CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Cleveland Indians defeat the Detroit Tigers 6-3. The Indians improve to 55-40 on the season. The Tigers fall to 29-63 on the season. Trevor Bauer improves to 9-7 on the season. Tigers starter Matthew Boyd falls to 6-8 on the season. Closer Brad Hand earned his 26th save on the season. It was 27th save opportunity.
Right-handed pitcher Trevor Bauer was on the mound for the Indians. Outside of giving up two home runs, Trevor Bauer was fantastic tonight. He had command of pitches — throwing for 80 strikes on 120 pitches. He also had his sixth double-digit strikeout game this season.
6.2 innings, 5 hits, 3 runs, 3 earned, 2 walks, 10 strikeouts, 3.67 ERA
Left-handed pitcher Matthew Boyd was on the mound for Detroit Tigers. Boyd had himself a decent night but picked the wrong times to make mistake to the Indians. He gave up 2 home runs as well tonight. Both were 2-run homers from Jordan Luplow and Jose Ramirez. Like Trevor Bauer, Boyd has been subject to trade rumors. With deadline quickly approaching, This could be the last time Boyd faces the Indians as a member of the Tigers.
6 innings, 6 hits, 5 runs, 5 earned, 8 strikeouts, 2 home runs, 4.13 ERA
The Indians host the Kansas City Royals for a three-game weekend series. The Royals come into town with a record of 36-62. Newly acquired left-handed pitcher Mike Montgomery (1-2, 5.67 ERA) will be on the mound for the Royals. He was recently acquired from the Chicago Cubs. Right-handed pitcher Shane Bieber (8-3, 3.49 ERA) will be on the mound for the Indians. Indians look to win their six game in a row. First pitch is at 7:10 pm.