Bieber gets first major league win as Indians beat Twins 4-1

CLEVELAND (AP) Shane Bieber was relaxing in the clubhouse at Triple-A Columbus on Saturday when he received an important message.

The rookie right-hander was needed in the big leagues.

Bieber capped a whirlwind few hours by pitching one-run ball into the sixth inning for his first major league win, helping the Cleveland Indians beat the Minnesota Twins 4-1 on Sunday.

He scattered 10 hits and struck out seven in 5 2/3 innings in his second career start. He was recalled earlier in the day when Carlos Carrasco went on the 10-day disabled list with a bruised right elbow.

''It was hectic,'' said Bieber, who was told about his promotion Saturday evening. ''They said go pack what you need and get on the road as soon as possible.''

Catcher Yan Gomes, whose three run-double in the third snapped a 1-all tie, was impressed with the composure a 23-year-old pitcher who began the season at Double-A Akron showed in unusual circumstances.

''The kid has some poise,'' Gomes said. ''He knows what he's doing out there. That's good to see from such a young guy.''

Tyler Naquin had an RBI single in the second. Cody Allen, the Indians' third reliever, pitched the ninth for his 14th save in 15 opportunities.

Cleveland salvaged the finale of the three-game series and broke a five-game losing streak against Minnesota.

Twins right-hander Jake Odorizzi (3-4) allowed four runs in five innings. He is winless in seven starts since May 8.

Bieber was scheduled to start for Triple-A Columbus on Sunday, but that plan changed when Carrasco was injured in the second inning of Saturday's 9-3 loss.

Carrasco's early exit forced the Indians to use seven pitchers, including Adam Plutko, who was scheduled to start for Cleveland on Sunday. Bieber, instead of preparing to face Indianapolis in the International League, made the 2 1/2 drive from Columbus.

Bieber got an idea a change was coming when he and his teammates were watching the Indians game.

''We saw the bullpen was kind of thin and all of a sudden I see Plutko in the game,'' he said. ''Somebody across the clubhouse goes, `who's supposed to start for us tomorrow?' All these heads turn and they say, `you might be starting in the big leagues.' ''

Bieber scrambled to get his father and brother tickets for a red-eye flight from California so they could attend the game.

Eduardo Escobar's first-inning double gave Minnesota the lead. The Twins were coming off wins over Corey Kluber, the reigning AL Cy Young Award winner, and Carrasco in the first two games of the series, but were held in check by Bieber (1-0).

Minnesota had runners on second and third with nobody out in the sixth, but Bieber struck out Mitch Garver and Ehre Adrianza. Oliver Perez struck out Joe Mauer to end the inning.

Escobar doubled in each of his first three at-bats, but Minnesota stranded 10 baserunners and was 1 for 10 with runners in scoring position.

''We had chances,'' Twins manager Paul Molitor said. ''We could have put the ball in play multiple times whether it was just a ground ball or fly ball that was going to get us a point or two, get us closer.''

Bieber made his major league debut at Minnesota on May 31, allowing four runs in 5 2/3 innings. He left with the Indians ahead 8-4, but the bullpen couldn't hold onto the lead and Cleveland won 9-8.

Michael Brantley hit a leadoff double in the third, and Edwin Encarnacion and Lonnie Chisenhall drew one-out walks. Gomes' double to the wall in left-center scored all three runners.

NICE REWARD

The Twins won't get a breather when it comes to facing the top pitchers in the AL in their three-game series against Boston. Minnesota will go against former Cy Young winners Chris Sale, David Price and Rick Porcello, who are a combined 22-8 this season.

NEXT GAME ADDITION

Indians manager Terry Francona said first baseman Yonder Alonso will return to the team Monday. Alonso was placed on the family-medical-emergency list Friday.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Twins: OF Robbie Grossman was removed for a pinch runner in the sixth inning for what was announced as ''heat illness.'' Molitor said Grossman felt lightheaded and dizzy.

Indians: Carrasco will have additional tests Monday. ... LHP Tyler Olson (strained back muscle) was placed on the 10-day DL. He's 1-1 with a 7.27 ERA in 28 appearances.

UP NEXT

Twins: RHP Jose Berrios (7-5, 3.51 ERA) will pitch Monday against Boston in the first of a three-game series.

Indians: RHP Trevor Bauer (5-5, 2.69 ERA) will go in the opener of a three-game series against the Chicago White Sox on Monday at Progressive Field.

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  • W: S. Bieber (1-0)L: J. Odorizzi (3-4)S: C. Allen (14)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Mauer 1B51100013.278.394.351.7452.5
E. Rosario LF50100021.321.359.579.9380.0
E. Escobar 3B40310010.302.353.579.9326.5
L. Morrison DH30000123.191.299.344.6430.0
B. Dozier 2B40000025.223.300.394.694-1.0
R. Grossman RF30200000.234.321.323.6452.0
T. Motter PR-RF00000100.250.368.438.8061.0
M. Kepler CF40100002.225.316.403.7191.0
M. Garver C40100024.228.300.339.6390.0
E. Adrianza SS30100113.253.315.413.7281.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    F. Lindor SS30000112.289.360.533.8930.5
    M. Brantley DH41200001.320.363.523.8856.0
    J. Ramirez 3B30000112.288.382.607.9890.5
    E. Encarnacion 1B31000112.229.303.466.7691.5
    L. Chisenhall RF32200110.340.426.453.8796.5
    Y. Gomes C40130012.251.311.464.7754.5
    T. Naquin CF30110011.333.360.452.8121.5
    a- B. Guyer PH10000001.153.250.318.5680.0
    G. Allen CF00000000.204.248.301.5490.0
    E. Gonzalez 2B40000043.290.329.464.793-2.0
    R. Davis LF30100010.231.288.287.5750.5
    • a-popped out for Naquin in the 8th
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Mauer (8), E. Escobar 3 (30)
    • RBI - E. Escobar (45)
    BATTING
    • 2B - M. Brantley (14), Y. Gomes (11)
    • 3B - L. Chisenhall
    • RBI - Y. Gomes 3 (24), T. Naquin (13)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - M. Brantley (3)
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Adrianza-Dozier-Mauer)
    • E - E. Escobar (2)
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - L. Chisenhall (2)
    • DP - (Gonzalez-Lindor-Encarnacion)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Odorizzi (L, 3-4)5.06444504.381.41-1.5
    T. Rogers1.11000304.881.343.5
    M. Belisle0.20000104.260.00-
    Z. Duke1.00000202.841.384.0
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Odorizzi (L, 3-4)5.0
    T. Rogers1.1
    M. Belisle0.2
    Z. Duke1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    S. Bieber (W, 1-0)5.210111703.971.7613.5
    O. Perez (H, 3)1.10000201.290.574.0
    N. Ramirez (H, 5)1.00001103.001.252.5
    C. Allen (S, 14)1.00001103.901.139.5
    PITCHERSIP
    S. Bieber (W, 1-0)5.2
    O. Perez (H, 3)1.1
    N. Ramirez (H, 5)1.0
    C. Allen (S, 14)1.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - J. Odorizzi
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Odorizzi 106-57, T. Rogers 22-17, M. Belisle 14-10, Z. Duke 12-10
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Odorizzi 6-3, T. Rogers 1-0, Z. Duke 1-1
    • Batters Faced - J. Odorizzi 24, T. Rogers 5, M. Belisle 2, Z. Duke 4
    PITCHING
    • WP - S. Bieber
    • Pitches-Strikes - S. Bieber 89-61, O. Perez 15-13, N. Ramirez 19-11, C. Allen 11-7
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Bieber 3-6, O. Perez 1-1, N. Ramirez 1-1, C. Allen 1-0
    • Batters Faced - S. Bieber 27, O. Perez 4, N. Ramirez 4, C. Allen 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    J. Mauer 1B51100013.278.394.351.7452.5
    E. Rosario LF50100021.321.359.579.9380.0
    E. Escobar 3B40310010.302.353.579.9326.5
    L. Morrison DH30000123.191.299.344.6430.0
    B. Dozier 2B40000025.223.300.394.694-1.0
    R. Grossman RF30200000.234.321.323.6452.0
    T. Motter PR-RF00000100.250.368.438.8061.0
    M. Kepler CF40100002.225.316.403.7191.0
    M. Garver C40100024.228.300.339.6390.0
    E. Adrianza SS30100113.253.315.413.7281.5
    Total351101031121-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      F. Lindor SS30000112.289.360.533.8930.5
      M. Brantley DH41200001.320.363.523.8856.0
      J. Ramirez 3B30000112.288.382.607.9890.5
      E. Encarnacion 1B31000112.229.303.466.7691.5
      L. Chisenhall RF32200110.340.426.453.8796.5
      Y. Gomes C40130012.251.311.464.7754.5
      T. Naquin CF30110011.333.360.452.8121.5
      a- B. Guyer PH10000001.153.250.318.5680.0
      G. Allen CF00000000.204.248.301.5490.0
      E. Gonzalez 2B40000043.290.329.464.793-2.0
      R. Davis LF30100010.231.288.287.5750.5
      Total31474041114-----
      • a-popped out for Naquin in the 8th
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Mauer (8), E. Escobar 3 (30)
      • RBI - E. Escobar (45)
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Brantley (14), Y. Gomes (11)
      • 3B - L. Chisenhall
      • RBI - Y. Gomes 3 (24), T. Naquin (13)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - M. Brantley (3)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Adrianza-Dozier-Mauer)
      • E - E. Escobar (2)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - L. Chisenhall (2)
      • DP - (Gonzalez-Lindor-Encarnacion)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Odorizzi (L, 3-4)5.06444504.381.41-1.5
      T. Rogers1.11000304.881.343.5
      M. Belisle0.20000104.260.00-
      Z. Duke1.00000202.841.384.0
      Total8.07444110---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Odorizzi (L, 3-4)5.0
      T. Rogers1.1
      M. Belisle0.2
      Z. Duke1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      S. Bieber (W, 1-0)5.210111703.971.7613.5
      O. Perez (H, 3)1.10000201.290.574.0
      N. Ramirez (H, 5)1.00001103.001.252.5
      C. Allen (S, 14)1.00001103.901.139.5
      Total9.010113110---
      PITCHERSIP
      S. Bieber (W, 1-0)5.2
      O. Perez (H, 3)1.1
      N. Ramirez (H, 5)1.0
      C. Allen (S, 14)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - J. Odorizzi
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Odorizzi 106-57, T. Rogers 22-17, M. Belisle 14-10, Z. Duke 12-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Odorizzi 6-3, T. Rogers 1-0, Z. Duke 1-1
      • Batters Faced - J. Odorizzi 24, T. Rogers 5, M. Belisle 2, Z. Duke 4
      PITCHING
      • WP - S. Bieber
      • Pitches-Strikes - S. Bieber 89-61, O. Perez 15-13, N. Ramirez 19-11, C. Allen 11-7
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Bieber 3-6, O. Perez 1-1, N. Ramirez 1-1, C. Allen 1-0
      • Batters Faced - S. Bieber 27, O. Perez 4, N. Ramirez 4, C. Allen 3
      • 3RD INNING
        Gomes doubled to deep center, Brantley, Encarnacion and Chisenhall scored14
      • 2ND INNING
        Naquin singled to shallow left center, Chisenhall scored11
      • 1ST INNING
        Escobar doubled to deep left, Mauer scored10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Cody Allen relieved Neil Ramirez
        • Greg Allen in center field
        • E. Adrianza: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Adrianza walked
        • J. Mauer: Strike looking, Mauer grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Adrianza out at second
        • E. Rosario: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Rosario struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Neil Ramirez relieved Oliver Perez
        • B. Dozier: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Dozier struck out swinging
        • T. Motter: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Motter walked
        • M. Kepler: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Kepler fouled out to catcher
        • M. Garver: Strike looking, Garver grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Zach Duke relieved Matt Belisle
        • L. Chisenhall: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Chisenhall struck out swinging
        • Y. Gomes: Gomes safe at first on 3rd baseman Escobar fielding error, Gomes to second
        • Brandon Guyer hit for Tyler Naquin
        • B. Guyer: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Guyer popped out to shortstop
        • E. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 7TH INNING
        • O. Perez Pitching:
        • E. Rosario: Foul, Foul, Foul, Rosario flied out to deep center
        • E. Escobar: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Escobar struck out swinging
        • L. Morrison: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Morrison grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. Rogers Pitching:
        • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Lindor grounded out to second
        • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Brantley reached on an infield single to second
        • Matt Belisle relieved Taylor Rogers
        • J. Ramirez: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Brantley stole second
        • E. Encarnacion: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Encarnacion fouled out to left
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • S. Bieber Pitching:
        • R. Grossman: Ball, Foul, Grossman singled to shallow left
        • M. Kepler: Kepler singled to shallow right, Grossman to second
        • M. Garver: Strike looking, Ball, Grossman to third, Kepler to second on wild pitch, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Garver struck out swinging
        • E. Adrianza: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Adrianza struck out swinging
        • Oliver Perez relieved Shane Bieber
        • Taylor Motter ran for Robbie Grossman
        • J. Mauer: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Mauer struck out looking
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Taylor Rogers relieved Jake Odorizzi
        • T. Naquin: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Naquin struck out swinging
        • E. Gonzalez: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
        • R. Davis: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • S. Bieber Pitching:
        • J. Mauer: Ball, Mauer grounded out to second
        • E. Rosario: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Rosario singled to right
        • E. Escobar: Strike looking, Escobar doubled to right, Rosario to third
        • L. Morrison: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Morrison struck out swinging
        • B. Dozier: Foul, Dozier grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Odorizzi Pitching:
        • J. Ramirez: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ramirez popped out to third
        • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Encarnacion struck out looking
        • L. Chisenhall: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Chisenhall singled to center
        • Y. Gomes: Ball, Ball, Ball, Gomes grounded out to second
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • S. Bieber Pitching:
        • R. Grossman: Ball, Grossman singled to right
        • M. Kepler: Strike looking, Strike looking, Kepler flied out to center
        • M. Garver: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike looking, Garver struck out looking
        • E. Adrianza: Ball, Strike looking, Adrianza flied out to right
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Odorizzi Pitching:
        • R. Davis: Ball, Davis grounded out to first
        • F. Lindor: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Lindor walked
        • M. Brantley: Foul, Ball, Ball, Brantley grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Lindor out at second
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • S. Bieber Pitching:
        • J. Mauer: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Mauer grounded out to second
        • E. Rosario: Strike looking, Strike looking, Rosario fouled out to catcher
        • E. Escobar: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Escobar doubled to deep right center
        • L. Morrison: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Morrison walked
        • B. Dozier: Ball, Dozier flied out to right
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Odorizzi Pitching:
        • M. Brantley: Brantley doubled to deep right
        • J. Ramirez: Ball, Ramirez grounded out to first, Brantley to third
        • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Encarnacion walked
        • L. Chisenhall: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Chisenhall walked, Encarnacion to second
        • Y. Gomes: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gomes doubled to deep center, Brantley, Encarnacion and Chisenhall scored
        • T. Naquin: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Gomes to third on wild pitch, Naquin grounded out to shortstop
        • E. Gonzalez: Foul, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
        • End of the 3rd (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • S. Bieber Pitching:
        • R. Grossman: Grossman fouled out to third
        • M. Kepler: Strike looking, Ball, Kepler lined out to left
        • M. Garver: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Garver singled to shallow right
        • E. Adrianza: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Adrianza singled to shallow right, Garver out at home
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Odorizzi Pitching:
        • L. Chisenhall: Ball, Chisenhall tripled to left
        • Y. Gomes: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Gomes struck out swinging
        • T. Naquin: Ball, Naquin singled to shallow left center, Chisenhall scored
        • E. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
        • R. Davis: Ball, Davis singled to right, Naquin to second
        • F. Lindor: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Lindor struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • S. Bieber Pitching:
        • J. Mauer: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Mauer doubled to deep left
        • E. Rosario: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Rosario struck out swinging
        • E. Escobar: Strike looking, Escobar doubled to deep left, Mauer scored
        • L. Morrison: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Morrison struck out looking
        • B. Dozier: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Dozier struck out looking
        • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Odorizzi Pitching:
        • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Ball, Lindor grounded out to third
        • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Ball, Brantley lined out to pitcher
        • J. Ramirez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ramirez walked
        • E. Encarnacion: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Encarnacion flied out to deep center
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)