Cleveland, Ohio – The last time the Indians faced Brad Keller, he scored one against him in 6 1/3 innings. To date, this is the only game that Shane Bieber has started this year that the Indians have not won.
He did better at Progressive Field on Monday night in a 5–2 win over the Royals. The Indians have won 14 of their last 19 games to advance to the AL Central with the defunct White Sox. The Royals have lost seven straight.
Zach Plesac played seven strong innings to win his second straight game against the Royals, as his relegation to Classic Park ended on 1 September. He led 2–0 against the Royals this year with a 1.38 ERA, and held them to two runs in 13 innings. . He led 5-0 with a 1.83 ERA against Kansas City in six games since making his big-league debut last year.
When asked about Placik, the Indians said that it is a good recipe when you don’t walk with anyone and make a good separation of your pitches.
The Indians did not beat Keller (3-2, 2.60). They just beat him a little at a time.
They took a 2–0 lead in the second period as Carlos Santana and Fremill Reyes started the singles with corners. Santana scored the second goal on Tyler Naquin’s hard grounder, which missed the gloves of Whit Merrifield and made an error. Reyes went into third place when Josh Naylor made his way out of a possible double play on the ground at short.
The Royals were happy to see the Royals come to the progressive field to complete the 10-match series against the Indians. He went 10-for-14 at Kauffman Stadium last week, but when the Indians returned to Progressive Field, Reyes went 0-for-9 against the Brewers. On Monday night he sang in his first two batters and walked away before he was dismissed.
“I was doing good bats against the Brewers, but the hits were not falling,” Reyes said. “I feel great in the plate.”
The Indians took a 3–0 lead in the fourth as Naquin recorded his second RBI with a sacrifice fly. Francisco Lindor opened the inning with a single and was third on a single by Reyes.
The lead should have been bigger, but a rare baseline mistake by Lindor in the sixth short-circulating was a potentially big innings. Lindor opened the inning with an infield single. Santana followed with a double into the wall that scored Lindor as usual. But it appeared that he was going into second base by shortstop Adalberto Mondesi.
Stepping on the second, Lindor began to return to first base before moving to third without retouching second base. The Royals appealed the play and Lindor was called out. To make matters worse, Santana’s double was changed by the official scorer to the fielder’s choice over the ruler. The Indians opened the innings with runners at number two and three and did not make any outings.
Alomar said that Lindor never saw where Santana’s hit went.
Alomar said, “He knew he missed making the second base, but felt like maybe nobody saw.” “Happens. It was a fundamental mistake.”
Alomar went out on the field to talk to the umpires as he realized that Lindor had touched the other.
“They were on the scoreboard again when I was out,” said Alomar.
Mondesi led Plissack’s 458-foot homer with two in the seventh to take a 3–1 lead.
The Indians trailed 5–1 with two runs in the seventh. Neller, Roberto Perez and Oscar Mercado debuted with Keller. Naylor took third place on the Meredo bouncer, which Michael Franco could not handle clearly. Perez went to third on Cesar Hernandez’s botched sacrifice sacrifice and scored on Mike Freeman’s sacrifice fly.
At number seven, Freeman replaced Jose Ramirez at number three. Ramirez let out a “restlessness” in his left thumb.
Alomar said, “It is a wrong thing that, in my opinion, he is mentally disturbed.” He said, “Tonight he felt again and we gave him a chance to kick him out of the game and play again.” We are leaning towards playing freeman tomorrow. “
Plesake (3-1, 1.32) gave up one run in seven hits. He struck out four and did not walk a batter. In 34 innings this season, Placac has 34 strikeouts and two walks in five starts.
When asked about his control, Plesake said, “My delivery and consistency with a good game plan have helped.” “Mentally, I am trying to be as deep as possible in the game. The only way that is going to happen is if I pound the zone and mix the speed. “
The Royals tripled Hunter Dossier to the center field wall while finishing eighth and Franco’s solo score of one each from Adam Cymber. Phil Matton relieved and retained the next two batsmen. Freeman saved a run, flicking past Alex Gordon’s third base to end the inning.
Brad Hand, working for the third straight day, created a number of chances for his 12th save in the ninth order. In the last three days, he is 1-0 with two saves.
Kansas City’s RRP Jakob Junis (0-1, 4.32) along with the face Indians rick-handler Tristan McKenzie (2-0, 1.69) will play the Sportstime Ohio and WTAM games on Tuesday at 6:10 pm.
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