out a sliding Ronald Torreyes.

''I knew I was going to only get one out,'' Urshela said. ''The hardest part was I had no angle to home plate. I had to throw above him. Thank God it was a short runner.''

Urshela also made a diving stop of Matt Holliday's sixth-inning grounder and threw him out at first.

Manager Terry Francona called the stop on Frazier a turning point.

''I don't think it's an overstatement to say that's potentially a game saver,'' Francona said. ''Without that play, you don't know.''

Aaron Judge followed with a walk that loaded the bases, and Bauer struck out Gary Sanchez on a curveball in the dirt.

Sanchez also committed his major league-leading 12th passed ball, allowing a run to score in the second. That prompted rare public criticism by Yankees manager Joe Girardi of one of his own players.

''He needs to improve,'' Girardi said. ''Bottom line, he needs to improve. He's late getting down. That's what I see sometimes. It's something we've been working on, and we need to continue to work on.''

On June 28 at Chicago, Girardi had a dugout conversation with Sanchez after the catcher failed to block third strike in the dirt by Masahiro Tanaka to Jose Abreu, who reached on the wild pitch. At the time, Girardi said he was giving Sanchez tips.

''As a professional baseball player, every day you've got to improve,'' Sanchez said through a translator. ''As a baseball player, it's not just defense but also offensively. You've got to get better every day.''

Asked whether he has considered using Sanchez at designated hitter more often, Girardi said, ''We're trying to think about everything, so we'll talk about everything, but as of right now I have not.''

Bauer (10-8) allowed one run in seven innings, on Todd Frazier's homer in the fifth. The Indians opened a 3 1/2-game lead over second-place Kansas City in the AL Central.

New York had won seven of eight before the slide, which has dropped it three games behind first-place Boston in the AL East. The Yankees have scored six runs in the last four games, going 2 for 26 with runners in scoring position.

A day after making three errors in the first inning, New York contributed to three runs with Judge's throwing error from right, Sanchez's passed ball and Chad Green's wild pitch.

Traded from Atlanta to Minnesota to New York, Garcia (1-1) became the first pitcher to make three straight appearances as a starter for three different teams since Gus Weyhing in 1895, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Garcia gave up six runs - five earned - five hits and four walks in 4 2/3 innings.

He was the second starter in two days to lose his Yankees debut after Sonny Gray was beaten by Cleveland and Corey Kluber in Thursday's series opener.

Judge, who has 34 home runs, returned to the lineup after a day off. He singled in the first, walked in the fourth and fifth and struck out in the eighth. New York's star rookie is batting .174 (12 for 69) with 30 strikeouts since the All-Star break and has struck out in 22 consecutive games.

Jackson doubled in a run in the second, took third on the throw and scored when Sanchez couldn't handle Garcia's pitch with Roberto Perez batting.

Brandon Guyer led off the third with a single and headed for third on Michael Brantley's single. Judge's throw hit Gyuer and bounced into the photographer's pit, allowing Guyer to score.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Yankees: Green's wild pitch in the fifth bounced off Sanchez's right hand, but the catcher remained in the game. ... OF Brett Gardner fouled a ball off his chin in the fifth, but singled later in the at-bat.

Indians: LHP Boone Logan (torn back muscle) will likely miss the rest of the season. The injury occurred July 19 and was diagnosed as a high grade latissimus strain. Logan, who is on the 60-day DL, will not have surgery.

UP NEXT

LHP Jordan Montgomery (7-6) starts for the Yankees on Saturday after allowing four runs in 2 2/3 innings - the shortest start of his big career. With the acquisition of Gray and Garcia, Montgomery might be dropped from a rotation that also includes Tanaka, Luis Severino and CC Sabathia. ... RHP Danny Salazar (4-5), who starts for Cleveland, has given up two earned runs in 13 innings in two starts since coming off the disabled list.

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  • W: T. Bauer (10-8)L: J. Garcia (5-8)
  • HR: NYY - T. Frazier (18)
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G. Sanchez C40000025.267.341.493.834-1.0
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M. Holliday DH40000013.229.319.430.748-0.5
C. Headley 1B40200010.272.353.394.7462.5
T. Frazier 3B41211012.207.329.418.7476.5
R. Torreyes 2B41200011.289.308.376.6852.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    F. Lindor SS30000113.270.329.472.8010.5
    B. Guyer RF32100112.233.331.350.6805.5
    M. Brantley LF42210002.298.358.439.7975.0
    B. Zimmer CF00000000.277.339.455.7940.0
    J. Ramirez 2B41100002.322.375.561.9363.0
    E. Gonzalez 2B00000000.263.272.400.6720.0
    E. Encarnacion DH30120010.255.371.476.8473.5
    C. Santana 1B31000121.245.348.436.7841.0
    A. Jackson LF41110031.326.401.496.8982.5
    R. Perez C30000111.178.272.264.5360.5
    G. Urshela 3B30200010.213.288.255.5441.5
      BATTING
      • 2B - C. Headley (26)
      • HR - T. Frazier (18)
      • RBI - B. Gardner (49), T. Frazier (49)
      • 2-Out RBI - B. Gardner (22)
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Ramirez (34), E. Encarnacion (15), A. Jackson (12)
      • SF - E. Encarnacion (3)
      • RBI - M. Brantley (51), E. Encarnacion 2 (64), A. Jackson (18)
      • 2-Out RBI - A. Jackson (9)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - B. Guyer (2)
      FIELDING
      • DP - T. Frazier, C. Headley, D. Gregorius
      • E - A. Judge (3)
      • PB - G. Sanchez (12)
      FIELDING
      • DP - F. Lindor, E. Gonzalez, J. Ramirez, C. Santana
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Garcia (L, 5-8)4.25654404.491.36-5.0
      C. Green2.11000501.740.737.5
      T. Kahnle1.02110102.440.920.5
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Garcia (L, 5-8)4.2
      C. Green2.1
      T. Kahnle1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      T. Bauer (W, 10-8)7.07112715.001.4524.5
      J. Smith0.20000203.051.071.0
      T. Olson0.11000100.001.00-0.5
      B. Shaw1.03110003.531.29-1.0
      PITCHERSIP
      T. Bauer (W, 10-8)7.0
      J. Smith0.2
      T. Olson0.1
      B. Shaw1.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - J. Garcia (6), C. Green (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Garcia 87-49, C. Green 37-26, T. Kahnle 15-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Garcia 5-4, C. Green 1-1, T. Kahnle 1-1
      • Batters Faced - J. Garcia 22, C. Green 8, T. Kahnle 5
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - T. Bauer 114-67, J. Smith 11-6, T. Olson 8-5, B. Shaw 19-15
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Bauer 8-5, B. Shaw 2-0
      • Batters Faced - T. Bauer 29, J. Smith 2, T. Olson 2, B. Shaw 5
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      B. Gardner CF50210000.260.352.457.8093.0
      C. Frazier LF50000023.243.269.485.754-1.0
      A. Judge RF20100210.300.426.6271.0532.5
      G. Sanchez C40000025.267.341.493.834-1.0
      D. Gregorius SS40200010.301.328.497.8251.5
      M. Holliday DH40000013.229.319.430.748-0.5
      C. Headley 1B40200010.272.353.394.7462.5
      T. Frazier 3B41211012.207.329.418.7476.5
      R. Torreyes 2B41200011.289.308.376.6852.5
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        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        F. Lindor SS30000113.270.329.472.8010.5
        B. Guyer RF32100112.233.331.350.6805.5
        M. Brantley LF42210002.298.358.439.7975.0
        B. Zimmer CF00000000.277.339.455.7940.0
        J. Ramirez 2B41100002.322.375.561.9363.0
        E. Gonzalez 2B00000000.263.272.400.6720.0
        E. Encarnacion DH30120010.255.371.476.8473.5
        C. Santana 1B31000121.245.348.436.7841.0
        A. Jackson LF41110031.326.401.496.8982.5
        R. Perez C30000111.178.272.264.5360.5
        G. Urshela 3B30200010.213.288.255.5441.5
        Total30784041012-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - C. Headley (26)
          • HR - T. Frazier (18)
          • RBI - B. Gardner (49), T. Frazier (49)
          • 2-Out RBI - B. Gardner (22)
          BATTING
          • 2B - J. Ramirez (34), E. Encarnacion (15), A. Jackson (12)
          • SF - E. Encarnacion (3)
          • RBI - M. Brantley (51), E. Encarnacion 2 (64), A. Jackson (18)
          • 2-Out RBI - A. Jackson (9)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - B. Guyer (2)
          FIELDING
          • DP - T. Frazier, C. Headley, D. Gregorius
          • E - A. Judge (3)
          • PB - G. Sanchez (12)
          FIELDING
          • DP - F. Lindor, E. Gonzalez, J. Ramirez, C. Santana
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          J. Garcia (L, 5-8)4.25654404.491.36-5.0
          C. Green2.11000501.740.737.5
          T. Kahnle1.02110102.440.920.5
          Total8.08764100---
          PITCHERSIP
          J. Garcia (L, 5-8)4.2
          C. Green2.1
          T. Kahnle1.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          T. Bauer (W, 10-8)7.07112715.001.4524.5
          J. Smith0.20000203.051.071.0
          T. Olson0.11000100.001.00-0.5
          B. Shaw1.03110003.531.29-1.0
          Total9.011222101---
          PITCHERSIP
          T. Bauer (W, 10-8)7.0
          J. Smith0.2
          T. Olson0.1
          B. Shaw1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • WP - J. Garcia (6), C. Green (2)
          • Pitches-Strikes - J. Garcia 87-49, C. Green 37-26, T. Kahnle 15-10
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Garcia 5-4, C. Green 1-1, T. Kahnle 1-1
          • Batters Faced - J. Garcia 22, C. Green 8, T. Kahnle 5
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - T. Bauer 114-67, J. Smith 11-6, T. Olson 8-5, B. Shaw 19-15
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Bauer 8-5, B. Shaw 2-0
          • Batters Faced - T. Bauer 29, J. Smith 2, T. Olson 2, B. Shaw 5
          • 9TH INNING
            Gardner singled to center, Torreyes scored27
          • 8TH INNING
            Encarnacion doubled to left center, Ramirez scored17
          • 5TH INNING
            Brantley scored on wild pitch16
            Brantley singled to shallow left, Guyer scored15
            Frazier homered to right14
          • 3RD INNING
            Encarnacion hit sacrifice fly to right, Brantley scored04
            Brantley singled to shallow right, Guyer scored, Brantley to second on right fielder Judge fielding error03
          • 2ND INNING
            Jackson scored on passed ball02
            Jackson doubled to deep left, Santana scored, Jackson to third01
          • 9TH INNING
            • Bryan Shaw relieved Tyler Olson
            • Erik Gonzalez at second
            • C. Headley: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Headley singled to shallow center
            • T. Frazier: Strike looking, Frazier grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Headley out at second
            • R. Torreyes: Strike looking, Foul, Torreyes reached on an infield single to shortstop
            • B. Gardner: Ball, Torreyes to second on fielder's indifference, Strike swinging, Ball, Gardner singled to center, Torreyes scored
            • C. Frazier: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Frazier reached on fielder's choice to third, Gardner out at second
            • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Bradley Zimmer in center
            • Joe Smith relieved Trevor Bauer
            • A. Judge: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Judge struck out swinging
            • G. Sanchez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Sanchez struck out looking
            • Tyler Olson relieved Joe Smith
            • D. Gregorius: Strike looking, Gregorius singled to left
            • M. Holliday: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Holliday struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Tommy Kahnle relieved Chad Green
            • J. Ramirez: Foul, Foul, Ramirez doubled to shallow left
            • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Encarnacion doubled to left center, Ramirez scored
            • C. Santana: Ball, Santana lined out to center
            • A. Jackson: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike looking, Jackson struck out looking
            • R. Perez: Ball, Perez grounded out to third
            • End of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • T. Bauer Pitching:
            • R. Torreyes: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Torreyes struck out swinging
            • B. Gardner: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Gardner grounded out to second
            • C. Frazier: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Frazier struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Green Pitching:
            • G. Urshela: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Urshela singled to shallow right
            • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Lindor struck out on foul tip
            • B. Guyer: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Guyer struck out looking
            • M. Brantley: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Brantley reached on fielder's choice to third, Urshela out at second
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • T. Bauer Pitching:
            • D. Gregorius: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Gregorius struck out swinging
            • M. Holliday: Ball, Strike looking, Holliday grounded out to third
            • C. Headley: Ball, Headley doubled to deep center
            • T. Frazier: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Frazier struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • C. Green Pitching:
            • C. Santana: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
            • A. Jackson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Jackson struck out looking
            • R. Perez: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Perez struck out swinging
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • T. Bauer Pitching:
            • C. Headley: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Headley struck out swinging
            • T. Frazier: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Frazier homered to right
            • R. Torreyes: Ball, Torreyes singled to right
            • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gardner singled to shallow left, Torreyes to third
            • C. Frazier: Frazier reached on fielder's choice to third, Torreyes out at home, Gardner to second
            • A. Judge: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Judge walked, Gardner to third, Frazier to second
            • G. Sanchez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Garcia Pitching:
            • F. Lindor: Strike swinging, Foul, Lindor lined out to left
            • B. Guyer: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Guyer walked
            • M. Brantley: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Guyer stole second, Ball, Brantley singled to shallow left, Guyer scored
            • J. Ramirez: Ball, Brantley to second on wild pitch, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ramirez grounded out to first, Brantley to third
            • Chad Green relieved Jaime Garcia
            • E. Encarnacion: Strike swinging, Ball, Brantley scored on wild pitch, Strike swinging, Encarnacion popped out to shortstop
            • End of the 5th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • T. Bauer Pitching:
            • C. Frazier: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Frazier popped out to shortstop
            • A. Judge: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Judge walked
            • G. Sanchez: Ball, Strike looking, Sanchez flied out to deep right
            • D. Gregorius: Ball, Ball, Gregorius singled to right, Judge to second
            • M. Holliday: Strike swinging, Holliday fouled out to first
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • J. Garcia Pitching:
            • A. Jackson: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Jackson struck out swinging
            • R. Perez: Perez grounded out to third
            • G. Urshela: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Urshela struck out looking
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • T. Bauer Pitching:
            • T. Frazier: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Frazier singled to center
            • R. Torreyes: Strike looking, Torreyes grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Frazier out at second
            • B. Gardner: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Gardner grounded out to first
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • J. Garcia Pitching:
            • B. Guyer: Guyer singled to shallow left
            • M. Brantley: Ball, Strike looking, Brantley singled to shallow right, Guyer scored, Brantley to second on right fielder Judge fielding error
            • J. Ramirez: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ramirez grounded out to pitcher, Brantley to third
            • E. Encarnacion: Foul, Encarnacion hit sacrifice fly to right, Brantley scored
            • C. Santana: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Santana struck out looking
            • End of the 3rd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
          • 2ND INNING
            • T. Bauer Pitching:
            • D. Gregorius: Ball, Foul, Ball, Gregorius grounded out to shortstop
            • M. Holliday: Ball, Ball, Holliday grounded out to first
            • C. Headley: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Headley grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Garcia Pitching:
            • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ramirez grounded out to shortstop
            • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Encarnacion struck out swinging
            • C. Santana: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Santana walked
            • A. Jackson: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Jackson doubled to deep left, Santana scored, Jackson to third
            • R. Perez: Ball, Jackson scored on passed ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Perez walked
            • G. Urshela: Ball, Urshela singled to shallow left, Perez to second
            • F. Lindor: Ball, Ball, Lindor lined out to shortstop
            • End of the 2nd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • T. Bauer Pitching:
            • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Gardner lined out to left
            • C. Frazier: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Frazier struck out on foul tip
            • A. Judge: Ball, Strike swinging, Judge singled to shallow left center
            • G. Sanchez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Sanchez fouled out to third
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • J. Garcia Pitching:
            • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Lindor walked
            • B. Guyer: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Guyer lined out to left
            • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Brantley grounded into double play third to shortstop to first, Lindor out at second
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)