Encarnacion hits grand slam as Indians pound Tigers 12-2

CLEVELAND (AP) The sweet-swinging Cleveland Indians are taking their show on the road after one successful homestand.

Edwin Encarnacion hit an eighth-inning grand slam, helping the Indians rout the Detroit Tigers 12-2 on Sunday for their season-high seventh straight win.

Francisco Lindor, Jose Ramirez and Jason Kipnis also connected for Cleveland, which outscored Detroit 26-3 in the three-game sweep. Ramirez finished with three hits, extending his streak of reaching base to 31 consecutive games.

''Everybody's doing their part,'' Encarnacion said. ''The top of the lineup, the bottom of the lineup. Everything's going great.''

Adam Plutko (4-1) pitched six innings of two-run ball, becoming the second rookie starter to beat the Tigers in the series. Shane Bieber pitched seven innings in Friday night's 12-0 win.

Tigers starter Matthew Boyd (4-6) allowed a season-high six runs in three-plus innings in his shortest outing of the season.

Detroit has lost five straight overall and is 3-10 against Cleveland this season.

''They're hot, they're swinging the bats good, and they jumped on us early again today,'' Detroit manager Ron Gardenhire said. ''The ball is flying here now.''

The Indians have outscored their opponents 54-9 during their win streak. They open a nine-game road trip Monday night in St. Louis.

''We're having a lot of fun,'' Encarnacion said.

Cleveland had the game in hand when it added five more runs in the eighth. Kipnis hit a leadoff drive against Artie Lewicki. Lindor's single and a double by Michael Brantley put runners on second and third.

Ramirez was intentionally walked and Encarnacion followed with a drive to right for his 11th career grand slam.

''When Edwin swings like that, it has to make them think twice,'' Indians manager Terry Francona said. ''Then when they pitch around somebody, you love to see it hurt the other team. And you can tell Edwin was really bearing down there.''

Niko Goodrum and James McCann had RBI singles for Detroit in the fourth.

ADD AN O TO OHIO

The Tigers have lost all nine games they have played in the state of Ohio this season. Detroit was swept in a four-game series at Progressive Field in April. The Tigers lost both games in Cincinnati this week before heading north. The Tigers return to Cleveland in September.

''They took it to us this weekend, there's no doubt,'' McCann said.

CAN'T LOOK

Francona doesn't enjoy certain parts of interleague games in NL parks, such as when his pitchers have to hit. Mike Clevinger, Corey Kluber and Bieber will be the starters in St. Louis.

''They're doing things they're not used to, even running the bases,'' Francona said. ''They're just not used to doing that during a game. They're using different muscles, not that they're not in good shape but they're just doing different things. We definitely are holding our breath.''

BAD INNING

The eighth was difficult for Lewicki, who was hit on the right ankle by Lindor's hard grounder to the mound. He remained in the game after a visit from Gardenhire and a team trainer, but gave up the grand slam before finally being pulled.

The right-hander allowed six runs and nine hits in 4 1/3 innings.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Tigers: RHP Drew VerHagen (broken nose) will not resume baseball activities for two weeks after being struck on the face with a throw from shortstop Jose Iglesias while covering first base Tuesday in Cincinnati.

Indians: RHP Carlos Carrasco will throw bullpen sessions this week to test his bruised elbow. He was struck by a line drive hit by Minnesota's Joe Mauer on June 16.

UP NEXT

Tigers: RHP Jordan Zimmermann (2-0, 4.95 ERA) takes on Oakland at Comerica Park on Monday in the opener of a four-game series.

Indians: Clevinger (6-2, 3.00 ERA) pitches the series opener in St. Louis on Monday. RHP John Gant (1-2, 4.39 ERA) starts for the Cardinals.

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DET36-42
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CLE43-33
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  • W: A. Plutko (4-1)L: M. Boyd (4-6)
  • HR: CLE - E. Encarnacion (18), J. Kipnis (7), F. Lindor (19), J. Ramirez (23)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
L. Martin CF40100010.254.327.440.7680.5
J. Candelario 3B40000001.240.343.459.8020.0
N. Castellanos RF41200012.303.348.487.8353.5
V. Martinez DH31100003.244.299.336.6352.0
a- V. Reyes PH-DH10000000.213.213.295.5080.0
N. Goodrum 2B40110013.241.325.453.7781.5
J. Hicks 1B40000023.273.316.426.743-1.0
J. McCann C30110010.237.288.336.6251.5
J. Iglesias SS30000001.270.314.390.7040.0
J. Jones LF30000010.232.281.388.669-0.5
  • a-lined out for Martinez in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
F. Lindor SS53321002.296.372.556.92812.0
M. Brantley LF51320011.316.360.511.8718.5
J. Ramirez 3B42311101.296.402.6161.01812.0
E. Encarnacion DH41251112.238.311.483.79412.5
B. Guyer RF20000024.163.260.315.575-1.0
a- L. Chisenhall PH-RF30100001.313.405.406.8121.0
Y. Alonso 1B50100021.254.325.451.7760.0
Y. Gomes C51200001.253.318.459.7773.0
J. Kipnis 2B32211100.212.292.344.6369.0
b- E. Gonzalez PH-2B10000002.297.342.459.8010.0
R. Davis CF22210000.242.296.290.5877.0
c- T. Naquin PH-CF20000011.299.324.402.726-0.5
  • a-grounded out for Guyer in the 4th
  • b-grounded out for Kipnis in the 8th
  • c-popped out for Davis in the 5th
BATTING
  • 2B - N. Castellanos (23)
  • RBI - N. Goodrum (23), J. McCann (21)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. McCann (3)
BATTING
  • 2B - F. Lindor (24), M. Brantley (17), E. Encarnacion (10)
  • HR - F. Lindor (19), J. Ramirez (23), E. Encarnacion (18), J. Kipnis (7)
  • RBI - F. Lindor 2 (44), M. Brantley 2 (44), J. Ramirez (52), E. Encarnacion 5 (53), J. Kipnis (31), R. Davis (6)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Brantley 2 (16), J. Ramirez (19), E. Encarnacion (17)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - M. Brantley (5), J. Ramirez (12), R. Davis (16)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Candelario-Goodrum-Hicks; Goodrum-Hicks)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Lindor-Kipnis-Alonso)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Boyd (L, 4-6)3.08662514.151.23-9.5
A. Lewicki4.19661235.461.71-3.0
W. Saupold0.22000004.411.53-2.0
PITCHERSIP
M. Boyd (L, 4-6)3.0
A. Lewicki4.1
W. Saupold0.2
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Plutko (W, 4-1)6.06220404.651.2322.0
D. Otero1.00000105.881.123.5
O. Perez0.20000001.080.480.0
N. Ramirez0.10000102.511.120.5
J. Tomlin1.00000106.481.393.5
PITCHERSIP
A. Plutko (W, 4-1)6.0
D. Otero1.0
O. Perez0.2
N. Ramirez0.1
J. Tomlin1.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - A. Lewicki
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Boyd 79-54, A. Lewicki 53-39, W. Saupold 14-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Lewicki 3-6, W. Saupold 1-1
  • Batters Faced - M. Boyd 19, A. Lewicki 21, W. Saupold 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Plutko 90-58, D. Otero 8-7, O. Perez 5-4, N. Ramirez 3-3, J. Tomlin 10-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Plutko 6-8, D. Otero 1-1
  • Batters Faced - A. Plutko 24, D. Otero 3, O. Perez 2, N. Ramirez, J. Tomlin 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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CLE43-33
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
L. Martin CF40100010.254.327.440.7680.5
J. Candelario 3B40000001.240.343.459.8020.0
N. Castellanos RF41200012.303.348.487.8353.5
V. Martinez DH31100003.244.299.336.6352.0
a- V. Reyes PH-DH10000000.213.213.295.5080.0
N. Goodrum 2B40110013.241.325.453.7781.5
J. Hicks 1B40000023.273.316.426.743-1.0
J. McCann C30110010.237.288.336.6251.5
J. Iglesias SS30000001.270.314.390.7040.0
J. Jones LF30000010.232.281.388.669-0.5
Total3326200713-----
  • a-lined out for Martinez in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
F. Lindor SS53321002.296.372.556.92812.0
M. Brantley LF51320011.316.360.511.8718.5
J. Ramirez 3B42311101.296.402.6161.01812.0
E. Encarnacion DH41251112.238.311.483.79412.5
B. Guyer RF20000024.163.260.315.575-1.0
a- L. Chisenhall PH-RF30100001.313.405.406.8121.0
Y. Alonso 1B50100021.254.325.451.7760.0
Y. Gomes C51200001.253.318.459.7773.0
J. Kipnis 2B32211100.212.292.344.6369.0
b- E. Gonzalez PH-2B10000002.297.342.459.8010.0
R. Davis CF22210000.242.296.290.5877.0
c- T. Naquin PH-CF20000011.299.324.402.726-0.5
Total4112191243716-----
HITTERSAB
F. Lindor SS5
M. Brantley LF5
J. Ramirez 3B4
E. Encarnacion DH4
B. Guyer RF2
a- L. Chisenhall PH-RF3
Y. Alonso 1B5
Y. Gomes C5
J. Kipnis 2B3
b- E. Gonzalez PH-2B1
R. Davis CF2
c- T. Naquin PH-CF2
Total41
  • a-grounded out for Guyer in the 4th
  • b-grounded out for Kipnis in the 8th
  • c-popped out for Davis in the 5th
BATTING
  • 2B - N. Castellanos (23)
  • RBI - N. Goodrum (23), J. McCann (21)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. McCann (3)
BATTING
  • 2B - F. Lindor (24), M. Brantley (17), E. Encarnacion (10)
  • HR - F. Lindor (19), J. Ramirez (23), E. Encarnacion (18), J. Kipnis (7)
  • RBI - F. Lindor 2 (44), M. Brantley 2 (44), J. Ramirez (52), E. Encarnacion 5 (53), J. Kipnis (31), R. Davis (6)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Brantley 2 (16), J. Ramirez (19), E. Encarnacion (17)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - M. Brantley (5), J. Ramirez (12), R. Davis (16)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Candelario-Goodrum-Hicks; Goodrum-Hicks)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Lindor-Kipnis-Alonso)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Boyd (L, 4-6)3.08662514.151.23-9.5
A. Lewicki4.19661235.461.71-3.0
W. Saupold0.22000004.411.53-2.0
Total8.0191212374---
PITCHERSIP
M. Boyd (L, 4-6)3.0
A. Lewicki4.1
W. Saupold0.2
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Plutko (W, 4-1)6.06220404.651.2322.0
D. Otero1.00000105.881.123.5
O. Perez0.20000001.080.480.0
N. Ramirez0.10000102.511.120.5
J. Tomlin1.00000106.481.393.5
Total9.0622070---
PITCHERSIP
A. Plutko (W, 4-1)6.0
D. Otero1.0
O. Perez0.2
N. Ramirez0.1
J. Tomlin1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - A. Lewicki
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Boyd 79-54, A. Lewicki 53-39, W. Saupold 14-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Lewicki 3-6, W. Saupold 1-1
  • Batters Faced - M. Boyd 19, A. Lewicki 21, W. Saupold 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Plutko 90-58, D. Otero 8-7, O. Perez 5-4, N. Ramirez 3-3, J. Tomlin 10-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Plutko 6-8, D. Otero 1-1
  • Batters Faced - A. Plutko 24, D. Otero 3, O. Perez 2, N. Ramirez, J. Tomlin 3
  • 8TH INNING
    Encarnacion homered to right, Lindor, Brantley and Ramirez scored212
    Kipnis homered to center28
  • 6TH INNING
    Ramirez homered to right27
  • 4TH INNING
    Lindor homered to center, Davis scored26
    McCann singled to center, Martinez scored24
    Goodrum singled to right, Castellanos scored, Martinez to second14
  • 2ND INNING
    Brantley singled to left, Kipnis and Davis scored04
    Davis singled to right, Gomes scored, Kipnis to third02
  • 1ST INNING
    Encarnacion doubled to deep left, Lindor scored01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Josh Tomlin relieved Neil Ramirez
    • Victor Reyes hit for Victor Martinez
    • V. Reyes: Ball, Foul, Ball, Reyes popped out to shortstop
    • N. Goodrum: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Goodrum struck out swinging
    • J. Hicks: Foul, Hicks lined out to right
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Oliver Perez relieved Dan Otero
    • L. Martin: Strike looking, Strike looking, Martin flied out to deep center
    • J. Candelario: Ball, Candelario flied out to right
    • Neil Ramirez relieved Oliver Perez
    • N. Castellanos: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Castellanos struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Lewicki Pitching:
    • J. Kipnis: Ball, Foul, Kipnis homered to center
    • T. Naquin: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Naquin struck out swinging
    • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Lindor reached on an infield single to pitcher
    • M. Brantley: Ball, Brantley doubled to deep left, Lindor to third
    • J. Ramirez: Ramirez intentionally walked
    • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Encarnacion homered to right, Lindor, Brantley and Ramirez scored
    • Warwick Saupold relieved Artie Lewicki
    • L. Chisenhall: Ball, Chisenhall flied out to deep center
    • Y. Alonso: Ball, Ball, Alonso singled to left
    • Y. Gomes: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Gomes singled to left, Alonso to second
    • Erik Gonzalez hit for Jason Kipnis
    • E. Gonzalez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Gonzalez grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 8th (5 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Dan Otero relieved Adam Plutko
    • J. McCann: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, McCann struck out looking
    • J. Iglesias: Foul, Foul, Iglesias grounded out to pitcher
    • J. Jones: Jones flied out to center
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Lewicki Pitching:
    • L. Chisenhall: Chisenhall singled to center
    • Y. Alonso: Ball, Alonso popped out to third
    • Y. Gomes: Strike looking, Gomes lined into double play second to first, Chisenhall out at first
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • A. Plutko Pitching:
    • N. Castellanos: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Castellanos singled to center
    • V. Martinez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Martinez flied out to left
    • N. Goodrum: Foul, Ball, Ball, Goodrum reached on fielder's choice to second, Castellanos out at second
    • J. Hicks: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Hicks struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • A. Lewicki Pitching:
    • F. Lindor: Ball, Lindor grounded out to third
    • M. Brantley: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Brantley lined out to left
    • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ramirez homered to right
    • E. Encarnacion: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Encarnacion struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • A. Plutko Pitching:
    • J. Jones: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Jones struck out looking
    • L. Martin: Martin lined out to center
    • J. Candelario: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Candelario popped out to third
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Lewicki Pitching:
    • Y. Alonso: Ball, Foul, Alonso flied out to left
    • Y. Gomes: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Gomes flied out to right
    • J. Kipnis: Strike looking, Kipnis singled to center
    • Tyler Naquin hit for Rajai Davis
    • T. Naquin: Strike looking, Naquin popped out to third
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • A. Plutko Pitching:
    • N. Castellanos: Ball, Castellanos doubled to left center
    • V. Martinez: Martinez singled to right, Castellanos to third
    • N. Goodrum: Goodrum singled to right, Castellanos scored, Martinez to second
    • J. Hicks: Hicks grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Martinez to third, Goodrum out at second
    • J. McCann: Ball, Strike swinging, McCann singled to center, Martinez scored
    • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Ball, Iglesias lined out to center
    • Middle of the 4th (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Boyd Pitching:
    • R. Davis: Foul, Ball, Davis reached on an infield single to third
    • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Lindor homered to center, Davis scored
    • Artie Lewicki relieved Matthew Boyd
    • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Brantley singled to center
    • J. Ramirez: Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ramirez singled to right, Brantley to second
    • E. Encarnacion: Strike looking, Encarnacion grounded into double play third to second to first, Brantley to third, Ramirez out at second
    • Lonnie Chisenhall hit for Brandon Guyer
    • L. Chisenhall: Ball, Strike looking, Chisenhall grounded out to first
    • End of the 4th (4 Runs, 8 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • A. Plutko Pitching:
    • J. Jones: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Jones grounded out to pitcher
    • L. Martin: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Martin struck out on foul tip
    • J. Candelario: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Candelario lined out to right
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Boyd Pitching:
    • Y. Alonso: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Alonso struck out on foul tip
    • Y. Gomes: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Gomes popped out to second
    • J. Kipnis: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Kipnis flied out to deep center
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • A. Plutko Pitching:
    • J. Hicks: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Hicks struck out looking
    • J. McCann: Ball, Foul, McCann grounded out to second
    • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Ball, Iglesias grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Boyd Pitching:
    • Y. Alonso: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Alonso struck out swinging
    • Y. Gomes: Strike looking, Gomes singled to center
    • J. Kipnis: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Kipnis walked, Gomes to second
    • R. Davis: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Davis singled to right, Gomes scored, Kipnis to third
    • F. Lindor: Lindor popped out to shortstop
    • M. Brantley: Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Pickoff attempt to first, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Davis stole second, Brantley singled to left, Kipnis and Davis scored
    • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Brantley stole second, Ramirez singled to left, Brantley to third
    • E. Encarnacion: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Strike swinging, Ramirez stole second, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Encarnacion walked
    • B. Guyer: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Guyer struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • A. Plutko Pitching:
    • L. Martin: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Martin singled to center
    • J. Candelario: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Candelario reached on fielder's choice to first, Martin to second
    • N. Castellanos: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Castellanos flied out to right
    • V. Martinez: Foul, Martinez flied out to left, Martin to third
    • N. Goodrum: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Goodrum flied out to left
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • M. Boyd Pitching:
    • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Foul, Lindor doubled to deep left
    • M. Brantley: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Brantley struck out swinging
    • J. Ramirez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ramirez popped out to third
    • E. Encarnacion: Strike looking, Encarnacion doubled to deep left, Lindor scored
    • B. Guyer: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Guyer struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)