Bauer strikes out 11 as Indians defeat Tigers 4-1

CLEVELAND (AP) Trevor Bauer is piling up the strikeouts. And, the Cleveland Indians are piling up the wins.

Bauer (7-5) struck out 11 over 6 1/3 innings to beat Detroit for the fourth time this season, leading Cleveland past the Tigers 4-1 on Saturday night for their sixth straight win overall.

The right-hander recorded his seventh double-figure strikeout game of the season, including five of his last six starts. Bauer has struck out 140 this season and is tied for the AL lead with Boston's Chris Sale.

''I definitely take pride in it,'' Bauer said. ''It's what I enjoy doing most, punching guys out.''

Bauer's consecutive games with double-digit strikeouts was interrupted Monday by a rain delay after he struck out eight in seven innings against the Chicago White Sox. He threw 100 pitches and didn't return after the delay.

''I wish it hadn't rained last game,'' he said. ''It would have been six in a row, but I'll start a new streak this time.''

Bauer allowed a run in the second inning on a wild pitch and was pulled after Dixon Machado's one-out single in the seventh. He's 4-0 with a 1.23 ERA in four starts against the Tigers.

''He's got quality pitches across the board,'' Indians manager Terry Francona said. ''That's part of what's making him so good.''

Francisco Lindor hit a leadoff homer in the fifth, and Jose Ramirez - who reached base in his 30th consecutive game - and Edwin Encarnacion had RBI singles in a three-run first.

Cody Allen struck out two in a perfect ninth for his 16th save in 17 opportunities.

Francisco Liriano (3-3), making his first start in a month, allowed three runs - two earned - in four innings. The left-hander, who strained his right hamstring against the White Sox on May 26, threw 40 pitches in the first.

''He was rushing and after the first inning we told him you got to slow down,'' Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire said. ''Just make your pitches and don't overthrow the ball. We had a chance to get out of there and we cost him some extra pitches in the first.''

Detroit lost its fourth straight and committed three errors. Catcher James McCann dropped a throw from center field that allowed a run to score in the first.

Bauer struck out the game's first two hitters, but a walk, single and a hit by pitch loaded the bases. McCann struck out, ending the 28-pitch inning. Bauer allowed five hits, walked two, hit two batters and threw 112 pitches.

Cleveland's first consisted of four hits, two walks, two wild pitches and McCann's error. Ramirez singled in the first to score Lindor. Encarnacion followed with another single for a 2-0 lead.

Following a wild pitch, Brandon Guyer singled to center. Encarnacion would have been out by 10 feet, but scored on a slide when McCann couldn't hang on to Leyonis Martin's throw.

Liriano made his first start since straining his right hamstring against the Chicago White Sox on May 26.

Oliver Perez retired the final two batters in the seventh and Neil Ramirez worked a scoreless eighth.

CAUTIOUS APPROACH

The Indians aren't going to rush left-hander Andrew Miller to come back from his sore right knee, an injury that has had him on the disabled list since May 26. He won't throw off a mound for 10 days and there's no timetable for his return.

''We saw the load he carried a couple years ago,'' Francona said. ''For us to get where we want to go, and have the best chance to do that, he's going to carry a big load. So we feel like being patient is the best chance to get there.''

BUT WHO'S COUNTING?

The first inning lasted 36 minutes and included five hits, three walks, a hit batter, two wild pitches, an error, nine baserunners and a combined 68 pitches.

QUICK CHANGE

Detroit started the week with a five-game winning streak, but lost twice in Cincinnati and has dropped the first two games of this series.

''You look at Cincinnati, they're hot,'' Gardenhire said. ''We come in here and this team is hot. It's all part of the schedule. Right now, we are scuffling offensively and it all kind of molds together.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Tigers: RHP Johnny Barbato (rotator cuff tendinitis) is on the 10-day disabled list. He allowed five runs in one-third of an inning Friday.

Indians: RHP Carlos Carrasco (bruised elbow) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Monday. He was struck on the elbow by a line drive hit by Minnesota's Joe Mauer on June 16.

UP NEXT

Tigers: LHP Matthew Boyd (4-5, 3.63 ERA) is 1-2 with a 1.78 ERA in six career appearances - five starts - against Cleveland.

Indians: RHP Adam Plutko (3-1, 5.40) will make his fifth career start for Cleveland.

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  • W: T. Bauer (7-5)L: F. Liriano (3-3)S: C. Allen (16)
  • HR: CLE - F. Lindor (18)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
L. Martin CF30000011.254.329.444.7722.5
J. Candelario 3B40000042.244.348.467.814-2.0
N. Castellanos RF20000210.300.346.483.8291.5
V. Martinez DH40100011.243.298.336.6350.5
N. Goodrum 1B20000110.241.326.458.7841.5
J. McCann C40000034.236.288.337.624-1.5
J. Jones LF41200020.235.285.393.6783.0
J. Iglesias SS40100021.273.318.395.7120.0
D. Machado 2B40100011.208.263.285.5480.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    F. Lindor SS42211001.291.369.542.9118.0
    M. Brantley LF30000101.310.356.506.8611.0
    J. Ramirez DH41110010.289.396.604.9992.5
    E. Encarnacion 1B41110011.233.306.467.7732.5
    R. Davis CF20000011.230.286.279.5641.5
    a- T. Naquin PH-CF20000010.305.330.411.741-0.5
    B. Guyer RF20100011.167.265.322.5870.5
    b- L. Chisenhall PH-RF10000000.311.408.410.8180.0
    J. Kipnis 2B10000210.207.286.330.6151.5
    R. Perez C30000003.149.242.241.4840.0
    E. Gonzalez 3B30100010.301.346.466.8120.5
    • a-flied out for Davis in the 6th
    • b-flied out for Guyer in the 6th
    BATTING
    • HR - F. Lindor (18)
    • RBI - F. Lindor (42), J. Ramirez (51), E. Encarnacion (48)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - L. Martin (7), J. Jones (7)
    • CS - J. Jones (4)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - R. Davis (15)
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - L. Martin 2 (8)
    • DP - 2 (Iglesias-Machado-Goodrum; Iglesias-Machado-Goodrum)
    • E - N. Goodrum (5), J. Iglesias (5), J. McCann (4)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    F. Liriano (L, 3-3)4.04323303.941.25-0.5
    A. Wilson2.01110314.001.115.5
    L. Coleman1.01000002.180.972.0
    J. Jimenez1.00000101.980.963.5
    PITCHERSIP
    F. Liriano (L, 3-3)4.0
    A. Wilson2.0
    L. Coleman1.0
    J. Jimenez1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    T. Bauer (W, 7-5)6.151121102.441.0925.5
    O. Perez (H, 4)0.20000101.170.520.5
    N. Ramirez (H, 6)1.00001202.571.143.0
    C. Allen (S, 16)1.00000203.731.0911.0
    PITCHERSIP
    T. Bauer (W, 7-5)6.1
    O. Perez (H, 4)0.2
    N. Ramirez (H, 6)1.0
    C. Allen (S, 16)1.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - F. Liriano 2 (5)
    • Pitches-Strikes - F. Liriano 75-39, A. Wilson 28-19, L. Coleman 16-9, J. Jimenez 15-11
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - F. Liriano 4-4, A. Wilson 1-2, L. Coleman 1-2, J. Jimenez 1-1
    • Batters Faced - F. Liriano 18, A. Wilson 7, L. Coleman 4, J. Jimenez 3
    PITCHING
    • WP - T. Bauer (9)
    • HBP - T. Bauer 2 (6)
    • Pitches-Strikes - T. Bauer 112-72, O. Perez 11-6, N. Ramirez 12-8, C. Allen 14-9
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Bauer 1-6, O. Perez 1-0
    • Batters Faced - T. Bauer 27, O. Perez 2, N. Ramirez 4, C. Allen 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    L. Martin CF30000011.254.329.444.7722.5
    J. Candelario 3B40000042.244.348.467.814-2.0
    N. Castellanos RF20000210.300.346.483.8291.5
    V. Martinez DH40100011.243.298.336.6350.5
    N. Goodrum 1B20000110.241.326.458.7841.5
    J. McCann C40000034.236.288.337.624-1.5
    J. Jones LF41200020.235.285.393.6783.0
    J. Iglesias SS40100021.273.318.395.7120.0
    D. Machado 2B40100011.208.263.285.5480.5
    Total31150031610-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      F. Lindor SS42211001.291.369.542.9118.0
      M. Brantley LF30000101.310.356.506.8611.0
      J. Ramirez DH41110010.289.396.604.9992.5
      E. Encarnacion 1B41110011.233.306.467.7732.5
      R. Davis CF20000011.230.286.279.5641.5
      a- T. Naquin PH-CF20000010.305.330.411.741-0.5
      B. Guyer RF20100011.167.265.322.5870.5
      b- L. Chisenhall PH-RF10000000.311.408.410.8180.0
      J. Kipnis 2B10000210.207.286.330.6151.5
      R. Perez C30000003.149.242.241.4840.0
      E. Gonzalez 3B30100010.301.346.466.8120.5
      Total294631378-----
      • a-flied out for Davis in the 6th
      • b-flied out for Guyer in the 6th
      BATTING
      • HR - F. Lindor (18)
      • RBI - F. Lindor (42), J. Ramirez (51), E. Encarnacion (48)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - L. Martin (7), J. Jones (7)
      • CS - J. Jones (4)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - R. Davis (15)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - L. Martin 2 (8)
      • DP - 2 (Iglesias-Machado-Goodrum; Iglesias-Machado-Goodrum)
      • E - N. Goodrum (5), J. Iglesias (5), J. McCann (4)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      F. Liriano (L, 3-3)4.04323303.941.25-0.5
      A. Wilson2.01110314.001.115.5
      L. Coleman1.01000002.180.972.0
      J. Jimenez1.00000101.980.963.5
      Total8.0643371---
      PITCHERSIP
      F. Liriano (L, 3-3)4.0
      A. Wilson2.0
      L. Coleman1.0
      J. Jimenez1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      T. Bauer (W, 7-5)6.151121102.441.0925.5
      O. Perez (H, 4)0.20000101.170.520.5
      N. Ramirez (H, 6)1.00001202.571.143.0
      C. Allen (S, 16)1.00000203.731.0911.0
      Total9.05113160---
      PITCHERSIP
      T. Bauer (W, 7-5)6.1
      O. Perez (H, 4)0.2
      N. Ramirez (H, 6)1.0
      C. Allen (S, 16)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - F. Liriano 2 (5)
      • Pitches-Strikes - F. Liriano 75-39, A. Wilson 28-19, L. Coleman 16-9, J. Jimenez 15-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - F. Liriano 4-4, A. Wilson 1-2, L. Coleman 1-2, J. Jimenez 1-1
      • Batters Faced - F. Liriano 18, A. Wilson 7, L. Coleman 4, J. Jimenez 3
      PITCHING
      • WP - T. Bauer (9)
      • HBP - T. Bauer 2 (6)
      • Pitches-Strikes - T. Bauer 112-72, O. Perez 11-6, N. Ramirez 12-8, C. Allen 14-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Bauer 1-6, O. Perez 1-0
      • Batters Faced - T. Bauer 27, O. Perez 2, N. Ramirez 4, C. Allen 3
      • 5TH INNING
        Lindor homered to right14
      • 2ND INNING
        Jones scored on wild pitch13
      • 1ST INNING
        Guyer singled to center, Encarnacion scored on catcher McCann fielding error03
        Encarnacion singled to center, Ramirez scored02
        Ramirez singled to center, Lindor scored, Brantley out at third, Ramirez to second01
      • 9TH INNING
        • Cody Allen relieved Neil Ramirez
        • J. Jones: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Jones struck out on foul tip
        • J. Iglesias: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Iglesias struck out on foul tip
        • D. Machado: Ball, Machado flied out to right
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Neil Ramirez relieved Oliver Perez
        • N. Castellanos: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Castellanos struck out swinging
        • V. Martinez: Martinez flied out to deep left
        • N. Goodrum: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Goodrum walked
        • J. McCann: Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, McCann struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Joe Jimenez relieved Louis Coleman
        • J. Ramirez: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ramirez lined out to left
        • E. Encarnacion: Strike looking, Encarnacion grounded out to shortstop
        • T. Naquin: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Naquin struck out on foul tip
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • T. Bauer Pitching:
        • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Iglesias struck out looking
        • D. Machado: Machado singled to left
        • Oliver Perez relieved Trevor Bauer
        • L. Martin: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Martin reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Machado out at second
        • J. Candelario: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Martin stole second, Ball, Strike swinging, Candelario struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Louis Coleman relieved Alex Wilson
        • R. Perez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Perez grounded out to shortstop
        • E. Gonzalez: Gonzalez singled to center
        • F. Lindor: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Lindor popped out to shortstop
        • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Brantley flied out to left
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • T. Bauer Pitching:
        • N. Goodrum: Goodrum flied out to center
        • J. McCann: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, McCann flied out to center
        • J. Jones: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Jones singled to center
        • J. Iglesias: Foul, Ball, Jones caught stealing, catcher to second
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Tyler Naquin hit for Rajai Davis
        • T. Naquin: Foul, Ball, Naquin flied out to deep center
        • Lonnie Chisenhall hit for Brandon Guyer
        • L. Chisenhall: Chisenhall flied out to left
        • J. Kipnis: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Kipnis struck out on foul tip
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • T. Bauer Pitching:
        • L. Martin: Martin grounded bunt out to pitcher
        • J. Candelario: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Candelario struck out looking
        • N. Castellanos: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Castellanos walked
        • V. Martinez: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Martinez struck out looking
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Alex Wilson relieved Francisco Liriano
        • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Lindor homered to right
        • M. Brantley: Brantley grounded out to third
        • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ramirez struck out looking
        • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Encarnacion struck out looking
        • End of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • T. Bauer Pitching:
        • J. McCann: Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, McCann struck out swinging
        • J. Jones: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
        • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Iglesias reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • D. Machado: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Machado flied out to center
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • F. Liriano Pitching:
        • J. Kipnis: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Kipnis walked
        • R. Perez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Perez grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Kipnis out at second
        • E. Gonzalez: Ball, Gonzalez flied out to right
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • T. Bauer Pitching:
        • N. Castellanos: Foul, Ball, Castellanos flied out to right
        • V. Martinez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Martinez fouled out to right
        • N. Goodrum: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Goodrum struck out looking
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • F. Liriano Pitching:
        • J. Ramirez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ramirez safe at first on shortstop Iglesias fielding error
        • E. Encarnacion: Encarnacion grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Ramirez out at second
        • R. Davis: Davis safe at first on 1st baseman Goodrum fielding error
        • B. Guyer: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Davis stole second, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Guyer struck out swinging
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 2 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • T. Bauer Pitching:
        • J. Jones: Ball, Strike looking, Jones reached on an infield single to second
        • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Jones stole second, Iglesias lined out to center, Jones to third
        • D. Machado: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Jones scored on wild pitch, Strike swinging, Machado struck out swinging
        • L. Martin: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Martin hit by pitch
        • J. Candelario: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Candelario struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • F. Liriano Pitching:
        • E. Gonzalez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Gonzalez struck out looking
        • F. Lindor: Ball, Ball, Lindor lined out to center
        • M. Brantley: Brantley grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • T. Bauer Pitching:
        • L. Martin: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Martin struck out looking
        • J. Candelario: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Candelario struck out swinging
        • N. Castellanos: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Castellanos walked
        • V. Martinez: Martinez singled to right center, Castellanos to third
        • N. Goodrum: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Goodrum hit by pitch, Martinez to second
        • J. McCann: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, McCann struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • F. Liriano Pitching:
        • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Ball, Lindor reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • M. Brantley: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Brantley walked, Lindor to second
        • J. Ramirez: Ball, Ball, Ramirez singled to center, Lindor scored, Brantley out at third, Ramirez to second
        • E. Encarnacion: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ramirez to third on wild pitch, Ball, Foul, Encarnacion singled to center, Ramirez scored
        • R. Davis: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Encarnacion to second on wild pitch, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
        • B. Guyer: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Guyer singled to center, Encarnacion scored on catcher McCann fielding error
        • J. Kipnis: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Kipnis walked, Guyer to second
        • R. Perez: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Perez flied out to deep right
        • End of the 1st (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 1 Error)