Bauer dominates as Indians beat White Sox 3-1

CHICAGO (AP) Trevor Bauer was sailing along in another dominant start right until he got struck in the right ankle by a line drive.

Another bruising blow couldn't derail the Cleveland Indians.

Bauer pitched two-hit ball into the seventh inning and Michael Brantley and Jose Ramirez hit back-to-back home runs to lift the Indians to a 3-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Saturday night.

Bauer (12-6) won his fourth straight start. He gave up one run and struck out eight before Jose Abreu's leadoff liner hit him in the seventh.

The ball appeared headed toward the upper portion of his leg before sinking a bit and striking the ankle with his foot in the air. It ricocheted toward first baseman Yonder Alonso, who stepped on the bag for the out.

Bauer was slow to rise to his feet and walked around gingerly as manager Terry Francona and an assistant trainer came out to check on him. The Indians brought in Brad Hand, ending another dominant start. Bauer is 5-0 with a 1.72 ERA in his past eight outings.

The Indians think he just has a bruise, though he did undergo precautionary X-rays after the game.

''He got hit pretty hard, but then again just to cover everything, we'll get an x-ray,'' Francona said.

Losing Bauer for an extended time obviously would be a big blow for a team that has been banged up. The Indians are also putting slugger Edwin Encarnacion on the disabled list because of swelling in his left biceps, Francona said.

''We've got nothing but prayers and hopes that everyone will be back soon,'' Brantley said. ''But at the same time we've got to step up as a unit, as a team, go out there and still get our jobs done to the best of our abilities.''

GOING DEEP

The game was tied at 1 before Brantley and Ramirez hit consecutive homers against James Shields in the sixth. Brantley also singled and doubled.

Cody Allen worked the ninth for his 22nd save in 25 chances. He gave up a leadoff single to Yolmer Sanchez but struck out Avisail Garcia to end the game after Daniel Palka - who homered in the ninth in Friday's 1-0 victory - flied to deep center.

Shields (4-14) allowed two earned runs and seven hits in seven innings. Yoan Moncada homered in the third , but the White Sox committed three errors.

''Yeah, it's been a frustrating season, no doubt about it,'' Shields said. ''I'm just going to go out there and try and throw some quality starts and go as deep as I can in the game and give us a chance to win. Flip side, Bauer has been pitching very well this year, he's a tough one to beat. You can't really give up two home runs in one inning and expect to win the ballgame like that.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Indians: Francona said the swelling in Encarnacion's bicep is ''not bad at all,'' and X-rays on his right hand ''came back actually really good, really clean.'' Encarnacion has struggled since being hit on the right hand by Yankees reliever Chad Green before the All-Star break. He has often been swinging with one hand, putting more stress on his upper arms. ... RHP Corey Kluber left the ballpark feeling ill prior to the game, though Francona said he should be ready to make his scheduled start against Cincinnati on Tuesday.

White Sox: Manager Rick Renteria said OF Leury Garcia (strained left hamstring) continues to ramp up his activity, though the White Sox are ''probably three or four days away'' from deciding if he will go on a minor league rehab assignment. Garcia was injured on Sunday at Tampa Bay.

UP NEXT

Indians: RHP Carlos Carrasco (13-6, 3.69 ERA) looks to bounce back from a loss to Minnesota on Tuesday. He was 5-0 in his previous six starts.

White Sox: RHP Dylan Covey (4-8, 5.58 ERA) - 1-7 with an 8.24 ERA in his past nine starts - tries to break his slump. He was charged with four runs in 4 1/3 innings in loss to the New York Yankees on Monday.

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  • W: T. Bauer (12-6)L: J. Shields (4-14)S: C. Allen (22)
  • HR: CLE - M. Brantley (13), J. Ramirez (34), CHW - Y. Moncada (15)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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F. Lindor SS50000011.295.374.567.941-0.5
M. Brantley LF41311000.297.349.468.8169.0
J. Ramirez 3B41211001.298.409.6241.0347.0
Y. Alonso 1B40000023.247.314.447.761-1.0
M. Cabrera DH30000001.233.285.319.6041.0
J. Kipnis 2B40200003.220.307.359.6673.0
B. Guyer RF40000015.200.284.379.663-0.5
R. Perez C41100000.161.247.234.4804.0
G. Allen CF40110010.232.264.303.5671.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    N. Delmonico LF40100020.228.325.365.6900.0
    Y. Sanchez 3B40100001.240.296.374.6711.0
    J. Abreu 1B40000011.266.327.481.807-0.5
    D. Palka DH30000111.235.280.496.7770.5
    A. Garcia RF30000121.250.276.486.7620.0
    O. Narvaez C30000022.280.364.418.782-1.0
    T. Anderson SS30000022.239.286.401.687-1.0
    Y. Moncada 2B31111010.220.303.400.7025.5
    R. LaMarre CF30000010.265.315.316.631-0.5
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Brantley (28), J. Kipnis (20)
      • HR - M. Brantley (13), J. Ramirez (34)
      • RBI - M. Brantley (62), J. Ramirez (84), G. Allen (6)
      • 2-Out RBI - G. Allen (3)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - F. Lindor, M. Cabrera, B. Guyer 5 (5)
      BATTING
      • HR - Y. Moncada (15)
      • RBI - Y. Moncada (46)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - Y. Sanchez, A. Garcia, T. Anderson 2 (2)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - R. Perez
      FIELDING
      • E - A. Garcia (2), R. LaMarre, O. Narvaez (6)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      T. Bauer (W, 12-6)6.12110812.221.0929.0
      B. Hand (H, 7)1.20002302.731.042.5
      C. Allen (S, 22)1.01000104.281.249.5
      PITCHERSIP
      T. Bauer (W, 12-6)6.1
      B. Hand (H, 7)1.2
      C. Allen (S, 22)1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Shields (L, 4-14)7.07320424.411.2912.0
      L. Avilan0.22000103.631.38-1.5
      J. Gomez1.10000003.521.303.0
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Shields (L, 4-14)7.0
      L. Avilan0.2
      J. Gomez1.1
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - T. Bauer 102-65, B. Hand 29-14, C. Allen 17-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Bauer 7-4, B. Hand 1-1
      • Batters Faced - T. Bauer 21, B. Hand 7, C. Allen 4
      PITCHING
      • HBP - L. Avilan (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Shields 94-59, L. Avilan 29-17, J. Gomez 12-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Shields 5-12, J. Gomez 3-1
      • Batters Faced - J. Shields 28, L. Avilan 5, J. Gomez 4
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      F. Lindor SS50000011.295.374.567.941-0.5
      M. Brantley LF41311000.297.349.468.8169.0
      J. Ramirez 3B41211001.298.409.6241.0347.0
      Y. Alonso 1B40000023.247.314.447.761-1.0
      M. Cabrera DH30000001.233.285.319.6041.0
      J. Kipnis 2B40200003.220.307.359.6673.0
      B. Guyer RF40000015.200.284.379.663-0.5
      R. Perez C41100000.161.247.234.4804.0
      G. Allen CF40110010.232.264.303.5671.5
      Total3639320514-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        N. Delmonico LF40100020.228.325.365.6900.0
        Y. Sanchez 3B40100001.240.296.374.6711.0
        J. Abreu 1B40000011.266.327.481.807-0.5
        D. Palka DH30000111.235.280.496.7770.5
        A. Garcia RF30000121.250.276.486.7620.0
        O. Narvaez C30000022.280.364.418.782-1.0
        T. Anderson SS30000022.239.286.401.687-1.0
        Y. Moncada 2B31111010.220.303.400.7025.5
        R. LaMarre CF30000010.265.315.316.631-0.5
        Total3013112128-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - M. Brantley (28), J. Kipnis (20)
          • HR - M. Brantley (13), J. Ramirez (34)
          • RBI - M. Brantley (62), J. Ramirez (84), G. Allen (6)
          • 2-Out RBI - G. Allen (3)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - F. Lindor, M. Cabrera, B. Guyer 5 (5)
          BATTING
          • HR - Y. Moncada (15)
          • RBI - Y. Moncada (46)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - Y. Sanchez, A. Garcia, T. Anderson 2 (2)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - R. Perez
          FIELDING
          • E - A. Garcia (2), R. LaMarre, O. Narvaez (6)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          T. Bauer (W, 12-6)6.12110812.221.0929.0
          B. Hand (H, 7)1.20002302.731.042.5
          C. Allen (S, 22)1.01000104.281.249.5
          Total9.03112121---
          PITCHERSIP
          T. Bauer (W, 12-6)6.1
          B. Hand (H, 7)1.2
          C. Allen (S, 22)1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          J. Shields (L, 4-14)7.07320424.411.2912.0
          L. Avilan0.22000103.631.38-1.5
          J. Gomez1.10000003.521.303.0
          Total9.0932052---
          PITCHERSIP
          J. Shields (L, 4-14)7.0
          L. Avilan0.2
          J. Gomez1.1
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - T. Bauer 102-65, B. Hand 29-14, C. Allen 17-11
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Bauer 7-4, B. Hand 1-1
          • Batters Faced - T. Bauer 21, B. Hand 7, C. Allen 4
          PITCHING
          • HBP - L. Avilan (2)
          • Pitches-Strikes - J. Shields 94-59, L. Avilan 29-17, J. Gomez 12-8
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Shields 5-12, J. Gomez 3-1
          • Batters Faced - J. Shields 28, L. Avilan 5, J. Gomez 4
          • 6TH INNING
            Ramirez homered to right center31
            Brantley homered to right21
          • 5TH INNING
            Allen singled to center, Perez scored11
          • 3RD INNING
            Moncada homered to right01
          • 9TH INNING
            • J. Gomez Pitching:
            • R. Perez: Strike looking, Perez lined out to right
            • G. Allen: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Allen grounded out to first
            • F. Lindor: Ball, Lindor grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Cody Allen relieved Brad Hand
            • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Sanchez singled to center
            • J. Abreu: Abreu fouled out to catcher
            • D. Palka: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Palka flied out to deep center
            • A. Garcia: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
            • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Luis Avilan relieved James Shields
            • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Ball, Brantley singled to center
            • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ramirez singled to left center, Brantley to third, Ramirez to second on center fielder LaMarre fielding error
            • Y. Alonso: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Alonso struck out swinging
            • M. Cabrera: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Cabrera hit by pitch
            • J. Kipnis: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Kipnis flied out to shallow left
            • Jeanmar Gomez relieved Luis Avilan
            • B. Guyer: Strike looking, Ball, Guyer grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
            • B. Hand Pitching:
            • Y. Moncada: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Moncada fouled out to right
            • R. LaMarre: LaMarre grounded out to second
            • N. Delmonico: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Delmonico struck out swinging
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • J. Shields Pitching:
            • R. Perez: Ball, Perez grounded bunt out to pitcher
            • G. Allen: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Allen struck out swinging
            • F. Lindor: Lindor popped out to third
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • T. Bauer Pitching:
            • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Abreu lined out to pitcher
            • Brad Hand relieved Trevor Bauer
            • D. Palka: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Palka walked
            • A. Garcia: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Garcia walked, Palka to second
            • O. Narvaez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Narvaez struck out swinging
            • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • J. Shields Pitching:
            • M. Brantley: Ball, Foul, Brantley homered to right
            • J. Ramirez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ramirez homered to right center
            • Y. Alonso: Alonso grounded out to shortstop
            • M. Cabrera: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Cabrera popped out to shortstop
            • J. Kipnis: Ball, Kipnis doubled to right
            • B. Guyer: Ball, Strike swinging, Guyer flied out to shallow right
            • Middle of the 6th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • T. Bauer Pitching:
            • R. LaMarre: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, LaMarre struck out on foul tip
            • N. Delmonico: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Delmonico struck out looking
            • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Sanchez grounded out to pitcher
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • J. Shields Pitching:
            • J. Kipnis: Ball, Kipnis flied out to center
            • B. Guyer: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Guyer struck out swinging
            • R. Perez: Ball, Ball, Perez singled to left
            • G. Allen: Strike looking, Ball, Perez stole second, Perez to third on catcher Narvaez throwing error, Allen singled to center, Perez scored
            • F. Lindor: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Lindor struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
            • T. Bauer Pitching:
            • O. Narvaez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Narvaez struck out looking
            • T. Anderson: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Anderson grounded out to shortstop
            • Y. Moncada: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Moncada struck out swinging
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • J. Shields Pitching:
            • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Brantley doubled to deep right, Brantley to third on right fielder Garcia fielding error
            • J. Ramirez: Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ramirez popped out to third
            • Y. Alonso: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Alonso popped out to third
            • M. Cabrera: Ball, Cabrera grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
            • T. Bauer Pitching:
            • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Abreu popped out to third
            • D. Palka: Strike looking, Strike looking, Palka grounded out to second
            • A. Garcia: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Garcia flied out to center
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • J. Shields Pitching:
            • R. Perez: Ball, Ball, Perez flied out to left
            • G. Allen: Allen grounded out to shortstop
            • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Lindor grounded out to first
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • T. Bauer Pitching:
            • T. Anderson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Anderson struck out looking
            • Y. Moncada: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Moncada homered to right
            • R. LaMarre: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, LaMarre grounded out to second
            • N. Delmonico: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Delmonico singled to right
            • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Sanchez grounded out to second
            • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • J. Shields Pitching:
            • Y. Alonso: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Alonso struck out swinging
            • M. Cabrera: Cabrera popped out to shortstop
            • J. Kipnis: Strike looking, Kipnis singled to right
            • B. Guyer: Ball, Foul, Foul, Guyer popped out to second
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • T. Bauer Pitching:
            • D. Palka: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Palka struck out swinging
            • A. Garcia: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Garcia struck out looking
            • O. Narvaez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Narvaez grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • J. Shields Pitching:
            • F. Lindor: Lindor lined out to center
            • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Brantley flied out to deep right
            • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ramirez lined out to left
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • T. Bauer Pitching:
            • N. Delmonico: Ball, Delmonico flied out to center
            • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Sanchez flied out to left
            • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Abreu struck out swinging
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)