Four Cleveland pitchers limit Detroit to one hit in 8-0 win

CLEVELAND (AP) A single by Nicholas Castellanos in the fifth inning prevented Zach Plesac and three Cleveland Indians relievers from making history.

Castellanos hit a grounder up the middle off Tyler Clippard for the only hit allowed by Cleveland in an 8-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. It was the second one-hitter tossed by the Indians this season.

Detroit managed just two baserunners and sent 28 batters to the plate - one above the minimum - against Plesac, Clippard, Nick Goody and Tyler Olson. Victor Reyes began the game with a walk, but was immediately erased by Plesac's MLB-leading fifth pickoff.

''I'm stoked and really happy for everyone right now,'' said Goody, who struck out five working the sixth and seventh innings. ''Plesac was throwing unbelievably, and (Tyler) Clippard and Tyler Olson came in and were both great. We're all just doing our job and doing all we can for our team.''

Cleveland bolted to a 7-0 lead through three innings before the game was halted by rain for 2 hours, 7 minutes. Rookie Oscar Mercado hit a two-run homer and Francisco Lindor doubled-in a pair during a five-run second off Tigers left-hander Ryan Carpenter (1-6).

Tyler Naquin added a solo homer and Jordan Luplow doubled twice for the Indians, who have won nine straight against Detroit and pulled within five games of first-place Minnesota in the Central Division.

''A one-hitter on a night like this, that's incredible,'' Naquin said. ''Plesac is always giving us a chance and Clip was ready to go, doing his thing. Then Goody is always doing it and Oly came in and shut the door.''

Plesac exited after the lengthy delay and was followed by Clippard, Goody and Olson, who pitched two innings apiece.

Though Goody (1-0) was Cleveland's third pitcher, he was awarded his first victory since June 17, 2017, by the official scorer.

''I had no idea I got the win until my wife texted me,'' he said. ''Clippard was right next to me and he started laughing about it. I didn't care who got the credit, I'm just happy we won the game.''

Carpenter allowed seven earned runs on seven hits and committed an error in three innings. He was promoted from Triple-A Toledo earlier in the day, then sent back to the Mud Hens following the game.

Detroit, which hasn't posted back-to-back wins since May 28-31, fell to 1-10 against the Indians this season.

''I don't want these guys feeling sorry for themselves, wondering why it happens to us all the time,'' Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire said. ''You've got to grow from this and keep playing. That's a long night, though, a very long night.''

BYE BYE BRADLEY

Indians 1B Bobby Bradley - an upper-tier prospect - was optioned to Triple-A Columbus. Bradley, who led the International League with 24 home runs when recalled, batted .178 with one homer and four RBIs in 15 games. He struck out 20 times in 45 at-bats. ''We all see the potential,'' manager Terry Francona said. ''There is some sock in that bat, for sure. He's going to be a good power hitter at this level.''

LONG ROAD BACK

Indians RHP Danny Salazar, who has not pitched in the majors in two years because of chronic shoulder problems, made his second rehab appearance for Double-A Akron. Salazar worked three innings Tuesday, striking out four while allowing one run at Erie. The 2016 AL All-Star has a 3.18 ERA over 5 2/3 innings with the RubberDucks.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Tigers: 2B Josh Harrison (left hamstring strain) experienced a setback while working out, delaying plans for him to begin a rehabilitation assignment. He has been on the 10-day injured list since May 28.

Indians: RHP Corey Kluber (right ulna fracture), who is on the 60-day IL, will throw 20 fastballs Wednesday in his initial bullpen session since being struck on the arm by a line drive May 1 in Miami.

UP NEXT

Tigers: RHP Spencer Turnbull (3-8, 3.59 ERA) has lost all three of his starts against Cleveland this season, allowing 11 earned runs in 14 innings.

Indians: RHP Mike Clevinger (2-2, 3.99 ERA) has a sparkling 0.53 ERA and 1-0 record in three 2019 home starts, giving up a lone run over 17 innings.

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  • W: N. Goody (1-0)L: R. Carpenter (1-6)
  • HR: CLE - T. Naquin (8), O. Mercado (7)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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H. Castro 2B30000020.314.328.432.760-1.0
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J. Candelario 3B30000011.214.302.367.669-0.5
C. Stewart LF30000001.237.321.406.7260.0
B. Dixon 1B30000011.241.278.467.746-0.5
B. Wilson C30000010.121.147.152.299-0.5
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
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    O. Mercado CF21121200.286.340.470.81011.0
    C. Santana 1B40000002.289.409.536.9450.0
    J. Luplow LF41200001.256.331.494.8255.0
    J. Ramirez 3B41110011.226.310.362.6723.5
    J. Kipnis 2B41100000.238.298.370.6683.0
    R. Perez C40000002.255.344.509.8530.0
    J. Bauers DH41110021.240.311.401.7112.0
    T. Naquin RF32211001.285.321.497.8188.0
    Z. Plesac P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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      BATTING
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Dixon
      BATTING
      • 2B - F. Lindor (18), J. Luplow 2 (10), J. Ramirez (18), J. Kipnis (13)
      • HR - O. Mercado (7), T. Naquin (8)
      • RBI - F. Lindor 2 (34), O. Mercado 2 (21), J. Ramirez (40), J. Bauers (37), T. Naquin (27)
      • 2-Out RBI - F. Lindor 2 (11), O. Mercado 2 (11), J. Bauers (17), T. Naquin (16)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Luplow, J. Ramirez, T. Naquin
      BASERUNNING
      • Picked Off - V. Reyes
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - O. Mercado (8)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Mercer-Candelario-Dixon)
      • E - R. Carpenter
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      R. Carpenter (L, 1-6)3.07771019.301.82-11.0
      B. Farmer2.00000104.061.416.5
      B. Hardy1.01110114.540.961.5
      V. Alcantara1.01001005.171.411.0
      D. Stumpf1.00000104.381.703.5
      PITCHERSIP
      R. Carpenter (L, 1-6)3.0
      B. Farmer2.0
      B. Hardy1.0
      V. Alcantara1.0
      D. Stumpf1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      Z. Plesac3.00001103.751.138.5
      T. Clippard2.01000203.640.946.0
      N. Goody (W, 1-0)2.00000302.121.1214.5
      T. Olson2.00000203.671.567.0
      PITCHERSIP
      Z. Plesac3.0
      T. Clippard2.0
      N. Goody (W, 1-0)2.0
      T. Olson2.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - R. Carpenter 55-38, B. Farmer 21-16, B. Hardy 16-10, V. Alcantara 14-9, D. Stumpf 15-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Carpenter 3-7, B. Farmer 1-4, B. Hardy 2-0, V. Alcantara 1-1, D. Stumpf 2-0
      • Batters Faced - R. Carpenter 18, B. Farmer 6, B. Hardy 4, V. Alcantara 4, D. Stumpf 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Plesac 39-23, T. Clippard 21-17, N. Goody 24-17, T. Olson 26-19
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Plesac 5-2, T. Clippard 1-3, N. Goody 1-2, T. Olson 3-1
      • Batters Faced - Z. Plesac 9, T. Clippard 7, N. Goody 6, T. Olson 6
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      V. Reyes CF30000120.255.340.340.6800.0
      H. Castro 2B30000020.314.328.432.760-1.0
      M. Cabrera DH30000000.290.352.380.7320.0
      N. Castellanos RF30100000.280.342.462.8041.0
      J. Candelario 3B30000011.214.302.367.669-0.5
      C. Stewart LF30000001.237.321.406.7260.0
      B. Dixon 1B30000011.241.278.467.746-0.5
      B. Wilson C30000010.121.147.152.299-0.5
      J. Mercer SS30000010.207.263.380.643-0.5
      R. Carpenter P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      B. Farmer P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      B. Hardy P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      V. Alcantara P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        F. Lindor SS41120000.289.345.492.8375.0
        O. Mercado CF21121200.286.340.470.81011.0
        C. Santana 1B40000002.289.409.536.9450.0
        J. Luplow LF41200001.256.331.494.8255.0
        J. Ramirez 3B41110011.226.310.362.6723.5
        J. Kipnis 2B41100000.238.298.370.6683.0
        R. Perez C40000002.255.344.509.8530.0
        J. Bauers DH41110021.240.311.401.7112.0
        T. Naquin RF32211001.285.321.497.8188.0
        Z. Plesac P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        T. Clippard P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        N. Goody P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        T. Olson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        Total338972238-----
          BATTING
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Dixon
          BATTING
          • 2B - F. Lindor (18), J. Luplow 2 (10), J. Ramirez (18), J. Kipnis (13)
          • HR - O. Mercado (7), T. Naquin (8)
          • RBI - F. Lindor 2 (34), O. Mercado 2 (21), J. Ramirez (40), J. Bauers (37), T. Naquin (27)
          • 2-Out RBI - F. Lindor 2 (11), O. Mercado 2 (11), J. Bauers (17), T. Naquin (16)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Luplow, J. Ramirez, T. Naquin
          BASERUNNING
          • Picked Off - V. Reyes
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - O. Mercado (8)
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Mercer-Candelario-Dixon)
          • E - R. Carpenter
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          R. Carpenter (L, 1-6)3.07771019.301.82-11.0
          B. Farmer2.00000104.061.416.5
          B. Hardy1.01110114.540.961.5
          V. Alcantara1.01001005.171.411.0
          D. Stumpf1.00000104.381.703.5
          Total8.0988232---
          PITCHERSIP
          R. Carpenter (L, 1-6)3.0
          B. Farmer2.0
          B. Hardy1.0
          V. Alcantara1.0
          D. Stumpf1.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          Z. Plesac3.00001103.751.138.5
          T. Clippard2.01000203.640.946.0
          N. Goody (W, 1-0)2.00000302.121.1214.5
          T. Olson2.00000203.671.567.0
          Total9.0100180---
          PITCHERSIP
          Z. Plesac3.0
          T. Clippard2.0
          N. Goody (W, 1-0)2.0
          T. Olson2.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - R. Carpenter 55-38, B. Farmer 21-16, B. Hardy 16-10, V. Alcantara 14-9, D. Stumpf 15-9
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Carpenter 3-7, B. Farmer 1-4, B. Hardy 2-0, V. Alcantara 1-1, D. Stumpf 2-0
          • Batters Faced - R. Carpenter 18, B. Farmer 6, B. Hardy 4, V. Alcantara 4, D. Stumpf 3
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Plesac 39-23, T. Clippard 21-17, N. Goody 24-17, T. Olson 26-19
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Plesac 5-2, T. Clippard 1-3, N. Goody 1-2, T. Olson 3-1
          • Batters Faced - Z. Plesac 9, T. Clippard 7, N. Goody 6, T. Olson 6
          • 6TH INNING
            Naquin homered to center08
          • 3RD INNING
            Kipnis safe at first on Carpenter fielding error, Ramirez scored07
            Ramirez doubled to deep right, Luplow scored06
          • 2ND INNING
            Mercado homered to right, Lindor scored05
            Lindor doubled to right, Bauers and Naquin scored03
            Bauers singled to shallow left, Kipnis scored01
          • 9TH INNING
            • T. Olson Pitching:
            • B. Wilson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Wilson fouled out to catcher
            • J. Mercer: Ball, Mercer grounded out to third
            • V. Reyes: Strike looking, Reyes grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Tyler Olson relieved Nick Goody
            • J. Candelario: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Candelario struck out swinging
            • C. Stewart: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Stewart grounded out to first
            • B. Dixon: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Dixon struck out looking
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Daniel Stumpf relieved Victor Alcantara
            • J. Kipnis: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Kipnis grounded out to second
            • R. Perez: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Perez grounded out to shortstop
            • J. Bauers: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Bauers struck out looking
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • N. Goody Pitching:
            • H. Castro: Ball, Foul, Foul, Castro grounded out to shortstop
            • M. Cabrera: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Cabrera fouled out to right
            • N. Castellanos: Ball, Castellanos flied out to left
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Victor Alcantara relieved Blaine Hardy
            • O. Mercado: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Mercado walked
            • C. Santana: Ball, Santana grounded into double play shortstop to third to first, Mercado out at second
            • J. Luplow: Luplow doubled to deep right center
            • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ramirez flied out to deep left
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • Nick Goody relieved Tyler Clippard
            • B. Wilson: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Wilson struck out swinging
            • J. Mercer: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Mercer struck out swinging
            • V. Reyes: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Reyes struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Blaine Hardy relieved Buck Farmer
            • R. Perez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Perez grounded out to third
            • J. Bauers: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Bauers struck out swinging
            • T. Naquin: Ball, Foul, Naquin homered to center
            • F. Lindor: Lindor grounded out to third
            • End of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • T. Clippard Pitching:
            • N. Castellanos: Strike looking, Foul, Castellanos singled to center
            • J. Candelario: Strike looking, Ball, Candelario fouled out to catcher
            • C. Stewart: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Stewart flied out to left
            • B. Dixon: Foul, Foul, Dixon flied out to right
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • B. Farmer Pitching:
            • J. Luplow: Strike looking, Ball, Luplow popped out to shortstop
            • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Ramirez struck out swinging
            • J. Kipnis: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Kipnis grounded out to second
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • Tyler Clippard relieved Zach Plesac
            • V. Reyes: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Reyes struck out swinging
            • H. Castro: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Castro struck out swinging
            • M. Cabrera: Cabrera grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Buck Farmer relieved Ryan Carpenter
            • F. Lindor: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Lindor flied out to deep center
            • O. Mercado: Mercado flied out to right
            • C. Santana: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Santana flied out to shallow third
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • Z. Plesac Pitching:
            • B. Dixon: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Dixon grounded out to shortstop
            • B. Wilson: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Wilson fouled out to catcher
            • J. Mercer: Strike looking, Mercer grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • R. Carpenter Pitching:
            • J. Luplow: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Luplow doubled to left
            • J. Ramirez: Ramirez doubled to deep right, Luplow scored
            • J. Kipnis: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Kipnis safe at first on Carpenter fielding error, Ramirez scored
            • R. Perez: Perez flied out to deep right, Kipnis to second
            • J. Bauers: Strike swinging, Ball, Bauers flied out to deep right, Kipnis to third
            • T. Naquin: Naquin grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 3rd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
          • 2ND INNING
            • Z. Plesac Pitching:
            • N. Castellanos: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Castellanos grounded out to shortstop
            • J. Candelario: Strike looking, Ball, Candelario grounded out to second
            • C. Stewart: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Stewart grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • R. Carpenter Pitching:
            • J. Ramirez: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ramirez flied out to deep right
            • J. Kipnis: Strike looking, Kipnis doubled to deep right
            • R. Perez: Strike looking, Perez grounded out to shortstop, Kipnis to third
            • J. Bauers: Ball, Strike looking, Bauers singled to shallow left, Kipnis scored
            • T. Naquin: Foul, Naquin singled to shallow right, Bauers to third
            • F. Lindor: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Lindor doubled to right, Bauers and Naquin scored
            • O. Mercado: Strike looking, Ball, Mercado homered to right, Lindor scored
            • C. Santana: Ball, Santana popped out to first
            • End of the 2nd (5 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • Z. Plesac Pitching:
            • V. Reyes: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Reyes walked
            • H. Castro: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Reyes out at first, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Castro struck out swinging
            • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Ball, Cabrera flied out to deep center
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • R. Carpenter Pitching:
            • F. Lindor: Ball, Lindor flied out to right
            • O. Mercado: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Mercado walked
            • C. Santana: Pickoff attempt, Santana flied out to center
            • J. Luplow: Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Mercado stole second, Strike looking, Luplow lined out to left
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)