Bieber, Indians turn tables on Orioles with 2-0 shutout

BALTIMORE (AP) Coming off successive lopsided defeats to the lowly Baltimore Orioles, the Cleveland Indians turned to Shane Bieber to pull the team out of its inexplicable collapse.

Bieber did his part, restoring the pecking order between the two teams with a brilliant pitching effort that provided Cleveland with a 2-0 victory Sunday.

Following identical 13-0 losses to the team with the worst record in the majors, the Indians turned it around behind Bieber (7-3). The left-hander gave up three hits and struck out 11 over eight sparkling innings. He did not issue a walk, retired 12 straight at one point and permitted only one runner past first base.

''Obviously it's a long season, so we're not trying to stress too much about two games,'' Bieber said. ''We're just looking at what's in front of us. That's what we did today, and we got one win.''

It was a suitable encore to his previous start against the Orioles, when Bieber struck out 15 on May 19 in his first career shutout.

''Obviously, we have a real hard time with him. He's really impressive,'' Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said. ''Just faced a really good pitcher today who kind of carved us up.''

Brad Hand gave up two singles and a two-out walk to load the bases in the ninth before striking out Anthony Santander for his 23rd save.

Oscar Mercado hit two doubles and scored twice on singles by Santana, who has reached base in 24 straight games and 42 of the past 43. Cleveland's leader in home runs (18) and RBIs (50), Santana was announced Sunday as a participant in the Home Run Derby on July 8.

The Indians came to Camden Yards riding a 10-3 hot streak, then were blown out twice. Cleveland rebounded with a shutout of its own to end its first losing streak since May 30-31 and win the season series 4-3.

Orioles starter Gabriel Ynoa (0-6) gave up one run and six hits over 5 1/3 innings.

''I was aggressive going toward home plate and I was able to execute my pitches today,'' Ynoa said.

Three of those hits came in the third, when the Mercado-Santana combination clicked to end the Indians' run of scoreless innings at 20.

Baltimore was denied its first sweep of the season, and its two-game winning streak - the longest since early May - was snapped.

MOOSE SIGHTING

Former Orioles pitcher and soon-to-be Hall of Fame member Mike Mussina threw out the ceremonial first pitch, tossing a strike to Hyde. Many in the crowd yelled ''Moose!'' as Mussina walked to the mound, although a few might have been booing because he left the Orioles after the 2000 season to join the Yankees as a free agent. Mussina will be inducted on July 21. ''This is the Mount Everest of baseball, and I get to be a part of it,'' Mussina said.

BABY BOOM

Indians 3B Jose Ramirez was activated from the paternity list after missing two days to be with his new daughter. ''Asked him about the baby and his eyes got this big,'' manager Terry Francona said, spreading his hands about two feet apart. Yu Chang, who made his big league debut on Friday night, was optioned to Triple-A Columbus.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Indians: LF Jake Bauers got his foot caught under the wall in the fifth inning. He stayed in, but left for a pinch hitter in the sixth when Baltimore brought in a lefty. ''He said he's OK,'' Francona said.

Orioles: DH/OF Mark Trumbo, who has yet to play this year after undergoing offseason knee surgery, did some hitting Sunday. ''He's improving every day,'' Hyde said, but did not set a timetable for the veteran's next rehab assignment. ... RHP Josh Lucas (shoulder strain) threw in the bullpen Sunday and is expected to come off the injured list in the next few days. ... LHP Josh Rogers will see a specialist Tuesday for a second opinion on the elbow injury that landed him on the IL on Wednesday.

UP NEXT

Indians: After taking Monday off, the Indians send Trevor Bauer (6-6, 3.55 ERA) to the mound in the opener of a three-game set at Kansas City.

Orioles: On the road until the All-Star break, Baltimore faces Tampa Bay on Monday night. Hyde did not disclose his starter for the series opener.

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  • W: S. Bieber (7-3)L: G. Ynoa (0-6)S: B. Hand (23)
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O. Mercado CF52300001.314.360.477.8377.0
C. Santana 1B50220002.293.411.534.9454.0
J. Kipnis 2B40100012.246.300.379.6802.5
J. Ramirez 3B30000102.214.309.325.6341.0
J. Bauers LF20200000.226.300.389.6892.0
a- J. Luplow PH-LF10100100.257.335.507.8432.0
R. Perez C40000035.238.327.481.809-1.5
B. Bradley DH40000025.125.192.208.401-1.0
T. Naquin RF40000001.253.285.433.7180.0
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  • a-walked for Bauers in the 6th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
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D. Smith DH30100011.255.306.455.7610.5
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T. Mancini RF40100020.302.357.544.9010.0
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C. Sisco C30000120.267.389.6441.0330.0
R. Martin PR00000000.174.232.297.5290.0
A. Santander LF40000023.279.337.477.814-1.0
R. Ruiz 3B30100010.230.304.315.6191.5
H. Alberto 2B30000001.316.337.404.7410.0
C. Davis 1B30000020.169.253.281.533-1.0
S. Wilkerson CF20100000.216.264.377.6411.0
b- P. Severino PH10000010.277.346.491.837-0.5
G. Ynoa P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-struck out for D. Smith in the 9th
  • b-struck out for Wilkerson in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - F. Lindor (16), O. Mercado 2 (11)
  • RBI - C. Santana 2 (50)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Santana 2 (18)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Santana, J. Kipnis 2 (2), J. Ramirez 2 (2), B. Bradley 4 (4), T. Naquin
BATTING
  • 2B - R. Ruiz (7)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Smith, A. Santander 3 (3), H. Alberto
BASERUNNING
  • SB - J. Kipnis (5)
BASERUNNING
  • Picked Off - D. Smith (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Bieber (W, 7-3)8.030001103.541.0436.5
B. Hand (S, 23)1.02001302.290.998.5
PITCHERSIP
S. Bieber (W, 7-3)8.0
B. Hand (S, 23)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
G. Ynoa (L, 0-6)5.16111306.221.523.5
P. Fry1.00001204.451.303.0
S. Armstrong1.13110105.461.46-0.5
R. Bleier1.11000006.461.352.0
PITCHERSIP
G. Ynoa (L, 0-6)5.1
P. Fry1.0
S. Armstrong1.1
R. Bleier1.1
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Bieber 112-72, B. Hand 28-16
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Bieber 10-2
  • Batters Faced - S. Bieber 26, B. Hand 6
PITCHING
  • WP - S. Armstrong (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - G. Ynoa 83-52, P. Fry 15-9, S. Armstrong 25-17, R. Bleier 14-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Ynoa 5-8, P. Fry 1-0, R. Bleier 4-0
  • Batters Faced - G. Ynoa 23, P. Fry 4, S. Armstrong 7, R. Bleier 5
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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F. Lindor SS50100000.291.349.498.8482.0
O. Mercado CF52300001.314.360.477.8377.0
C. Santana 1B50220002.293.411.534.9454.0
J. Kipnis 2B40100012.246.300.379.6802.5
J. Ramirez 3B30000102.214.309.325.6341.0
J. Bauers LF20200000.226.300.389.6892.0
a- J. Luplow PH-LF10100100.257.335.507.8432.0
R. Perez C40000035.238.327.481.809-1.5
B. Bradley DH40000025.125.192.208.401-1.0
T. Naquin RF40000001.253.285.433.7180.0
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  • a-walked for Bauers in the 6th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Villar SS40100021.254.325.416.7410.0
D. Smith DH30100011.255.306.455.7610.5
a- R. Nunez PH-DH10000011.235.300.480.780-0.5
T. Mancini RF40100020.302.357.544.9010.0
K. Broxton PR00000000.185.236.274.5100.0
C. Sisco C30000120.267.389.6441.0330.0
R. Martin PR00000000.174.232.297.5290.0
A. Santander LF40000023.279.337.477.814-1.0
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H. Alberto 2B30000001.316.337.404.7410.0
C. Davis 1B30000020.169.253.281.533-1.0
S. Wilkerson CF20100000.216.264.377.6411.0
b- P. Severino PH10000010.277.346.491.837-0.5
G. Ynoa P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
P. Fry P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-struck out for D. Smith in the 9th
  • b-struck out for Wilkerson in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - F. Lindor (16), O. Mercado 2 (11)
  • RBI - C. Santana 2 (50)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Santana 2 (18)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Santana, J. Kipnis 2 (2), J. Ramirez 2 (2), B. Bradley 4 (4), T. Naquin
BATTING
  • 2B - R. Ruiz (7)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Smith, A. Santander 3 (3), H. Alberto
BASERUNNING
  • SB - J. Kipnis (5)
BASERUNNING
  • Picked Off - D. Smith (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Bieber (W, 7-3)8.030001103.541.0436.5
B. Hand (S, 23)1.02001302.290.998.5
Total9.05001140---
PITCHERSIP
S. Bieber (W, 7-3)8.0
B. Hand (S, 23)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
G. Ynoa (L, 0-6)5.16111306.221.523.5
P. Fry1.00001204.451.303.0
S. Armstrong1.13110105.461.46-0.5
R. Bleier1.11000006.461.352.0
Total9.01022260---
PITCHERSIP
G. Ynoa (L, 0-6)5.1
P. Fry1.0
S. Armstrong1.1
R. Bleier1.1
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Bieber 112-72, B. Hand 28-16
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Bieber 10-2
  • Batters Faced - S. Bieber 26, B. Hand 6
PITCHING
  • WP - S. Armstrong (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - G. Ynoa 83-52, P. Fry 15-9, S. Armstrong 25-17, R. Bleier 14-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Ynoa 5-8, P. Fry 1-0, R. Bleier 4-0
  • Batters Faced - G. Ynoa 23, P. Fry 4, S. Armstrong 7, R. Bleier 5
  • 7TH INNING
    Santana singled to center, Mercado scored20
  • 3RD INNING
    Santana singled to deep right, Mercado scored10
  • 9TH INNING
    • R. Bleier Pitching:
    • T. Naquin: Foul, Ball, Naquin grounded out to shortstop
    • F. Lindor: Lindor grounded out to shortstop
    • O. Mercado: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Mercado reached on an infield single to third
    • C. Santana: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Santana grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Brad Hand relieved Shane Bieber
    • Pedro Severino hit for Stevie Wilkerson
    • P. Severino: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Severino struck out looking
    • J. Villar: Ball, Strike looking, Villar singled to right
    • Renato Nunez hit for Dwight Smith
    • R. Nunez: Foul, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Nunez struck out swinging
    • Renato Nunez at designated hitter
    • T. Mancini: Ball, Strike looking, Mancini singled to left, Villar to second
    • Keon Broxton ran for Trey Mancini
    • C. Sisco: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Sisco walked, Villar to third, Broxton to second
    • Richie Martin ran for Chance Sisco
    • A. Santander: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Santander struck out swinging
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • S. Armstrong Pitching:
    • J. Ramirez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ramirez flied out to left
    • J. Luplow: Strike swinging, Luplow singled to left
    • R. Perez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Perez struck out swinging
    • Richard Bleier relieved Shawn Armstrong
    • B. Bradley: Ball, Bradley grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • S. Bieber Pitching:
    • R. Ruiz: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ruiz popped out to third
    • H. Alberto: Strike looking, Alberto grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Davis: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Davis grounded out to first
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • P. Fry Pitching:
    • T. Naquin: Ball, Ball, Foul, Naquin grounded out to third
    • Shawn Armstrong relieved Paul Fry
    • F. Lindor: Ball, Lindor popped out to third
    • O. Mercado: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Mercado doubled to deep center
    • C. Santana: Ball, Mercado to third on wild pitch, Strike looking, Santana singled to center, Mercado scored
    • J. Kipnis: Ball, Foul, Ball, Kipnis lined out to center
    • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Bieber Pitching:
    • T. Mancini: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Mancini struck out looking
    • C. Sisco: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike swinging, Sisco struck out swinging
    • A. Santander: Ball, Ball, Foul, Santander grounded out to third
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • G. Ynoa Pitching:
    • J. Kipnis: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Kipnis struck out swinging
    • J. Ramirez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ramirez walked
    • Paul Fry relieved Gabriel Ynoa
    • Jordan Luplow hit for Jake Bauers
    • J. Luplow: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Luplow walked, Ramirez to second
    • R. Perez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Perez struck out swinging
    • B. Bradley: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Bradley struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Bieber Pitching:
    • C. Davis: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul tip, Davis struck out on foul tip
    • S. Wilkerson: Ball, Strike looking, Wilkerson singled to left
    • J. Villar: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Villar struck out swinging
    • D. Smith: Strike (foul tip), Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • G. Ynoa Pitching:
    • F. Lindor: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Lindor flied out to right
    • O. Mercado: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Mercado flied out to right
    • C. Santana: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Santana popped out to third
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Bieber Pitching:
    • C. Sisco: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Sisco struck out looking
    • A. Santander: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul tip, Santander struck out on foul tip
    • R. Ruiz: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ruiz doubled to deep left
    • H. Alberto: Foul, Ball, Foul, Alberto grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • G. Ynoa Pitching:
    • J. Bauers: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Bauers singled to right
    • R. Perez: Perez grounded out to third, Bauers to second
    • B. Bradley: Bradley flied out to left
    • T. Naquin: Ball, Naquin popped out to third
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • S. Bieber Pitching:
    • J. Villar: Ball, Villar grounded out to second
    • D. Smith: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Smith grounded out to shortstop
    • T. Mancini: Ball, Ball, Ball, Mancini popped out to first
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • G. Ynoa Pitching:
    • T. Naquin: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Naquin flied out to right
    • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Lindor grounded out to first
    • O. Mercado: Ball, Mercado doubled to center
    • C. Santana: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Santana singled to deep right, Mercado scored
    • J. Kipnis: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Kipnis singled to left center, Santana to third
    • J. Ramirez: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Kipnis stole second, Ramirez grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Bieber Pitching:
    • H. Alberto: Ball, Ball, Alberto grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Davis: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Davis struck out looking
    • S. Wilkerson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Wilkerson grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • G. Ynoa Pitching:
    • J. Ramirez: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ramirez flied out to center
    • J. Bauers: Ball, Strike looking, Bauers singled to right center
    • R. Perez: Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Perez struck out looking
    • B. Bradley: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Bradley struck out looking
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • S. Bieber Pitching:
    • C. Sisco: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Sisco grounded out to second
    • A. Santander: Foul, Ball, Ball, Santander grounded out to shortstop
    • R. Ruiz: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Ruiz struck out on foul tip
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • G. Ynoa Pitching:
    • F. Lindor: Ball, Lindor doubled to deep right
    • O. Mercado: Strike swinging, Mercado grounded out to first, Lindor to third
    • C. Santana: Ball, Santana grounded out to first
    • J. Kipnis: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Kipnis lined out to left
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • S. Bieber Pitching:
    • J. Villar: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Villar struck out swinging
    • D. Smith: Smith singled to left
    • T. Mancini: Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Smith out at first, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Mancini struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)