Ramirez hits 14th homer, Indians rout Cubs 10-1 in rematch

CHICAGO (AP) Jose Ramirez turned on a knee-high pitch and launched the Indians toward a lopsided victory.

Ramirez hit his 14th homer and Cleveland routed the Chicago Cubs 10-1 on Tuesday night in their first meeting at Wrigley Field since the 2016 World Series.

The AL Central leaders moved back to .500 with an easy victory against the team that beat them two years ago to end a 108-year championship drought.

Ramirez got Cleveland going with his three-run drive in the third. The Indians scored four times in the inning while chasing a wild Tyler Chatwood (3-4) and simply poured it on after that.

''He's one of the better hitters in the game,'' Cleveland manager Terry Francona said. ''You look at him (5-foot-9, 165 pounds) and I don't know if you necessarily think you see a guy who can drive the ball out of the ballpark like that. And now as he's accumulating some experience, he knows the pitchers, he knows how they're attacking him. It makes him even better.''

Trevor Bauer (4-3) went six innings in his second straight scoreless start. The right-hander gave up seven hits and struck out six while walking two after shutting down Detroit over eight innings in a win last week.

Yonder Alonso had three of Cleveland's 11 hits, including a three-run double in the fifth to make it 10-0.

Michael Brantley extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a pair of singles and scored two runs. Francisco Lindor added two hits and two runs, and the Indians started the two-game series on a winning note after the teams split two games in Cleveland last month.

Chatwood walked six while allowing four runs and four hits in 2 2/3 innings.

Chicago manager Joe Maddon said Chatwood has a ''busy delivery'' that the Cubs need to ''harness.''

''If you watch his delivery closely, there's a lot going on,'' Maddon said. ''That tends to lead to lack of command of the fastball, and he's not the only guy. There are other pitchers that are like that, too.''

WALKING AWAY

Three of Chatwood's walks came in the third, bringing his major league-leading total to 40, and the crowd of 37,168 let him hear it.

Ramirez delivered the big blow with his three-run shot to the right-field basket. Roberto Perez added a sacrifice fly, and the Indians sent nine batters to the plate in the inning.

Maddon lifted Chatwood with runners on first and third after he threw four balls to Greg Allen. Mike Montgomery struck out Bauer to end the rally, but got tagged for six runs in 2 1/3 innings.

RUNNERS ON

Chicago was 0 for 10 with runners in scoring position and left 11 on base. The Cubs didn't score until Ian Happ led off the ninth with a pinch-hit homer against Josh Tomlin.

NO 9/11 CONNECTION

Bauer lashed out at posters on Twitter for linking a message he inscribed in the dirt behind the mound - ''BD 911'' - to the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

Bauer said it was ''completely unrelated.'' He said it was a ''personal thing'' involving a ''close friend'' and their training together.

''For people to take it a step further is just ridiculous,'' Bauer added. ''It's a tragic day in our country's history and it's just senseless and that's all there is to it. Shame on the people saying that. It's completely unrelated.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Indians: Francona said ''all reports are good'' on OF Lonnie Chisenhall (strained right calf) after he had two hits for Triple-A Columbus on Monday. Chisenhall has been sidelined since April 7. ... Francona said OF Bradley Zimmer (bruised left rib) could be ready to play by the weekend, whether he returns from the disabled list or goes on a rehab assignment.

UP NEXT

Indians: The team plans to recall RHP Adam Plutko (1-0, 3.68 ERA) from Triple-A Columbus to start Wednesday, with the struggling Tomlin moved to the bullpen. Plutko picked up his first major league win about three weeks ago, pitching into the eighth inning against Toronto as the 26th man for a doubleheader.

Cubs: LHP Jon Lester (4-1, 2.52) looks to win his third straight start. The four-time All-Star allowed a combined two runs over 11 2/3 innings while beating the crosstown White Sox and Cincinnati Reds.

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  • W: T. Bauer (4-3)L: T. Chatwood (3-4)
  • HR: CLE - J. Ramirez (14), CHC - I. Happ (8)
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M. Brantley LF62200004.331.365.561.9264.0
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J. Kipnis 2B40120102.178.269.259.5284.0
R. Perez C40010022.123.239.211.4490.0
G. Allen CF30100200.222.263.278.5413.0
T. Bauer P31000014.000.000.000.0000.5
a- E. Gonzalez PH-3B20000010.342.375.553.928-0.5
  • a-struck out for Bauer in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Zobrist RF40100100.288.383.396.7792.0
A. Almora CF50200011.315.371.433.8041.5
K. Bryant 3B40100112.303.426.5811.0072.5
A. Rizzo 1B40100003.204.296.354.6501.0
W. Contreras C40100012.276.354.481.8350.5
K. Schwarber LF30100110.250.385.492.8771.5
J. Baez 2B40200013.273.304.576.8795.5
A. Russell SS40000025.255.343.359.702-1.0
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  • a-struck out for Montgomery in the 5th
  • b-homered for Wilson in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - F. Lindor 2 (16), Y. Alonso (5), M. Cabrera
  • HR - J. Ramirez (14)
  • SF - R. Perez
  • RBI - J. Ramirez 3 (34), Y. Alonso 3 (26), M. Cabrera, J. Kipnis 2 (17), R. Perez (4)
  • 2-Out RBI - Y. Alonso 3 (14), M. Cabrera, J. Kipnis 2 (7)
BATTING
  • 2B - K. Bryant (15)
  • 3B - J. Baez (5)
  • HR - I. Happ (8)
  • RBI - I. Happ (17)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - J. Baez (6)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - M. Cabrera (2)
  • PB - R. Perez
FIELDING
  • DP - (Rizzo-Russell)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Bauer (W, 4-3)6.07002602.351.1522.0
O. Drake1.01001105.401.671.5
D. Otero0.20000107.161.220.5
A. Miller0.11000003.001.58-1.0
J. Tomlin1.01110117.881.661.5
PITCHERSIP
T. Bauer (W, 4-3)6.0
O. Drake1.0
D. Otero0.2
A. Miller0.1
J. Tomlin1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Chatwood (L, 3-4)2.24446113.741.62-12.5
M. Montgomery2.16662205.331.46-7.0
J. Hancock3.01001201.931.078.0
J. Wilson1.00001003.441.582.0
PITCHERSIP
T. Chatwood (L, 3-4)2.2
M. Montgomery2.1
J. Hancock3.0
J. Wilson1.0
PITCHING
  • WP - T. Bauer 3 (6)
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Bauer 103-63, O. Drake 20-11, D. Otero 5-5, A. Miller 6-3, J. Tomlin 14-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Bauer 4-7, O. Drake 1-1, D. Otero 1-0, J. Tomlin 1-1
  • Batters Faced - T. Bauer 26, O. Drake 5, D. Otero 2, A. Miller 2, J. Tomlin 4
PITCHING
  • IBB - M. Montgomery
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Chatwood 74-30, M. Montgomery 59-38, J. Hancock 39-24, J. Wilson 16-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Chatwood 4-2, M. Montgomery 2-3, J. Hancock 5-2, J. Wilson 2-1
  • Batters Faced - T. Chatwood 17, M. Montgomery 15, J. Hancock 11, J. Wilson 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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J. Kipnis 2B40120102.178.269.259.5284.0
R. Perez C40010022.123.239.211.4490.0
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  • a-struck out for Bauer in the 7th
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B. Zobrist RF40100100.288.383.396.7792.0
A. Almora CF50200011.315.371.433.8041.5
K. Bryant 3B40100112.303.426.5811.0072.5
A. Rizzo 1B40100003.204.296.354.6501.0
W. Contreras C40100012.276.354.481.8350.5
K. Schwarber LF30100110.250.385.492.8771.5
J. Baez 2B40200013.273.304.576.8795.5
A. Russell SS40000025.255.343.359.702-1.0
T. Chatwood P10000001.182.182.182.3640.0
M. Montgomery P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- V. Caratini PH10000010.262.304.308.612-0.5
J. Hancock P10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
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b- I. Happ PH11111000.261.366.539.9056.0
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  • a-struck out for Montgomery in the 5th
  • b-homered for Wilson in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - F. Lindor 2 (16), Y. Alonso (5), M. Cabrera
  • HR - J. Ramirez (14)
  • SF - R. Perez
  • RBI - J. Ramirez 3 (34), Y. Alonso 3 (26), M. Cabrera, J. Kipnis 2 (17), R. Perez (4)
  • 2-Out RBI - Y. Alonso 3 (14), M. Cabrera, J. Kipnis 2 (7)
BATTING
  • 2B - K. Bryant (15)
  • 3B - J. Baez (5)
  • HR - I. Happ (8)
  • RBI - I. Happ (17)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - J. Baez (6)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - M. Cabrera (2)
  • PB - R. Perez
FIELDING
  • DP - (Rizzo-Russell)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Bauer (W, 4-3)6.07002602.351.1522.0
O. Drake1.01001105.401.671.5
D. Otero0.20000107.161.220.5
A. Miller0.11000003.001.58-1.0
J. Tomlin1.01110117.881.661.5
Total9.01011391---
PITCHERSIP
T. Bauer (W, 4-3)6.0
O. Drake1.0
D. Otero0.2
A. Miller0.1
J. Tomlin1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Chatwood (L, 3-4)2.24446113.741.62-12.5
M. Montgomery2.16662205.331.46-7.0
J. Hancock3.01001201.931.078.0
J. Wilson1.00001003.441.582.0
Total9.01110101051---
PITCHERSIP
T. Chatwood (L, 3-4)2.2
M. Montgomery2.1
J. Hancock3.0
J. Wilson1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - T. Bauer 3 (6)
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Bauer 103-63, O. Drake 20-11, D. Otero 5-5, A. Miller 6-3, J. Tomlin 14-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Bauer 4-7, O. Drake 1-1, D. Otero 1-0, J. Tomlin 1-1
  • Batters Faced - T. Bauer 26, O. Drake 5, D. Otero 2, A. Miller 2, J. Tomlin 4
PITCHING
  • IBB - M. Montgomery
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Chatwood 74-30, M. Montgomery 59-38, J. Hancock 39-24, J. Wilson 16-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Chatwood 4-2, M. Montgomery 2-3, J. Hancock 5-2, J. Wilson 2-1
  • Batters Faced - T. Chatwood 17, M. Montgomery 15, J. Hancock 11, J. Wilson 4
  • 9TH INNING
    Happ homered to right101
  • 5TH INNING
    Alonso doubled to deep right center, Bauer, Lindor and Ramirez scored100
  • 4TH INNING
    Kipnis singled to right center, Alonso and Cabrera scored70
    Cabrera doubled to left, Brantley scored, Alonso to third50
  • 3RD INNING
    Perez hit sacrifice fly to right, Alonso scored, Cabrera to third40
    Ramirez homered to right, Lindor and Brantley scored30
  • 9TH INNING
    • Justin Wilson relieved Justin Hancock
    • G. Allen: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Allen grounded out to shortstop
    • E. Gonzalez: Gonzalez grounded out to second
    • F. Lindor: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Lindor walked
    • M. Brantley: Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Brantley lined out to center
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Rajai Davis in left
    • Josh Tomlin relieved Andrew Miller
    • Ian Happ hit for Justin Wilson
    • I. Happ: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Happ homered to right
    • B. Zobrist: Ball, Zobrist flied out to center
    • A. Almora: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Almora struck out swinging
    • K. Bryant: Ball, Foul, Foul, Bryant grounded out to catcher
    • End of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • J. Hancock Pitching:
    • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Cabrera grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Kipnis: Strike looking, Kipnis flied out to left
    • R. Perez: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Perez struck out looking
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Dan Otero relieved Oliver Drake
    • W. Contreras: Strike looking, Contreras grounded out to third
    • K. Schwarber: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Schwarber struck out looking
    • Andrew Miller relieved Dan Otero
    • J. Baez: Ball, Ball, Baez tripled to right
    • A. Russell: Strike looking, Ball, Russell flied out to center
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Erik Gonzalez hit for Trevor Bauer
    • E. Gonzalez: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
    • F. Lindor: Foul, Lindor doubled to left
    • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Brantley grounded out to second, Lindor to third
    • J. Ramirez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ramirez walked
    • Y. Alonso: Ball, Ball, Alonso grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Oliver Drake pitching
    • J. Hancock: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Hancock struck out swinging
    • B. Zobrist: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Zobrist singled to left center
    • A. Almora: Ball, Strike swinging, Almora reached on fielder's choice to third, Zobrist out at second
    • K. Bryant: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bryant walked, Almora to second
    • A. Rizzo: Strike looking, Ball, Almora to third, Bryant to second on passed ball, Rizzo flied out to center
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Justin Hancock pitching
    • J. Kipnis: Foul, Kipnis flied out to left
    • R. Perez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Perez grounded out to second
    • G. Allen: Ball, Ball, Allen grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Bauer Pitching:
    • A. Rizzo: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Rizzo lined out to second
    • W. Contreras: Contreras singled to left center
    • K. Schwarber: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Schwarber singled to center, Contreras to second
    • J. Baez: Foul, Strike swinging, Contreras to third, Schwarber to second on wild pitch, Ball, Strike swinging, Baez struck out swinging
    • A. Russell: Foul, Ball, Russell grounded out to third
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • M. Montgomery Pitching:
    • G. Allen: Allen singled to center
    • T. Bauer: Foul, Strike swinging, Bauer reached on fielder's choice to catcher, Allen out at second
    • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Ball, Lindor doubled to deep right center, Bauer to third
    • M. Brantley: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Brantley grounded out to pitcher
    • J. Ramirez: Ramirez intentionally walked
    • Y. Alonso: Ball, Ball, Alonso doubled to deep right center, Bauer, Lindor and Ramirez scored
    • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Cabrera popped out to first
    • Middle of the 5th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Victor Caratini hit for Mike Montgomery
    • V. Caratini: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Caratini struck out looking
    • B. Zobrist: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Zobrist walked
    • A. Almora: Almora singled to right center, Zobrist to third, Almora out at second
    • K. Bryant: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Bryant struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • M. Montgomery Pitching:
    • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Lindor popped out to second
    • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Brantley singled to right
    • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ramirez popped out to second
    • Y. Alonso: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Alonso walked, Brantley to second
    • M. Cabrera: Ball, Cabrera doubled to left, Brantley scored, Alonso to third
    • J. Kipnis: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Kipnis singled to right center, Alonso and Cabrera scored
    • R. Perez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Perez struck out looking
    • Middle of the 4th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Bauer Pitching:
    • W. Contreras: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Contreras flied out to deep left
    • K. Schwarber: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Schwarber walked
    • J. Baez: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Schwarber to second on wild pitch, Baez flied out to left
    • A. Russell: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Schwarber to third on wild pitch, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul tip, Russell struck out on foul tip
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • T. Chatwood Pitching:
    • F. Lindor: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Lindor walked
    • M. Brantley: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Brantley singled to right center, Lindor to second
    • J. Ramirez: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ramirez homered to right, Lindor and Brantley scored
    • Y. Alonso: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Alonso singled to right center
    • M. Cabrera: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cabrera walked, Alonso to second
    • J. Kipnis: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Kipnis grounded out to pitcher, Alonso to third, Cabrera to second
    • R. Perez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Perez hit sacrifice fly to right, Alonso scored, Cabrera to third
    • G. Allen: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Allen walked
    • Mike Montgomery relieved Tyler Chatwood
    • T. Bauer: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Bauer struck out looking
    • Middle of the 3rd (4 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Bauer Pitching:
    • B. Zobrist: Strike looking, Zobrist grounded out to first
    • A. Almora: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Almora lined out to center
    • K. Bryant: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Bryant doubled to deep right center
    • A. Rizzo: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Rizzo flied out to left
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • T. Chatwood Pitching:
    • J. Kipnis: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Kipnis walked
    • R. Perez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Perez grounded into double play shortstop to first, Kipnis out at second
    • G. Allen: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Allen walked
    • T. Bauer: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Bauer grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Bauer Pitching:
    • K. Schwarber: Schwarber flied out to center
    • J. Baez: Ball, Strike swinging, Baez singled to center
    • A. Russell: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Baez stole second
    • T. Chatwood: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Chatwood lined out to first
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • T. Chatwood Pitching:
    • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Lindor struck out swinging
    • M. Brantley: Brantley flied out to deep left
    • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ramirez walked
    • Y. Alonso: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Alonso singled to right, Ramirez to third
    • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Ball, Cabrera grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Bauer Pitching:
    • B. Zobrist: Ball, Zobrist grounded out to first
    • A. Almora: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Almora singled to center
    • K. Bryant: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Bryant reached on fielder's choice to third, Almora out at second
    • A. Rizzo: Foul, Foul, Rizzo singled to right center, Bryant to third
    • W. Contreras: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Contreras struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)