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SportKluber, Indians down Braves 8-4 in opener of doubleheader

02:40  21 april  2019
02:40  21 april  2019 Source:   ap.org

Clevinger strikes out 10 as Indians top Jays 3-1 for sweep

Clevinger strikes out 10 as Indians top Jays 3-1 for sweep The Cleveland Indians beat the struggling Toronto Blue Jays 3-1 Sunday to complete a four-game sweep. Clevinger (1-0) hasn't allowed a run in 12 innings over his first two starts, striking out 22. He retired his first nine hitters, walked Socrates Brito leading off the fourth, then gave up a double to Freddy Galvis. Clevinger fanned Randal Grichuk, Rowdy Tellez and Teoscar Hernandez in order, all swinging. He threw 75 pitches in all. BOX SCORE: INDIANS 3, BLUE JAYS 1 Indians pitchers struck out 16, raising their three-game total to 57.

Corey Kluber , who was slated to start Friday's game, will pitch the opener for Cleveland and Trevor Bauer will make his scheduled start in Game 2. Touki Toussaint and Julio Lindor met with the team's medical staff again on Friday, and he likely will be activated to play against the Braves this weekend.

Santana becomes US citizen before Braves , Indians postponed. Corey Kluber , who was slated to start Friday's game, will pitch And after having missed this game so much for the past several weeks, and spending some time thinking about the ups and downs I've experienced to get here, I am going

Kluber, Indians down Braves 8-4 in opener of doubleheader© The Associated Press Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber delivers to the Atlanta Braves in the first inning during the first game of a baseball doubleheader, Saturday, April 20, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND — Corey Kluber bounced back from one of his worst outings in recent years by working seven innings and Carlos Santana celebrated his U.S. citizenship with three hits, leading the Cleveland Indians over the Atlanta Braves 8-4 in the opener of a doubleheader on Saturday.

BOX SCORE: INDIANS 8, BRAVES 4

Kluber (2-2) shook off a rough first inning and allowed four runs and five hits. The right-hander didn't get out of the third inning in his previous start, when he walked a career-high five and gave up two homers in a no-decision against Kansas City.

Cleveland's four HRs power Kluber to 1st win over Tigers

Cleveland's four HRs power Kluber to 1st win over Tigers DETROIT (AP) Corey Kluber earned his first win of the season in his third start, powered by four Cleveland home runs that sent the Indians over the Detroit Tigers 8-2 on Tuesday. The Indians won their fifth straight game. Detroit had won five in a row. Kluber (1-2) allowed one earned run over six innings. A two-time Cy Young Award winner who went 20-7 last season, he struck out eight. Leonys Martin, Brad Miller, Roberto Perez and Jake Bauers all entered with sub-.200 batting averages before hitting their first homers of the season. Cleveland had hit a total of only four home runs this year before connecting at Comerica Park.

BOTTOM LINE: The Cleveland Indians host the Atlanta Braves for a doubleheader Saturday. TOP PERFORMERS: Leonys Martin leads the Indians with seven extra base hits and is batting .258. Jake Bauers is 9-for-35 with a double , two home runs and six RBIs over the last 10 games for Cleveland.

BOTTOM LINE: The Cleveland Indians host the Atlanta Braves for a doubleheader Saturday. The Indians are 5-1 in home games. Ozzie Albies leads the Braves with 22 hits and is batting .289. Dansby Swanson is 8 -for-33 with a double , a triple, two home runs and 11 RBIs over the last 10

Max Moroff homered and had two RBIs for Cleveland, which won its fourth straight.

Greg Allen hit a run-scoring double off starter Julio Teheran (2-2) and the Indians scored six runs in the fifth — all with two outs. Teheran fell to 6-13 in interleague games.

Brian McCann and Matt Joyce connected for back-to-back homers off Kluber in the seventh. The Braves, who have lost four in a row, had just six hits.

It was the first meeting between the teams since 2016, and the series opener was pushed back a day because of rain.

Before the game, the Indians activated All-Star Francisco Lindor, who missed their first 18 games while recovering from a sprained ankle. Lindor was to start at shortstop in Game 2, but the Indians plan to use him as an occasional designated hitter while easing him back.

Ramirez, Bauers get key hits as Indians beat Marlins

Ramirez, Bauers get key hits as Indians beat Marlins Jose Ramirez homered and drove in four runs, Jake Bauers' eighth-inning single scored the go-ahead run and the Cleveland Indians defeated the Miami Marlins 6-2. Martin Prado's two-out homer for Miami tied the game in the top of the eighth. The Indians responded by scoring four times to snap a three-game losing streak. Ramirez hit a two-out homer in the first and had an RBI single in the third. His eighth-inning double added two runs and capped Cleveland's big inning. Ramirez came into the game batting .157 with five RBIs in 22 games, but manager Terry Francona has kept the switch-hitter at the top of the order.

Indians first baseman Santana sworn in as US citizen before series opener between Atlanta and Cleveland is postponed because of rain. The teams will play a doubleheader Saturday, beginning at 4 :10 p.m. Corey Kluber , who was slated to start Friday's game, will pitch the opener for Cleveland

CLEVELAND (AP) -- The series opener between the Atlanta Braves and Cleveland Indians has been postponed because of rain. The game has been rescheduled as part of a doubleheader on Saturday, starting at 4 :10 p.m. Corey Kluber , who was slated to start Friday's game, will pitch the

Kluber settled in after a 28-pitch first and looked much more like the two-time Cy Young Award winner who has anchored Cleveland's staff for years. He also benefited from the Indians' biggest inning this season.

With the score tied 2-2 and two outs in the fifth, Teheran needed only to put away Allen, but the speedy center fielder, who came to the plate batting .033, pulled his double into the right-field corner. On his way to first, Allen excitedly pumped a fist before hitting bag and hustling into second as Santana scored.

On Friday, Santana, who was born in the Dominican Republic, took the oath to be an American.

The Indians added five more runs in the inning to give Kluber more than enough cushion.

Moroff, about to lose a starting job with Lindor returning, tied it 2-2 in the fourth with his first AL homer. He came in batting .077 before hitting a 2-2 pitch into the seats beyond the right-field wall. Moroff homered three times in 26 games last season for Pittsburgh, which traded him to Cleveland in November.

Bauer throws 8 strong innings, Indians beat Astros 2-1

Bauer throws 8 strong innings, Indians beat Astros 2-1 Trevor Bauer threw eight strong innings, Leonys Martin and Jake Bauers homered off Gerrit Cole, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Houston Astros 2-1.

CLEVELAND (AP) -- The series opener between the Atlanta Braves and Cleveland Indians has been postponed because of rain. The game has been rescheduled as part of a doubleheader on Saturday, starting at 4 :10 p.m. Corey Kluber , who was slated to start Friday's game, will pitch the

Series opener between the Atlanta Braves and Cleveland Indians has been postponed because of rain. The game has been rescheduled as part of a doubleheader on Saturday, starting at 4 :10 p.m. Corey Kluber , who was slated to start Friday's game, will pitch the opener for Cleveland and Trevor

TRAINER'S ROOM

Braves: Star LF Ronald Acuna Jr. stayed in after being hit on the left elbow by Kluber in the third. Acuna also slid awkwardly while catching Allen's sinking liner in the same inning.

Indians: Injured starter Mike Clevinger has elected not to undergo surgery on an upper back strain, a procedure that could sideline him for three months. Manager Terry Francona said the right-hander will undergo another MRI and the results will determine when he can resume throwing.

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In the nightcap, Atlanta RHP Touki Toussaint (1-0) was to make his first start of the season against Cleveland's Trevor Bauer (2-1), who has allowed four or fewer runs in his last 57 starts — the majors' longest streak since Greg Maddux went 106 (1991-94).

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