Bauer sharp again as Indians win 12th straight

CHICAGO (AP) It's been nearly two weeks since the Cleveland Indians lost a game.

Trevor Bauer's winning streak dates all the way to July.

Bauer won his eighth decision in a row, and the Indians beat the Chicago White Sox 5-3 on Monday for their 12th straight victory.

Bauer (15-8) gave up two runs on three hits with nine strikeouts and one walk over 6 1/3 innings. A day after tying the major league record with five extra-base hits, including two homers, Jose Ramirez homered again for the Indians, his 23rd of the year .

Carlos Santana added his 22nd home run for the AL Central-leading Indians, who are two shy of the team-record 14 consecutive wins set last season.

''It's been great,'' Bauer said. ''Everyone is playing so well. Staff as a whole, the bullpen, everyone has been hitting. Everyone is having fun. Winning is fun. It is contagious.''

James Shields (2-6) kept the White Sox in the game before taking a line drive by Francisco Mejia off the knee in the top of the seventh. Shields limped off the field and is considered day-to-day.

The veteran right-hander allowed four runs and six hits in 6 1/3 innings, extending his streak to 11 starts without a win.

The 21-year-old Mejia, a top catching prospect, had a run-scoring single in the fourth for his first hit and RBI in his first career start for the Indians.

''He squared up three balls today,'' Indians manager Terry Francona said. ''He's just a good hitter.''

The White Sox also received a shot in the arm from newcomer Rymer Liriano, who drove in all three runs with a two-run homer in the fifth - his first hit with Chicago - and a run-scoring double in the seventh.

The 26-year-old outfielder's only other career home run came with the San Diego Padres in 2014. He hadn't appeared in the major leagues since then until being called up on Saturday.

''We're happy for him,'' White Sox manager Rick Renteria said. ''He has battled through a lot in his career. He had an injury a few years ago that could have put him out of the game. But he has battled through it, and it was nice to have him contribute like he did today.''

Relievers Joe Smith, Tyler Olson and Bryan Shaw set up Cody Allen, who survived two walks to pitch a scoreless ninth for his 24th save in 28 chances.

TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE

Bauer and White Sox OF Avisail Garcia exchanged words throughout a fourth-inning at-bat that ended with Garcia striking out.

''He likes to run his mouth,'' Bauer said. ''Starts sitting there talking like, `They don't throw me fastballs. All they do is throw me breaking balls.' He's said it before. I'm not sure he knows that the rules of this game say you can throw whatever pitch you want.

''I threw him a first-pitch slider. He fouled it off, stared right at me. Said something and he's nodding like `I'm right on you.' So I told him if you're that confident step back in the box. And then he fouled off another one he should have hit, that was right down the middle and he missed it. And he looked at me and started nodding again.

''So I threw him a curveball and he swung and missed so I decided to remind him of the rules of the game, three strikes you're out and you can go sit back in the dugout. To his credit, he took it like a champ, he put his head down, he shut his mouth and walked back to the dugout. Good for him.''

Renteria called the exchange ''harmless.''

''It's a nice competitive gesture between two guys that are competing against each other,'' Renteria said. ''They're both trying to do their best. It's a little give and take for both of them and I'm sure they respect each other. In a competitive battle, sometimes you chirp.''

TURNABOUT

A day after Ramirez hit two home runs that bounced off the gloves of Detroit Tigers outfielders, White Sox CF Adam Engel robbed Austin Jackson of a home run with a leaping catch over the center-field wall.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Indians: OF Bradley Zimmer is going through the concussion protocol after banging his head attempting to make a diving catch during Saturday's win at Detroit. Manager Terry Francona said the club's medical staff is not certain Zimmer suffered a concussion but wants to be cautious. He could be cleared to play Tuesday. ... OF Jay Bruce (sore neck) was out of the lineup for a third straight game.

White Sox: IF Yoan Moncada (shin contusion) and OF/IF Nicky Delmonico are both ''pretty close'' to returning from the 10-day disabled list, Renteria said. Both rookies went through full workouts with the team before the game.

UP NEXT

RHP Danny Salazar (5-6, 4.30 ERA) will face White Sox LHP David Holmberg (2-3, 3.55 ERA) in the second game of the four-game series. Holmberg will make his first start since June 26. He's 1-2 with a 3.86 ERA as a starter. Salazar was tagged for six runs on 12 hits in 4 2/3 innings in his last start on Aug. 20 against Kansas City.

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  • W: T. Bauer (15-8)L: J. Shields (2-6)S: C. Allen (24)
  • HR: CLE - C. Santana (22), J. Ramirez (23), CHW - R. Liriano (1)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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F. Lindor SS40210101.271.329.481.8104.0
A. Jackson CF50000013.311.372.484.856-0.5
J. Ramirez 2B31111100.310.363.558.9217.0
L. Chisenhall RF30000121.302.377.568.945-1.0
C. Santana 1B42211011.255.360.465.8257.5
Y. Diaz 3B31100001.263.368.333.7013.0
G. Urshela 3B10100000.228.273.272.5451.0
A. Almonte LF31000103.226.306.368.6742.0
F. Mejia DH40110002.167.167.167.3332.0
R. Perez C40210022.224.310.362.6724.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    A. Hanson 2B40000011.223.257.352.610-0.5
    Y. Sanchez 3B20000000.264.318.397.7152.0
    J. Abreu DH40100002.300.353.538.8911.0
    A. Garcia RF30000122.322.372.492.8640.0
    M. Davidson 1B40100021.228.271.475.7460.0
    O. Narvaez C30000101.268.371.332.7031.0
    T. Anderson SS42200012.245.264.396.6603.5
    R. Liriano LF31231111.200.273.600.87310.5
    A. Engel CF30000021.170.249.284.533-1.0
    a- R. Brantly PH10000012.125.222.125.347-0.5
    • a-struck out for Engel in the 9th
    BATTING
    • 2B - Y. Diaz (5), R. Perez 2 (12)
    • HR - J. Ramirez (23), C. Santana (22)
    • RBI - F. Lindor (70), J. Ramirez (67), C. Santana (73), F. Mejia, R. Perez (32)
    • 2-Out RBI - F. Lindor (17), F. Mejia, R. Perez (12)
    BATTING
    • 2B - R. Liriano
    • HR - R. Liriano
    • RBI - R. Liriano 3 (3)
    BASERUNNING
    • CS - L. Chisenhall (2)
    FIELDING
    • DP - F. Lindor, J. Ramirez, C. Santana, Y. Diaz
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - A. Garcia (9)
    • DP - Y. Sanchez, A. Hanson
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    T. Bauer (W, 15-8)6.13221914.391.4026.5
    J. Smith (H, 17)0.12110003.281.01-3.0
    T. Olson (H, 3)0.10000000.001.220.0
    B. Shaw (H, 19)1.01000003.341.252.0
    C. Allen (S, 24)1.00002102.701.228.5
    PITCHERSIP
    T. Bauer (W, 15-8)6.1
    J. Smith (H, 17)0.1
    T. Olson (H, 3)0.1
    B. Shaw (H, 19)1.0
    C. Allen (S, 24)1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Shields (L, 2-6)6.16442515.721.523.5
    J. Petricka0.21000107.011.75-0.5
    C. Beck1.02111016.461.64-1.0
    D. Covey1.01001008.411.831.0
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Shields (L, 2-6)6.1
    J. Petricka0.2
    C. Beck1.0
    D. Covey1.0
    PITCHING
    • HBP - T. Bauer 2 (5)
    • Pitches-Strikes - T. Bauer 97-59, J. Smith 9-6, T. Olson 3-3, B. Shaw 8-6, C. Allen 23-10
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Bauer 4-5, J. Smith 1-0, T. Olson 1-0, B. Shaw 2-0, C. Allen 1-1
    • Batters Faced - T. Bauer 24, J. Smith 3, T. Olson, B. Shaw 3, C. Allen 5
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Shields 102-63, J. Petricka 15-10, C. Beck 23-15, D. Covey 16-8
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Shields 8-5, J. Petricka 1-0, D. Covey 2-0
    • Batters Faced - J. Shields 26, J. Petricka 3, C. Beck 5, D. Covey 4
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    0201001105100
    White SoxCHW54-82
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    F. Lindor SS40210101.271.329.481.8104.0
    A. Jackson CF50000013.311.372.484.856-0.5
    J. Ramirez 2B31111100.310.363.558.9217.0
    L. Chisenhall RF30000121.302.377.568.945-1.0
    C. Santana 1B42211011.255.360.465.8257.5
    Y. Diaz 3B31100001.263.368.333.7013.0
    G. Urshela 3B10100000.228.273.272.5451.0
    A. Almonte LF31000103.226.306.368.6742.0
    F. Mejia DH40110002.167.167.167.3332.0
    R. Perez C40210022.224.310.362.6724.0
    Total34510524614-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      A. Hanson 2B40000011.223.257.352.610-0.5
      Y. Sanchez 3B20000000.264.318.397.7152.0
      J. Abreu DH40100002.300.353.538.8911.0
      A. Garcia RF30000122.322.372.492.8640.0
      M. Davidson 1B40100021.228.271.475.7460.0
      O. Narvaez C30000101.268.371.332.7031.0
      T. Anderson SS42200012.245.264.396.6603.5
      R. Liriano LF31231111.200.273.600.87310.5
      A. Engel CF30000021.170.249.284.533-1.0
      a- R. Brantly PH10000012.125.222.125.347-0.5
      Total31363131013-----
      • a-struck out for Engel in the 9th
      BATTING
      • 2B - Y. Diaz (5), R. Perez 2 (12)
      • HR - J. Ramirez (23), C. Santana (22)
      • RBI - F. Lindor (70), J. Ramirez (67), C. Santana (73), F. Mejia, R. Perez (32)
      • 2-Out RBI - F. Lindor (17), F. Mejia, R. Perez (12)
      BATTING
      • 2B - R. Liriano
      • HR - R. Liriano
      • RBI - R. Liriano 3 (3)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - L. Chisenhall (2)
      FIELDING
      • DP - F. Lindor, J. Ramirez, C. Santana, Y. Diaz
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - A. Garcia (9)
      • DP - Y. Sanchez, A. Hanson
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      T. Bauer (W, 15-8)6.13221914.391.4026.5
      J. Smith (H, 17)0.12110003.281.01-3.0
      T. Olson (H, 3)0.10000000.001.220.0
      B. Shaw (H, 19)1.01000003.341.252.0
      C. Allen (S, 24)1.00002102.701.228.5
      Total9.06333101---
      PITCHERSIP
      T. Bauer (W, 15-8)6.1
      J. Smith (H, 17)0.1
      T. Olson (H, 3)0.1
      B. Shaw (H, 19)1.0
      C. Allen (S, 24)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Shields (L, 2-6)6.16442515.721.523.5
      J. Petricka0.21000107.011.75-0.5
      C. Beck1.02111016.461.64-1.0
      D. Covey1.01001008.411.831.0
      Total9.01055462---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Shields (L, 2-6)6.1
      J. Petricka0.2
      C. Beck1.0
      D. Covey1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - T. Bauer 2 (5)
      • Pitches-Strikes - T. Bauer 97-59, J. Smith 9-6, T. Olson 3-3, B. Shaw 8-6, C. Allen 23-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Bauer 4-5, J. Smith 1-0, T. Olson 1-0, B. Shaw 2-0, C. Allen 1-1
      • Batters Faced - T. Bauer 24, J. Smith 3, T. Olson, B. Shaw 3, C. Allen 5
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Shields 102-63, J. Petricka 15-10, C. Beck 23-15, D. Covey 16-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Shields 8-5, J. Petricka 1-0, D. Covey 2-0
      • Batters Faced - J. Shields 26, J. Petricka 3, C. Beck 5, D. Covey 4
      • 8TH INNING
        Ramirez homered to right53
      • 7TH INNING
        Liriano doubled to deep right, Anderson scored43
        Lindor singled to right, Almonte scored42
      • 5TH INNING
        Liriano homered to center, Anderson scored32
      • 4TH INNING
        Mejia singled to center, Santana scored, Mejia to second30
      • 2ND INNING
        Perez doubled to deep left, Diaz scored20
        Santana homered to right center10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Dylan Covey relieved Chris Beck
        • F. Mejia: Ball, Ball, Mejia grounded out to second
        • R. Perez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Perez doubled to deep right
        • F. Lindor: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Lindor walked
        • A. Jackson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Jackson reached on a double play third to second, Perez out at third, Lindor out at second
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Cody Allen relieved Bryan Shaw
        • M. Davidson: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Davidson flied out to deep left
        • O. Narvaez: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Narvaez walked
        • T. Anderson: Ball, Foul, Ball, Anderson reached on fielder's choice to third, Narvaez out at second
        • R. Liriano: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Liriano walked, Anderson to second
        • Rob Brantly hit for Adam Engel
        • R. Brantly: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Brantly struck out swinging
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Chris Beck relieved Jake Petricka
        • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ramirez homered to right
        • L. Chisenhall: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Chisenhall walked
        • C. Santana: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Santana fouled out to catcher
        • G. Urshela: Chisenhall picked off at second, pitcher to first, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Urshela singled to center
        • A. Almonte: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Almonte flied out to left
        • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Bryan Shaw relieved Tyler Olson
        • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Sanchez grounded out to first
        • J. Abreu: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Abreu singled to right
        • A. Garcia: Garcia grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Abreu out at second
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • J. Petricka Pitching:
        • R. Perez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Perez struck out swinging
        • F. Lindor: Ball, Foul, Foul, Lindor singled to right, Almonte scored
        • A. Jackson: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Jackson grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 7th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Giovanny Urshela at third
        • O. Narvaez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Narvaez grounded out to first
        • Joe Smith relieved Trevor Bauer
        • T. Anderson: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Anderson singled to left
        • R. Liriano: Liriano doubled to deep right, Anderson scored
        • A. Engel: Engel grounded out to second
        • Tyler Olson relieved Joe Smith
        • A. Hanson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Hanson grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • J. Shields Pitching:
        • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Lindor singled to right, Lindor out at second
        • A. Jackson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Jackson flied out to deep center
        • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ramirez lined out to second
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • T. Bauer Pitching:
        • O. Narvaez: Ball, Narvaez popped out to shortstop
        • T. Anderson: Anderson singled to left
        • R. Liriano: Liriano homered to center, Anderson scored
        • A. Engel: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Hanson flied out to right
        • End of the 5th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • J. Shields Pitching:
        • C. Santana: Ball, Santana singled to center
        • Y. Diaz: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Diaz lined out to shortstop
        • A. Almonte: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Almonte grounded out to first, Santana to second
        • F. Mejia: Ball, Mejia singled to center, Santana scored, Mejia to second
        • R. Perez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Perez struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. Bauer Pitching:
        • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Ball, Abreu grounded out to shortstop
        • A. Garcia: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
        • M. Davidson: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Davidson struck out looking
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • J. Shields Pitching:
        • A. Jackson: Jackson grounded out to second
        • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ramirez grounded out to pitcher
        • L. Chisenhall: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Chisenhall struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. Bauer Pitching:
        • A. Engel: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Engel struck out looking
        • A. Hanson: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Hanson struck out looking
        • Y. Sanchez: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Sanchez flied out to deep left
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • J. Shields Pitching:
        • C. Santana: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Santana homered to right center
        • Y. Diaz: Strike looking, Diaz doubled to deep right center
        • A. Almonte: Foul, Foul, Almonte flied out to right
        • F. Mejia: Ball, Ball, Mejia grounded out to second, Diaz to third
        • R. Perez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Perez doubled to deep left, Diaz scored
        • F. Lindor: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Lindor grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 2nd (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. Bauer Pitching:
        • M. Davidson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Davidson singled to center
        • O. Narvaez: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Narvaez lined out to center
        • T. Anderson: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
        • R. Liriano: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Liriano struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • J. Shields Pitching:
        • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Lindor grounded out to shortstop
        • A. Jackson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Jackson struck out looking
        • J. Ramirez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ramirez walked
        • L. Chisenhall: Chisenhall flied out to left
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. Bauer Pitching:
        • A. Hanson: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Hanson grounded out to second
        • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Sanchez hit by pitch
        • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Abreu popped out to third
        • A. Garcia: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)