1.) Clevinger Contributes a Quality Start
Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Mike Clevinger, gave the Indians a quality start this evening.
Clevinger pitched 6 2/3 innings, gave up 5 hits, 3 earned runs, 2 walks, 7 strikeouts, 2 homers allowed, and threw 108 pitches/ 68 of them for strikes.
Clevinger had 7 strikeouts in the first 4 innings in his start this evening but did not add anymore following the 4th. Clevinger was one strikeout shy of tying his career-high in strikeouts (8).
— Payton Vince (@PaytonVince) May 31, 2017
Clevinger just had trouble with one batter in the Athletics lineup Chad Pinder, Pinder was 2-2 against Clevinger and hit two homers off of him, he also drove in 3 RBIs.
Pinder had a career-high three hits, recorded his first multi-homer game, and also set a career-high of 3 RBIs in a game.
Indians pitching in the first three games of the series have struck out 42 Athletics batters.