Luplow hits 2 of Indians' 5 HRs in 9-0 romp over White Sox

CHICAGO (AP) Jordan Luplow and the Cleveland Indians' anemic offense once again found the tonic they needed in Manny Banuelos and the Chicago White Sox.

Luplow hit two of Cleveland's five homers, Carlos Carrasco cruised through seven innings and the Indians pounded the White Sox 9-0 on Tuesday.

Roberto Perez, Jake Bauers and Jose Ramirez also went deep as the light-hitting Indians muscled up against Banuelos and Josh Osich to end Chicago's three-game winning streak.

The 25-year-old Luplow has hit all four of his homers this season against Chicago and three off Banuelos. His previous two drives against the White Sox left-hander came in a rain-shortened 5-0 win in Cleveland last Thursday. Luplow hit six home runs in brief looks the past two years with Pittsburgh.

''I don't know what it is, honestly,'' said Luplow of his success against Chicago and Banuelos. ''It's a positive sign for our team that we can swing the bats, as long as we can stay consistent with it.''

The Indians could use a kick-start. Cleveland entered hitting just .219, tied with Toronto for worst in the American League. The Indians also came in with only 36 home runs in 40 games, second lowest in the league and fourth lowest in the majors.

''We've been struggling a little bit, but it's in there,'' Luplow said. ''We have a long way to go. I think this is something we can build off.''

Carrasco (4-3) scattered six singles and struck out six, while walking none, in his second straight solid start. Oliver Perez, Dan Otero and A.J. Cole combined to complete the seven-hitter.

Banuelos (2-3) was roughed up for the third straight outing. The left-hander yielded five runs on four hits and three walks before leaving the game with none out in the fifth with a left shoulder strain.

Catcher James McCann said the Indians went deep off Banuelos' mistakes, but noticed the lefty wasn't his usual self.

''The crispness of this stuff wasn't quite the same,'' McCann said. ''I know something was off.''

Perez hit his fifth home run for a 1-0 lead in the third. Luplow's line drive barely cleared the fence in right-center in the fourth to make it 3-0.

The Indians added three more runs in the fifth.

Bauers led off with a homer and Perez then walked, prompting manager Rick Renteria and a trainer to visit the mound. Banuelos walked off with the trainer and Osich entered.

''He was just shaking his arm around a lot and something didn't seem right,'' Renteria said. ''He said he felt something - there was some soreness there - so we took him out.''

With two outs, Jason Kipnis doubled in a run and scored on Carlos Santana's single.

Luplow and Ramirez hit back-to-back homers to start the sixth to make it 8-0 before the Indians added an unearned run in the eighth.

NEWCOMER

Indians prospect Oscar Mercado made his major league debut in left field and batted sixth after being recalled from Triple-A Columbus earlier in the day. Mercado struck out swinging in his first three at-bats before being hit by a pitch and scoring in the eighth.

The 24-year-old was hitting .294 with four homers, 15 RBIs and 14 stolen bases in 30 games in the minors.

Manager Terry Francona said Mercado's recall could be short-term while OF Tyler Naquin recovers from a left calf strain. Mercado was selected in the second round of the 2013 draft by St. Louis and traded to the Indians for two minor leaguers last July.

''I think we feel like this kid is a part of our future, and maybe in the meantime he helps us win a couple games that'd be great,'' Francona said.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Indians: Put Naquin (left calf strain) on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to May 11, and sent him to Cleveland for an MRI. Naquin, second on the Indians with a .278 batting average, hasn't played since Friday in Oakland. ... RHP Mike Clevinger (back strain) threw a 20-pitch bullpen session before Tuesday's game. ... Francona said RHP and ace Corey Kluber, whose broken right arm is in a cast, will be re-evaluated in three weeks.

White Sox: Banuelos will be re-evaluated on Wednesday. ... After hitting two of Chicago's four solo homers on Monday, INF Yoan Moncada got the day off, although he was available off the bench. ... OF Eloy Jimenez (right high ankle sprain) was set to begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Charlotte on Tuesday night.

UP NEXT

Both teams are off on Wednesday. Indians RHP Trevor Bauer (4-2, 3.02) will start at home Thursday night vs. Baltimore. White Sox RHP Dylan Covey (0-2). 5.91 takes the mound in Chicago on Thursday night against Toronto RHP Marcus Stroman (1-6, 3.12).

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  • W: C. Carrasco (4-3)L: M. Banuelos (2-3)
  • HR: CLE - R. Perez (5), J. Ramirez (4), J. Bauers (4), J. Luplow 2 (4)
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C. Santana DH41110111.271.371.417.7883.5
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J. Ramirez 3B41111000.195.290.312.6016.0
O. Mercado LF31000030.000.250.000.2500.5
J. Bauers 1B21211200.246.333.381.7148.0
R. Perez C32211111.235.320.435.7558.5
L. Martin CF40100023.221.306.386.6910.0
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    C. Tilson CF40100011.303.343.364.7060.5
    N. Delmonico LF40100032.212.268.308.576-0.5
    J. Abreu DH40100012.268.328.518.8460.5
    Y. Alonso 1B40200012.182.282.343.6251.5
    J. McCann C40000014.366.404.581.985-0.5
    T. Anderson SS40100011.320.350.513.8642.5
    J. Rondon 3B40000012.226.262.371.633-0.5
    Y. Sanchez 2B30000001.224.300.296.5960.0
    R. Cordell RF30100000.236.329.403.7321.0
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      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Kipnis (7)
      • HR - J. Luplow 2 (4), J. Ramirez (4), J. Bauers (4), R. Perez (5)
      • RBI - J. Kipnis (5), C. Santana (21), J. Luplow 3 (6), J. Ramirez (12), J. Bauers (14), R. Perez (12)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Kipnis (5), C. Santana (11)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - F. Lindor 4 (4)
      BATTING
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Abreu, Y. Alonso 2 (2), J. McCann 2 (2), J. Rondon, Y. Sanchez
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - J. Bauers (2)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - T. Anderson (13)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Lindor-Kipnis-Bauers)
      • E - J. Ramirez (5)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - N. Delmonico (2)
      • DP - (Rondon-Sanchez-Alonso)
      • E - R. Cordell
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Carrasco (W, 4-3)7.06000604.181.1628.0
      O. Perez0.21000205.001.440.0
      D. Otero0.10000002.701.440.0
      A. Cole1.00000103.861.293.5
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Carrasco (W, 4-3)7.0
      O. Perez0.2
      D. Otero0.1
      A. Cole1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Banuelos (L, 2-3)4.04553537.261.87-2.5
      J. Osich1.15330125.231.45-4.5
      J. Minaya2.02101302.081.624.5
      J. Fry1.20000305.281.574.5
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Banuelos (L, 2-3)4.0
      J. Osich1.1
      J. Minaya2.0
      J. Fry1.2
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Carrasco 107-72, O. Perez 13-11, D. Otero 1-1, A. Cole 19-16
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Carrasco 7-7, A. Cole 2-1
      • Batters Faced - C. Carrasco 26, O. Perez 3, D. Otero, A. Cole 4
      PITCHING
      • HBP - J. Minaya
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Banuelos 73-39, J. Osich 36-22, J. Minaya 44-29, J. Fry 19-12
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Banuelos 3-2, J. Osich 1-1, J. Minaya 1-2, J. Fry 1-1
      • Batters Faced - M. Banuelos 17, J. Osich 8, J. Minaya 10, J. Fry 5
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      F. Lindor SS50000015.279.316.465.781-0.5
      J. Kipnis 2B51210020.209.287.286.5734.0
      C. Santana DH41110111.271.371.417.7883.5
      J. Luplow RF52232020.280.339.560.89912.0
      J. Ramirez 3B41111000.195.290.312.6016.0
      O. Mercado LF31000030.000.250.000.2500.5
      J. Bauers 1B21211200.246.333.381.7148.0
      R. Perez C32211111.235.320.435.7558.5
      L. Martin CF40100023.221.306.386.6910.0
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      O. Perez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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        C. Tilson CF40100011.303.343.364.7060.5
        N. Delmonico LF40100032.212.268.308.576-0.5
        J. Abreu DH40100012.268.328.518.8460.5
        Y. Alonso 1B40200012.182.282.343.6251.5
        J. McCann C40000014.366.404.581.985-0.5
        T. Anderson SS40100011.320.350.513.8642.5
        J. Rondon 3B40000012.226.262.371.633-0.5
        Y. Sanchez 2B30000001.224.300.296.5960.0
        R. Cordell RF30100000.236.329.403.7321.0
        M. Banuelos P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        J. Osich P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        J. Minaya P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        J. Fry P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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          BATTING
          • 2B - J. Kipnis (7)
          • HR - J. Luplow 2 (4), J. Ramirez (4), J. Bauers (4), R. Perez (5)
          • RBI - J. Kipnis (5), C. Santana (21), J. Luplow 3 (6), J. Ramirez (12), J. Bauers (14), R. Perez (12)
          • 2-Out RBI - J. Kipnis (5), C. Santana (11)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - F. Lindor 4 (4)
          BATTING
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Abreu, Y. Alonso 2 (2), J. McCann 2 (2), J. Rondon, Y. Sanchez
          BASERUNNING
          • CS - J. Bauers (2)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - T. Anderson (13)
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Lindor-Kipnis-Bauers)
          • E - J. Ramirez (5)
          FIELDING
          • Outfield Assist - N. Delmonico (2)
          • DP - (Rondon-Sanchez-Alonso)
          • E - R. Cordell
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          C. Carrasco (W, 4-3)7.06000604.181.1628.0
          O. Perez0.21000205.001.440.0
          D. Otero0.10000002.701.440.0
          A. Cole1.00000103.861.293.5
          Total9.0700090---
          PITCHERSIP
          C. Carrasco (W, 4-3)7.0
          O. Perez0.2
          D. Otero0.1
          A. Cole1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          M. Banuelos (L, 2-3)4.04553537.261.87-2.5
          J. Osich1.15330125.231.45-4.5
          J. Minaya2.02101302.081.624.5
          J. Fry1.20000305.281.574.5
          Total9.011984125---
          PITCHERSIP
          M. Banuelos (L, 2-3)4.0
          J. Osich1.1
          J. Minaya2.0
          J. Fry1.2
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - C. Carrasco 107-72, O. Perez 13-11, D. Otero 1-1, A. Cole 19-16
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Carrasco 7-7, A. Cole 2-1
          • Batters Faced - C. Carrasco 26, O. Perez 3, D. Otero, A. Cole 4
          PITCHING
          • HBP - J. Minaya
          • Pitches-Strikes - M. Banuelos 73-39, J. Osich 36-22, J. Minaya 44-29, J. Fry 19-12
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Banuelos 3-2, J. Osich 1-1, J. Minaya 1-2, J. Fry 1-1
          • Batters Faced - M. Banuelos 17, J. Osich 8, J. Minaya 10, J. Fry 5
          • 8TH INNING
            Perez singled to right, Mercado scored, Bauers to third on right fielder Cordell fielding error90
          • 6TH INNING
            Ramirez homered to left80
            Luplow homered to left center70
          • 5TH INNING
            Santana singled to left, Kipnis scored, Santana out at second60
            Kipnis doubled to deep right center, Perez scored50
            Bauers homered to right40
          • 4TH INNING
            Luplow homered to center, Santana scored30
          • 3RD INNING
            Perez homered to center10
          • 9TH INNING
            • J. Fry Pitching:
            • J. Kipnis: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Kipnis struck out swinging
            • C. Santana: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
            • J. Luplow: Ball, Luplow lined out to center
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • A.J. Cole relieved Dan Otero
            • Y. Alonso: Strike looking, Alonso safe at first on 3rd baseman Ramirez throwing error
            • J. McCann: Strike (foul tip), Foul, Foul, Foul, McCann popped out to second
            • T. Anderson: Ball, Foul, Ball, Anderson grounded out to pitcher, Alonso to second
            • J. Rondon: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Rondon struck out swinging
            • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
          • 8TH INNING
            • J. Minaya Pitching:
            • J. Ramirez: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ramirez grounded out to second
            • O. Mercado: Ball, Mercado hit by pitch
            • J. Bauers: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Bauers walked, Mercado to second
            • R. Perez: Foul, Strike swinging, Perez singled to right, Mercado scored, Bauers to third on right fielder Cordell fielding error
            • Jace Fry relieved Juan Minaya
            • L. Martin: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Martin struck out swinging
            • F. Lindor: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Lindor reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Perez out at second
            • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
            • Oliver Perez relieved Carlos Carrasco
            • R. Cordell: Ball, Cordell singled to center
            • C. Tilson: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Tilson struck out looking
            • N. Delmonico: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Delmonico struck out swinging
            • Dan Otero relieved Oliver Perez
            • J. Abreu: Abreu flied out to deep center
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • J. Minaya Pitching:
            • J. Kipnis: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Kipnis struck out looking
            • C. Santana: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Santana flied out to deep right
            • J. Luplow: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Luplow struck out looking
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Carrasco Pitching:
            • T. Anderson: Ball, Anderson lined out to center
            • J. Rondon: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Rondon lined out to right
            • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Sanchez popped out to shortstop
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • J. Osich Pitching:
            • J. Luplow: Ball, Foul, Ball, Luplow homered to left center
            • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ramirez homered to left
            • O. Mercado: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Mercado struck out swinging
            • J. Bauers: Strike looking, Ball, Bauers singled to deep right
            • Juan Minaya relieved Josh Osich
            • R. Perez: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Perez struck out swinging
            • L. Martin: Martin singled to center, Bauers to second
            • F. Lindor: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Lindor flied out to deep center
            • Middle of the 6th (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Carrasco Pitching:
            • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Abreu struck out swinging
            • Y. Alonso: Alonso singled to right center
            • J. McCann: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, McCann grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Alonso out at second
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • M. Banuelos Pitching:
            • J. Bauers: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Bauers homered to right
            • R. Perez: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Perez walked
            • L. Martin: Ball
            • Martin grounded out to pitcher, Perez to second
            • F. Lindor: Foul, Ball, Ball, Lindor flied out to deep center, Perez to third
            • J. Kipnis: Strike looking, Ball, Kipnis doubled to deep right center, Perez scored
            • C. Santana: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Santana singled to left, Kipnis scored, Santana out at second
            • Middle of the 5th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Carrasco Pitching:
            • R. Cordell: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Cordell lined out to left
            • C. Tilson: Ball, Tilson grounded out to second
            • N. Delmonico: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Delmonico struck out swinging
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • M. Banuelos Pitching:
            • J. Kipnis: Kipnis flied out to right
            • C. Santana: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Santana walked
            • J. Luplow: Ball, Luplow homered to center, Santana scored
            • J. Ramirez: Ramirez grounded out to second
            • O. Mercado: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Mercado struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 4th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • C. Carrasco Pitching:
            • J. McCann: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, McCann struck out looking
            • T. Anderson: Anderson singled to left center
            • J. Rondon: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Anderson stole second, Rondon grounded out to third
            • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Sanchez flied out to deep left
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • M. Banuelos Pitching:
            • J. Bauers: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Bauers walked
            • R. Perez: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Bauers caught stealing second, catcher to second, Perez homered to center
            • L. Martin: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike swinging, Martin struck out swinging
            • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul tip, Lindor struck out on foul tip
            • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • C. Carrasco Pitching:
            • R. Cordell: Foul, Strike swinging, Cordell grounded out to third
            • C. Tilson: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Tilson grounded out to shortstop
            • N. Delmonico: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Delmonico singled to left center
            • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Abreu singled to center, Delmonico to third
            • Y. Alonso: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Alonso struck out swinging
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • M. Banuelos Pitching:
            • J. Luplow: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul tip, Luplow struck out on foul tip
            • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ramirez lined out to left
            • O. Mercado: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Mercado struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Carrasco Pitching:
            • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
            • J. Rondon: Rondon grounded out to third
            • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Sanchez lined out to pitcher
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • M. Banuelos Pitching:
            • F. Lindor: Ball, Strike swinging, Lindor grounded out to second
            • J. Kipnis: Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Kipnis reached on bunt single to third
            • C. Santana: Ball, Ball, Santana grounded into double play third to second to first, Kipnis out at second
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • C. Carrasco Pitching:
            • C. Tilson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Tilson singled to center
            • N. Delmonico: Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Delmonico struck out swinging
            • J. Abreu: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Abreu lined out to right
            • Y. Alonso: Pickoff attempt, Alonso singled to left, Tilson to second
            • J. McCann: Ball, McCann reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Alonso out at second
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)