Indians win 8th straight, beat Tigers 3-2 on Lindor's single

DETROIT (AP) Carlos Carrasco wasn't going to let a minor illness slow down the Cleveland Indians.

Pitching with a cold, Carrasco held Detroit to one run in seven innings and the Indians beat the Tigers 3-2 on Friday in the first game of a day-night doubleheader for their eighth straight victory.

''I just had to go out there and do my job,'' Carrasco said. ''We won, and that's the important part.''

Detroit was playing for the first time since sending Justin Verlander to the Houston Astros and Justin Upton to the Los Angeles Angels at the waiver trade deadline.

With the score tied at 2, Jay Bruce hit a pinch-hit triple off Shane Greene (3-3) with one out in the ninth. Francisco Lindor hit an RBI single through the drawn-in infield, but Greene retired the next two batters.

''I had six triples in the first half of last season, then went dry,'' Bruce said. ''They didn't pick the ball up pretty quickly, and I just kept going.''

Bruce wasn't surprised that Lindor followed with a clutch hit.

''He can change a game in so many ways, offensively and defensively,'' he said.

Indians manager Terry Francona used 19 players in the game, including 15 hitters.

''It is always a little adjustment on the first day of September, because you are used to having three or four guys on the bench,'' he said. ''I looked down the dugout in the ninth and had some pretty good hitters.''

Cody Allen (2-6) allowed the tying run in the eighth, and the Tigers loaded the bases with two out in the ninth. Joe Smith came out of the bullpen and got Miguel Cabrera to line out to short for his first save of the year.

''Miggy hit that right on the screws, but right at Lindor,'' Ausmus said.

Tigers starter Matt Boyd allowed one run on five hits in five innings.

''I felt good, but I got away with a few pitches,'' he said. ''I didn't throw enough strikes, so I didn't get us deep enough into the game.''

Cleveland took the lead with three straight one-out singles in the fifth. Brandon Guyer was ruled safe on an infield hit after a replay review, moved to second on Yan Gomes' base hit and scored on a hit by Giovanny Urshela. Boyd walked Lindor to load the bases, but struck out Austin Jackson and retired Jose Ramirez to end the inning.

Detroit, though, came back in the bottom of the inning. With two out, James McCann and JaCoby Jones singled before Jose Iglesias tied the score with an RBI double.

Edwin Encarnacion led off the sixth with a homer off Drew VerHagen, his 32nd of the season, to give the Indians a 2-1 lead.

The Tigers put runners on the corners with two out in the eighth. Allen replaced Bryan Shaw and fooled Mikie Mahtook on a 1-2 curve, but his slow roller to short turned into a game-tying infield single.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Indians: Cleveland activated four players as part of their Sept. 1 roster moves: RHP Josh Tomlin (hamstring), OF Lonnie Chisenhall (calf) and OF Abraham Almonte (hamstring) came off the 10-day disabled list, while RHP Dan Otero was taken off the paternity list.

Tigers: Detroit activated LHP Daniel Norris (groin) and RHP Anibal Sanchez (hamstring) from the disabled list before the game. Both struggled in rehab starts on Thursday, and Brad Ausmus doesn't know when they will return to Detroit's rotation. . RHP Michael Fulmer will miss at least two starts due to recurring numbness in his pitching hand. He won't start again until after a visit with Dr. James Andrews.

COMING FULL CIRCLE

Verlander's major league debut came in a Tigers-Indians doubleheader on July 4, 2005. Twelve years later, Detroit started the post-Verlander era with another doubleheader against Cleveland.

The long-time Tigers ace wasn't quite ready to end his days in Detroit, though. Ausmus said Verlander visited the clubhouse during the game.

UP NEXT

Mike Clevinger (7-5, 3.72) will start the second of the game for the doubleheader for Cleveland, facing Detroit's Buck Farmer (3-1, 6.17). Farmer will be facing the Indians for the fifth time in his career, including three starts. He's 0-2 with a 7.20 ERA, while Clevinger has gone 2-0 with a 0.75 ERA in starts against the Tigers this season.

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CLE77-56
0000110013110
DET58-75
0000100102120
  • W: C. Allen (2-6)L: S. Greene (3-3)S: J. Smith (1)
  • HR: CLE - E. Encarnacion (32)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
F. Lindor SS40110111.270.328.480.8071.5
A. Jackson CF-LF40100024.316.380.498.8770.0
a- L. Chisenhall PH-LF10000010.303.374.574.948-0.5
J. Ramirez 2B40100004.302.356.529.8852.0
E. Encarnacion 1B41111012.246.371.492.8645.5
B. Zimmer CF00000000.247.313.387.7000.0
C. Santana RF-1B40100000.253.358.462.8192.0
Y. Diaz DH40100011.250.350.318.6680.5
B. Guyer LF-RF31100111.238.333.331.6642.5
R. Perez C00000000.205.295.317.6120.0
Y. Gomes C30100013.222.305.372.6770.5
b- A. Almonte PH10000000.221.302.366.6680.0
E. Gonzalez 3B00000000.256.273.395.6680.0
G. Urshela 3B30210000.212.255.240.4953.0
c- J. Bruce PH-RF11100000.261.329.526.8554.0
  • a-struck out for Jackson in the 9th
  • b-lined out for Gomes in the 9th
  • c-tripled for Urshela in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
I. Kinsler 2B50000015.238.319.392.711-0.5
A. Presley RF51200000.295.344.376.7203.0
M. Cabrera DH50000024.249.335.400.735-1.0
N. Castellanos 3B40200000.253.309.457.7662.0
M. Mahtook LF30110021.276.333.457.7912.0
E. Navarro 1B40000023.000.000.000.000-1.0
J. McCann C41300011.259.329.445.7743.5
A. Romine PR00000000.238.300.357.6570.0
J. Jones CF40100032.167.268.250.518-0.5
J. Iglesias SS40310001.263.297.376.6745.0
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Ramirez (44), C. Santana (31)
    • 3B - J. Bruce
    • HR - E. Encarnacion (32)
    • RBI - F. Lindor (67), E. Encarnacion (79), G. Urshela (9)
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Iglesias (28)
    • RBI - M. Mahtook (32), J. Iglesias (49)
    • 2-Out RBI - M. Mahtook (9), J. Iglesias (24)
    BASERUNNING
    • CS - F. Lindor (3)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    C. Carrasco7.06110803.671.1121.0
    B. Shaw (H, 18)0.22110203.291.24-2.0
    C. Allen (W, 2-6) (BS, 4)1.04000102.771.196.5
    J. Smith (S, 1)0.10000003.110.977.0
    PITCHERSIP
    C. Carrasco7.0
    B. Shaw (H, 18)0.2
    C. Allen (W, 2-6) (BS, 4)1.0
    J. Smith (S, 1)0.1
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    M. Boyd5.05112506.101.719.5
    D. VerHagen1.02110116.351.540.5
    J. Jimenez1.020000010.501.921.0
    A. Wilson1.00000103.621.323.5
    S. Greene (L, 3-3)1.02110102.871.22-4.5
    PITCHERSIP
    M. Boyd5.0
    D. VerHagen1.0
    J. Jimenez1.0
    A. Wilson1.0
    S. Greene (L, 3-3)1.0
    PITCHING
    • HBP - C. Carrasco (10)
    • Pitches-Strikes - C. Carrasco 103-68, B. Shaw 20-12, C. Allen 28-20, J. Smith 3-2
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Carrasco 6-6
    • Batters Faced - C. Carrasco 27, B. Shaw 4, C. Allen 7, J. Smith
    PITCHING
    • WP - D. VerHagen (2)
    • Pitches-Strikes - M. Boyd 98-61, D. VerHagen 21-14, J. Jimenez 22-14, A. Wilson 11-5, S. Greene 17-12
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Boyd 5-4, A. Wilson 1-1
    • Batters Faced - M. Boyd 21, D. VerHagen 5, J. Jimenez 5, A. Wilson 3, S. Greene 4
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    CLE77-56
    0000110013110
    DET58-75
    0000100102120
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    F. Lindor SS40110111.270.328.480.8071.5
    A. Jackson CF-LF40100024.316.380.498.8770.0
    a- L. Chisenhall PH-LF10000010.303.374.574.948-0.5
    J. Ramirez 2B40100004.302.356.529.8852.0
    E. Encarnacion 1B41111012.246.371.492.8645.5
    B. Zimmer CF00000000.247.313.387.7000.0
    C. Santana RF-1B40100000.253.358.462.8192.0
    Y. Diaz DH40100011.250.350.318.6680.5
    B. Guyer LF-RF31100111.238.333.331.6642.5
    R. Perez C00000000.205.295.317.6120.0
    Y. Gomes C30100013.222.305.372.6770.5
    b- A. Almonte PH10000000.221.302.366.6680.0
    E. Gonzalez 3B00000000.256.273.395.6680.0
    G. Urshela 3B30210000.212.255.240.4953.0
    c- J. Bruce PH-RF11100000.261.329.526.8554.0
    Total36311312816-----
    HITTERSAB
    F. Lindor SS4
    A. Jackson CF-LF4
    a- L. Chisenhall PH-LF1
    J. Ramirez 2B4
    E. Encarnacion 1B4
    B. Zimmer CF0
    C. Santana RF-1B4
    Y. Diaz DH4
    B. Guyer LF-RF3
    R. Perez C0
    Y. Gomes C3
    b- A. Almonte PH1
    E. Gonzalez 3B0
    G. Urshela 3B3
    c- J. Bruce PH-RF1
    Total36
    • a-struck out for Jackson in the 9th
    • b-lined out for Gomes in the 9th
    • c-tripled for Urshela in the 9th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    I. Kinsler 2B50000015.238.319.392.711-0.5
    A. Presley RF51200000.295.344.376.7203.0
    M. Cabrera DH50000024.249.335.400.735-1.0
    N. Castellanos 3B40200000.253.309.457.7662.0
    M. Mahtook LF30110021.276.333.457.7912.0
    E. Navarro 1B40000023.000.000.000.000-1.0
    J. McCann C41300011.259.329.445.7743.5
    A. Romine PR00000000.238.300.357.6570.0
    J. Jones CF40100032.167.268.250.518-0.5
    J. Iglesias SS40310001.263.297.376.6745.0
    Total382122001117-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Ramirez (44), C. Santana (31)
      • 3B - J. Bruce
      • HR - E. Encarnacion (32)
      • RBI - F. Lindor (67), E. Encarnacion (79), G. Urshela (9)
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Iglesias (28)
      • RBI - M. Mahtook (32), J. Iglesias (49)
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Mahtook (9), J. Iglesias (24)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - F. Lindor (3)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Carrasco7.06110803.671.1121.0
      B. Shaw (H, 18)0.22110203.291.24-2.0
      C. Allen (W, 2-6) (BS, 4)1.04000102.771.196.5
      J. Smith (S, 1)0.10000003.110.977.0
      Total9.012220110---
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Carrasco7.0
      B. Shaw (H, 18)0.2
      C. Allen (W, 2-6) (BS, 4)1.0
      J. Smith (S, 1)0.1
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Boyd5.05112506.101.719.5
      D. VerHagen1.02110116.351.540.5
      J. Jimenez1.020000010.501.921.0
      A. Wilson1.00000103.621.323.5
      S. Greene (L, 3-3)1.02110102.871.22-4.5
      Total9.01133281---
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Boyd5.0
      D. VerHagen1.0
      J. Jimenez1.0
      A. Wilson1.0
      S. Greene (L, 3-3)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - C. Carrasco (10)
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Carrasco 103-68, B. Shaw 20-12, C. Allen 28-20, J. Smith 3-2
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Carrasco 6-6
      • Batters Faced - C. Carrasco 27, B. Shaw 4, C. Allen 7, J. Smith
      PITCHING
      • WP - D. VerHagen (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Boyd 98-61, D. VerHagen 21-14, J. Jimenez 22-14, A. Wilson 11-5, S. Greene 17-12
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Boyd 5-4, A. Wilson 1-1
      • Batters Faced - M. Boyd 21, D. VerHagen 5, J. Jimenez 5, A. Wilson 3, S. Greene 4
      • 9TH INNING
        Lindor singled to shallow center, Bruce scored32
      • 8TH INNING
        Mahtook reached on an infield single to shortstop, Presley scored, Castellanos to second22
      • 6TH INNING
        Encarnacion homered to left21
      • 5TH INNING
        Iglesias doubled to left center, McCann scored, Jones to third11
        Urshela singled to right, Guyer scored, Gomes to third10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Shane Greene relieved Alex Wilson
        • Abraham Almonte hit for Yan Gomes
        • A. Almonte: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Almonte lined out to shortstop
        • Jay Bruce hit for Giovanny Urshela
        • J. Bruce: Ball, Foul, Foul, Bruce tripled to deep right center
        • F. Lindor: Foul, Lindor singled to shallow center, Bruce scored
        • Lonnie Chisenhall hit for Austin Jackson
        • L. Chisenhall: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Lindor caught stealing, catcher to shortstop, Foul, Strike looking, Chisenhall struck out looking
        • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Erik Gonzalez at third
        • Roberto Perez catching
        • J. McCann: Strike looking, McCann singled to right
        • Andrew Romine ran for James McCann
        • J. Jones: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
        • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Iglesias singled to center, Romine to second
        • I. Kinsler: Foul, Kinsler fouled out to first
        • A. Presley: Ball, Strike swinging, Presley singled to left, Romine to third, Iglesias to second
        • Joe Smith relieved Cody Allen
        • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Ball, Cabrera lined out to shortstop
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Alex Wilson relieved Joe Jimenez
        • C. Santana: Ball, Ball, Santana popped out to shortstop
        • Y. Diaz: Ball, Diaz grounded out to second
        • B. Guyer: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Guyer struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Bryan Shaw relieved Carlos Carrasco
        • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Kinsler struck out on foul tip
        • A. Presley: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Presley singled to right center
        • M. Cabrera: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Cabrera struck out swinging
        • N. Castellanos: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Castellanos singled to right, Presley to third
        • Cody Allen relieved Bryan Shaw
        • M. Mahtook: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Mahtook reached on an infield single to shortstop, Presley scored, Castellanos to second
        • E. Navarro: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Navarro flied out to center
        • End of the 8th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Joe Jimenez relieved Drew VerHagen
        • G. Urshela: Urshela singled to center
        • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Lindor flied out to left
        • A. Jackson: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Jackson flied out to shallow right
        • J. Ramirez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ramirez doubled to right, Urshela to third
        • E. Encarnacion: Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Foul, Encarnacion flied out to right
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Bradley Zimmer in center
        • E. Navarro: Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Navarro struck out looking
        • J. McCann: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, McCann singled to center
        • J. Jones: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
        • J. Iglesias: Foul, Iglesias lined out to shortstop
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • Drew VerHagen relieved Matthew Boyd
        • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Encarnacion homered to left
        • C. Santana: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Santana fouled out to shortstop
        • Y. Diaz: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Diaz singled to right center
        • B. Guyer: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Guyer fouled out to first
        • Y. Gomes: Strike swinging, Ball, Diaz to second on wild pitch, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Gomes struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Carrasco Pitching:
        • A. Presley: Ball, Foul, Presley popped out to shortstop
        • M. Cabrera: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Cabrera lined out to right
        • N. Castellanos: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Castellanos singled to center
        • M. Mahtook: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Mahtook struck out swinging
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • M. Boyd Pitching:
        • Y. Diaz: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Diaz grounded out to pitcher
        • B. Guyer: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Guyer reached on an infield single to second
        • Y. Gomes: Strike swinging, Gomes singled to right, Guyer to second
        • G. Urshela: Urshela singled to right, Guyer scored, Gomes to third
        • F. Lindor: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Lindor walked, Urshela to second
        • A. Jackson: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Jackson struck out swinging
        • J. Ramirez: Ball, Ramirez flied out to shallow right
        • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Carrasco Pitching:
        • M. Mahtook: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Mahtook struck out swinging
        • E. Navarro: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Navarro struck out swinging
        • J. McCann: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, McCann singled to shallow right
        • J. Jones: Jones singled to left, McCann to second
        • J. Iglesias: Ball, Foul, Iglesias doubled to left center, McCann scored, Jones to third
        • I. Kinsler: Ball, Kinsler grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 5th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • M. Boyd Pitching:
        • J. Ramirez: Ball, Strike looking, Ramirez grounded out to third
        • E. Encarnacion: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Encarnacion struck out swinging
        • C. Santana: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Santana grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Carrasco Pitching:
        • A. Presley: Strike looking, Presley grounded out to shortstop
        • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Cabrera struck out swinging
        • N. Castellanos: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Castellanos lined out to center
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • M. Boyd Pitching:
        • G. Urshela: Strike looking, Urshela flied out to center
        • F. Lindor: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Lindor struck out swinging
        • A. Jackson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Jackson struck out looking
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Carrasco Pitching:
        • J. Jones: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
        • J. Iglesias: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Iglesias singled to left
        • I. Kinsler: Kinsler grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Iglesias out at second
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • M. Boyd Pitching:
        • E. Encarnacion: Foul, Ball, Foul, Encarnacion fouled out to first
        • C. Santana: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Santana doubled to left
        • Y. Diaz: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Diaz struck out looking
        • B. Guyer: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Guyer walked
        • Y. Gomes: Ball, Ball, Gomes grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • C. Carrasco Pitching:
        • N. Castellanos: Ball, Ball, Castellanos lined out to center
        • M. Mahtook: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Mahtook hit by pitch
        • E. Navarro: Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Navarro grounded out to shortstop, Mahtook to second
        • J. McCann: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, McCann struck out looking
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • M. Boyd Pitching:
        • F. Lindor: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Lindor popped out to first
        • A. Jackson: Strike looking, Foul, Jackson singled to shallow center
        • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Foul, Ramirez grounded into double play shortstop to first, Jackson out at second
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • C. Carrasco Pitching:
        • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Kinsler grounded out to third
        • A. Presley: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Presley grounded out to second
        • M. Cabrera: Ball, Ball, Ball, Cabrera flied out to deep center
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)