Lindor drives in 3 runs, Indians top Tigers 9-3

CLEVELAND (AP) Francisco Lindor sparked Cleveland's slumbering offense with one big swing. Then he kept going.

Lindor hit his fourth career leadoff homer, drove in three runs and scored three times, and the Indians beat Detroit 9-3 on Thursday night for their 11th consecutive victory against the Tigers.

Jose Ramirez also homered for the Indians, who own the worst team batting average in the majors at .189. Jason Kipnis and Bradley Zimmer had three hits apiece.

Cleveland set season high for runs and hits with 15 while finishing off a four-game series sweep.

''I don't care how hard you work and how tough you are mentally, whenever you have results, it helps,'' said Lindor, who entered the night hitting .184 with one RBI. ''This is huge. It's huge. It puts a smile on everyone's faces. I'm happy we finally gave some runs to the pitching staff.''

Trevor Bauer (1-1) tossed seven innings of two-run ball in his first win over Detroit since May 5, 2016. The right-hander was handed a 6-0 lead in the second inning.

''We all know this offense is going to hit because there is way too much talent for it to struggle all season,'' Bauer said. ''I joked the other night that we're going to have to find a way to win a game that we get no-hit in, but I think it's a testament to the team that it's even a possibility.

''It's a team game, so if you win 1-0 or 10-9, it doesn't matter, but it was nice pitching from ahead and having a comfortable lead.''

Lindor began his night with a nine-pitch at-bat against Michael Fulmer (1-2), resulting in his drive into the bleachers in left field. He added a two-run double in the second.

Michael Brantley also had two hits for the Indians. Kipnis drove in two runs and Zimmer robbed Dixon Machado of an extra-base hit with a diving catch in center field.

''It all got started because Frankie had a terrific at-bat to start the game,'' Indians manager Terry Francona said. ''That's a good way for us to start and a tough way for a pitcher to start, and we faced a really good pitcher tonight.''

Leonys Martin posted his second consecutive three-hit game and scored twice for the Tigers, who have lost 17 of their last 22 games at Progressive Field. Nicholas Castellanos delivered a pair of RBI singles.

The Tigers committed three errors in the first four innings, compounding a poor outing by Fulmer. The right-hander was charged with a career-high nine runs, six earned, in three-plus innings.

''My command wasn't there and they were hitting everything,'' Fulmer said. ''No matter where I threw it - mistakes, good pitches - they were all hitting the ball pretty hard.''

Tigers right-hander Jordan Zimmermann was in uniform, one day after being struck on the right jaw by a Kipnis line drive. The 31-year-old said he does not have a headache and expects to make his next start Tuesday against Baltimore.

Detroit pitching coach Chris Bosio, who fell ill during the series opener, will be away from the team for several weeks with an undisclosed medical condition.

The first-pitch temperature was 74 degrees, more than doubling the 33-degree conditions that the teams played in Monday.

MAKING HISTORY

Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera singled in the seventh, tying Hall of Famer Jimmie Foxx for 78th place with 2,646 career hits. Next up for Cabrera, who went 4 of 23 on Detroit's seven-game road trip, is Ted Williams with 2,654.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Indians: LHP Ryan Merritt (left knee sprain) and 3B Gio Urshela (right hamstring strain), who have been on the disabled list since March 29, both played in an extended spring training game in Arizona.

UP NEXT

Tigers: RHP Mike Fiers (1-0, 0.00 ERA) takes on Yankees LHP Jordan Montgomery (0-0, 4.82 ERA) in the opener of a three-game series at Comerica Park.

Indians: RHP Mike Clevinger (1-0, 0.71 ERA), who has never started a game against Toronto, challenges Blue Jays RHP Marcus Stroman (0-1, 8.38 ERA).

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  • W: T. Bauer (1-1)L: M. Fulmer (1-2)
  • HR: CLE - F. Lindor (1), J. Ramirez (3)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
L. Martin CF52300002.295.380.432.8126.0
J. Candelario 3B50000025.200.298.320.618-1.0
M. Cabrera 1B30100111.227.300.364.6641.5
N. Goodrum PR-1B10000000.208.269.375.6440.0
N. Castellanos RF50220002.286.352.408.7604.0
V. Martinez DH50100015.235.325.294.6190.5
J. Hicks C41100021.111.200.222.4222.0
J. Jones LF30000111.231.444.231.6750.5
J. Iglesias SS30000002.057.175.086.2611.0
D. Machado 2B40110004.233.267.395.6623.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    F. Lindor SS43231002.208.276.321.59713.0
    J. Kipnis 2B41320001.160.236.220.4567.0
    E. Gonzalez PR-2B10000000.000.143.000.1430.0
    J. Ramirez 3B51121005.152.291.348.6397.0
    M. Brantley LF40210000.286.348.333.6814.0
    B. Guyer PR-LF10000000.136.136.227.3640.0
    E. Encarnacion DH30000112.136.255.341.5960.5
    a- R. Davis PH-DH10100000.238.273.333.6061.0
    Y. Alonso 1B50100015.186.286.349.6350.5
    R. Perez C41100015.200.333.400.7331.5
    T. Naquin RF42100012.238.304.381.6852.5
    B. Zimmer CF41300012.250.289.333.6233.5
    • a-singled for Encarnacion in the 8th
    BATTING
    • 2B - L. Martin (3), J. Hicks, D. Machado (7)
    • RBI - N. Castellanos 2 (5), D. Machado (8)
    • 2-Out RBI - N. Castellanos 2 (3)
    BATTING
    • 2B - F. Lindor (3), J. Kipnis (3), M. Brantley
    • HR - F. Lindor, J. Ramirez (3)
    • RBI - F. Lindor 3 (4), J. Kipnis 2 (3), J. Ramirez 2 (7), M. Brantley (4)
    • 2-Out RBI - J. Ramirez 2 (3)
    FIELDING
    • E - J. Candelario (3), J. Hicks, D. Machado (2)
    FIELDING
    • E - E. Gonzalez, F. Lindor
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    M. Fulmer (L, 1-2)3.08960223.861.41-9.0
    C. Bell4.06001300.001.756.5
    J. Jimenez1.01000000.000.792.0
    PITCHERSIP
    M. Fulmer (L, 1-2)3.0
    C. Bell4.0
    J. Jimenez1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    T. Bauer (W, 1-1)7.07222702.251.1023.5
    N. Goody1.02110001.591.060.0
    M. Belisle1.00000000.000.253.0
    PITCHERSIP
    T. Bauer (W, 1-1)7.0
    N. Goody1.0
    M. Belisle1.0
    PITCHING
    • IBB - C. Bell
    • HBP - M. Fulmer (2)
    • Pitches-Strikes - M. Fulmer 72-46, C. Bell 57-37, J. Jimenez 17-12
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Fulmer 8-1, C. Bell 5-3, J. Jimenez 1-2
    • Batters Faced - M. Fulmer 20, C. Bell 18, J. Jimenez 4
    PITCHING
    • HBP - T. Bauer (2)
    • Pitches-Strikes - T. Bauer 105-74, N. Goody 27-18, M. Belisle 11-7
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Bauer 7-8, N. Goody 2-2, M. Belisle 2-1
    • Batters Faced - T. Bauer 32, N. Goody 6, M. Belisle 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    L. Martin CF52300002.295.380.432.8126.0
    J. Candelario 3B50000025.200.298.320.618-1.0
    M. Cabrera 1B30100111.227.300.364.6641.5
    N. Goodrum PR-1B10000000.208.269.375.6440.0
    N. Castellanos RF50220002.286.352.408.7604.0
    V. Martinez DH50100015.235.325.294.6190.5
    J. Hicks C41100021.111.200.222.4222.0
    J. Jones LF30000111.231.444.231.6750.5
    J. Iglesias SS30000002.057.175.086.2611.0
    D. Machado 2B40110004.233.267.395.6623.0
    Total3839302723-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      F. Lindor SS43231002.208.276.321.59713.0
      J. Kipnis 2B41320001.160.236.220.4567.0
      E. Gonzalez PR-2B10000000.000.143.000.1430.0
      J. Ramirez 3B51121005.152.291.348.6397.0
      M. Brantley LF40210000.286.348.333.6814.0
      B. Guyer PR-LF10000000.136.136.227.3640.0
      E. Encarnacion DH30000112.136.255.341.5960.5
      a- R. Davis PH-DH10100000.238.273.333.6061.0
      Y. Alonso 1B50100015.186.286.349.6350.5
      R. Perez C41100015.200.333.400.7331.5
      T. Naquin RF42100012.238.304.381.6852.5
      B. Zimmer CF41300012.250.289.333.6233.5
      Total40915821524-----
      • a-singled for Encarnacion in the 8th
      BATTING
      • 2B - L. Martin (3), J. Hicks, D. Machado (7)
      • RBI - N. Castellanos 2 (5), D. Machado (8)
      • 2-Out RBI - N. Castellanos 2 (3)
      BATTING
      • 2B - F. Lindor (3), J. Kipnis (3), M. Brantley
      • HR - F. Lindor, J. Ramirez (3)
      • RBI - F. Lindor 3 (4), J. Kipnis 2 (3), J. Ramirez 2 (7), M. Brantley (4)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Ramirez 2 (3)
      FIELDING
      • E - J. Candelario (3), J. Hicks, D. Machado (2)
      FIELDING
      • E - E. Gonzalez, F. Lindor
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Fulmer (L, 1-2)3.08960223.861.41-9.0
      C. Bell4.06001300.001.756.5
      J. Jimenez1.01000000.000.792.0
      Total8.01596152---
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Fulmer (L, 1-2)3.0
      C. Bell4.0
      J. Jimenez1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      T. Bauer (W, 1-1)7.07222702.251.1023.5
      N. Goody1.02110001.591.060.0
      M. Belisle1.00000000.000.253.0
      Total9.0933270---
      PITCHERSIP
      T. Bauer (W, 1-1)7.0
      N. Goody1.0
      M. Belisle1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • IBB - C. Bell
      • HBP - M. Fulmer (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Fulmer 72-46, C. Bell 57-37, J. Jimenez 17-12
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Fulmer 8-1, C. Bell 5-3, J. Jimenez 1-2
      • Batters Faced - M. Fulmer 20, C. Bell 18, J. Jimenez 4
      PITCHING
      • HBP - T. Bauer (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - T. Bauer 105-74, N. Goody 27-18, M. Belisle 11-7
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Bauer 7-8, N. Goody 2-2, M. Belisle 2-1
      • Batters Faced - T. Bauer 32, N. Goody 6, M. Belisle 3
      • 8TH INNING
        Machado doubled to left, Hicks scored, Iglesias to third39
      • 7TH INNING
        Castellanos singled to left center, Martin scored, Goodrum to second29
      • 4TH INNING
        Brantley doubled to deep right, Lindor scored, Kipnis to third19
        Kipnis singled to shallow right, Naquin and Zimmer scored, Lindor to third18
      • 3RD INNING
        Castellanos singled to shallow center, Martin scored16
      • 2ND INNING
        Ramirez homered to right, Lindor scored06
        Lindor doubled to deep right, Perez and Naquin scored04
      • 1ST INNING
        Brantley reached on fielder's choice to first, Kipnis scored on catcher Hicks fielding error02
        Lindor homered to left center01
      • 9TH INNING
        • Matt Belisle relieved Nick Goody
        • N. Goodrum: Ball, Foul, Foul, Goodrum grounded out to shortstop
        • N. Castellanos: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Castellanos lined out to right
        • V. Martinez: Ball, Strike looking, Martinez grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Nick Goody relieved Trevor Bauer
        • J. Hicks: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hicks doubled to deep right center
        • J. Jones: Ball, Jones grounded out to third
        • J. Iglesias: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Iglesias safe at first on 2nd baseman Gonzalez fielding error, Hicks to third
        • D. Machado: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Machado doubled to left, Hicks scored, Iglesias to third
        • L. Martin: Foul, Foul, Martin flied out to shallow right
        • J. Candelario: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Candelario lined out to left
        • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
        • Joe Jimenez relieved Chad Bell
        • J. Ramirez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ramirez fouled out to left
        • B. Guyer: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Guyer grounded out to second
        • Rajai Davis hit for Edwin Encarnacion
        • R. Davis: Foul, Foul, Davis singled to shallow center
        • Y. Alonso: Alonso flied out to left
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • T. Bauer Pitching:
        • D. Machado: Strike looking, Machado lined out to center
        • L. Martin: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Martin singled to shallow left
        • J. Candelario: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Candelario lined out to right
        • M. Cabrera: Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Cabrera singled to right, Martin to third
        • Niko Goodrum ran for Miguel Cabrera
        • N. Castellanos: Ball, Castellanos singled to left center, Martin scored, Goodrum to second
        • V. Martinez: Foul, Martinez grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Bell Pitching:
        • B. Zimmer: Foul, Foul, Zimmer singled to left center
        • F. Lindor: Ball, Lindor grounded into double play shortstop to first, Zimmer out at second
        • E. Gonzalez: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Gonzalez grounded out to second
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
      • 6TH INNING
        • T. Bauer Pitching:
        • J. Hicks: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Hicks struck out swinging
        • J. Jones: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
        • J. Iglesias: Iglesias lined out to center
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Bell Pitching:
        • M. Brantley: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Brantley singled to shallow center
        • Brandon Guyer ran for Michael Brantley
        • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Encarnacion flied out to center
        • Y. Alonso: Alonso singled to right, Guyer to third
        • R. Perez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Perez struck out swinging
        • T. Naquin: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Naquin struck out swinging
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • T. Bauer Pitching:
        • L. Martin: Strike looking, Martin singled to shallow center
        • J. Candelario: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Candelario struck out swinging
        • M. Cabrera: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Cabrera walked, Martin to second
        • N. Castellanos: Foul, Foul, Ball, Castellanos flied out to center
        • V. Martinez: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Martinez struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • C. Bell Pitching:
        • T. Naquin: Naquin grounded out to second
        • B. Zimmer: Strike looking, Zimmer singled to shallow center
        • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Lindor flied out to shallow right
        • J. Kipnis: Ball, Kipnis singled to shallow center, Zimmer to second
        • Erik Gonzalez ran for Jason Kipnis
        • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ramirez grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • T. Bauer Pitching:
        • J. Hicks: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hicks struck out swinging
        • J. Jones: Jones safe at first on shortstop Lindor fielding error, Jones to second
        • J. Iglesias: Ball, Strike looking, Iglesias grounded out to shortstop, Jones to third
        • D. Machado: Ball, Ball, Machado flied out to right
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
        • M. Fulmer Pitching:
        • T. Naquin: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Naquin safe at first on 2nd baseman Machado fielding error
        • B. Zimmer: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Zimmer singled to left center, Naquin to third
        • F. Lindor: Foul, Ball, Lindor hit by pitch, Zimmer to second
        • J. Kipnis: Ball, Kipnis singled to shallow right, Naquin and Zimmer scored, Lindor to third
        • Chad Bell relieved Michael Fulmer
        • J. Ramirez: Ball, Ramirez flied out to shallow right
        • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul on 3rd baseman Candelario dropped ball error, Brantley doubled to deep right, Lindor scored, Kipnis to third
        • E. Encarnacion: Encarnacion intentionally walked
        • Y. Alonso: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Alonso struck out swinging
        • R. Perez: Perez grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Encarnacion out at second
        • End of the 4th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 2 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • T. Bauer Pitching:
        • L. Martin: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Martin doubled to left
        • J. Candelario: Strike swinging, Ball, Candelario fouled out to third
        • M. Cabrera: Cabrera grounded out to pitcher, Martin to third
        • N. Castellanos: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Castellanos singled to shallow center, Martin scored
        • V. Martinez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Martinez flied out to deep right
        • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Fulmer Pitching:
        • E. Encarnacion: Encarnacion lined out to left
        • Y. Alonso: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Alonso grounded out to pitcher
        • R. Perez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Perez grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • T. Bauer Pitching:
        • N. Castellanos: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Castellanos grounded out to shortstop
        • V. Martinez: Martinez singled to right center
        • J. Hicks: Hicks flied out to deep center
        • J. Jones: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Jones walked, Martinez to second
        • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Ball, Iglesias hit by pitch, Martinez to third, Jones to second
        • D. Machado: Ball, Strike looking, Machado grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Iglesias out at second
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • M. Fulmer Pitching:
        • R. Perez: Ball, Ball, Perez singled to right
        • T. Naquin: Strike looking, Naquin singled to right, Perez to third
        • B. Zimmer: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Zimmer struck out looking
        • F. Lindor: Lindor doubled to deep right, Perez and Naquin scored
        • J. Kipnis: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Kipnis grounded out to second, Lindor to third
        • J. Ramirez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ramirez homered to right, Lindor scored
        • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Brantley grounded out to second
        • End of the 2nd (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • T. Bauer Pitching:
        • L. Martin: Strike looking, Martin grounded out to first
        • J. Candelario: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Candelario struck out on foul tip
        • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Cabrera struck out looking
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Fulmer Pitching:
        • F. Lindor: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Lindor homered to left center
        • J. Kipnis: Foul, Ball, Ball, Kipnis doubled to deep right center
        • J. Ramirez: Foul, Ball, Ramirez grounded out to second, Kipnis to third
        • M. Brantley: Brantley reached on fielder's choice to first, Kipnis scored on catcher Hicks fielding error
        • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Encarnacion struck out swinging
        • Y. Alonso: Alonso grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)