Bundy handles Indians as Orioles end slide with 5-1 win

CLEVELAND (AP) The Indians treated their fans to a postgame fireworks display.

Dylan Bundy barely let them hear a pop.

Bundy kept Cleveland's lineup in check - and in the ballpark - for 5 2/3 innings and Jonathan Villar hit a three-run homer as the Baltimore Orioles ended a three-game slide Friday night with a 5-1 win.

Bundy (2-5) cooled off the Indians, who scored a season-high 14 runs in Thursday's series opener and had scored 23 times in the past two games. The right-hander, who has had a problem giving up home runs, threw mostly breaking pitches while not allowing an earned run and just three hits. He struck out seven and threw a season-high 118 pitches.

''Right from the first inning, I really felt good with my off-speed stuff and I was able to get it over,'' he said. ''You're just trying to make your pitches and throw quality strikes.''

Villar connected in the third inning off Jefry Rodriguez (1-3) and Stevie Wilkerson homered in the fifth to help the Orioles win for just the second time in nine games.

Wilkerson added an RBI double in the eighth, and the Orioles racked up a season-high seven extra-base hits - two homers, five doubles.

Bundy improved to 4-1 in six career appearances against Cleveland. The 26-year-old had the Indians off-balance while managing to work around some trouble in the third, fifth and sixth innings.

After the Indians put two runners on with two outs on the sixth, he was replaced by Branden Kline, who retired Leonys Martin on a grounder. Shawn Armstrong and Mychal Given completed the combined three-hitter.

Baltimore manager Brandon Hyde didn't have his full complement of relievers after a doubleheader in New York on Wednesday and Thursday's blowout loss.

''Dylan Bundy set the tone with an amazing pitching performance,'' Hyde said, ''just a quality performance on a night when we were so short in the bullpen.''

Bundy's been dogged by a nasty habit of giving up home runs the past two seasons. He had allowed 11 coming in after being touched for an AL-high 41 homers last season.

But the Indians didn't put many good swings together and had a rough night after showing signs of emerging from an April-May slump. They never figured out Bundy, who came in with a 5.31 ERA - just below Baltimore's MLB-worst 5.66 ERA.

''Coming into the game, his ERA wasn't good, but he'd been getting left-handers out,'' Indians manager Terry Francona said. ''He continued that trend with a breaking ball, change-up, but he also got our righties out, speeding us up with the fastball and throwing breaking balls to them. He never really let us get comfortable.''

Villar's fifth homer barely cleared the wall in right, but it went far enough to give the Orioles a 3-1 lead.

Rio Ruiz doubled leading off and Austin Wynns singled before Villar hit a 1-0 pitch from Rodriguez, who made his first career start against the Orioles while he was with the Washington Nationals last season.

POSITIVE NOTE

Francona was pleased with Rodriguez, who other than the two homers, pitched very well. The lanky right-hander allowed four runs and seven hits in 6 2/3 innings.

''I thought it was the best he's thrown, actually,'' Francona said. ''He threw more breaking balls tonight by far than he has in any other outing. I just think he's fun to watch get better.''

UP IN THE AIR

Orioles RHP Dan Straily, who hasn't pitched more than five innings in seven 2019 starts, isn't a lock to remain in the rotation. The 30-year-old allowed four runs in 3 1/3 innings Thursday against the Indians, raising his ERA to 8.51. ''In Dan's case, we're going to explore all options,'' Hyde said.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Indians: C Robert Perez sustained a nasty bruise on the inside of his right knee when he got hit by a foul tip in the second inning of Thursday's win. Perez said his leg stiffened and he nearly came out. ''I know there's a pad there, but he was hurting,'' Francona said. Kevin Plawecki was behind the plate Friday.

UP NEXT

Orioles: LHP John Means (5-3, 2.33) has won his last two starts, allowing just two runs and seven hits in 13 innings against the Red Sox and Angels.

Indians: RHP Adam Plutko will be recalled from Triple-A Columbus and make his season debut. He was optioned to the minors during training camp in March and then placed on the injured list with a forearm strain. Plutko was with Cleveland for six different stints last season.

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CLE23-20
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  • W: D. Bundy (2-5)L: J. Rodriguez (1-3)
  • HR: BAL - J. Villar (5), S. Wilkerson (4)
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D. Smith LF40100000.274.318.482.8002.0
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C. Davis 1B40100031.191.276.355.631-0.5
S. Wilkerson CF41221000.292.311.528.8399.0
R. Nunez DH40100001.215.253.386.6392.0
R. Ruiz 3B41100001.256.338.376.7143.0
A. Wynns C31200110.250.308.292.5993.5
R. Martin SS40000014.161.232.241.473-0.5
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    F. Lindor SS40100010.287.333.468.8010.5
    J. Kipnis 2B30100110.220.297.350.6471.5
    C. Santana 1B20000202.273.381.420.8012.0
    C. Gonzalez LF40000013.234.287.309.596-0.5
    J. Ramirez 3B41000011.191.286.302.5892.5
    J. Bauers DH30110111.242.336.371.7072.5
    J. Luplow RF40000032.259.323.500.823-1.5
    L. Martin CF40000023.223.307.378.686-1.0
    K. Plawecki C30000010.149.259.298.557-0.5
    a- M. Freeman PH10000010.227.400.227.627-0.5
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    • a-struck out for Plawecki in the 9th
    BATTING
    • 2B - D. Smith (10), T. Mancini (14), S. Wilkerson (5), R. Nunez (6), R. Ruiz (4)
    • HR - J. Villar (5), S. Wilkerson (4)
    • RBI - J. Villar 3 (19), S. Wilkerson 2 (10)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Davis, R. Nunez, R. Ruiz, R. Martin
    BATTING
    • RBI - J. Bauers (15)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Santana 2 (2), C. Gonzalez 2 (2), J. Bauers, L. Martin 3 (3)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - J. Ramirez (11)
    FIELDING
    • E - J. Villar 2 (6)
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - L. Martin (3)
    • DP - (Rodriguez-Lindor-Santana)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    D. Bundy (W, 2-5)5.23103704.661.2719.5
    B. Kline (H, 1)1.10001104.220.942.5
    S. Armstrong1.00000205.911.594.0
    M. Givens1.00000202.751.074.0
    PITCHERSIP
    D. Bundy (W, 2-5)5.2
    B. Kline (H, 1)1.1
    S. Armstrong1.0
    M. Givens1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Rodriguez (L, 1-3)6.27441523.451.183.5
    T. Olson0.20000003.861.800.0
    N. Ramirez0.23110005.401.62-4.0
    T. Clippard1.00000201.230.414.0
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Rodriguez (L, 1-3)6.2
    T. Olson0.2
    N. Ramirez0.2
    T. Clippard1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - D. Bundy 118-70, B. Kline 16-7, S. Armstrong 11-8, M. Givens 13-9
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Bundy 7-5, B. Kline 2-1, M. Givens 1-0
    • Batters Faced - D. Bundy 25, B. Kline 5, S. Armstrong 3, M. Givens 3
    PITCHING
    • WP - J. Rodriguez
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Rodriguez 103-69, T. Olson 8-6, N. Ramirez 15-11, T. Clippard 14-9
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Rodriguez 5-9, T. Olson 1-1
    • Batters Faced - J. Rodriguez 27, T. Olson 2, N. Ramirez 4, T. Clippard 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    J. Villar 2B41131010.256.311.406.7177.5
    D. Smith LF40100000.274.318.482.8002.0
    T. Mancini RF41100011.311.360.561.9212.5
    C. Davis 1B40100031.191.276.355.631-0.5
    S. Wilkerson CF41221000.292.311.528.8399.0
    R. Nunez DH40100001.215.253.386.6392.0
    R. Ruiz 3B41100001.256.338.376.7143.0
    A. Wynns C31200110.250.308.292.5993.5
    R. Martin SS40000014.161.232.241.473-0.5
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      F. Lindor SS40100010.287.333.468.8010.5
      J. Kipnis 2B30100110.220.297.350.6471.5
      C. Santana 1B20000202.273.381.420.8012.0
      C. Gonzalez LF40000013.234.287.309.596-0.5
      J. Ramirez 3B41000011.191.286.302.5892.5
      J. Bauers DH30110111.242.336.371.7072.5
      J. Luplow RF40000032.259.323.500.823-1.5
      L. Martin CF40000023.223.307.378.686-1.0
      K. Plawecki C30000010.149.259.298.557-0.5
      a- M. Freeman PH10000010.227.400.227.627-0.5
      J. Rodriguez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      T. Olson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      N. Ramirez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      T. Clippard P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      Total32131041212-----
      • a-struck out for Plawecki in the 9th
      BATTING
      • 2B - D. Smith (10), T. Mancini (14), S. Wilkerson (5), R. Nunez (6), R. Ruiz (4)
      • HR - J. Villar (5), S. Wilkerson (4)
      • RBI - J. Villar 3 (19), S. Wilkerson 2 (10)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Davis, R. Nunez, R. Ruiz, R. Martin
      BATTING
      • RBI - J. Bauers (15)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Santana 2 (2), C. Gonzalez 2 (2), J. Bauers, L. Martin 3 (3)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - J. Ramirez (11)
      FIELDING
      • E - J. Villar 2 (6)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - L. Martin (3)
      • DP - (Rodriguez-Lindor-Santana)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Bundy (W, 2-5)5.23103704.661.2719.5
      B. Kline (H, 1)1.10001104.220.942.5
      S. Armstrong1.00000205.911.594.0
      M. Givens1.00000202.751.074.0
      Total9.03104120---
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Bundy (W, 2-5)5.2
      B. Kline (H, 1)1.1
      S. Armstrong1.0
      M. Givens1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Rodriguez (L, 1-3)6.27441523.451.183.5
      T. Olson0.20000003.861.800.0
      N. Ramirez0.23110005.401.62-4.0
      T. Clippard1.00000201.230.414.0
      Total9.01055172---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Rodriguez (L, 1-3)6.2
      T. Olson0.2
      N. Ramirez0.2
      T. Clippard1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Bundy 118-70, B. Kline 16-7, S. Armstrong 11-8, M. Givens 13-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Bundy 7-5, B. Kline 2-1, M. Givens 1-0
      • Batters Faced - D. Bundy 25, B. Kline 5, S. Armstrong 3, M. Givens 3
      PITCHING
      • WP - J. Rodriguez
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Rodriguez 103-69, T. Olson 8-6, N. Ramirez 15-11, T. Clippard 14-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Rodriguez 5-9, T. Olson 1-1
      • Batters Faced - J. Rodriguez 27, T. Olson 2, N. Ramirez 4, T. Clippard 3
      • 8TH INNING
        Wilkerson doubled to deep right center, Mancini scored, Davis to third, Wilkerson out at third51
      • 4TH INNING
        Wilkerson homered to right center41
      • 3RD INNING
        Villar homered to right center, Ruiz and Wynns scored31
      • 2ND INNING
        Bauers singled to left center, Ramirez scored01
      • 9TH INNING
        • Tyler Clippard relieved Neil Ramirez
        • R. Ruiz: Ruiz flied out to left
        • A. Wynns: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Wynns struck out swinging
        • R. Martin: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Martin struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Mychal Givens relieved Shawn Armstrong
        • J. Luplow: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Luplow struck out swinging
        • L. Martin: Foul, Martin grounded out to second
        • Mike Freeman hit for Kevin Plawecki
        • M. Freeman: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Freeman struck out swinging
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • T. Olson Pitching:
        • D. Smith: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Smith fouled out to catcher
        • Neil Ramirez relieved Tyler Olson
        • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Mancini doubled to deep right center
        • C. Davis: Strike looking, Ball, Davis reached on an infield single to shortstop, Mancini to third
        • S. Wilkerson: Wilkerson doubled to deep right center, Mancini scored, Davis to third, Wilkerson out at third
        • R. Nunez: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Nunez popped out to third
        • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • B. Kline Pitching:
        • C. Santana: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Santana walked
        • Shawn Armstrong relieved Branden Kline
        • C. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Gonzalez lined out to center
        • J. Ramirez: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ramirez struck out swinging
        • J. Bauers: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Bauers struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • J. Rodriguez Pitching:
        • A. Wynns: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Wynns walked
        • R. Martin: Strike looking, Martin grounded into double play pitcher to shortstop to first, Wynns out at second
        • Tyler Olson relieved Jefry Rodriguez
        • J. Villar: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Villar grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • B. Kline Pitching:
        • K. Plawecki: Strike looking, Plawecki lined out to center
        • F. Lindor: Lindor grounded out to second
        • J. Kipnis: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Kipnis struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • J. Rodriguez Pitching:
        • C. Davis: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
        • S. Wilkerson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Wilkerson grounded out to first
        • R. Nunez: Foul, Strike swinging, Nunez doubled to deep left
        • R. Ruiz: Foul, Ball, Ruiz lined out to right
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • D. Bundy Pitching:
        • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Gonzalez grounded out to first
        • J. Ramirez: Ramirez popped out to shortstop
        • J. Bauers: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bauers walked
        • J. Luplow: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Luplow safe at first on 2nd baseman Villar fielding error, Bauers to second
        • Branden Kline relieved Dylan Bundy
        • L. Martin: Ball, Ball, Martin grounded out to second
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 5TH INNING
        • J. Rodriguez Pitching:
        • J. Villar: Ball, Villar grounded out to first
        • D. Smith: Strike looking, Smith popped out to shortstop
        • T. Mancini: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Mancini flied out to deep center
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Bundy Pitching:
        • L. Martin: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Martin struck out swinging
        • K. Plawecki: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Plawecki struck out swinging
        • F. Lindor: Lindor singled to center
        • J. Kipnis: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Kipnis walked, Lindor to second
        • C. Santana: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Santana flied out to right
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • J. Rodriguez Pitching:
        • S. Wilkerson: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Wilkerson homered to right center
        • R. Nunez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Nunez flied out to center
        • R. Ruiz: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ruiz popped out to second
        • A. Wynns: Ball, Foul, Wynns singled to center
        • R. Martin: Foul, Ball, Ball, Wynns to second on wild pitch, Martin grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Bundy Pitching:
        • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ramirez lined out to left
        • J. Bauers: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Bauers grounded out to second
        • J. Luplow: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Strike swinging, Luplow struck out swinging
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • J. Rodriguez Pitching:
        • R. Ruiz: Strike looking, Ball, Ruiz doubled to deep right
        • A. Wynns: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Wynns singled to center, Ruiz to third
        • R. Martin: Ball, Martin lined out to left
        • J. Villar: Ball, Villar homered to right center, Ruiz and Wynns scored
        • D. Smith: Smith doubled to deep right
        • T. Mancini: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Mancini struck out swinging
        • C. Davis: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 3rd (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Bundy Pitching:
        • K. Plawecki: Ball, Plawecki flied out to center
        • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Ball, Lindor popped out to shortstop
        • J. Kipnis: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Kipnis singled to center
        • C. Santana: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Santana walked, Kipnis to second
        • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Gonzalez struck out looking
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • J. Rodriguez Pitching:
        • C. Davis: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
        • S. Wilkerson: Strike looking, Ball, Wilkerson lined out to left
        • R. Nunez: Strike looking, Nunez grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Bundy Pitching:
        • C. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Gonzalez grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ramirez safe at first on 2nd baseman Villar fielding error
        • J. Bauers: Ball, Ramirez stole second, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Bauers singled to left center, Ramirez scored
        • J. Luplow: Ball, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Luplow struck out swinging
        • L. Martin: Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Martin struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
      • 1ST INNING
        • J. Rodriguez Pitching:
        • J. Villar: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Villar struck out swinging
        • D. Smith: Strike looking, Foul, Smith flied out to center
        • T. Mancini: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Mancini flied out to deep center
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Bundy Pitching:
        • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Lindor struck out swinging
        • J. Kipnis: Foul, Foul, Kipnis grounded out to first
        • C. Santana: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Santana grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)