González's 3-run homer helps Indians beat Marlins 7-4

MIAMI (AP) Because of the unusual way the game started, Carlos Gonzalez figured the Cleveland Indians might need a lot of runs.

''I've never seen Trevor Bauer struggle before,'' Gonzalez said with a chuckle.

Bauer fell behind early, but Gonzalez put the Indians ahead to stay with a tiebreaking three-run homer, only his second extra-base hit of the season, and they beat the Miami Marlins 7-4 on Tuesday night.

Bauer (4-1) overcame his slow start to pitch seven innings. He struck out 10 but allowed four runs and wasn't happy afterward.

''I stink right now,'' the right-hander said. ''It has been really frustrating, but I'll figure it out. I've got to be better.''

Bauer walked four and was annoyed he has allowed 23 bases on balls in 47 2/3 innings. But his ERA is 2.45, and he made his 60th consecutive start without allowing more than four runs.

Only Greg Maddux has had a longer such streak since 1970.

''Today he didn't have his best stuff, but he's a competitor,'' Gonzalez said. ''Being able to help after a rough start was awesome.''

Gonzalez's homer off Sandy Alcantara (1-3) broke a 3-3 tie in the third. The three-time All-Star, who signed in mid-March and was called up from the minors on April 14, had been 2-for-14 with runners on base.

''This whole thing has been new for me - not having spring training,'' Gonzalez said. ''It takes a little time. Right now I'm feeling a lot better.''

The Indians need him. They came into the game last in the AL in batting and slugging.

Carlos Santana hit his second homer in as many games and his third of the year for Cleveland, and also had an RBI single.

Former Marlin Brad Hand completed a five-hitter by pitching a perfect ninth for his ninth save in as many chances.

Curtis Granderson hit his fourth homer for the Marlins, who lost their fourth game in a row and have the worst record in the majors.

Alcantara allowed six runs, four earned, in 5 1/3 innings.

''I always see it as a lack of aggression - a lack of confidence in his fastball,'' Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. ''I feel you don't see his best stuff as often as we could. When you have 97-98 in the tank, you'd like to see it more.''

HURT AGAIN

Garrett Cooper came off the injured list to start for the Marlins at first base, but he left the game in the third inning after a 96-mph fastball from Bauer bruised his left knuckle. X-rays were negative.

Cooper has been the Marlins' opening day right fielder the past two years, but because of injuries, he has played in just 18 games since the beginning of 2018.

''These last couple of years have taken a toll on me mentally, but I'm glad there's nothing broken,'' Cooper said. ''Hopefully it will be a few days, and I'll get back to swinging this weekend.''

BOTCHED BUNT

Indians manager Terry Francona took the blame after his team allowed Alcantara to drop down an RBI sacrifice bunt with runners at first and third in the second inning.

''That's my fault,'' Francona said. ''It's good National League baseball. We'll need to clean that up when we're in National League cities.''

WHAT RELIEF

The Marlins' Nick Anderson struck out both batters he faced in the sixth. He has 27 strikeouts and two walks this season while facing 51 batters.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Indians: RHP Mike Clevinger (back) threw from 60 feet and said he felt great. The earliest he can come off the injured list is June 6.

Marlins: INF Neil Walker underwent an MRI and was diagnosed with a mild bone bruise in his left knee. He struck out as a pinch hitter in the sixth.

UP NEXT

Indians: RHP Corey Kluber (2-3, 5.88 ERA) will face the Marlins for the first time Wednesday.

Marlins: LHP Caleb Smith (2-0, 2.17), who will start the series finale, has an NL-best batting average against of .167.

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  • W: T. Bauer (4-1)L: S. Alcantara (1-3)S: B. Hand (9)
  • HR: CLE - C. Gonzalez (2), C. Santana (3), MIA - C. Granderson (4)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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F. Lindor SS51200021.243.237.486.7234.0
L. Martin CF51000013.221.319.404.7230.5
J. Ramirez 3B40000102.181.281.276.5573.0
C. Santana 1B52321001.316.430.463.89310.0
C. Gonzalez RF32131112.261.333.391.7259.5
J. Kipnis 2B30100101.200.280.222.5022.0
J. Bauers LF31110002.241.323.379.7033.0
R. Perez C30100001.213.290.344.6341.0
T. Bauer P20000011.000.000.000.000-0.5
a- M. Freeman PH00010000.214.333.214.5481.0
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B. Hand P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-hit a sacrifice fly for Bauer in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Granderson LF31111110.188.287.400.6876.5
a- C. Wallach PH10000010.276.382.414.796-0.5
M. Prado 3B-1B51210020.294.315.397.7124.0
B. Anderson RF30110102.243.331.336.6673.0
S. Castro 2B40000002.248.303.336.6400.0
J. Alfaro C30000131.286.337.481.818-0.5
G. Cooper 1B10000010.000.111.000.1110.5
J. Berti PR-SS-3B10000101.158.261.158.4191.0
M. Rojas SS-1B-SS31100102.276.333.345.6783.0
I. Galloway CF41000024.211.211.237.4470.0
S. Alcantara P10010010.125.125.125.2500.5
N. Anderson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- N. Walker PH10000011.256.341.423.764-0.5
A. Conley P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
T. Kinley P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Garcia P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- R. Herrera PH10000000.148.207.185.3920.0
  • a-struck out for Granderson in the 9th
  • b-struck out for N. Anderson in the 6th
  • c-flied out for Garcia in the 9th
BATTING
  • HR - C. Santana (3), C. Gonzalez (2)
  • SF - J. Bauers, M. Freeman
  • SH - R. Perez, T. Bauer
  • RBI - C. Santana 2 (16), C. Gonzalez 3 (5), J. Bauers (11), M. Freeman (3)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Martin 2 (2), J. Kipnis, J. Bauers 2 (2), T. Bauer
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Prado (4)
  • HR - C. Granderson (4)
  • SH - S. Alcantara
  • RBI - C. Granderson (11), M. Prado (8), B. Anderson (6), S. Alcantara
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Granderson (3), M. Prado (2)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Anderson 2 (2), J. Alfaro, M. Rojas, I. Galloway 2 (2), N. Walker
BASERUNNING
  • SB - F. Lindor, J. Ramirez (9)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Lindor-Kipnis-Santana)
FIELDING
  • E - S. Alcantara (2), M. Prado
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Bauer (W, 4-1)7.044441012.451.0521.0
N. Wittgren (H, 2)1.01001100.870.771.5
B. Hand (S, 9)1.00000101.320.8810.5
PITCHERSIP
T. Bauer (W, 4-1)7.0
N. Wittgren (H, 2)1.0
B. Hand (S, 9)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Alcantara (L, 1-3)5.17643124.861.56-3.5
N. Anderson0.20000202.080.851.0
A. Conley1.01000107.591.972.5
T. Kinley1.01110103.601.471.5
J. Garcia1.00000009.001.203.0
PITCHERSIP
S. Alcantara (L, 1-3)5.1
N. Anderson0.2
A. Conley1.0
T. Kinley1.0
J. Garcia1.0
PITCHING
  • WP - T. Bauer
  • HBP - T. Bauer (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Bauer 105-64, N. Wittgren 25-15, B. Hand 12-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Bauer 10-1, N. Wittgren 1-1
  • Batters Faced - T. Bauer 30, N. Wittgren 5, B. Hand 3
PITCHING
  • WP - T. Kinley (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Alcantara 96-59, N. Anderson 7-6, A. Conley 18-11, T. Kinley 10-7, J. Garcia 16-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Alcantara 7-9, A. Conley 1-1, T. Kinley 1-1, J. Garcia 3-0
  • Batters Faced - S. Alcantara 27, N. Anderson 2, A. Conley 4, T. Kinley 4, J. Garcia 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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F. Lindor SS51200021.243.237.486.7234.0
L. Martin CF51000013.221.319.404.7230.5
J. Ramirez 3B40000102.181.281.276.5573.0
C. Santana 1B52321001.316.430.463.89310.0
C. Gonzalez RF32131112.261.333.391.7259.5
J. Kipnis 2B30100101.200.280.222.5022.0
J. Bauers LF31110002.241.323.379.7033.0
R. Perez C30100001.213.290.344.6341.0
T. Bauer P20000011.000.000.000.000-0.5
a- M. Freeman PH00010000.214.333.214.5481.0
N. Wittgren P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
B. Hand P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
Total3379723514-----
  • a-hit a sacrifice fly for Bauer in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Granderson LF31111110.188.287.400.6876.5
a- C. Wallach PH10000010.276.382.414.796-0.5
M. Prado 3B-1B51210020.294.315.397.7124.0
B. Anderson RF30110102.243.331.336.6673.0
S. Castro 2B40000002.248.303.336.6400.0
J. Alfaro C30000131.286.337.481.818-0.5
G. Cooper 1B10000010.000.111.000.1110.5
J. Berti PR-SS-3B10000101.158.261.158.4191.0
M. Rojas SS-1B-SS31100102.276.333.345.6783.0
I. Galloway CF41000024.211.211.237.4470.0
S. Alcantara P10010010.125.125.125.2500.5
N. Anderson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- N. Walker PH10000011.256.341.423.764-0.5
A. Conley P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
T. Kinley P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Garcia P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- R. Herrera PH10000000.148.207.185.3920.0
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  • a-struck out for Granderson in the 9th
  • b-struck out for N. Anderson in the 6th
  • c-flied out for Garcia in the 9th
BATTING
  • HR - C. Santana (3), C. Gonzalez (2)
  • SF - J. Bauers, M. Freeman
  • SH - R. Perez, T. Bauer
  • RBI - C. Santana 2 (16), C. Gonzalez 3 (5), J. Bauers (11), M. Freeman (3)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Martin 2 (2), J. Kipnis, J. Bauers 2 (2), T. Bauer
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Prado (4)
  • HR - C. Granderson (4)
  • SH - S. Alcantara
  • RBI - C. Granderson (11), M. Prado (8), B. Anderson (6), S. Alcantara
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Granderson (3), M. Prado (2)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Anderson 2 (2), J. Alfaro, M. Rojas, I. Galloway 2 (2), N. Walker
BASERUNNING
  • SB - F. Lindor, J. Ramirez (9)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Lindor-Kipnis-Santana)
FIELDING
  • E - S. Alcantara (2), M. Prado
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Bauer (W, 4-1)7.044441012.451.0521.0
N. Wittgren (H, 2)1.01001100.870.771.5
B. Hand (S, 9)1.00000101.320.8810.5
Total9.05445121---
PITCHERSIP
T. Bauer (W, 4-1)7.0
N. Wittgren (H, 2)1.0
B. Hand (S, 9)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Alcantara (L, 1-3)5.17643124.861.56-3.5
N. Anderson0.20000202.080.851.0
A. Conley1.01000107.591.972.5
T. Kinley1.01110103.601.471.5
J. Garcia1.00000009.001.203.0
Total9.0975352---
PITCHERSIP
S. Alcantara (L, 1-3)5.1
N. Anderson0.2
A. Conley1.0
T. Kinley1.0
J. Garcia1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - T. Bauer
  • HBP - T. Bauer (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Bauer 105-64, N. Wittgren 25-15, B. Hand 12-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Bauer 10-1, N. Wittgren 1-1
  • Batters Faced - T. Bauer 30, N. Wittgren 5, B. Hand 3
PITCHING
  • WP - T. Kinley (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Alcantara 96-59, N. Anderson 7-6, A. Conley 18-11, T. Kinley 10-7, J. Garcia 16-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Alcantara 7-9, A. Conley 1-1, T. Kinley 1-1, J. Garcia 3-0
  • Batters Faced - S. Alcantara 27, N. Anderson 2, A. Conley 4, T. Kinley 4, J. Garcia 3
  • 8TH INNING
    Freeman hit sacrifice fly to center, Bauers scored74
  • 4TH INNING
    Granderson homered to right64
  • 3RD INNING
    Gonzalez homered to right center, Martin and Santana scored63
    Santana singled to center, Lindor scored, Martin to third33
  • 2ND INNING
    Prado singled to center, Galloway scored, Granderson to second23
    Alcantara hit sacrifice bunt to third, Rojas scored, Galloway to second22
    Bauers hit sacrifice fly to left, Gonzalez scored21
    Santana homered to right11
  • 1ST INNING
    Anderson singled to center, Prado scored01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Jarlin Garcia relieved Tyler Kinley
    • L. Martin: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Martin grounded out to first
    • J. Ramirez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ramirez grounded out to third
    • C. Santana: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Santana grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Rosell Herrera hit for Jarlin Garcia
    • Brad Hand relieved Nick Wittgren
    • R. Herrera: Herrera flied out to right
    • Chad Wallach hit for Curtis Granderson
    • C. Wallach: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Wallach struck out swinging
    • M. Prado: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Prado lined out to center
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Tyler Kinley relieved Adam Conley
    • J. Bauers: Bauers singled to right
    • R. Perez: Ball, Bauers to second on wild pitch, Perez hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Bauers to third
    • Mike Freeman hit for Trevor Bauer
    • M. Freeman: Strike looking, Ball, Freeman hit sacrifice fly to center, Bauers scored
    • F. Lindor: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Lindor struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Nick Wittgren pitching
    • S. Castro: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Castro flied out to center
    • J. Alfaro: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Alfaro walked
    • J. Berti: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Berti reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Alfaro out at second
    • M. Rojas: Rojas singled to right, Berti to third
    • I. Galloway: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Galloway struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Adam Conley pitching
    • J. Ramirez: Ball, Ramirez flied out to deep right
    • C. Santana: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Santana singled to center
    • C. Gonzalez: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
    • J. Kipnis: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Kipnis reached on fielder's choice to second, Santana out at second
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Bauer Pitching:
    • C. Granderson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Granderson struck out swinging
    • M. Prado: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Prado struck out swinging
    • B. Anderson: Ball, Anderson grounded out to second
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • S. Alcantara Pitching:
    • R. Perez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Perez singled to right
    • T. Bauer: Foul, Bauer hit sacrifice bunt to first, Perez to second
    • Nick Anderson relieved Sandy Alcantara
    • F. Lindor: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Lindor struck out on foul tip
    • L. Martin: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Martin struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Bauer Pitching:
    • J. Berti: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Berti walked
    • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Rojas grounded out to pitcher, Berti to second
    • I. Galloway: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Galloway struck out swinging
    • Neil Walker hit for Nick Anderson
    • N. Walker: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Walker struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • S. Alcantara Pitching:
    • J. Ramirez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ramirez walked
    • C. Santana: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Santana flied out to left
    • C. Gonzalez: Gonzalez flied out to center
    • J. Kipnis: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ramirez stole second, Ball, Kipnis walked
    • J. Bauers: Bauers grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Bauer Pitching:
    • B. Anderson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Anderson walked
    • S. Castro: Strike looking, Ball, Castro grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Anderson out at second
    • J. Alfaro: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Alfaro struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • S. Alcantara Pitching:
    • R. Perez: Perez grounded out to pitcher
    • T. Bauer: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Bauer struck out looking
    • F. Lindor: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Lindor singled to left
    • L. Martin: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Martin lined out to right
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Bauer Pitching:
    • I. Galloway: Galloway fouled out to first
    • S. Alcantara: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Alcantara struck out swinging
    • C. Granderson: Ball, Granderson homered to right
    • M. Prado: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Prado struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • S. Alcantara Pitching:
    • F. Lindor: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Lindor singled to right
    • L. Martin: Ball, Strike looking, Lindor stole second, Martin safe at first on 1st baseman Prado fielding error, Lindor to third
    • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ramirez popped out to third
    • C. Santana: Santana singled to center, Lindor scored, Martin to third
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Gonzalez homered to right center, Martin and Santana scored
    • J. Kipnis: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Kipnis grounded out to second
    • J. Bauers: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Bauers popped out to third
    • Middle of the 3rd (4 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
    • T. Bauer Pitching:
    • S. Castro: Castro grounded out to second
    • J. Alfaro: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Alfaro struck out swinging
    • G. Cooper: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Cooper hit by pitch
    • Jon Berti ran for Garrett Cooper
    • M. Rojas: Rojas grounded out to second
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • S. Alcantara Pitching:
    • C. Santana: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Santana homered to right
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Gonzalez walked
    • J. Kipnis: Foul, Kipnis reached on an infield single to pitcher, Gonzalez to third, Kipnis to second on Alcantara throwing error
    • J. Bauers: Bauers hit sacrifice fly to left, Gonzalez scored
    • R. Perez: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Perez flied out to right, Kipnis to third
    • T. Bauer: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Bauer grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 2nd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
    • T. Bauer Pitching:
    • G. Cooper: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Cooper struck out looking
    • M. Rojas: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Rojas walked
    • I. Galloway: Strike looking, Ball, Rojas to second on wild pitch, Galloway reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Rojas to third
    • S. Alcantara: Alcantara hit sacrifice bunt to third, Rojas scored, Galloway to second
    • C. Granderson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Granderson walked
    • M. Prado: Ball, Strike looking, Prado singled to center, Galloway scored, Granderson to second
    • B. Anderson: Ball, Anderson reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Prado out at second
    • End of the 2nd (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • S. Alcantara Pitching:
    • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Lindor flied out to left
    • L. Martin: Foul, Strike swinging, Martin fouled out to first
    • J. Ramirez: Ball, Ball, Ramirez grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Bauer Pitching:
    • C. Granderson: Ball, Foul, Granderson grounded out to second
    • M. Prado: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Prado doubled to left center
    • B. Anderson: Anderson singled to center, Prado scored
    • S. Castro: Castro grounded out to first, Anderson to second
    • J. Alfaro: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Alfaro struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)