Here’s to a week with more good than bad!
Indians 4, Brewers 1
Shane Bieber was fantastic early and got out of a jam in the 5th inning to keep the Indians ahead and ultimately earn the his 7th win. With the victory, Cleveland improves to a really, really nice-to-see 25-15 on the season.
From Mandy Bell:
Shane Bieber’s scoreless-innings streak may have been snapped at 14 and he may not have reached the sixth inning for the first time this year, but in typical Bieber fashion, he still fanned 10 batters and added his name to another Top 10 list in the Major League Baseball history books.
Bieber logged his 13th career double-digit strikeout game and allowed one run on five hits through five frames on 103 pitches in the Indians’ 4-1 victory over the Brewers on Sunday afternoon at Progressive Field. The 25-year-old has now struck out at least 10 batters in a Major League-best six of his nine starts this season. Max Scherzer has recorded the second-most double-digit strikeout games with four.
“I had to work a little bit more than I would have liked,” Bieber said, “but that’s what happens when you walk a guy and then give up a couple hits in a row and had to work out of it. Fortunately, I was able to hand the ball off to the bullpen. It’s nice to be able to have these guys to hand it off to and shut the game down on the back end.”
It’s going to be a wild finish in the AL Central.