Cinch of a clinch: Indians win third straight division title

CLEVELAND (AP) With ski googles perched on his head, Michael Brantley stood in the middle of Cleveland's rocking clubhouse just a few from a bin overflowing with dozens of empty beer and champagne bottles.

The party was in full swing on Saturday. So were the Indians.

And as he watched his teammates target each other with foamy fluids, Brantley wanted to cherish an AL Central championship that seemed preordained.

''I'm savoring every moment of this,'' Brantley said after the Indians won their third straight division title on Saturday. ''This never gets old to me. This is a lot of hard work that this group has put in to get to this point. It's all well-deserved, well-earned, and I'm glad to be a part of it.''

Unchallenged for months, the Indians scored 11 runs in the first two innings and rolled to a 15-0 rout over the Detroit Tigers, who made four errors, managed only two hits and proved to be no match for the Indians since April.

Neither were the Minnesota Twins, Chicago White Sox or Kansas City Royals, who have spent the last three seasons staring up in the standings at the Indians.

Francisco Lindor and Brantley connected for back-to-back homers in the first inning off Michael Fulmer (3-12), Jose Ramirez had three hits and the Indians became the first team this year to clinch a division championship.

It's the initial step toward an October when Cleveland will try to win its first World Series since 1948 - the longest drought in the majors. After so many close calls, the Indians believe this is their year.

''It's really nice,'' Lindor said. ''We understand we still have a long way to go. We had an idea we were going to be in the postseason for a week now, but still, it feels good to celebrate, give that little teaser to all the guys, like, `This is what could happen if you continue to win.'''

Cleveland's current three-year reign in the Central is the club's longest since winning five straight from 1995-99.

Mike Clevinger (12-8) allowed one hit in six innings, and Yonder Alonso added a two-run homer as Cleveland's offense awakened from a late-season slump.

The lone blemish for the Indians was an injury to designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion, who rolled his right ankle while rounding second base in the fourth. But Encarnacion looked fine afterward as he Ramirez, Lindor and others took turns soaking each other in celebration.

The Indians removed any suspense about whether they would clinch by scoring six times in the first, the outburst triggered by the shots from Lindor and Brantley off Fulmer, who was pulled after five pitches because of knee inflammation.

Lindor's 35th homer was also the All-Star's eighth leading off, breaking the club record he shared with Grady Sizemore (2008). Brantley followed with his 16th homer and the rout was on.

Cleveland's clinching had been a foregone conclusion.

The Indians were expected to win one of baseball's least competitive divisions and did so with ease. They moved into first on April 21, took a double-digit lead for good on Aug. 8 and pulled away. But while the standings show a runaway, the Indians, who have had their eyes on the upcoming postseason since blowing a 2-0 lead to the Yankees in the 2017 Division Series, have had their share of adversity.

There have been injuries, personal setbacks and a serious health scare that fortunately ended up being only that.

While it appeared easy, it was anything but.

''It's a tough division,'' said reliever Cody Allen. ''You're talking about the Detroit Tigers, who we saw for years put together unbelievable teams and Kansas City for two years in a row put together unbelievable clubs. So, we've had to grind.''

For manager Terry Francona, the chance to watch his players revel in their success was bigger than any of the team's 83 wins so far this season. This is their reward.

''I want the guys to enjoy it, too, because sometimes they're young and they think they're going to do it all the time, and you don't,'' he said. ''So, enjoy the heck out of it. We'll let `em blow off some steam tonight and we'll probably have a little bit of a different lineup tomorrow.''

FAREWELL, FRIEND

Victor Martinez was overcome with emotion during a pregame ceremony to celebrate his years with the Indians. Detroit's DH plans to retire following his 18th season, ending a career that began with Cleveland in 2002.

''It's like my mom says, `We'll always have that team in your heart,''' said Martinez, who spent nearly eight seasons with the Indians.

Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire and Francona have been on both sides with Martinez.

''He's one of the reasons why I'm working for the Detroit Tigers now, instead of the old team I used to work for,'' said Gardenhire, who managed Minnesota from 2002-14. ''When he was here he killed us. We couldn't get him out.''

Francona called Martinez ''one of the nicest guys in the game and one of the most professional hitters, great teammate.''

FULMER HURT

Fulmer exited after giving up the homers to Lindor and Brantley with a right knee injury he sustained while stepping off the mound on a Lindor bunt attempt.

''None of his pitches after that had any life, like they normally do,'' catcher James McCann said. ''That's why I called Gardy. He begged to stay in the game, but his health is more important than anything.''

Fulmer left the clubhouse without speaking to reporters.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Tigers: CF JaCoby Jones left with right shoulder tightness in the fourth after crashing into the center-field wall and diving for a blooper.

UP NEXT

Indians rookie Shane Bieber starts the series finale looking for his 11th win. Bieber's the first Cleveland rookie to post double-digit wins since Mitch Talbot's 10 in 2010. Francisco Liriano starts for Detroit.

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  • W: M. Clevinger (12-8)L: M. Fulmer (3-12)
  • HR: CLE - M. Brantley (16), Y. Alonso (23), F. Lindor (35)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Stewart LF40100010.200.333.250.5830.5
N. Castellanos RF10000100.295.353.491.8441.0
M. Mahtook RF10000100.207.288.351.6391.0
V. Martinez DH10000000.249.296.351.6470.0
a- J. Saltalamacchia PH-DH20000111.000.333.000.3330.5
J. Adduci 1B30000013.279.303.401.704-0.5
b- R. Rodriguez PH10000011.213.257.329.587-0.5
J. McCann C30000023.219.266.317.583-1.0
J. Jones CF10000010.209.262.379.641-0.5
V. Reyes CF20100000.240.259.311.5701.0
D. Lugo 2B30000001.241.293.315.6080.0
P. Kozma SS30000011.152.170.261.431-0.5
  • a-walked for Martinez in the 4th
  • b-struck out for Adduci in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
F. Lindor SS51111004.282.355.525.8806.0
E. Gonzalez PR-SS10100000.286.318.405.7232.0
M. Brantley LF33211202.307.363.472.83511.0
B. Guyer LF00000100.200.291.361.6521.0
J. Ramirez 2B43320103.282.396.578.97312.0
A. Rosales PR-2B10000002.000.000.000.0000.0
E. Encarnacion DH33220100.239.328.473.8018.0
R. Davis PR-DH20000011.235.287.294.581-0.5
Y. Alonso 1B63321002.242.306.423.72911.0
M. Cabrera RF41210002.276.332.424.7564.0
G. Allen RF-CF10100100.241.295.315.6102.0
Y. Diaz 3B61110017.280.322.390.7122.5
J. Kipnis CF10120000.228.316.376.6926.0
B. Barnes PR-RF10000000.429.500.8571.3570.0
R. Perez C30120002.160.257.252.5083.0
E. Haase C10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    BATTING
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Candelario, R. Rodriguez, J. McCann 3 (3)
    BATTING
    • 2B - E. Gonzalez (10), J. Ramirez (36), J. Kipnis (26)
    • 3B - J. Ramirez (4)
    • HR - F. Lindor (35), M. Brantley (16), Y. Alonso (23)
    • SF - J. Kipnis (3), R. Perez (2)
    • RBI - F. Lindor (86), M. Brantley (73), J. Ramirez 2 (101), E. Encarnacion 2 (99), Y. Alonso 2 (79), M. Cabrera (34), Y. Diaz (12), J. Kipnis 2 (67), R. Perez 2 (14)
    • 2-Out RBI - R. Perez (5)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - F. Lindor, J. Ramirez 3 (3), A. Rosales 2 (2), Y. Diaz 5 (5), R. Perez
    BASERUNNING
    • Picked Off - J. Candelario (2)
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Lugo-Kozma-Adduci)
    • E - J. Adduci 2 (6), N. Castellanos (3), D. Lugo (2)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    M. Fulmer (L, 3-12)0.02220024.691.31-9.0
    M. Hall1.089610054.009.00-12.0
    S. Baez1.21222011.590.79-2.0
    Z. Reininger1.14220107.531.74-2.5
    B. Farmer2.02001104.501.633.5
    L. Coleman1.01001003.591.321.0
    B. Hardy1.00001003.761.182.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    M. Clevinger (W, 12-8)6.01003503.061.1726.5
    O. Perez1.00000100.920.613.5
    A. Cimber0.21000003.571.22-1.0
    C. Allen0.20000104.061.310.5
    B. Hand0.20001202.791.080.0
    PITCHERSIP
    M. Clevinger (W, 12-8)6.0
    O. Perez1.0
    A. Cimber0.2
    C. Allen0.2
    B. Hand0.2
    PITCHING
    • WP - M. Hall
    • HBP - M. Hall, S. Baez (2)
    • Pitches-Strikes - M. Fulmer 5-4, M. Hall 53-34, S. Baez 42-22, Z. Reininger 28-18, B. Farmer 33-18, L. Coleman 21-13, B. Hardy 19-10
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Hall 4-1, S. Baez 1-4, Z. Reininger 2-1, B. Farmer 3-2, L. Coleman 1-2, B. Hardy 2-1
    • Batters Faced - M. Fulmer 2, M. Hall 15, S. Baez 9, Z. Reininger 8, B. Farmer 9, L. Coleman 5, B. Hardy 4
    PITCHING
    • WP - M. Clevinger (3)
    • Pitches-Strikes - M. Clevinger 91-55, O. Perez 9-8, A. Cimber 12-9, C. Allen 14-10, B. Hand 12-7
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Clevinger 7-5, O. Perez 1-1, A. Cimber 2-0, C. Allen 1-0
    • Batters Faced - M. Clevinger 21, O. Perez 3, A. Cimber 3, C. Allen 2, B. Hand 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    J. Candelario 3B30000111.227.315.410.7240.5
    C. Stewart LF40100010.200.333.250.5830.5
    N. Castellanos RF10000100.295.353.491.8441.0
    M. Mahtook RF10000100.207.288.351.6391.0
    V. Martinez DH10000000.249.296.351.6470.0
    a- J. Saltalamacchia PH-DH20000111.000.333.000.3330.5
    J. Adduci 1B30000013.279.303.401.704-0.5
    b- R. Rodriguez PH10000011.213.257.329.587-0.5
    J. McCann C30000023.219.266.317.583-1.0
    J. Jones CF10000010.209.262.379.641-0.5
    V. Reyes CF20100000.240.259.311.5701.0
    D. Lugo 2B30000001.241.293.315.6080.0
    P. Kozma SS30000011.152.170.261.431-0.5
    Total2802004911-----
    • a-walked for Martinez in the 4th
    • b-struck out for Adduci in the 9th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    F. Lindor SS51111004.282.355.525.8806.0
    E. Gonzalez PR-SS10100000.286.318.405.7232.0
    M. Brantley LF33211202.307.363.472.83511.0
    B. Guyer LF00000100.200.291.361.6521.0
    J. Ramirez 2B43320103.282.396.578.97312.0
    A. Rosales PR-2B10000002.000.000.000.0000.0
    E. Encarnacion DH33220100.239.328.473.8018.0
    R. Davis PR-DH20000011.235.287.294.581-0.5
    Y. Alonso 1B63321002.242.306.423.72911.0
    M. Cabrera RF41210002.276.332.424.7564.0
    G. Allen RF-CF10100100.241.295.315.6102.0
    Y. Diaz 3B61110017.280.322.390.7122.5
    J. Kipnis CF10120000.228.316.376.6926.0
    B. Barnes PR-RF10000000.429.500.8571.3570.0
    R. Perez C30120002.160.257.252.5083.0
    E. Haase C10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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      BATTING
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Candelario, R. Rodriguez, J. McCann 3 (3)
      BATTING
      • 2B - E. Gonzalez (10), J. Ramirez (36), J. Kipnis (26)
      • 3B - J. Ramirez (4)
      • HR - F. Lindor (35), M. Brantley (16), Y. Alonso (23)
      • SF - J. Kipnis (3), R. Perez (2)
      • RBI - F. Lindor (86), M. Brantley (73), J. Ramirez 2 (101), E. Encarnacion 2 (99), Y. Alonso 2 (79), M. Cabrera (34), Y. Diaz (12), J. Kipnis 2 (67), R. Perez 2 (14)
      • 2-Out RBI - R. Perez (5)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - F. Lindor, J. Ramirez 3 (3), A. Rosales 2 (2), Y. Diaz 5 (5), R. Perez
      BASERUNNING
      • Picked Off - J. Candelario (2)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Lugo-Kozma-Adduci)
      • E - J. Adduci 2 (6), N. Castellanos (3), D. Lugo (2)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Fulmer (L, 3-12)0.02220024.691.31-9.0
      M. Hall1.089610054.009.00-12.0
      S. Baez1.21222011.590.79-2.0
      Z. Reininger1.14220107.531.74-2.5
      B. Farmer2.02001104.501.633.5
      L. Coleman1.01001003.591.321.0
      B. Hardy1.00001003.761.182.0
      Total8.0181512623---
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Fulmer (L, 3-12)0.0
      M. Hall1.0
      S. Baez1.2
      Z. Reininger1.1
      B. Farmer2.0
      L. Coleman1.0
      B. Hardy1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Clevinger (W, 12-8)6.01003503.061.1726.5
      O. Perez1.00000100.920.613.5
      A. Cimber0.21000003.571.22-1.0
      C. Allen0.20000104.061.310.5
      B. Hand0.20001202.791.080.0
      Total9.0200490---
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Clevinger (W, 12-8)6.0
      O. Perez1.0
      A. Cimber0.2
      C. Allen0.2
      B. Hand0.2
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - M. Hall
      • HBP - M. Hall, S. Baez (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Fulmer 5-4, M. Hall 53-34, S. Baez 42-22, Z. Reininger 28-18, B. Farmer 33-18, L. Coleman 21-13, B. Hardy 19-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Hall 4-1, S. Baez 1-4, Z. Reininger 2-1, B. Farmer 3-2, L. Coleman 1-2, B. Hardy 2-1
      • Batters Faced - M. Fulmer 2, M. Hall 15, S. Baez 9, Z. Reininger 8, B. Farmer 9, L. Coleman 5, B. Hardy 4
      PITCHING
      • WP - M. Clevinger (3)
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Clevinger 91-55, O. Perez 9-8, A. Cimber 12-9, C. Allen 14-10, B. Hand 12-7
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Clevinger 7-5, O. Perez 1-1, A. Cimber 2-0, C. Allen 1-0
      • Batters Faced - M. Clevinger 21, O. Perez 3, A. Cimber 3, C. Allen 2, B. Hand 3
      • 4TH INNING
        Encarnacion singled to left center, Ramirez scored015
        Ramirez tripled to deep center, Brantley scored014
      • 3RD INNING
        Alonso homered to right, Encarnacion scored013
      • 2ND INNING
        Perez hit sacrifice fly to left, Cabrera scored011
        Kipnis hit by pitch, Alonso scored, Cabrera to third, Diaz to second010
        Cabrera singled to left center, Encarnacion scored, Alonso to second09
        Encarnacion singled to right, Ramirez scored08
        Ramirez doubled to deep right, Brantley scored, Ramirez to third on right fielder Castellanos fielding error07
      • 1ST INNING
        Perez singled to right, Diaz scored06
        Kipnis hit sacrifice fly to left, Alonso scored, Diaz to second05
        Diaz reached on fielder's choice to second, Encarnacion scored, Alonso to third, Cabrera out at second04
        Encarnacion safe at first on 1st baseman Adduci fielding error, Ramirez scored03
        Brantley homered to right center02
        Lindor homered to right01
      • 9TH INNING
        • C. Allen Pitching:
        • C. Stewart: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Stewart struck out looking
        • Brad Hand relieved Cody Allen
        • M. Mahtook: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Mahtook walked
        • J. Saltalamacchia: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Saltalamacchia struck out swinging
        • Ronny Rodriguez hit for Jim Adduci
        • R. Rodriguez: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Rodriguez struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Adam Cimber relieved Oliver Perez
        • V. Reyes: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Reyes singled to left
        • D. Lugo: Lugo grounded out to pitcher, Reyes to second
        • P. Kozma: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Kozma grounded out to third, Reyes to third
        • Cody Allen relieved Adam Cimber
        • J. Candelario: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Candelario grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Blaine Hardy relieved Louis Coleman
        • R. Davis: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Davis popped out to pitcher
        • Y. Alonso: Foul, Ball, Ball, Alonso grounded out to first
        • G. Allen: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Allen walked
        • Y. Diaz: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Diaz grounded out to third
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Eric Haase catching
        • Oliver Perez relieved Mike Clevinger
        • J. Saltalamacchia: Strike looking, Strike looking, Saltalamacchia lined out to center
        • J. Adduci: Foul, Adduci grounded out to shortstop
        • J. McCann: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, McCann struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Greg Allen in center field
        • Louis Coleman relieved Buck Farmer
        • B. Barnes: Ball, Strike looking, Barnes grounded out to third
        • E. Haase: Foul, Haase flied out to shallow center
        • E. Gonzalez: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Gonzalez doubled to left center
        • B. Guyer: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Guyer walked
        • A. Rosales: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Rosales lined out to center
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • Brandon Guyer in left field
        • J. Candelario: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Candelario struck out swinging
        • C. Stewart: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Stewart flied out to left
        • M. Mahtook: Foul, Ball, Mahtook grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • B. Farmer Pitching:
        • J. Ramirez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ramirez walked
        • Adam Rosales ran for Jose Ramirez
        • R. Davis: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
        • Y. Alonso: Ball, Alonso lined out to left
        • G. Allen: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Allen singled to right, Rosales to third
        • Y. Diaz: Strike looking, Diaz lined out to center
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • Greg Allen in right field
        • V. Reyes: Ball, Reyes popped out to shortstop
        • D. Lugo: Strike looking, Strike looking, Lugo grounded out to pitcher
        • P. Kozma: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Kozma struck out looking
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Buck Farmer relieved Zac Reininger
        • J. Kipnis: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Kipnis doubled to right
        • Brandon Barnes ran for Jason Kipnis
        • R. Perez: Strike looking, Perez grounded out to third
        • F. Lindor: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Lindor safe at first on 1st baseman Adduci fielding error, Barnes to third
        • Erik Gonzalez ran for Francisco Lindor
        • M. Brantley: Ball, Ball, Foul, Brantley grounded out to shortstop, Gonzalez out at second
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
      • 4TH INNING
        • M. Clevinger Pitching:
        • J. Candelario: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Candelario grounded out to second
        • C. Stewart: Foul, Ball, Ball, Stewart singled to left
        • N. Castellanos: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Stewart to second on wild pitch, Ball, Ball, Ball, Castellanos walked
        • Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit for Victor Martinez
        • J. Saltalamacchia: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Saltalamacchia walked, Stewart to third, Castellanos to second
        • J. Adduci: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Adduci struck out swinging
        • J. McCann: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, McCann struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Mikie Mahtook in right field
        • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Lindor grounded out to pitcher
        • M. Brantley: Ball, Brantley singled to right
        • J. Ramirez: Ramirez tripled to deep center, Brantley scored
        • E. Encarnacion: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Encarnacion singled to left center, Ramirez scored
        • Y. Alonso: Foul, Alonso singled to center, Encarnacion to second
        • Rajai Davis ran for Edwin Encarnacion
        • Victor Reyes in center field
        • M. Cabrera: Cabrera reached on fielder's choice to first, Davis to third, Alonso out at second
        • Y. Diaz: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Diaz struck out swinging
        • End of the 4th (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • M. Clevinger Pitching:
        • J. Jones: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Jones struck out looking
        • D. Lugo: Ball, Strike swinging, Lugo grounded out to second
        • P. Kozma: Strike looking, Kozma lined out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • S. Baez Pitching:
        • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Encarnacion walked
        • Y. Alonso: Ball, Alonso homered to right, Encarnacion scored
        • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Cabrera lined out to third
        • Y. Diaz: Strike looking, Ball, Diaz grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Kipnis: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Kipnis hit by pitch
        • Zac Reininger relieved Sandy Baez
        • R. Perez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Perez fouled out to catcher
        • End of the 3rd (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • M. Clevinger Pitching:
        • V. Martinez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Martinez grounded out to third
        • J. Adduci: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Adduci grounded out to pitcher
        • J. McCann: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, McCann grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Hall Pitching:
        • M. Brantley: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Brantley walked
        • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ramirez doubled to deep right, Brantley scored, Ramirez to third on right fielder Castellanos fielding error
        • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Encarnacion singled to right, Ramirez scored
        • Y. Alonso: Strike looking, Alonso singled to right, Encarnacion to third
        • M. Cabrera: Ball, Ball, Cabrera singled to left center, Encarnacion scored, Alonso to second
        • Y. Diaz: Diaz singled to right, Alonso to third, Cabrera to second
        • J. Kipnis: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Kipnis hit by pitch, Alonso scored, Cabrera to third, Diaz to second
        • Sandy Baez relieved Matt Hall
        • R. Perez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Perez hit sacrifice fly to left, Cabrera scored
        • F. Lindor: Ball, Foul, Lindor lined out to right
        • M. Brantley: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Brantley walked, Diaz to third, Kipnis to second
        • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ramirez popped out to shortstop
        • End of the 2nd (5 Runs, 5 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 1ST INNING
        • M. Clevinger Pitching:
        • J. Candelario: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Candelario walked
        • C. Stewart: Strike looking, Candelario picked off at first, pitcher to first, Strike swinging, Ball, Stewart flied out to center
        • N. Castellanos: Foul, Castellanos flied out to deep right
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Fulmer Pitching:
        • F. Lindor: Foul, Lindor homered to right
        • M. Brantley: Ball, Foul, Brantley homered to right center
        • Matt Hall relieved Michael Fulmer
        • J. Ramirez: Ball, Foul, Ramirez singled to center
        • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Ramirez to second on wild pitch, Encarnacion safe at first on 1st baseman Adduci fielding error, Ramirez scored
        • Y. Alonso: Ball, Alonso safe at first on 2nd baseman Lugo fielding error, Encarnacion to second
        • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Cabrera singled to center, Encarnacion to third, Alonso to second
        • Y. Diaz: Diaz reached on fielder's choice to second, Encarnacion scored, Alonso to third, Cabrera out at second
        • J. Kipnis: Kipnis hit sacrifice fly to left, Alonso scored, Diaz to second
        • R. Perez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Perez singled to right, Diaz scored
        • F. Lindor: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Lindor grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 1st (6 Runs, 5 Hits, 2 Errors)