Bauer deals, Indians win 4-1

The Indians are 3-3 this season after Thursday's win over the Jays

James Rapien
April 04, 2019 - 9:17 pm
Apr 4, 2019; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Trevor Bauer (47) delivers in the second inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

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Cleveland, OH (92.3 The Fan) – Trevor Bauer didn't allow a hit in seven innings and the Indians beat the Blue Jays 4-1 on Thursday night. Bauer didn't have his best stuff, walking six, but he was dominant at times, finishing with eight strikeouts. 

The Indians' lineup was expected to play small ball given the injuries they're dealing with and that's exactly what they did in the fourth inning. Greg Allen got the scoring started with an RBI groundout. Roberto Perez hit a sacrifice fly to give the Indians a 2-0 lead.

The Tribe added two insurance runs in the seventh inning. Jose Ramirez hit a sacrifice fly and Brad Miller drew a bases loaded walk to give the Indians a 4-0 lead. Ramirez left the game after fouling a ball off of his left foot. He suffered a contusion according to the Indians, who say he was taken out for precautionary reasons. The two-time All-Star stayed in to hit the sacrifice fly and jogged to the dugout afterwards.

Leonys Martin and Tyler Naquin both finished with two hits. Perez snapped an 0-for-13 streak with a single in the eighth. The Indians started to show some signs of life at the plate.

Hot Start – Bauer has allowed one hit and one run in 14 innings this season. He has 17 strikeouts on the year.

The Bullpen – Jon Edwards had his struggles in relief of Bauer. He walked two and hit a batter to load the bases in the eighth inning. Brad Hand forced a pop up to get out of the jam.

The tying run came to the plate in the ninth. Hand allowed three hits and one run. The Blue Jays put runners on second and third with one out. Hand responded with two strikeouts to get the save.

The Indians are 3-3 this season. 

Up Next – Shane Bieber is expected to get his first start of the season tomorrow. He'll go up against Trent Thornton. The Indians play the Blue Jays at 7:10 p.m.