By: Kyle May
Trevor Bauer was absolutely dominant in his spot start on Friday night. Danny Salazar was originally scheduled to pitch for the Indians but could not due to a virus.
“You never know about stuff like that,” Bauer said. “I try not to worry about it. Tell me when I’m supposed to pitch and I go out there and do my best.”
Bauer definitely did his best He tossed 8 innings of 1 run baseball, while recording 7 strikeouts in the process. Bauer walked 3 batters and allowed 5 hits. He now sits at 10-10 on the year and has a 4.31 ERA.
The Indians’ bats got rolling in the 7th inning by putting up a 3 spot. Abraham Almonte produced an RBI double, Jason Kipnis hit an RBI single, and Carlos Santana also hit an RBI single.
Cody Allen notched his 27th save of the year by tossing a perfect 9th inning.
Albert Pujols doubled and Kaleb Cowart hit an RBI single in the Angels’ loss at Progressive Field. Mike Trout continued to struggle, going 0-for-2 and getting caught stealing after drawing a walk.
Andrew Heaney pitched 6 scoreless innings, but the Angels’ bullpen could not secure the win for him. The Indians rallied for 3 runs off of reliever Trevor Gott in the 7th inning.
What is next for these clubs?
In a battle of two aces, Garrett Richards (12-10, 3.80 ERA) will square off against Corey Kluber (8-13, 3.43 ERA) in game 2 of the series. The first pitch is scheduled for 7:10 ET.