Bauer blasts new MLB rules following 1-0 loss to Royals

CLEVELAND (AP) Trevor Bauer felt the rules beat him before the Royals did.

Bauer allowed Lucas Duda's homer on his first pitch in the seventh inning for the game's only run and Ian Kennedy pitched six shutout innings, leading Kansas City to a 1-0 win over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday in frigid, football-like weather conditions.

Duda's shot off Bauer (0-1) was one of only three hits by Kansas City and a rare highlight as the teams survived nine innings with the temperature hovering around freezing.

But afterward, Bauer complained that he didn't have enough time to warm up following the sixth inning. In an attempt to speed up play this season, Major League Baseball has cut the time between innings from 2 minutes, 25 seconds to 2:05.

''First pitch of the inning, coming out, I tried to get loose, but with the new (Commissioner) Rob Manfred time (nonsense) we have only a certain amount of time between innings, it's hard to get loose sometimes, especially in conditions like that. It's not safe, but, whatever.''

Bauer said at one point plate umpire Will Little told him to speed up and he refused.

''I was like, `Look, I'll take the fine if I need to, but I'm not going to put myself at risk and I'm not going to put the team at risk of me having exactly what happened happen,''' Bauer said. ''Throw a pitch that you're not ready to compete on because you're still trying to get loose and it gets hit over the fence and we lose because of it - not because of it, but it was a contributing factor.''

Bauer said the elements - temperatures were in the low 30s - made everything difficult.

''Since I don't cheat like a lot of guys and put stuff on my hand, just grab the ball and throw it, my pitches were somewhat inconsistent,'' said Bauer, who allowed only three hits in eight innings. ''It's like a cue ball. It slips out of your hand. But, it is what it is. It's worse for the hitters. I was looking forward to it. I thought I pitched pretty well overall.''

So did Kennedy (1-0), who allowed four hits, walked none and struck out eight. The right-hander was only in trouble once, but worked out of the sixth-inning jam. Blaine Boyer and Justin Grimm pitched an inning apiece before closer Kelvin Herrera worked a perfect ninth for his second save.

The temperature for the first pitch was 34, one degree above the coldest start to a game in the 25-year history of Progressive Field. Players on both teams bundled up, with several wearing hoods under their caps to try and stay warm.

''The ball feels like it's an ice cube when it gets thrown to you,'' Kennedy said. ''For me it was probably my body, trying to keep it warm. You start to get a little cold at the end of the game. Your flexibility starts to die down a little bit. That was the main thing, heat packs, anything to stay warm.''

The Indians came in with an AL-low .157 batting average and stayed as chilly at the plate as this unseasonably cold April. Cleveland hasn't scored in 17 innings.

Limited to one hit through six innings by Bauer, the Royals got the one run they needed on Duda's second homer, a rocket into the seats in right.

Duda jumped on Bauer's 90 mph fastball and drove it over the wall for Kansas City's first run since the Royals scored two in the first inning Friday. Duda has both of Kansas City's homers this season.

CHISENHALL HURT

Indians right fielder Lonnie Chisenhall is likely headed to the disabled list with a right calf injury. He got hurt while making a running catch in the first and was lifted for a pinch-hitter in the second.

Chisenhall missed nearly two months last season with a strained right calf.

Manager Terry Francona indicated Tyler Naquin will be recalled from Triple-A Columbus. He was optioned to the minors Friday when Brantley was activated.

K FOR KENNEDY

Kennedy has struck at least one batter in each of his 271 career appearances. He's tied with Boston's David Price for the longest such streak among active pitchers.

STRIKE UP THE BAND

Indians DH Yonder Alonso got an early birthday present as his family and a few teammates arranged for a mariachi band to play in the clubhouse before the game. Alonso, who turns 31 on Sunday, even busted out some dance moves while being serenaded.

''They didn't make me dance, but I just can't help it,'' Alonso said. ''I'm from Miami. I'm a Cuban guy. So, it's just kind of in the blood.''

UP NEXT

Cleveland's Mike Clevinger is 3-0 with a 2.42 ERA in four career starts against the Royals, who will go with right-hander Jason Hammel in the series finale. Hammel went 3-2 in five starts against the Indians last season.

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  • W: I. Kennedy (1-0)L: T. Bauer (0-1)S: K. Herrera (2)
  • HR: KC - L. Duda (2)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Jay LF40000001.273.385.273.6570.0
W. Merrifield RF40000020.217.280.261.541-1.0
M. Moustakas 3B40000010.174.240.304.544-0.5
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C. Cuthbert 1B40000010.222.286.278.563-0.5
R. Goins 2B30100010.250.250.250.5000.5
A. Escobar SS30100011.200.238.350.5882.5
A. Gordon CF20000101.150.190.200.3903.0
D. Butera C20000112.214.250.286.5360.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    F. Lindor SS40200011.212.297.242.5403.5
    J. Kipnis 2B40000013.133.235.167.402-0.5
    J. Ramirez 3B40000011.067.200.167.367-0.5
    M. Brantley LF40000011.125.125.125.250-0.5
    E. Encarnacion DH40200010.222.344.556.8991.5
    Y. Alonso 1B40000022.167.242.400.642-1.0
    L. Chisenhall RF0000-000.235.381.294.000-
    a- R. Davis PH-RF30100011.231.286.308.5932.5
    R. Perez C20000110.000.182.000.1820.5
    B. Zimmer CF30100012.167.167.167.3330.5
    • a-struck out for Chisenhall in the 4th
    BATTING
    • HR - L. Duda (2)
    • RBI - L. Duda (7)
    BATTING
    • 2B - F. Lindor
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - A. Escobar, A. Gordon
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - F. Lindor (3), R. Davis (3)
    • CS - F. Lindor
    FIELDING
    • E - D. Butera
    FIELDING
    • E - R. Perez
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    I. Kennedy (W, 1-0)6.04000800.750.8328.0
    B. Boyer (H, 1)1.010011012.002.331.5
    J. Grimm (H, 3)1.01000002.700.902.0
    K. Herrera (S, 2)1.00000100.000.3010.5
    PITCHERSIP
    I. Kennedy (W, 1-0)6.0
    B. Boyer (H, 1)1.0
    J. Grimm (H, 3)1.0
    K. Herrera (S, 2)1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    T. Bauer (L, 0-1)8.03112712.081.0019.5
    T. Olson1.00000205.400.604.0
    PITCHERSIP
    T. Bauer (L, 0-1)8.0
    T. Olson1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - I. Kennedy 101-75, B. Boyer 20-12, J. Grimm 8-6, K. Herrera 9-7
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - I. Kennedy 3-7, J. Grimm 1-1, K. Herrera 1-1
    • Batters Faced - I. Kennedy 22, B. Boyer 5, J. Grimm 3, K. Herrera 3
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - T. Bauer 100-67, T. Olson 11-8
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Bauer 7-10, T. Olson 1-0
    • Batters Faced - T. Bauer 29, T. Olson 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    J. Jay LF40000001.273.385.273.6570.0
    W. Merrifield RF40000020.217.280.261.541-1.0
    M. Moustakas 3B40000010.174.240.304.544-0.5
    L. Duda DH41111020.222.263.556.8195.0
    C. Cuthbert 1B40000010.222.286.278.563-0.5
    R. Goins 2B30100010.250.250.250.5000.5
    A. Escobar SS30100011.200.238.350.5882.5
    A. Gordon CF20000101.150.190.200.3903.0
    D. Butera C20000112.214.250.286.5360.5
    Total301311295-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      F. Lindor SS40200011.212.297.242.5403.5
      J. Kipnis 2B40000013.133.235.167.402-0.5
      J. Ramirez 3B40000011.067.200.167.367-0.5
      M. Brantley LF40000011.125.125.125.250-0.5
      E. Encarnacion DH40200010.222.344.556.8991.5
      Y. Alonso 1B40000022.167.242.400.642-1.0
      L. Chisenhall RF0000-000.235.381.294.000-
      a- R. Davis PH-RF30100011.231.286.308.5932.5
      R. Perez C20000110.000.182.000.1820.5
      B. Zimmer CF30100012.167.167.167.3330.5
      Total32060011011-----
      • a-struck out for Chisenhall in the 4th
      BATTING
      • HR - L. Duda (2)
      • RBI - L. Duda (7)
      BATTING
      • 2B - F. Lindor
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - A. Escobar, A. Gordon
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - F. Lindor (3), R. Davis (3)
      • CS - F. Lindor
      FIELDING
      • E - D. Butera
      FIELDING
      • E - R. Perez
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      I. Kennedy (W, 1-0)6.04000800.750.8328.0
      B. Boyer (H, 1)1.010011012.002.331.5
      J. Grimm (H, 3)1.01000002.700.902.0
      K. Herrera (S, 2)1.00000100.000.3010.5
      Total9.06001100---
      PITCHERSIP
      I. Kennedy (W, 1-0)6.0
      B. Boyer (H, 1)1.0
      J. Grimm (H, 3)1.0
      K. Herrera (S, 2)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      T. Bauer (L, 0-1)8.03112712.081.0019.5
      T. Olson1.00000205.400.604.0
      Total9.0311291---
      PITCHERSIP
      T. Bauer (L, 0-1)8.0
      T. Olson1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - I. Kennedy 101-75, B. Boyer 20-12, J. Grimm 8-6, K. Herrera 9-7
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - I. Kennedy 3-7, J. Grimm 1-1, K. Herrera 1-1
      • Batters Faced - I. Kennedy 22, B. Boyer 5, J. Grimm 3, K. Herrera 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - T. Bauer 100-67, T. Olson 11-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Bauer 7-10, T. Olson 1-0
      • Batters Faced - T. Bauer 29, T. Olson 3
      • 7TH INNING
        Duda homered to right10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Tyler Olson relieved Trevor Bauer
        • M. Moustakas: Moustakas grounded out to first
        • L. Duda: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Duda struck out swinging
        • C. Cuthbert: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Cuthbert struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Kelvin Herrera relieved Justin Grimm
        • M. Brantley: Ball, Brantley lined out to center
        • E. Encarnacion: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Encarnacion struck out swinging
        • Y. Alonso: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Alonso grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • T. Bauer Pitching:
        • D. Butera: Butera flied out to deep right
        • J. Jay: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Jay grounded out to third
        • W. Merrifield: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Merrifield struck out looking
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Justin Grimm relieved Blaine Boyer
        • F. Lindor: Ball, Lindor singled to right
        • J. Kipnis: Strike looking, Kipnis lined out to left
        • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Lindor caught stealing, catcher to shortstop, Strike swinging, Ramirez grounded out to second
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • T. Bauer Pitching:
        • L. Duda: Duda homered to right
        • C. Cuthbert: Ball, Foul, Ball, Cuthbert grounded out to pitcher
        • R. Goins: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Goins singled to center
        • A. Escobar: Strike looking,
        • A. Gordon: Ball, Foul, Gordon flied out to center
        • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Blaine Boyer relieved Ian Kennedy
        • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Encarnacion flied out to left
        • Y. Alonso: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Alonso struck out swinging
        • R. Davis: Strike looking, Strike looking, Davis singled to right
        • R. Perez: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Davis stole second, Davis to third on catcher Butera fielding error, Foul, Ball, Ball, Perez walked
        • B. Zimmer: Zimmer lined out to first
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
      • 6TH INNING
        • T. Bauer Pitching:
        • J. Jay: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Jay grounded out to second
        • W. Merrifield: Strike looking, Merrifield grounded out to shortstop
        • M. Moustakas: Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Moustakas struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • I. Kennedy Pitching:
        • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Foul, Lindor doubled to left center
        • J. Kipnis: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Kipnis struck out swinging
        • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Lindor stole third, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ramirez struck out swinging
        • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Foul, Brantley flied out to center
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • T. Bauer Pitching:
        • C. Cuthbert: Ball, Strike swinging, Cuthbert lined out to right
        • R. Goins: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Goins struck out swinging
        • A. Escobar: Escobar singled to right
        • A. Gordon: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Escobar to third on catcher Perez fielding error, Escobar stole second, Escobar to third on catcher Perez fielding error, Foul, Ball, Ball, Gordon walked
        • D. Butera: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gordon stole second, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Butera struck out looking
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
        • I. Kennedy Pitching:
        • R. Davis: Foul, Foul, Davis grounded out to second
        • R. Perez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Perez struck out swinging
        • B. Zimmer: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Zimmer struck out swinging
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • T. Bauer Pitching:
        • W. Merrifield: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Merrifield struck out swinging
        • M. Moustakas: Ball, Moustakas lined out to first
        • L. Duda: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Duda struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • I. Kennedy Pitching:
        • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ramirez grounded out to second
        • M. Brantley: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Brantley struck out looking
        • E. Encarnacion: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Encarnacion singled to left
        • Y. Alonso: Alonso lined out to right
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • T. Bauer Pitching:
        • A. Escobar: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Escobar struck out swinging
        • A. Gordon: Strike looking, Gordon grounded out to third
        • D. Butera: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Butera walked
        • J. Jay: Jay flied out to center
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • I. Kennedy Pitching:
        • R. Perez: Foul, Ball, Ball, Perez flied out to deep center
        • B. Zimmer: Strike looking, Zimmer singled to right
        • F. Lindor: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Lindor reached on fielder's choice to second, Zimmer out at second
        • J. Kipnis: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Kipnis flied out to center
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • T. Bauer Pitching:
        • L. Duda: Ball, Duda popped out to pitcher
        • C. Cuthbert: Ball, Cuthbert lined out to right
        • R. Goins: Ball, Ball, Goins fouled out to third
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • I. Kennedy Pitching:
        • M. Brantley: Ball, Strike looking, Brantley lined out to left
        • E. Encarnacion: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Encarnacion singled to center
        • Y. Alonso: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Alonso struck out swinging
        • Rajai Davis hit for Lonnie Chisenhall
        • R. Davis: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • T. Bauer Pitching:
        • J. Jay: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Jay grounded out to second
        • W. Merrifield: Ball, Ball, Foul, Merrifield lined out to right
        • M. Moustakas: Strike looking, Ball, Moustakas flied out to deep right
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • I. Kennedy Pitching:
        • F. Lindor: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Lindor struck out swinging
        • J. Kipnis: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Kipnis flied out to right
        • J. Ramirez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ramirez popped out to shortstop
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)