Indians rest several regulars after clinch, Tigers win 6-4

CLEVELAND (AP) Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona is already thinking about the postseason.

The Indians rested several of their regulars a day after clinching the AL Central and lost to the Detroit Tigers 6-4 Sunday as Jim Adduci homered and drove in a career-high four runs.

Cleveland rolled to a 15-0 win Saturday and celebrated its third straight division championship following the game. Francisco Lindor, Jose Ramirez and Michael Brantley - three of Cleveland's All-Stars - were among the regulars given the day off by their manager.

Losing Sunday certainly wasn't part of Francona's plan, but since the Indians don't play Monday, he saw an opportunity to give his regulars a couple of days to regroup. Cleveland opens a three-game series Tuesday against the Chicago White Sox.

''The guys who have played pretty much every day get today and tomorrow,'' Francona said. ''Then we can come back and it gives us 13 games to kick it back in and get prepared for the next step.''

The Indians are hoping Josh Donaldson to play a key role in that next step. Donaldson, acquired from Toronto on July 31, started at third base and was 0 for 4 with two strikeouts. The 2015 AL MVP is batting .154 (2 for 13) in four games with the Indians.

Reliever Andrew Miller will also be counted upon in October. He pitched a scoreless seventh but gave up a solo home run to Mikie Mahtook in the eighth. Miller has been on the disabled list three times this season with hamstring, knee and shoulder injuries.

''Like you hope, keep taking steps in the right direction,'' Francona said. ''Up to that point (the home run) it was his best velocity that we've seen. Breaking ball continues to be good. He got in a 3-2 count and got one up too much.''

Cleveland rookie Shane Bieber (10-4) took a 3-1 lead into the fifth, but the Tigers scored four times and bounced back from Saturday's loss in which they had only two hits and committed four errors.

''We needed that,'' Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire said. ''They came back out like they have all summer long, just ready to play. They weren't down or anything like that. It was a nice ballgame.''

Francisco Liriano (5-10) allowed three runs in seven innings for the Tigers, who won two of three in the series after losing 10 straight at Progressive Field dating to last season.

Adduci capped the fifth-inning rally with his third home run of the season, a three-run drive that cleared the 19-foot wall in left field. He also had a sacrifice fly, but wasn't aware he had a career day.

''I didn't even know that,'' he said with a laugh. ''It would be great to have them more often. Today was great.''

Tigers closer Shane Greene allowed a run in the ninth, but recorded his 30th save. Brandon Guyer and Brandon Barnes started the inning with singles and Adam Rosales had an RBI single with two outs before Rajai Davis popped up to end the game.

Both teams scored in the first. Adduci gave Detroit the lead with a sacrifice fly, and Yandy Diaz tied it with an RBI single.

Cleveland broke the tie in the fourth. Rookie catcher Eric Haase had an RBI single for his first major league hit and Erik Gonzalez drove in a run with a grounder.

ALSO A DAY OFF

Tigers DH Victor Martinez didn't play in his final game at Progressive Field. He plans to retire following the season, ending an 18-year career that began with Cleveland in 2002.

The Indians honored Martinez during a pregame ceremony Saturday that caused him to break down in tears.

GETTING CHECKED

Tigers pitcher Michael Fulmer will have an MRI on his right knee Monday in Detroit. He allowed home runs to Lindor and Brantley in the first inning Saturday and was removed after five pitches. Fulmer tweaked the knee trying to field Lindor's bunt attempt.

The right-hander underwent ulnar nerve transposition surgery in September and also missed six weeks this season with a strained left oblique. Fulmer hasn't won since June 14.

''It's just been a frustrating year,'' he said. ''In my last two starts we got back to my old mechanics and reading swings from hitters and I felt really good about it.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Tigers: OF JaCoby Jones (sore right shoulder) was out of the lineup. He was removed in the fourth inning Saturday after crashing into the wall chasing a flyball and then attempting a diving catch.

Indians: DH Edwin Encarnacion rolled his right ankle rounding second base Saturday, but the injury isn't believed to be serious.

UP NEXT

Tigers: RHP Jordan Zimmermann (7-7, 4.17 ERA) will start against Minnesota in the opener of a three-game series Monday night at Comerica Park.

Indians: Cleveland is off Monday. RHP Corey Kluber (18-7, 2.91 ERA) will continue his pursuit of a second straight AL Cy Young Award against the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night. LHP Carlos Rodon (6-5, 3.10 ERA) will start for Chicago.

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  • W: F. Liriano (5-10)L: S. Bieber (10-4)S: S. Greene (30)
  • HR: DET - J. Adduci (3), M. Mahtook (8)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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J. Candelario 3B52300010.231.317.412.7294.5
C. Stewart LF51310000.280.379.320.6995.0
N. Castellanos DH50000036.292.350.487.837-1.5
J. Adduci 1B31141000.280.301.420.7219.0
M. Mahtook RF41211001.214.292.370.6619.0
G. Greiner C40100021.235.326.309.6350.0
D. Lugo 2B40100001.241.290.310.6011.0
R. Rodriguez SS40100001.214.257.327.5843.0
V. Reyes CF41000002.235.254.305.5591.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    R. Davis LF50000024.229.280.286.567-1.0
    G. Allen CF41100010.241.294.318.6132.5
    J. Donaldson 3B40000021.227.320.420.740-1.0
    Y. Diaz 1B41210000.291.330.407.7375.0
    B. Guyer DH22200100.209.304.368.6726.0
    B. Barnes RF40100025.364.417.6361.0530.0
    E. Haase C40110013.167.167.167.3331.5
    E. Gonzalez SS40010013.277.309.392.7010.5
    A. Rosales 2B30110100.167.286.167.4523.0
      BATTING
      • HR - J. Adduci (3), M. Mahtook (8)
      • SF - J. Adduci
      • RBI - C. Stewart, J. Adduci 4 (20), M. Mahtook (23)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Adduci 3 (10)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - N. Castellanos 2 (2), M. Mahtook, G. Greiner, D. Lugo, V. Reyes
      BATTING
      • 2B - G. Allen (9), Y. Diaz (3)
      • RBI - Y. Diaz (13), E. Haase, E. Gonzalez (16), A. Rosales
      • 2-Out RBI - Y. Diaz (6), A. Rosales
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Davis 4 (4), B. Barnes 2 (2)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - M. Mahtook (4), R. Rodriguez (2)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Candelario-Lugo-Adduci)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      F. Liriano (W, 5-10)7.05332704.541.5024.5
      J. Jimenez (H, 22)1.00000104.201.153.5
      S. Greene (S, 30)1.03110105.071.396.5
      PITCHERSIP
      F. Liriano (W, 5-10)7.0
      J. Jimenez (H, 22)1.0
      S. Greene (S, 30)1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      S. Bieber (L, 10-4)6.09550414.501.341.0
      A. Miller1.11110013.541.291.0
      J. Edwards0.20000105.401.400.5
      A. Plutko1.02000105.271.301.5
      PITCHERSIP
      S. Bieber (L, 10-4)6.0
      A. Miller1.1
      J. Edwards0.2
      A. Plutko1.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - F. Liriano (5)
      • Pitches-Strikes - F. Liriano 94-54, J. Jimenez 13-8, S. Greene 13-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - F. Liriano 11-2, J. Jimenez 2-0, S. Greene 1-1
      • Batters Faced - F. Liriano 28, J. Jimenez 3, S. Greene 6
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - S. Bieber 93-69, A. Miller 18-12, J. Edwards 6-4, A. Plutko 23-15
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Bieber 9-5, A. Miller 3-1, J. Edwards 1-0
      • Batters Faced - S. Bieber 27, A. Miller 5, J. Edwards 2, A. Plutko 5
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      J. Candelario 3B52300010.231.317.412.7294.5
      C. Stewart LF51310000.280.379.320.6995.0
      N. Castellanos DH50000036.292.350.487.837-1.5
      J. Adduci 1B31141000.280.301.420.7219.0
      M. Mahtook RF41211001.214.292.370.6619.0
      G. Greiner C40100021.235.326.309.6350.0
      D. Lugo 2B40100001.241.290.310.6011.0
      R. Rodriguez SS40100001.214.257.327.5843.0
      V. Reyes CF41000002.235.254.305.5591.0
      Total38612620612-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        R. Davis LF50000024.229.280.286.567-1.0
        G. Allen CF41100010.241.294.318.6132.5
        J. Donaldson 3B40000021.227.320.420.740-1.0
        Y. Diaz 1B41210000.291.330.407.7375.0
        B. Guyer DH22200100.209.304.368.6726.0
        B. Barnes RF40100025.364.417.6361.0530.0
        E. Haase C40110013.167.167.167.3331.5
        E. Gonzalez SS40010013.277.309.392.7010.5
        A. Rosales 2B30110100.167.286.167.4523.0
        Total3448402916-----
          BATTING
          • HR - J. Adduci (3), M. Mahtook (8)
          • SF - J. Adduci
          • RBI - C. Stewart, J. Adduci 4 (20), M. Mahtook (23)
          • 2-Out RBI - J. Adduci 3 (10)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - N. Castellanos 2 (2), M. Mahtook, G. Greiner, D. Lugo, V. Reyes
          BATTING
          • 2B - G. Allen (9), Y. Diaz (3)
          • RBI - Y. Diaz (13), E. Haase, E. Gonzalez (16), A. Rosales
          • 2-Out RBI - Y. Diaz (6), A. Rosales
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Davis 4 (4), B. Barnes 2 (2)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - M. Mahtook (4), R. Rodriguez (2)
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Candelario-Lugo-Adduci)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          F. Liriano (W, 5-10)7.05332704.541.5024.5
          J. Jimenez (H, 22)1.00000104.201.153.5
          S. Greene (S, 30)1.03110105.071.396.5
          Total9.0844290---
          PITCHERSIP
          F. Liriano (W, 5-10)7.0
          J. Jimenez (H, 22)1.0
          S. Greene (S, 30)1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          S. Bieber (L, 10-4)6.09550414.501.341.0
          A. Miller1.11110013.541.291.0
          J. Edwards0.20000105.401.400.5
          A. Plutko1.02000105.271.301.5
          Total9.01266062---
          PITCHERSIP
          S. Bieber (L, 10-4)6.0
          A. Miller1.1
          J. Edwards0.2
          A. Plutko1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • HBP - F. Liriano (5)
          • Pitches-Strikes - F. Liriano 94-54, J. Jimenez 13-8, S. Greene 13-11
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - F. Liriano 11-2, J. Jimenez 2-0, S. Greene 1-1
          • Batters Faced - F. Liriano 28, J. Jimenez 3, S. Greene 6
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - S. Bieber 93-69, A. Miller 18-12, J. Edwards 6-4, A. Plutko 23-15
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Bieber 9-5, A. Miller 3-1, J. Edwards 1-0
          • Batters Faced - S. Bieber 27, A. Miller 5, J. Edwards 2, A. Plutko 5
          • 9TH INNING
            Rosales singled to right, Guyer scored, Barnes to third64
          • 8TH INNING
            Mahtook homered to left63
          • 5TH INNING
            Adduci homered to left, Candelario and Stewart scored53
            Stewart singled to center, Reyes scored, Candelario to second23
          • 4TH INNING
            Gonzalez grounded out to shortstop, Guyer scored, Haase to third13
            Haase singled to left, Diaz scored, Guyer to third, Haase to second12
          • 1ST INNING
            Diaz singled to center, Allen scored11
            Adduci hit sacrifice fly to left, Candelario scored10
          • 9TH INNING
            • Adam Plutko relieved Jon Edwards
            • R. Rodriguez: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Rodriguez flied out to left
            • V. Reyes: Strike looking, Foul, Reyes lined out to left
            • J. Candelario: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Candelario singled to center
            • C. Stewart: Foul, Ball, Stewart singled to right, Candelario to second
            • N. Castellanos: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Castellanos struck out on foul tip
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Shane Greene relieved Joe Jimenez
            • B. Guyer: Guyer singled to left
            • B. Barnes: Ball, Foul, Foul, Barnes singled to center, Guyer to second
            • E. Haase: Strike looking, Haase grounded out to first, Guyer to third, Barnes to second
            • E. Gonzalez: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Gonzalez struck out on foul tip
            • A. Rosales: Rosales singled to right, Guyer scored, Barnes to third
            • R. Davis: Davis popped out to shortstop
            • End of the 9th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • A. Miller Pitching:
            • J. Adduci: Ball, Adduci flied out to deep center
            • M. Mahtook: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Mahtook homered to left
            • Jon Edwards relieved Andrew Miller
            • G. Greiner: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Greiner struck out swinging
            • D. Lugo: Lugo grounded out to first
            • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Joe Jimenez relieved Francisco Liriano
            • G. Allen: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Allen struck out looking
            • J. Donaldson: Donaldson grounded out to shortstop
            • Y. Diaz: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Diaz grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Andrew Miller relieved Shane Bieber
            • J. Candelario: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Candelario grounded out to first
            • C. Stewart: Stewart grounded out to pitcher
            • N. Castellanos: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Castellanos grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • F. Liriano Pitching:
            • E. Gonzalez: Ball, Gonzalez grounded out to shortstop
            • A. Rosales: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Rosales grounded out to third
            • R. Davis: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Davis grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • S. Bieber Pitching:
            • D. Lugo: Lugo grounded out to second
            • R. Rodriguez: Strike looking, Ball, Rodriguez lined out to right
            • V. Reyes: Strike looking, Reyes flied out to center
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • F. Liriano Pitching:
            • B. Guyer: Foul, Foul, Ball, Guyer hit by pitch
            • B. Barnes: Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Barnes struck out swinging
            • E. Haase: Haase grounded out to second, Guyer out at second
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • S. Bieber Pitching:
            • R. Rodriguez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Rodriguez singled to right
            • V. Reyes: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Reyes reached on fielder's choice to second, Rodriguez out at second
            • J. Candelario: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Candelario singled to right, Reyes to second
            • C. Stewart: Strike looking, Stewart singled to center, Reyes scored, Candelario to second
            • N. Castellanos: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Castellanos struck out swinging
            • J. Adduci: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Adduci homered to left, Candelario and Stewart scored
            • M. Mahtook: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Mahtook singled to right
            • G. Greiner: Strike looking, Mahtook stole second, Greiner flied out to deep center
            • Middle of the 5th (4 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • F. Liriano Pitching:
            • G. Allen: Ball, Allen grounded out to third
            • J. Donaldson: Donaldson fouled out to first
            • Y. Diaz: Ball, Foul, Foul, Diaz grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • S. Bieber Pitching:
            • J. Adduci: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Adduci grounded out to third
            • M. Mahtook: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Mahtook fouled out to first
            • G. Greiner: Ball, Strike swinging, Greiner singled to center
            • D. Lugo: Lugo grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Greiner out at second
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • F. Liriano Pitching:
            • Y. Diaz: Diaz doubled to deep right
            • B. Guyer: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Guyer walked
            • B. Barnes: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Barnes struck out looking
            • E. Haase: Haase singled to left, Diaz scored, Guyer to third, Haase to second
            • E. Gonzalez: Foul, Foul, Gonzalez grounded out to shortstop, Guyer scored, Haase to third
            • A. Rosales: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Rosales walked
            • R. Davis: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
            • End of the 4th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • S. Bieber Pitching:
            • J. Candelario: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Candelario struck out swinging
            • C. Stewart: Strike looking, Foul, Stewart grounded out to first
            • N. Castellanos: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Strike swinging, Castellanos struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • F. Liriano Pitching:
            • R. Davis: Davis grounded out to shortstop
            • G. Allen: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Allen lined out to second
            • J. Donaldson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Donaldson struck out swinging
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • S. Bieber Pitching:
            • G. Greiner: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Greiner struck out looking
            • D. Lugo: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Lugo reached on an infield single to first
            • R. Rodriguez: Ball, Rodriguez reached on fielder's choice to second, Lugo out at second
            • V. Reyes: Strike looking, Ball, Rodriguez stole second, Reyes grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • F. Liriano Pitching:
            • E. Haase: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Haase struck out swinging
            • E. Gonzalez: Ball, Ball, Gonzalez grounded out to second
            • A. Rosales: Rosales grounded out to pitcher
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • S. Bieber Pitching:
            • J. Candelario: Candelario singled to center
            • C. Stewart: Ball, Ball, Stewart singled to deep left, Candelario to second
            • N. Castellanos: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Castellanos reached on fielder's choice to first, Candelario to third, Stewart out at second
            • J. Adduci: Adduci hit sacrifice fly to left, Candelario scored
            • M. Mahtook: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Mahtook grounded out to pitcher
            • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • F. Liriano Pitching:
            • R. Davis: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
            • G. Allen: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Allen doubled to deep right
            • J. Donaldson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Donaldson struck out swinging
            • Y. Diaz: Ball, Diaz singled to center, Allen scored
            • B. Guyer: Guyer singled to left, Diaz to second
            • B. Barnes: Ball, Barnes grounded out to second
            • End of the 1st (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)