Reliever Brent Suter homers, helps Brewers beat Indians 3-2

MILWAUKEE (AP) Pitcher Brent Suter hadn't hit a home run since high school.

Imagine his surprise and delight when he went deep on AL Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber.

This wasn't just a shot that curled around the foul pole, but a no-doubter to center that went 433 feet.

Suter also threw 4 2/3 innings of two-run ball after coming in for injured starter Wade Miley to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a 3-2 win on Tuesday night over the Cleveland Indians.

''It's a crazy night, but at the same time that's what I'm there for. I'm there as that long guy in the bullpen to ... pick up the team when the starter goes down early,'' Suter said.

But homering off one of the best pitchers in the game is not part of his job description.

''I mean, Brent is a strong dude, man,'' manager Craig Counsell said.

Suter hit the first pitch thrown by Kluber in the third, a sinker, to center for the first homer of his professional career. It was the first home run given up by Kluber to a pitcher in his eight years with the Indians.

Teammates greeted Suter, who goes by the nickname ''Raptor,'' with raptor noises when he got to the giddy dugout. They threw confetti.

''I just had one of those awesome baseball moments that you'll never forget I guess,'' Suter said.

Kluber (5-2) had his five-start winning streak snapped after allowing five hits and three runs over six innings. He has given up eight homers over his past four games.

''Hitters are usually swinging against me, and with that approach and guys trying to lift the ball and stuff, if I make a mistake, then they hit it out of the ballpark,'' Kluber said. ''It's not really much of an adjustment to make other than just trying not to make those mistakes.''

SOLID SUTER

Suter (2-2) had an eventful night on the mound too. The left-hander entered with one out in the first for Miley, who left following 19 pitches with a strained right oblique.

Suter allowed five hits, including solo homers to Jose Ramirez and Francisco Lindor, and struck out five in handing Cleveland its fourth straight loss.

He made a diving catch of a bunt attempt in front of the plate by Kluber in the second inning with two men on and one out, then threw out Brandon Guyer at second for an inning-ending double play.

Three more relievers combined to hold the Indians scoreless for the final four innings, with Josh Hader fanning three over the last two innings for his fifth save.

Travis Shaw had a two-run homer in the first inning for Milwaukee.

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''Sometimes it's first-pitch swinging like tonight, the other pitcher swung at a first-pitch fastball. He's trying to get ahead. I'll take whatever he's doing.'' Indians manager Terry Francona when asked about the home runs given up by Kluber of late.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Indians: OF Bradley Zimmer, who hurt his left shoulder when he crashed into the outfield wall Saturday at Yankee Stadium, is expected to play Wednesday in Milwaukee. ... LHP Andrew Miller, on the DL since April 26 (left hamstring strain) threw a mound session Tuesday. ''When we get back home on Thursday, he'll get his strength measured. As long as there's not much of a deficit, we'll get him going,'' Francona said. ... RHP Danny Salazar, sidelined all season (right shoulder impingement tendinitis) and moved from the 10-day to 60-day DL on May 3, will be shut down from 7 to 10 days after receiving an injection in the shoulder. Salazar has been on extended spring training in Arizona.

Brewers: All-Star closer Corey Knebel, sidelined since early April by a left hamstring injury, will be activated from the disabled list on Wednesday, Counsell said after the game.

''He passed everything at a pretty good rate and did everything in a timely manner, and really probably a little ahead of schedule,'' Counsell said. ... Infielder Nick Franklin left the game in the fourth after hurting his right quad while running out a fielder's choice. He had just joined the club earlier in the day after his contract was selected from Double-A Biloxi.

Counsell said that both Franklin and Miley are likely headed to the disabled list.

UP NEXT

Indians: RH Carlos Carrasco (4-1) is 5-4 with a 3.21 ERA in 16 interleague games, including 12 starts.

Brewers: Opponents are hitting just .202 off RH Junior Guerra (2-2), who will make his first career start against the Indians.

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  • W: B. Suter (2-2)L: C. Kluber (5-2)S: J. Hader (5)
  • HR: CLE - F. Lindor (9), J. Ramirez (10), MIL - T. Shaw (7), B. Suter (1)
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  • a-grounded out for Kluber in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
L. Cain CF40100022.267.378.425.8030.0
C. Yelich LF40300001.301.371.462.8343.0
R. Braun 1B41100014.243.283.450.7342.5
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  • a-singled for Jennings in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - F. Lindor (11)
  • HR - F. Lindor (9), J. Ramirez (10)
  • RBI - F. Lindor (21), J. Ramirez (22)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Ramirez (7)
BATTING
  • 2B - R. Braun (8)
  • HR - T. Shaw (7), B. Suter
  • RBI - T. Shaw 2 (18), B. Suter
  • 2-Out RBI - T. Shaw 2 (8)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Kipnis-Lindor-Encarnacion; Kipnis-Lindor)
  • E - E. Encarnacion, B. Guyer (2), J. Kipnis (3)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Suter-Arcia)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Kluber (L, 5-2)6.05331422.620.819.0
E. Marshall1.01000000.000.602.0
T. Olson0.22001006.751.25-3.0
Z. McAllister0.10000108.761.780.5
PITCHERSIP
C. Kluber (L, 5-2)6.0
E. Marshall1.0
T. Olson0.2
Z. McAllister0.1
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
W. Miley0.11001001.421.26-2.0
B. Suter (W, 2-2)4.25221524.861.3513.5
J. Jeffress (H, 5)1.10000200.450.704.0
D. Jennings (H, 6)0.20000001.840.950.0
J. Hader (S, 5)2.00000301.640.5014.5
PITCHERSIP
W. Miley0.1
B. Suter (W, 2-2)4.2
J. Jeffress (H, 5)1.1
D. Jennings (H, 6)0.2
J. Hader (S, 5)2.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - T. Olson
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Kluber 95-59, E. Marshall 15-8, T. Olson 15-10, Z. McAllister 15-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Kluber 10-4, E. Marshall 2-1, T. Olson 1-1
  • Batters Faced - C. Kluber 24, E. Marshall 4, T. Olson 5, Z. McAllister
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - W. Miley 19-11, B. Suter 81-53, J. Jeffress 18-12, D. Jennings 4-3, J. Hader 26-19
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Suter 2-6, D. Jennings 2-0
  • Batters Faced - W. Miley 3, B. Suter 19, J. Jeffress 4, D. Jennings 2, J. Hader 6
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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J. Ramirez 3B41111012.284.373.575.9475.5
M. Brantley LF30000102.313.346.505.8511.0
E. Encarnacion 1B40100022.200.273.423.6960.0
Y. Gomes C40000022.244.323.430.753-1.0
B. Guyer RF40100020.179.258.375.6330.0
R. Davis CF30100010.220.266.254.5200.5
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  • a-grounded out for Kluber in the 7th
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L. Cain CF40100022.267.378.425.8030.0
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R. Braun 1B41100014.243.283.450.7342.5
T. Shaw 3B41121004.230.317.468.7857.0
D. Santana RF20000210.266.352.330.6821.5
N. Franklin 2B20000001.000.000.000.0000.0
J. Villar PR-2B20000003.268.311.330.6410.0
M. Pina C40000014.174.250.319.569-0.5
O. Arcia SS30000002.216.245.304.5490.0
W. Miley P0000-000.500.500.500.000-
B. Suter P21111000.200.273.500.7736.0
J. Jeffress P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
D. Jennings P0000-0001.0001.0002.000.000-
a- B. Phillips PH10100000.167.167.167.3331.0
J. Hader P000000001.0001.0001.0002.0000.0
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  • a-singled for Jennings in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - F. Lindor (11)
  • HR - F. Lindor (9), J. Ramirez (10)
  • RBI - F. Lindor (21), J. Ramirez (22)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Ramirez (7)
BATTING
  • 2B - R. Braun (8)
  • HR - T. Shaw (7), B. Suter
  • RBI - T. Shaw 2 (18), B. Suter
  • 2-Out RBI - T. Shaw 2 (8)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Kipnis-Lindor-Encarnacion; Kipnis-Lindor)
  • E - E. Encarnacion, B. Guyer (2), J. Kipnis (3)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Suter-Arcia)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Kluber (L, 5-2)6.05331422.620.819.0
E. Marshall1.01000000.000.602.0
T. Olson0.22001006.751.25-3.0
Z. McAllister0.10000108.761.780.5
Total8.0833252---
PITCHERSIP
C. Kluber (L, 5-2)6.0
E. Marshall1.0
T. Olson0.2
Z. McAllister0.1
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
W. Miley0.11001001.421.26-2.0
B. Suter (W, 2-2)4.25221524.861.3513.5
J. Jeffress (H, 5)1.10000200.450.704.0
D. Jennings (H, 6)0.20000001.840.950.0
J. Hader (S, 5)2.00000301.640.5014.5
Total9.06222102---
PITCHERSIP
W. Miley0.1
B. Suter (W, 2-2)4.2
J. Jeffress (H, 5)1.1
D. Jennings (H, 6)0.2
J. Hader (S, 5)2.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - T. Olson
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Kluber 95-59, E. Marshall 15-8, T. Olson 15-10, Z. McAllister 15-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Kluber 10-4, E. Marshall 2-1, T. Olson 1-1
  • Batters Faced - C. Kluber 24, E. Marshall 4, T. Olson 5, Z. McAllister
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - W. Miley 19-11, B. Suter 81-53, J. Jeffress 18-12, D. Jennings 4-3, J. Hader 26-19
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Suter 2-6, D. Jennings 2-0
  • Batters Faced - W. Miley 3, B. Suter 19, J. Jeffress 4, D. Jennings 2, J. Hader 6
  • 5TH INNING
    Lindor homered to right23
  • 3RD INNING
    Suter homered to center13
    Ramirez homered to center12
  • 1ST INNING
    Shaw homered to right center, Braun scored02
  • 9TH INNING
    • J. Hader Pitching:
    • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Encarnacion lined out to third
    • Y. Gomes: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Gomes struck out swinging
    • B. Guyer: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Guyer struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Josh Hader pitching
    • J. Kipnis: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Kipnis struck out swinging
    • J. Ramirez: Ball, Strike looking, Ramirez fouled out to left
    • M. Brantley: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Brantley flied out to center
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Tyler Olson relieved Evan Marshall
    • C. Yelich: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Yelich singled to center
    • R. Braun: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Braun doubled to left, Yelich to third
    • T. Shaw: Strike looking, Shaw popped out to shortstop
    • D. Santana: Santana intentionally walked
    • J. Villar: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Villar reached on fielder's choice to third, Yelich out at home, Braun to third, Santana to second
    • Zach McAllister relieved Tyler Olson
    • M. Pina: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul on 1st baseman Encarnacion dropped ball error, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Pina struck out looking
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 7TH INNING
    • J. Jeffress Pitching:
    • R. Davis: Strike swinging, Ball, Davis lined out to center
    • Dan Jennings relieved Jeremy Jeffress
    • Yonder Alonso hit for Corey Kluber
    • Y. Alonso: Strike looking, Ball, Alonso grounded out to first
    • F. Lindor: Lindor grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Evan Marshall pitching
    • M. Pina: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Pina grounded out to second
    • O. Arcia: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Arcia lined out to center
    • Brett Phillips hit for Dan Jennings
    • B. Phillips: Foul, Ball, Ball, Phillips singled to center
    • L. Cain: Cain grounded out to third
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Jeremy Jeffress relieved Brent Suter
    • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Encarnacion struck out swinging
    • Y. Gomes: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Gomes flied out to right
    • B. Guyer: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Guyer struck out looking
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Kluber Pitching:
    • T. Shaw: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Shaw popped out to third
    • D. Santana: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
    • J. Villar: Villar grounded out to first
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • B. Suter Pitching:
    • F. Lindor: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Lindor homered to right
    • J. Kipnis: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Kipnis flied out to left
    • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ramirez struck out swinging
    • M. Brantley: Foul, Foul, Ball, Brantley grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. Kluber Pitching:
    • B. Suter: Strike looking, Suter safe at first on 2nd baseman Kipnis fielding error
    • L. Cain: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Cain struck out looking
    • C. Yelich: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Yelich lined out to left
    • R. Braun: Strike (foul tip), Braun grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 2 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • B. Suter Pitching:
    • B. Guyer: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Guyer flied out to center
    • R. Davis: Strike looking, Foul, Foul tip, Davis struck out on foul tip
    • C. Kluber: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Kluber struck out looking
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Kluber Pitching:
    • D. Santana: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Santana walked
    • N. Franklin: Foul, Franklin reached on fielder's choice to second, Santana out at second
    • Jonathan Villar ran for Nick Franklin
    • M. Pina: Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Pina safe at first on right fielder Guyer fielding error, Villar to second
    • O. Arcia: Ball, Ball, Arcia lined into double play second to shortstop, Villar out at second
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 3RD INNING
    • B. Suter Pitching:
    • F. Lindor: Ball, Lindor lined out to shortstop
    • J. Kipnis: Ball, Strike looking, Kipnis popped out to shortstop
    • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ramirez homered to center
    • M. Brantley: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Brantley walked
    • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Encarnacion singled to right, Brantley to second
    • Y. Gomes: Gomes lined out to left
    • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Kluber Pitching:
    • B. Suter: Suter homered to center
    • L. Cain: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Cain singled to center
    • C. Yelich: Ball, Yelich singled to right, Cain to second
    • R. Braun: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Braun struck out swinging
    • T. Shaw: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Shaw grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Yelich out at second
    • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • B. Suter Pitching:
    • Y. Gomes: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul tip, Gomes struck out on foul tip
    • B. Guyer: Guyer singled to center
    • R. Davis: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Davis singled to right, Guyer to second
    • C. Kluber: Kluber lined into double play pitcher to shortstop, Guyer out at second
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Kluber Pitching:
    • N. Franklin: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Franklin grounded out to first
    • M. Pina: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Pina grounded out to shortstop
    • O. Arcia: Arcia grounded out to third
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • W. Miley Pitching:
    • F. Lindor: Ball, Strike looking, Lindor doubled to right
    • J. Kipnis: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Kipnis walked
    • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt to second, Ramirez flied out to left
    • M. Brantley: Ball
    • Brantley grounded out to second, Lindor to third, Kipnis to second
    • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Encarnacion struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. Kluber Pitching:
    • L. Cain: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Cain struck out swinging
    • C. Yelich: Foul, Ball, Yelich singled to left
    • R. Braun: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Braun reached on fielder's choice to third, Yelich out at second
    • T. Shaw: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Shaw homered to right center, Braun scored
    • D. Santana: Ball, Santana grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)