Donaldson hitless in Indians debut, 2-0 win over Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Josh Donaldson and Edwin Encarnacion are back together again and got a chance to celebrate a home run like old times in Toronto.

Donaldson went hitless in his Cleveland debut, Encarnacion reached 30 homers for the seventh straight season and the Indians beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-0 on Tuesday night.

Donaldson was on-deck when Encarnacion went deep and the pair exchanged a high-five afterward.

''We try and have fun out there,'' Encarnacion said. ''It's good to have him back in the same lineup together.''

Cleveland lowered its magic number to three for a third straight AL Central title. Second-place Minnesota was hosting the New York Yankees.

Acquired from Toronto on Aug. 31, Donaldson went 0 for 4 in his first big league game since May 28, a layoff caused by a strained left calf. The 2015 AL MVP flied out to deep center and deep right, struck out and grounded into a forceout. The third baseman made a nifty backhand grab on C.J. Cron's sixth-inning grounder.

''He looked to me like Donaldson,'' Indians manager Terry Francona said. ''He took some ferocious swings, and he was on so many pitches. He squared up a couple and had nothing to show for it. He's got time and it gets exciting.''

Jose Ramirez moved from third to second, and second baseman Jason Kipnis moved to center.

Yan Gomes also homered and rookie Shane Bieber (10-3) struck out a career-high 11 in 6 2/3 innings, allowing three hits and three walks.

Tampa Bay had its franchise record 12-game home winning streak end and lost for just the fourth time in 21 games overall.

The Rays dropped to 8 1/2 games behind Oakland for the second AL wild card with 18 games remaining. The teams will meet in a three-game series this weekend.

''The odds are against us but I'm very excited,'' Rays ace Blake Snell said. ''This team is special.''

Gomes homered in the fifth and Encarnacion in the sixth against Tyler Glasnow (0-4), who allowed six hits in seven innings.

Encarnacion, Ramirez (37) and Francisco Lindor (34) are the fifth trio of Indians to reach 30 homers in the same season.

''It's unbelievable, something I never expected to happen,'' Encarnacion said of his streak. ''I'm proud of what I've been doing.''

Bieber allowed three hits and three walks. Brad Hand relieved with two on and two outs in the seventh, walked pinch-hitter Matt Duffy, then fell behind Mallex Smith 3-0 before getting him to pop out on a full-count pitch.

''That was rough for about eight pitches but he fights his way back,'' Francona said.

Cody Allen pitched a one-hit ninth, completing a four-hitter for his 27th save in 32 chances.

Tampa Bay's Tommy Pham singled in the first and has a career-best 15-game hitting streak.

Rays manager Kevin Cash was ejected in the eighth for arguing a balk called on Vidal Nuno.

SETTING UP THE ACE

The Indians will skip 18-game winner Corey Kluber's start this weekend to give him a couple extra days off to get lined up for the playoffs.

NUMEBRS

Bieber is 6-0 in 10 road starts. ... Cleveland pitchers have 29 strikeouts, including 13 Tuesday, through the first two games of the series.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Indians: RHP Trevor Bauer (right fibula stress fracture) is to throw off a bullpen mound Wednesday. ... RHP Cody Anderson (right elbow surgery) made 27 pitches over two-thirds of an inning for Double-A Akron against New Hampshire in Game 1 of the Eastern League Championship Series.

Rays: CF Kevin Kiermaier (illness) was out of the lineup for the second consecutive game but was in the on-deck circle when the game ended. ... RHP Jose Mujica had Tommy John surgery.

UP NEXT

Indians: RHP Carlos Carrasco (16-8) starts Wednesday.

Rays: Snell (18-5) seeks to take over the big league lead in wins after going 5-7 last season. ''It's amazing how much better he's gotten in one year,'' Francona said.

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  • W: S. Bieber (10-3)L: T. Glasnow (1-6)S: C. Allen (27)
  • HR: CLE - E. Encarnacion (30), Y. Gomes (14)
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Y. Alonso 1B40000011.237.302.414.716-0.5
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
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    T. Pham LF30100120.262.348.428.7763.0
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    C. Cron 1B40000023.250.316.478.794-1.0
    J. Wendle 3B40200011.295.342.428.7702.5
    W. Adames SS40000012.263.328.390.718-0.5
    B. Lowe 2B30000122.241.355.443.7980.0
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    N. Ciuffo C20000011.294.381.529.910-0.5
    a- M. Duffy PH00000100.297.359.370.7291.0
    J. Sucre C00000000.190.227.216.4430.0
    • a-walked for Ciuffo in the 7th
    BATTING
    • HR - E. Encarnacion (30), Y. Gomes (14)
    • RBI - E. Encarnacion (96), Y. Gomes (43)
    • 2-Out RBI - Y. Gomes (11)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - F. Lindor 2 (2), M. Brantley 3 (3), J. Donaldson 2 (2), Y. Alonso
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Wendle (24)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Smith 3 (3), C. Cron 2 (2), J. Wendle, J. Bauers, N. Ciuffo
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - T. Pham (12)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    S. Bieber (W, 10-3)6.230031104.321.3327.5
    B. Hand (H, 10)1.10001102.821.072.5
    C. Allen (S, 27)1.01000104.101.329.5
    PITCHERSIP
    S. Bieber (W, 10-3)6.2
    B. Hand (H, 10)1.1
    C. Allen (S, 27)1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    T. Glasnow (L, 1-6)7.06220324.481.2712.5
    V. Nuno0.21000001.521.01-1.0
    A. Kittredge0.10001006.891.81-1.0
    J. Schultz1.01001103.551.071.5
    PITCHERSIP
    T. Glasnow (L, 1-6)7.0
    V. Nuno0.2
    A. Kittredge0.1
    J. Schultz1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - S. Bieber 100-63, B. Hand 20-10, C. Allen 16-10
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Bieber 4-5, B. Hand 2-1, C. Allen 1-1
    • Batters Faced - S. Bieber 26, B. Hand 5, C. Allen 4
    PITCHING
    • WP - T. Glasnow (10)
    • Pitches-Strikes - T. Glasnow 90-66, V. Nuno 9-7, A. Kittredge 6-2, J. Schultz 22-12
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Glasnow 10-8, A. Kittredge 1-0, J. Schultz 1-1
    • Batters Faced - T. Glasnow 27, V. Nuno 3, A. Kittredge 2, J. Schultz 5
    • Balks - V. Nuno
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    M. Brantley LF40100013.307.361.469.8310.5
    J. Ramirez 2B40000001.281.394.571.9650.0
    E. Encarnacion DH31211110.236.323.468.7917.5
    J. Donaldson 3B40000013.227.325.411.737-0.5
    E. Gonzalez 3B00000000.285.318.398.7160.0
    Y. Alonso 1B40000011.237.302.414.716-0.5
    M. Cabrera RF30000000.277.336.431.7670.0
    B. Barnes RF10100000.500.5711.0001.5711.0
    J. Kipnis CF30100000.228.315.376.6911.0
    G. Allen CF00000100.238.291.314.6051.0
    Y. Gomes C41211002.259.308.432.7407.0
    Total3528222414-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      M. Smith CF40000013.303.373.421.794-0.5
      T. Pham LF30100120.262.348.428.7763.0
      J. Choi DH40100022.274.359.522.8810.0
      C. Cron 1B40000023.250.316.478.794-1.0
      J. Wendle 3B40200011.295.342.428.7702.5
      W. Adames SS40000012.263.328.390.718-0.5
      B. Lowe 2B30000122.241.355.443.7980.0
      J. Bauers RF30000112.193.313.378.6910.5
      N. Ciuffo C20000011.294.381.529.910-0.5
      a- M. Duffy PH00000100.297.359.370.7291.0
      J. Sucre C00000000.190.227.216.4430.0
      Total31040041316-----
      HITTERSAB
      M. Smith CF4
      T. Pham LF3
      J. Choi DH4
      C. Cron 1B4
      J. Wendle 3B4
      W. Adames SS4
      B. Lowe 2B3
      J. Bauers RF3
      N. Ciuffo C2
      a- M. Duffy PH0
      J. Sucre C0
      Total31
      • a-walked for Ciuffo in the 7th
      BATTING
      • HR - E. Encarnacion (30), Y. Gomes (14)
      • RBI - E. Encarnacion (96), Y. Gomes (43)
      • 2-Out RBI - Y. Gomes (11)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - F. Lindor 2 (2), M. Brantley 3 (3), J. Donaldson 2 (2), Y. Alonso
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Wendle (24)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Smith 3 (3), C. Cron 2 (2), J. Wendle, J. Bauers, N. Ciuffo
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - T. Pham (12)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      S. Bieber (W, 10-3)6.230031104.321.3327.5
      B. Hand (H, 10)1.10001102.821.072.5
      C. Allen (S, 27)1.01000104.101.329.5
      Total9.04004130---
      PITCHERSIP
      S. Bieber (W, 10-3)6.2
      B. Hand (H, 10)1.1
      C. Allen (S, 27)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      T. Glasnow (L, 1-6)7.06220324.481.2712.5
      V. Nuno0.21000001.521.01-1.0
      A. Kittredge0.10001006.891.81-1.0
      J. Schultz1.01001103.551.071.5
      Total9.0822242---
      PITCHERSIP
      T. Glasnow (L, 1-6)7.0
      V. Nuno0.2
      A. Kittredge0.1
      J. Schultz1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - S. Bieber 100-63, B. Hand 20-10, C. Allen 16-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Bieber 4-5, B. Hand 2-1, C. Allen 1-1
      • Batters Faced - S. Bieber 26, B. Hand 5, C. Allen 4
      PITCHING
      • WP - T. Glasnow (10)
      • Pitches-Strikes - T. Glasnow 90-66, V. Nuno 9-7, A. Kittredge 6-2, J. Schultz 22-12
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Glasnow 10-8, A. Kittredge 1-0, J. Schultz 1-1
      • Batters Faced - T. Glasnow 27, V. Nuno 3, A. Kittredge 2, J. Schultz 5
      • Balks - V. Nuno
      • 6TH INNING
        Encarnacion homered to left center20
      • 5TH INNING
        Gomes homered to center10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Jaime Schultz relieved Andrew Kittredge
        • Y. Alonso: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Alonso struck out swinging
        • B. Barnes: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Barnes singled to center
        • G. Allen: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Allen walked, Barnes to second
        • Y. Gomes: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Gomes reached on fielder's choice to second, Barnes to third, Allen out at second
        • F. Lindor: Ball, Lindor flied out to left
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Cody Allen relieved Brad Hand
        • J. Wendle: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Wendle singled to center
        • W. Adames: Ball, Strike looking, Adames reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Wendle out at second
        • B. Lowe: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Lowe struck out looking
        • J. Bauers: Strike looking, Bauers flied out to right
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Jesus Sucre catching
        • Vidal Nuno relieved Tyler Glasnow
        • F. Lindor: Ball, Foul, Lindor popped out to second
        • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Brantley singled to shallow center
        • J. Ramirez: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Brantley to second on balk, Ramirez flied out to deep left
        • Andrew Kittredge relieved Vidal Nuno
        • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Encarnacion walked
        • J. Donaldson: Foul, Donaldson grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Encarnacion out at second
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Erik Gonzalez at third base
        • T. Pham: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Pham struck out swinging
        • J. Choi: Ball, Strike looking, Choi grounded out to first
        • C. Cron: Strike looking, Cron grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • T. Glasnow Pitching:
        • M. Cabrera: Cabrera grounded out to first
        • J. Kipnis: Strike looking, Strike looking, Kipnis grounded out to shortstop
        • Y. Gomes: Foul, Gomes flied out to shallow right
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Brandon Barnes in right field
        • Greg Allen in center field
        • J. Wendle: Wendle doubled to left center
        • W. Adames: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Adames grounded out to shortstop
        • B. Lowe: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Lowe flied out to left
        • J. Bauers: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bauers walked
        • Brad Hand relieved Shane Bieber
        • Matt Duffy hit for Nick Ciuffo
        • M. Duffy: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Duffy walked, Wendle to third, Bauers to second
        • Ma. Smith: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Smith popped out to shortstop
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • T. Glasnow Pitching:
        • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ramirez popped out to third
        • E. Encarnacion: Encarnacion homered to left center
        • J. Donaldson: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Donaldson struck out looking
        • Y. Alonso: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Alonso flied out to left
        • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • S. Bieber Pitching:
        • Ma. Smith: Ball, Foul, Foul, Smith grounded out to shortstop
        • T. Pham: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Pham struck out looking
        • J. Choi: Choi singled to shallow right
        • C. Cron: Cron grounded out to third
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • T. Glasnow Pitching:
        • M. Cabrera: Foul, Strike looking, Cabrera grounded out to first
        • J. Kipnis: Ball, Kipnis grounded out to second
        • Y. Gomes: Strike swinging, Gomes homered to center
        • F. Lindor: Lindor singled to right
        • M. Brantley: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Brantley grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • S. Bieber Pitching:
        • W. Adames: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Adames struck out swinging
        • B. Lowe: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Lowe walked
        • J. Bauers: Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Bauers struck out swinging
        • N. Ciuffo: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ciuffo flied out to left
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • T. Glasnow Pitching:
        • J. Ramirez: Ball, Ball, Ramirez grounded out to first
        • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Encarnacion singled to deep left
        • J. Donaldson: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Encarnacion to second on wild pitch, Ball, Donaldson lined out to right
        • Y. Alonso: Strike looking, Alonso grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • S. Bieber Pitching:
        • T. Pham: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Pham walked
        • J. Choi: Ball, Pham stole second, Foul, Strike looking, Strike looking, Choi struck out looking
        • C. Cron: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Cron struck out looking
        • J. Wendle: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Wendle lined out to second
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • T. Glasnow Pitching:
        • M. Cabrera: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Cabrera grounded out to second
        • J. Kipnis: Strike swinging, Kipnis singled to right center
        • Y. Gomes: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Gomes singled to right center, Kipnis to second
        • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Lindor lined out to center
        • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Brantley grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • S. Bieber Pitching:
        • J. Bauers: Ball, Strike looking, Bauers flied out to left
        • N. Ciuffo: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ciuffo struck out swinging
        • Ma. Smith: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Smith struck out looking
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • T. Glasnow Pitching:
        • E. Encarnacion: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Encarnacion struck out swinging
        • J. Donaldson: Foul, Donaldson flied out to deep center
        • Y. Alonso: Alonso grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • S. Bieber Pitching:
        • J. Wendle: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Wendle struck out swinging
        • W. Adames: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Adames grounded out to shortstop
        • B. Lowe: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Lowe struck out looking
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • T. Glasnow Pitching:
        • F. Lindor: Foul, Lindor flied out to deep center
        • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Brantley struck out swinging
        • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Ramirez flied out to shallow center
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • S. Bieber Pitching:
        • Ma. Smith: Strike looking, Smith lined out to left
        • T. Pham: Foul, Ball, Ball, Pham singled to right
        • J. Choi: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Choi struck out swinging
        • C. Cron: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Cron struck out swinging
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)