Indians perk up after sweep of AL West leader

Things have not been going that well during the early season for the defending American League champion Cleveland Indians until the past few days.

Right-hander Mike Clevinger (1-1, 2.70 ERA) will start on Saturday for the Indians.

Yan Gomes homered and tied a career high with five RBIs to lead the Indians over the Astros 8-6 on Sunday. We have seen it.

With the support of three home runs, Cleveland right-hander Trevor Bauer maintained his ideal record against the Houston Astros in the Indians' 5-3 victory on Friday night at Minute Maid Park.

"The Indians outplayed us in just about every area", Houston Manager A.J. Hinch said. "And our bullpen did a really good job".

Nova (4-3) allowed three runs and nine hits in 7 1/3 innings.

Manager Terry Francona is still looking for more from Salazar.

"My stuff is plenty good to be OK later in the game, it's just not", Morton said.

"I know we've had a lot of inconsistencies and there's no special button you can push to stop that. I just think he can set himself up, the way he's pitching, to have more success".

Encarnacion hit a game-tying, two-run homer in the fourth inning, his seventh home run this season. McAllister then struck out Nori Aoki.

Musgrove allowed a season-high seven runs and matched a high with eight hits.

Indians: Danny Salazar (2-4, 5.66 ERA) is set to start the series finale on May 21. The Indians took all three games and are 5-1 against Houston this season, dealing the Astros two of their three series losses. In the bottom half, Yankees reliever Tommy Layne plunked Dickerson, who had hit two home runs off Masahiro Tanaka.

ROYALS 6-4, TWINS 4-8 Robbie Grossman, Max Kepler and Chris Gimenez all hit home runs in the second game of a doubleheader to help host Minnesota salvage a split. But Gomez was thrown out at home to end the inning. Michael Brantley added two hits as well.

RED SOX 12, ATHLETICS 3 Mitch Moreland hit a home run in his third consecutive game, a two-run drive in the sixth off starter Andrew Triggs (5-3) that landed in the second deck as visiting Boston avoided a four-game sweep.

Lindor robbed Jose Altuve of a hit in the sixth inning when he grabbed his grounder, made a 360-degree turn and two-hopped the ball to just beat him to first base for the first out of the inning.

Chisenhall's home run to center field came with two outs in the fourth to make it 2-0.

Salazar retired eight of his final 11 batters en route to a final line of 5.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R/ER, 3 BB, 7 K (105 pitches, 57 strikes, 54.3%, three groundouts, five flyouts). Freeland (5-2) gave up 4 runs - 3 earned - in 52/3 innings. "We were trying to get him through that sixth inning hurdle that has been troublesome for him".

Coming off of back to back good starts, Sunday was a little bit of a setback for the rookie pitcher. Philadelphia starter Aaron Nola (2-1) returned from the disabled list and gave up four hits in seven innings.

Reds rally to beat Rockies 12-8, break 7-game slide CINCINNATI - Scott Schebler's homer completed Cincinnati's comeback from a five-run deficit on Saturday, and the Reds ended a seven-game losing streak - their longest in a year - with a 12-8 victory over the Colorado Rockies.

Boone Logan only had 2.0 innings over four games, but he is a pitcher here for one objective (to get left-handed hitters out) and he was flawless at doing one thing this week (getting left-handed hitters out).

Carlos Santana's RBI double pushed the lead to 3-0 in the eighth inning.

  • Julie Sanders