The Cleveland third baseman slugged two homers and drove in all four runs in the 4-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals.
What is better than just one home run pitch? Two home run pitches! That is exactly what Jose Ramirez got in the Cleveland Baseball Club’s series splitting victory Wednesday. The first acme in the bottom of the 6th with Cleveland down 1-0. With Cesar Hernandez on first, Ramirez drove a pitch from Jesse Hahn into the right field stands.
Later the game was tied and Cleveland needed a hero. Who else but Jose Ramirez? After a Ben Gamel walk to start the inning, Ramirez drove a Greg Holland slider into the right field stands. This was the second home run of the day from Ramirez that went into deep right field.
Jose Ramirez finished the day 2-4 bringing his slash line up to .350/.381/.700 on the year.
Ramirez was not the only star for Cleveland today as Shane Bieber got the start and dazzled. Bieber struck out 12 Royals in 6.1 innings while allowing 2 runs on 3 hits. The only issue for the reigning Cy Young winner was the four free passes. Bieber did enough to earn the win, but that was not the case sine James Karinchak allowed Kansas City’s second run of the game.
Emmanuel Clase and Nick WIttgren handled the final two frames and did not allow a baserunner. The flame throwing Clase stuck out two of the three batters he faced while Wittgren got three outs on balls in play to end the game and earn the save.