Bauer pitches 1st shutout as a pro, Indians beat Tigers 8-0

DETROIT (AP) Trevor Bauer has accomplished a lot of things in his career, but there was one box he wasn't able to check off until Sunday in Detroit.

Bauer pitched his first shutout as a pro, ending the longest winless streak of his career as the Cleveland Indians beat the Tigers 8-0 Sunday for a three-game sweep.

Bauer (5-6) gave up four hits, struck out eight and walked none. This was his 224th start since being drafted out of UCLA, including 166 in the majors.

''I'm only disappointed that my strikeouts lagged a little,'' he said. ''If you pitch a complete game with 10 strikeouts and no walks, you're really getting into rarified air.''

''I have some mechanical stuff that was out of whack, but I was able to compensate and go out there and get those results,'' he said.

The 28-year-old righty had been 0-5 in his previous eight starts before dominating the Tigers in his third career complete game.

''Any time you go out there and throw nine innings without giving up a run, you are doing a lot of things right,'' Indians manager Terry Francona said. ''He got out of an early jam when it was still 1-0 and then we got him some runs and he settled in.''

Harold Castro hit a leadoff triple in the second, but Bauer stranded him with a popup, a groundball and a strikeout.

''He was a monster out there,'' Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire said. ''He's such a fierce competitor and he went out there and spun the ball against us. When he needed a fastball, he always had it.''

The Tigers have lost 17 of 19 at home

Gardenhire met with his players after the game, and made it clear he wasn't happy with their lethargic play on Sunday.

''I'm not happy. I respect the hell out of these guys, and I know the losing is beating them down, but it doesn't take any effort to run out a pop fly,'' he said. ''You owe that much to the guys on the bench and the fans in the stands.''

Rookie Oscar Mercado drove in four runs and Jason Kipnis homered and drove in three. The Indians are 18-7 against Detroit since the beginning of last season and outscored them 25-6 in this set at Comerica Park.

''The offense has been rolling for a little while now,'' Kipnis said. ''We have some pride in what we're doing and that's coming together right now. I'm excited to see where we go from here.''

Spencer Turnbull (3-6) allowed a season-high six earned runs on 10 hits and two walks in five innings.

''Like everyone, he's a little beat up right now and they really made him work,'' Gardenhire said. ''They were fouling off a lot of tough pitches and when he made a mistake, they hit it.''

Detroit is 7-22 overall since May 13.

''There are so many things we need to get better at, and the first thing is giving everything we've got every day,'' first baseman/catcher John Hicks said. ''This is frustrating and that's going to boil over at times, but we've got to keep playing hard and turn this around.''

The Indians took a 1-0 lead in the first on back-to-back, two-out doubles by Carlos Santana and Kipnis. Cleveland added three more in the third when Francisco Lindor doubled and scored on Mercado's hit-and-run infield single before Kipnis homered.

Mercado's two-run single gave the Indians a 6-0 lead in the fourth and he added an RBI double in the sixth.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Indians: RHP Mike Clevinger is scheduled to start Monday in Texas. He has been on the injured list since April 8 with an upper-back strain.

Tigers: Miguel Cabrera, who is limited to designated hitter duties due to knee problems, had a regularly scheduled day off on Sunday.

BEATING UP ON THE TIGERS

Mercado became the fourth Indians player to drive it at least four runs in a game this season. Two of them were in the weekend series, as Jake Bauers did it on Friday. The Indians also had the ninth cycle in franchise history (Bauers) and their first straight steal of home since 2005 (Leonys Martin) during the series.

WEATHER CHANGES PLANS

The game started on time, but the heavy morning rain did lead to the odd sight of the Indians bullpen working hard while Bauer was pitching the first inning. Adam Plutko, scheduled to start Wednesday in Texas, had to move his bullpen session to the beginning of the game.

UP NEXT

Indians: Cleveland travels to Texas for a three-game series starting on Monday. Clevinger (1-0, 0.00 ERA) will return to face Lance Lynn (7-4, 4.40) of the Rangers.

Tigers: Detroit will be off on Monday while traveling to Pittsburgh for a two-game visit. Daniel Norris (2-5, 4.52) is scheduled to pitch the opener for the Tigers, while the Pirates haven't announced a starter.

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  • W: T. Bauer (5-6)L: S. Turnbull (3-6)
  • HR: CLE - J. Kipnis (3)
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O. Mercado LF41340100.306.358.459.81812.0
C. Santana DH51100025.287.407.522.9302.0
J. Kipnis 2B51331000.218.271.321.59311.0
J. Ramirez 3B41100103.203.298.301.5993.0
M. Freeman 3B00000000.235.375.333.7080.0
J. Bauers 1B40200100.223.306.379.6853.0
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    J. Jones CF40000020.243.317.436.753-1.0
    C. Stewart LF40000000.232.320.401.7220.0
    N. Castellanos DH40100000.259.314.440.7541.0
    B. Dixon RF40000021.278.295.489.784-1.0
    H. Castro 2B30100010.235.273.314.5862.5
    G. Beckham SS30100001.235.333.441.7752.0
    J. Hicks 1B30000012.214.252.359.611-0.5
    B. Wilson C30100011.333.333.6671.0001.5
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      BATTING
      • 2B - F. Lindor (11), O. Mercado (6), C. Santana (14), J. Kipnis (11), T. Naquin (9)
      • HR - J. Kipnis (3)
      • SF - T. Naquin
      • RBI - O. Mercado 4 (12), J. Kipnis 3 (18), T. Naquin (13)
      • 2-Out RBI - O. Mercado 3 (7), J. Kipnis 3 (11)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Santana 3 (3), J. Ramirez 3 (3), L. Martin 3 (3)
      BATTING
      • 2B - G. Beckham (8), B. Wilson
      • 3B - H. Castro
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Dixon, J. Hicks, B. Wilson, D. Lugo
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - O. Mercado (4)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Turnbull-Beckham-Hicks)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      T. Bauer (W, 5-6)9.04000803.411.1237.0
      PITCHERSIP
      T. Bauer (W, 5-6)9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      S. Turnbull (L, 3-6)5.010662413.271.33-6.0
      A. Adams1.13222207.842.13-3.0
      D. Stumpf0.20000003.861.770.0
      C. Torres1.01001207.501.672.0
      S. Greene1.00001000.960.822.0
      PITCHERSIP
      S. Turnbull (L, 3-6)5.0
      A. Adams1.1
      D. Stumpf0.2
      C. Torres1.0
      S. Greene1.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - T. Bauer 117-80
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Bauer 11-8
      • Batters Faced - T. Bauer 31
      PITCHING
      • WP - S. Turnbull (6)
      • IBB - S. Turnbull
      • Pitches-Strikes - S. Turnbull 92-62, A. Adams 36-20, D. Stumpf 5-4, C. Torres 24-13, S. Greene 13-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Turnbull 5-4, A. Adams 1-1, D. Stumpf 1-1, C. Torres 1-0, S. Greene 1-2
      • Batters Faced - S. Turnbull 25, A. Adams 9, D. Stumpf 2, C. Torres 5, S. Greene 4
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      O. Mercado LF41340100.306.358.459.81812.0
      C. Santana DH51100025.287.407.522.9302.0
      J. Kipnis 2B51331000.218.271.321.59311.0
      J. Ramirez 3B41100103.203.298.301.5993.0
      M. Freeman 3B00000000.235.375.333.7080.0
      J. Bauers 1B40200100.223.306.379.6853.0
      R. Perez C41200112.245.345.490.8353.5
      T. Naquin RF41110011.277.311.411.7223.5
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        J. Jones CF40000020.243.317.436.753-1.0
        C. Stewart LF40000000.232.320.401.7220.0
        N. Castellanos DH40100000.259.314.440.7541.0
        B. Dixon RF40000021.278.295.489.784-1.0
        H. Castro 2B30100010.235.273.314.5862.5
        G. Beckham SS30100001.235.333.441.7752.0
        J. Hicks 1B30000012.214.252.359.611-0.5
        B. Wilson C30100011.333.333.6671.0001.5
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          BATTING
          • 2B - F. Lindor (11), O. Mercado (6), C. Santana (14), J. Kipnis (11), T. Naquin (9)
          • HR - J. Kipnis (3)
          • SF - T. Naquin
          • RBI - O. Mercado 4 (12), J. Kipnis 3 (18), T. Naquin (13)
          • 2-Out RBI - O. Mercado 3 (7), J. Kipnis 3 (11)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Santana 3 (3), J. Ramirez 3 (3), L. Martin 3 (3)
          BATTING
          • 2B - G. Beckham (8), B. Wilson
          • 3B - H. Castro
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Dixon, J. Hicks, B. Wilson, D. Lugo
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - O. Mercado (4)
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Turnbull-Beckham-Hicks)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          T. Bauer (W, 5-6)9.04000803.411.1237.0
          Total9.0400080---
          PITCHERSIP
          T. Bauer (W, 5-6)9.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          S. Turnbull (L, 3-6)5.010662413.271.33-6.0
          A. Adams1.13222207.842.13-3.0
          D. Stumpf0.20000003.861.770.0
          C. Torres1.01001207.501.672.0
          S. Greene1.00001000.960.822.0
          Total9.01488681---
          PITCHERSIP
          S. Turnbull (L, 3-6)5.0
          A. Adams1.1
          D. Stumpf0.2
          C. Torres1.0
          S. Greene1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - T. Bauer 117-80
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Bauer 11-8
          • Batters Faced - T. Bauer 31
          PITCHING
          • WP - S. Turnbull (6)
          • IBB - S. Turnbull
          • Pitches-Strikes - S. Turnbull 92-62, A. Adams 36-20, D. Stumpf 5-4, C. Torres 24-13, S. Greene 13-8
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Turnbull 5-4, A. Adams 1-1, D. Stumpf 1-1, C. Torres 1-0, S. Greene 1-2
          • Batters Faced - S. Turnbull 25, A. Adams 9, D. Stumpf 2, C. Torres 5, S. Greene 4
          • 7TH INNING
            Naquin hit sacrifice fly to right, Ramirez scored80
          • 6TH INNING
            Mercado doubled to left, Martin scored70
          • 4TH INNING
            Mercado singled to right, Perez and Naquin scored, Lindor to third60
          • 3RD INNING
            Kipnis homered to right, Mercado scored40
            Mercado singled to shallow left, Lindor scored20
          • 1ST INNING
            Kipnis doubled to left, Santana scored10
          • 9TH INNING
            • Shane Greene relieved Carlos Torres
            • J. Bauers: Strike looking, Strike looking, Bauers lined out to center
            • R. Perez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Perez walked
            • T. Naquin: Ball, Naquin popped out to shortstop
            • L. Martin: Strike swinging, Martin grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • T. Bauer Pitching:
            • C. Stewart: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Stewart grounded out to second
            • N. Castellanos: Strike looking, Foul, Castellanos grounded out to third
            • B. Dixon: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Dixon struck out swinging
            • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Carlos Torres relieved Daniel Stumpf
            • F. Lindor: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Lindor struck out looking
            • O. Mercado: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Mercado walked
            • C. Santana: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Santana struck out looking
            • J. Kipnis: Ball, Kipnis singled to right center, Mercado to third
            • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ramirez grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Mike Freeman at third base
            • B. Wilson: Wilson popped out to second
            • D. Lugo: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Lugo struck out swinging
            • J. Jones: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Jones struck out on foul tip
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • A. Adams Pitching:
            • J. Kipnis: Ball, Ball, Kipnis grounded out to second
            • J. Ramirez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ramirez walked
            • J. Bauers: Bauers singled to center, Ramirez to second
            • R. Perez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Perez singled to right, Ramirez to third, Bauers to second
            • Daniel Stumpf relieved Austin Adams
            • T. Naquin: Strike looking, Ball, Naquin hit sacrifice fly to right, Ramirez scored
            • L. Martin: Foul, Martin grounded out to first
            • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • T. Bauer Pitching:
            • B. Dixon: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Dixon flied out to left
            • H. Castro: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Castro struck out looking
            • G. Beckham: Ball, Strike looking, Beckham doubled to left
            • J. Hicks: Hicks flied out to right
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • Austin Adams relieved Spencer Turnbull
            • T. Naquin: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Naquin flied out to center
            • L. Martin: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Martin walked
            • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Lindor struck out swinging
            • O. Mercado: Ball, Mercado doubled to left, Martin scored
            • C. Santana: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • T. Bauer Pitching:
            • J. Jones: Jones fouled out to right
            • C. Stewart: Ball, Strike looking, Stewart grounded out to first
            • N. Castellanos: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Castellanos grounded out to second
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • S. Turnbull Pitching:
            • J. Kipnis: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Kipnis grounded out to third
            • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ramirez singled to right
            • J. Bauers: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ramirez to second on wild pitch, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Bauers walked
            • R. Perez: Strike swinging, Perez grounded into double play pitcher to shortstop to first, Bauers out at second
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • T. Bauer Pitching:
            • G. Beckham: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Beckham flied out to center
            • J. Hicks: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Hicks struck out swinging
            • B. Wilson: Strike swinging, Wilson doubled to left
            • D. Lugo: Strike looking, Ball, Lugo grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • S. Turnbull Pitching:
            • J. Bauers: Foul, Ball, Bauers reached on an infield single to second
            • R. Perez: Perez reached on bunt single to shortstop, Bauers out at third
            • T. Naquin: Foul, Foul, Naquin doubled to right, Perez to third
            • L. Martin: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Martin struck out swinging
            • F. Lindor: Lindor intentionally walked
            • O. Mercado: Mercado singled to right, Perez and Naquin scored, Lindor to third
            • C. Santana: Santana popped out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 4th (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • T. Bauer Pitching:
            • N. Castellanos: Ball, Ball, Castellanos grounded out to third
            • B. Dixon: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Dixon grounded out to third
            • H. Castro: Strike looking, Castro grounded out to first
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • S. Turnbull Pitching:
            • L. Martin: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Martin flied out to left
            • F. Lindor: Foul, Foul, Foul, Lindor doubled to right
            • O. Mercado: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Mercado singled to shallow left, Lindor scored
            • C. Santana: Ball, Mercado stole second, Foul, Santana flied out to center, Mercado to third
            • J. Kipnis: Strike looking, Ball, Kipnis homered to right, Mercado scored
            • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ramirez grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 3rd (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • T. Bauer Pitching:
            • D. Lugo: Ball, Lugo grounded out to shortstop
            • J. Jones: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Jones struck out looking
            • C. Stewart: Ball, Ball, Foul, Stewart popped out to third
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • S. Turnbull Pitching:
            • J. Bauers: Strike looking, Bauers grounded out to second
            • R. Perez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Perez struck out swinging
            • T. Naquin: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Naquin struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • T. Bauer Pitching:
            • H. Castro: Ball, Foul, Castro tripled to deep right center
            • G. Beckham: Strike looking, Beckham flied out to shallow left
            • J. Hicks: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Hicks grounded out to pitcher
            • B. Wilson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Wilson struck out looking
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • S. Turnbull Pitching:
            • F. Lindor: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Lindor struck out swinging
            • O. Mercado: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Mercado grounded out to third
            • C. Santana: Ball, Strike looking, Santana doubled to deep center
            • J. Kipnis: Strike looking, Kipnis doubled to left, Santana scored
            • J. Ramirez: Ramirez flied out to center
            • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • T. Bauer Pitching:
            • J. Jones: Foul, Ball, Jones grounded out to third
            • C. Stewart: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Stewart flied out to center
            • N. Castellanos: Foul, Ball, Castellanos singled to left
            • B. Dixon: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Dixon struck out swinging
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)