The Indians beat the White Sox on Monday and in doing so won their 12th straight game. Tribe starter Trevor Bauer continued his recent trend of pitching well, and he also spiced things up by exchanging some words with White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia. Here's a look: 

OK, nothing extreme going on there. Bauer's explanation of what unfolded between him and Garcia, however, is very much worth your while. Via T.J. Zuppe on Twitter, here's a transcription of what Bauer had to say ... 

"He likes to run his mouth. You start sitting there talking, 'Oh, they don't throw me fastballs. Why do they just throw me breaking balls?' He's said it before. Not sure he knows that the rules of this game say you can throw whatever pitch you want. He started yapping at me. I threw him a first-pitch slider. He fouled it off, stared right at me, said something while he was nodding his head, like I'm right on you or something. I told him, `If you're that confident, step back in the box. Let's go. Get back in the box. And then he fouled off a pitch -- another one that he should have hit. It was right down the middle and he missed it. And then he looked at me and started nodding again. I threw him a curveball. He swung and missed. I decided to remind him of the rules of the game. Three strikes, you're out. You can go sit back in the dugout. To his credit, he took it like a champ. He put his head down, he shut his mouth and he walked himself back to the dugout. Good for him." 

Now let's hear it from the mouth of the man himself ... 

Good for him! It seems possible that Mr. Garcia might have a different version of events, but for now we're sticking with this one. These two teams close out the regular season in Cleveland, so perhaps Bauer-Garcia hostilities will be renewed at that time. And good for them.