The Cleveland Indians righted the ship against the Toronto Blue Jays and swept the four game series and improved their record to 6-3 to improve to second in the Central Division. The series was a statement for the pitching staff as they dominated Toronto and only gave up six runs over the four games.
Trevor Bauer dominated this game and completed seven innings and carried a no-hitter throughout. He may of had a chance to finish the game if it wasn’t for the six walks that pushed up his pitch count. The offense did just enough scored runs in a small ball manner. They scored two runs on sacrifice flies, one on a fielders choice, and one on a walk.
Game two was another dominate showing for the Indians rotation, this time at the hand of Shane Bieber. Bieber completed six innings, giving up only two runs, and striking out nine. The bullpen finished the game giving up only two baserunners the last three innings. The offense was led by a red hot Carlos Santana who provided the fireworks by hitting a walk-off solo HR. Kevin Plawecki added a HR and Max Moroff added a RBI double to cap the scoring.
This time it was Carlos Carrascos’ turn to take over the game and show why the Indians have one of the best starting rotations in the majors. Carrasco was nearly unhittable and struck out 12 batters over only five innings. He did give up two runs but the Indians offense was more than up to the task. The Indians scored seven runs and were led by Carlos Santana, going 2 for 3, and Jake Bauers who provided two RBI’s. The offense walked six times and were on base constantly. The bullpen was once again on lock down as they logged four innings of scoreless baseball.
Game four was another pitching duel, this time it was Mike Clevingers time to shine. Clevinger gave up only one hit over five innings and struck out ten more batters. This time the offense was let by Tyler Naquin who went 3 for 3 and had a RBI double. The other RBI’s were drove in by Jose Ramirez and Carlos Santana. The bullpen was once again called on to log four innings and while they did give up a run they were able to hold onto the lead and complete the sweep.
Cleveland Starting Pitchers—23IP, 9H, 4ER, 39K