Shane Bieber struck out 10 batters in 5 innings during the Cleveland Baseball Club’s 4-1 victory over the visiting Milwaukee Brewers.
It’s just expected at this point, Shane Bieber struck out 10 batters as the Cleveland Baseball Club defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 4-1. Bieber won his seventh game of the season as he lasted 5 innings and only allowed 1 run on 5 hits. Bieber has not struck out less than 8 batters in a game this season and this was only third start in which he allowed more than 4 hits.
While Shane Bieber was being his dominant self on the mound the Cleveland offense did just enough to secure the win. Carlos Santana got things starting the in the bottom of the 1st with an RBI double which would score Jose Ramirez. Jordan Luplow would drive in Francisco Lindor in the bottom of the 4th to give Cleveland a two run lead.
Milwaukee would make things interesting in the 5th. Luis Urias and Jace Peterson would both reach base setting up an opportunity for Jacob Nottingham. Nottingham would reach on an infield to single to make it a one run game. Shane Bieber would proceed to strike out Keston Hiura and Christian Yelich to end the threat in his final inning of work.
The 6th inning saw Cleveland extend their lead as Carlos Santana would drive in his second run of the day with an RBI single. Franmil Reyes would ground into a double play but Francisco Lindor would come around to score. Cleveland scoring two runs in the inning would make things a bit more comfortable.
Cleveland’s bullpen had a productive day
After Shane Bieber exited the game, Cleveland got some productive work from their bullpen. Phil Maton, Dominic Leone, and Nick Wittgren would all earn holds as they only allowed 1 hit in 3 innings (2 walks were issued).
Brad Hand would come in the 9th inning to earn the save. Hand would give up a leadoff single to Ryan Braun, giving signs of life to Milwaukee. Tyrone Taylor would fly out for the first out in the inning, casting doubt on the Brewers comeback attempt. Jacob Nottingham came up to bat and Hand would get the game ending double play ball he was seeking.