The Journal Gazette
Friday, July 19, 2019 1:00 am

Tigers fall to Indians for 11th straight time

STEVE HERRICK | Associated Press

CLEVELAND – Trevor Bauer struck out 10 in 62/3 innings, José Ramírez hit a go-ahead home run in the sixth and the Cleveland Indians beat the Detroit Tigers for the 11th straight time, 6-3 on Thursday night.

Cleveland swept the four-game series and moved to 12-1 against Detroit this season. The Indians have won five straight and 11 of 13 overall.

Bauer (9-7) allowed a solo homer by Niko Goodrum in the second and a two-run shot by Harold Castro in the third.

Brad Hand recorded the final four outs – all on strikeouts – for his 26th save in 27 chances.

Tigers starter Matthew Boyd (6-8) gave up the home run to Ramírez that broke a 3-all tie. Jordan Luplow hit a two-run homer in the first.

Boyd allowed five runs and six hits while striking out eight in six innings. The left-hander has one win in his last eight starts for Detroit, which has lost nine of 10.

Goodrum singled to lead off the seventh, but Bauer struck out Gordon Beckman and pinch-hitter John Hicks. Jordy Mercer walked on a 3-2 pitch and Oliver Pérez replaced Bauer. Center fielder Oscar Mercado banged into the wall to catch Victor Reyes' drive that ended the inning.

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