Bauer strikes out 11, Indians hit 4 HRs in 10-0 win

CLEVELAND (AP) Trevor Bauer reached a milestone Monday night.

Cleveland's right-hander struck out 11 in six innings - giving him 206 for the season - and the Indians routed the Minnesota Twins 10-0.

Bauer (11-6) is one strikeout behind Boston's Chris Sale for the AL lead. After striking out 196 last season - then a career high - reaching the 200-mark was a goal going into 2018.

''That's something I wanted to accomplish,'' he said. ''Next up is 300. Maybe not this year, but hopefully next year.''

Bauer, who held Minnesota to three hits, was given a standing ovation when he recorded he reached the 200-mark against Bobby Wilson in the third. He has 10 double-figure strikeout games, tying him with Sale for the league lead.

The Indians hit four home runs, led by Edwin Encarnacion, who had four RBIs, including a three-run homer in the seventh. Yonder Alonso, Brandon Guyer and Jason Kipnis also homered for Cleveland, which leads Minnesota by 10 games in the AL Central.

Bauer struck out every batter in the starting lineup and ended his night with a flourish in the sixth. Jorge Polanco doubled with one out and was at third when Miguel Sano drew a two-out walk but Bauer struck out Max Kepler on his 112th pitch.

''That's probably my last hitter, given that I had ran my pitch count up,'' Bauer said. ''I definitely wanted to finish my own inning. If I can't finish the game I like to finish my inning. I threw a good pitch. I was excited about both of those things.''

Manager Terry Francona knew Bauer, who leads the AL with 159 2/3 innings pitched, had a lot left but went to the bullpen. Adam Cimber, Oliver Perez and Dan Otero each pitched an inning to close Cleveland's AL-leading 12th shutout.

''He could have kept pitching and he wanted to,'' Francona said. ''That's enough. On a night like tonight that was plenty.''

Bauer hasn't lost since June 29 and is 4-0 in his last seven starts.

Alonso's home run started Cleveland's four-run fourth while Guyer added a two-run shot, both coming off Kyle Gibson (5-9). Matt Belisle gave up Kipnis' leadoff homer in the sixth and Encarnacion's blast.

Gibson allowed six runs - four earned - in five innings. Belisle gave up four runs in two innings. Catcher Mitch Garver worked the eighth, allowing only Francisco Lindor's one-out single.

The Indians scored two unearned runs in the first because Polanco didn't catch a pickoff throw for an error. Jose Ramirez's sacrifice fly that was caught in foul territory by second baseman Logan Forsythe to put Cleveland ahead.

''We've had a lot of better days,'' Twins manager Paul Molitor said. ''It was not pleasant to endure that beatdown. That first inning was disastrous.''

Garver's first appearance on the mound in a major league game provided some levity for the Twins. He retired Guyer and Erik Gonzalez on groundouts and Rajai Davis on a fly ball to deep center.

''I wanted to strike out Lindor, so I turned the gas up,'' Garver said, laughing. ''He lined one right back at me and I had to get out of the way pretty fast.''

GOOD START

Kipnis took a hit away from Joe Mauer to begin the game. Kipnis went several steps to his left, dove on the outfield grass and made the throw to first. Mauer came into the game batting .302 (13 for 43) against Bauer, but was hitless with a strikeout in three at-bats.

ROSTER MOVE

Minnesota placed outfielder Robbie Grossman (strained right hamstring) on the 10-day disabled list and recalled outfielder Johnny Field from Triple-A Rochester. Grossman was injured running out a double Sunday. The Twins claimed Field last week after he was designated for assignment by the Indians.

DAY OFF

OF Melky Cabrera, who is 3 for 31 lifetime against Gibson, wasn't in the lineup. Cabrera had a big day in the field Sunday against the Los Angeles Angels, making two diving catches and crashing into the wall to grab Shohei Ohtani's drive.

Cabrera's day off gave Guyer a rare start against a right-hander and he responded with a home run off Gibson.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Twins: RHP Michael Pineda pitched two scoreless innings in his first outing for the Gulf Coast Twins on Monday. He had Tommy John surgery in July of last year.

Indians: C Yan Gomes (right hamstring tendinitis) might return Tuesday. He's missed the last four games.

UP NEXT

Twins LHP Adalberto Mejia (1-0, 2.60 ERA) takes on Indians RHP Carlos Carrasco (13-5, 3.66 ERA) in the second game of the series. Carrasco is 5-0 with a 1.99 ERA over his last six outings, pitching 7 1/3 scoreless innings against Minnesota on Aug. 1.

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MIN52-59
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CLE62-49
20040130X10110
  • W: T. Bauer (11-6)L: K. Gibson (5-9)
  • HR: CLE - E. Encarnacion (25), Y. Alonso (19), B. Guyer (6), J. Kipnis (11)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Mauer 1B30000012.273.354.364.718-0.5
a- E. Adrianza PH-1B10000010.245.309.377.686-0.5
E. Rosario LF30000021.293.334.494.828-1.0
b- J. Field PH-LF10000000.212.251.371.6220.0
J. Polanco SS40100020.286.365.384.7491.0
L. Morrison DH40000011.193.285.382.668-0.5
M. Sano 3B20000210.215.289.401.6901.5
M. Kepler RF30000113.239.332.429.7610.5
L. Forsythe 2B30100011.216.278.298.5762.5
J. Cave CF30100011.277.310.479.7890.5
B. Wilson C30000022.165.220.256.476-1.0
  • a-struck out for Mauer in the 8th
  • b-lined out for Rosario in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
F. Lindor SS41200110.295.376.560.9365.5
M. Brantley LF31200101.296.346.464.8106.0
R. Davis PR-LF11000001.253.302.319.6211.0
J. Ramirez 3B10010201.300.410.6291.0393.0
E. Gonzalez PR-3B11000001.307.340.446.7851.0
E. Encarnacion DH41141012.233.320.471.7918.5
Y. Alonso 1B41111010.252.319.454.7735.5
L. Martin CF40100010.255.324.425.7480.5
J. Kipnis 2B32211101.222.308.365.6739.0
R. Perez C31110112.162.252.238.4904.5
B. Guyer RF41121001.208.299.408.7077.0
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Polanco (7)
    BATTING
    • 2B - R. Perez (5)
    • HR - E. Encarnacion (25), Y. Alonso (19), J. Kipnis (11), B. Guyer (6)
    • SF - J. Ramirez (3)
    • RBI - J. Ramirez (83), E. Encarnacion 4 (80), Y. Alonso (65), J. Kipnis (45), R. Perez (8), B. Guyer 2 (22)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - L. Forsythe (3)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - F. Lindor (17), M. Brantley (7)
    FIELDING
    • DP - 2 (Polanco-Forsythe-Mauer; Forsythe-Mauer)
    • E - J. Polanco (4)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    K. Gibson (L, 5-9)5.07643323.601.24-2.5
    M. Belisle2.03443227.711.71-3.0
    M. Garver1.01000000.001.002.0
    PITCHERSIP
    K. Gibson (L, 5-9)5.0
    M. Belisle2.0
    M. Garver1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    T. Bauer (W, 11-6)6.030031102.251.1227.5
    A. Cimber1.00000003.421.163.0
    O. Perez1.00000201.530.574.0
    D. Otero1.00000004.931.143.0
    PITCHERSIP
    T. Bauer (W, 11-6)6.0
    A. Cimber1.0
    O. Perez1.0
    D. Otero1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - K. Gibson 95-50, M. Belisle 48-27, M. Garver 14-8
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Gibson 8-3, M. Belisle 1-2, M. Garver 2-1
    • Batters Faced - K. Gibson 24, M. Belisle 11, M. Garver 4
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - T. Bauer 112-69, A. Cimber 10-5, O. Perez 11-9, D. Otero 10-5
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Bauer 2-5, A. Cimber 3-0, D. Otero 3-0
    • Batters Faced - T. Bauer 24, A. Cimber 3, O. Perez 3, D. Otero 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    000000000031
    CLE62-49
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    J. Mauer 1B30000012.273.354.364.718-0.5
    a- E. Adrianza PH-1B10000010.245.309.377.686-0.5
    E. Rosario LF30000021.293.334.494.828-1.0
    b- J. Field PH-LF10000000.212.251.371.6220.0
    J. Polanco SS40100020.286.365.384.7491.0
    L. Morrison DH40000011.193.285.382.668-0.5
    M. Sano 3B20000210.215.289.401.6901.5
    M. Kepler RF30000113.239.332.429.7610.5
    L. Forsythe 2B30100011.216.278.298.5762.5
    J. Cave CF30100011.277.310.479.7890.5
    B. Wilson C30000022.165.220.256.476-1.0
    Total30030031311-----
    HITTERSAB
    J. Mauer 1B3
    a- E. Adrianza PH-1B1
    E. Rosario LF3
    b- J. Field PH-LF1
    J. Polanco SS4
    L. Morrison DH4
    M. Sano 3B2
    M. Kepler RF3
    L. Forsythe 2B3
    J. Cave CF3
    B. Wilson C3
    Total30
    • a-struck out for Mauer in the 8th
    • b-lined out for Rosario in the 8th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    F. Lindor SS41200110.295.376.560.9365.5
    M. Brantley LF31200101.296.346.464.8106.0
    R. Davis PR-LF11000001.253.302.319.6211.0
    J. Ramirez 3B10010201.300.410.6291.0393.0
    E. Gonzalez PR-3B11000001.307.340.446.7851.0
    E. Encarnacion DH41141012.233.320.471.7918.5
    Y. Alonso 1B41111010.252.319.454.7735.5
    L. Martin CF40100010.255.324.425.7480.5
    J. Kipnis 2B32211101.222.308.365.6739.0
    R. Perez C31110112.162.252.238.4904.5
    B. Guyer RF41121001.208.299.408.7077.0
    Total3210111046510-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Polanco (7)
      BATTING
      • 2B - R. Perez (5)
      • HR - E. Encarnacion (25), Y. Alonso (19), J. Kipnis (11), B. Guyer (6)
      • SF - J. Ramirez (3)
      • RBI - J. Ramirez (83), E. Encarnacion 4 (80), Y. Alonso (65), J. Kipnis (45), R. Perez (8), B. Guyer 2 (22)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - L. Forsythe (3)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - F. Lindor (17), M. Brantley (7)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Polanco-Forsythe-Mauer; Forsythe-Mauer)
      • E - J. Polanco (4)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      K. Gibson (L, 5-9)5.07643323.601.24-2.5
      M. Belisle2.03443227.711.71-3.0
      M. Garver1.01000000.001.002.0
      Total8.011108654---
      PITCHERSIP
      K. Gibson (L, 5-9)5.0
      M. Belisle2.0
      M. Garver1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      T. Bauer (W, 11-6)6.030031102.251.1227.5
      A. Cimber1.00000003.421.163.0
      O. Perez1.00000201.530.574.0
      D. Otero1.00000004.931.143.0
      Total9.03003130---
      PITCHERSIP
      T. Bauer (W, 11-6)6.0
      A. Cimber1.0
      O. Perez1.0
      D. Otero1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - K. Gibson 95-50, M. Belisle 48-27, M. Garver 14-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Gibson 8-3, M. Belisle 1-2, M. Garver 2-1
      • Batters Faced - K. Gibson 24, M. Belisle 11, M. Garver 4
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - T. Bauer 112-69, A. Cimber 10-5, O. Perez 11-9, D. Otero 10-5
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Bauer 2-5, A. Cimber 3-0, D. Otero 3-0
      • Batters Faced - T. Bauer 24, A. Cimber 3, O. Perez 3, D. Otero 3
      • 7TH INNING
        Encarnacion homered to center, Davis and Gonzalez scored010
      • 6TH INNING
        Kipnis homered to center07
      • 4TH INNING
        Guyer homered to left, Perez scored06
        Perez doubled to left center, Kipnis scored04
        Alonso homered to center03
      • 1ST INNING
        Encarnacion grounded out to pitcher, Brantley scored02
        Ramirez hit sacrifice fly to second, Lindor scored, Brantley to third01
      • 9TH INNING
        • Dan Otero relieved Oliver Perez
        • L. Morrison: Foul, Ball, Morrison grounded out to shortstop
        • M. Sano: Ball, Sano grounded out to shortstop
        • M. Kepler: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Kepler grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Oliver Perez relieved Adam Cimber
        • Ehire Adrianza hit for Joe Mauer
        • E. Adrianza: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Adrianza struck out swinging
        • Johnny Field hit for Eddie Rosario
        • J. Field: Strike swinging, Foul, Field lined out to center
        • J. Polanco: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Polanco struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Mitch Garver relieved Matt Belisle
        • B. Guyer: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Guyer grounded out to third
        • F. Lindor: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Lindor singled to center
        • R. Davis: Davis flied out to deep center
        • E. Gonzalez: Ball, Foul, Gonzalez grounded out to second
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Adam Cimber relieved Trevor Bauer
        • L. Forsythe: Ball, Forsythe grounded out to third
        • J. Cave: Ball, Cave grounded out to pitcher
        • B. Wilson: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Wilson grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Belisle Pitching:
        • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Brantley walked
        • Rajai Davis ran for Michael Brantley
        • J. Ramirez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ramirez walked, Davis to second
        • Erik Gonzalez ran for Jose Ramirez
        • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Encarnacion homered to center, Davis and Gonzalez scored
        • Y. Alonso: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Alonso struck out swinging
        • L. Martin: Martin singled to shallow left
        • J. Kipnis: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Kipnis flied out to right
        • R. Perez: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Perez struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (6 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • T. Bauer Pitching:
        • E. Rosario: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Rosario grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Polanco: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Polanco doubled to deep right center
        • L. Morrison: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Morrison flied out to deep right, Polanco to third
        • M. Sano: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Sano walked
        • M. Kepler: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Kepler struck out looking
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Matt Belisle relieved Kyle Gibson
        • J. Kipnis: Kipnis homered to center
        • R. Perez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Perez walked
        • B. Guyer: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Guyer grounded into double play second to first, Perez out at second
        • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Lindor flied out to center
        • End of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • T. Bauer Pitching:
        • L. Forsythe: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Forsythe singled to right center
        • J. Cave: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Cave struck out swinging
        • B. Wilson: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Forsythe stole second, Strike looking, Wilson struck out looking
        • J. Mauer: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Mauer struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • K. Gibson Pitching:
        • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Encarnacion flied out to deep center
        • Y. Alonso: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Alonso grounded out to first
        • L. Martin: Strike swinging, Foul, Martin grounded out to first
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • T. Bauer Pitching:
        • J. Polanco: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Polanco flied out to deep right
        • L. Morrison: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Morrison struck out swinging
        • M. Sano: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Sano walked
        • M. Kepler: Kepler popped out to first
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • K. Gibson Pitching:
        • Y. Alonso: Strike looking, Ball, Alonso homered to center
        • L. Martin: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Martin struck out swinging
        • J. Kipnis: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Kipnis walked
        • R. Perez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Perez doubled to left center, Kipnis scored
        • B. Guyer: Ball, Strike looking, Guyer homered to left, Perez scored
        • F. Lindor: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Lindor singled to left center
        • M. Brantley: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Lindor stole second, Brantley grounded out to shortstop, Lindor to third
        • J. Ramirez: Ball, Ball, Ramirez grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 4th (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • T. Bauer Pitching:
        • J. Cave: Cave singled to right
        • B. Wilson: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Wilson struck out looking
        • J. Mauer: Ball, Strike looking, Mauer flied out to center
        • E. Rosario: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Rosario struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • K. Gibson Pitching:
        • B. Guyer: Guyer grounded out to third
        • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Lindor struck out swinging
        • M. Brantley: Brantley singled to right center
        • J. Ramirez: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Brantley stole second, Ball, Ramirez walked
        • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Encarnacion struck out looking
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • T. Bauer Pitching:
        • L. Morrison: Morrison flied out to center
        • M. Sano: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Sano struck out swinging
        • M. Kepler: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Kepler walked
        • L. Forsythe: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul tip, Forsythe struck out on foul tip
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • K. Gibson Pitching:
        • L. Martin: Martin grounded bunt out to pitcher
        • J. Kipnis: Strike looking, Kipnis singled to right center
        • R. Perez: Ball, Ball, Perez grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Kipnis out at second
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • T. Bauer Pitching:
        • J. Mauer: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Mauer grounded out to second
        • E. Rosario: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Rosario struck out swinging
        • J. Polanco: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Polanco struck out looking
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • K. Gibson Pitching:
        • F. Lindor: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Lindor walked
        • M. Brantley: Brantley singled to center, Lindor to second
        • J. Ramirez: Ball, Ball, Lindor to third, Brantley to second on shortstop Polanco fielding error, Ramirez hit sacrifice fly to second, Lindor scored, Brantley to third
        • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Ball, Encarnacion grounded out to pitcher, Brantley scored
        • Y. Alonso: Ball, Alonso flied out to right
        • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)