Cleveland allows just four hits in 3-0 shutout of Angels

The Cleveland Baseball Club held the Los Angeles Angels to just four hits in a 3-0 shutout in the MLB Little League Classic.

After two straight wins at home over the Angels, the Cleveland Baseball Club took their talents to Williamsport for the Little League Classic. Even a change of venue did not impact the final result as Cleveland completed the three game sweep of the Angels following a 5-1 win Saturday.

Cal Quantrill took over where Triston McKenzie left off the night before. Quantrill struck out nine while allowing two hits and two walks in 7 innings. Quantrill was rarely in trouble, and when he was he managed to get out of it. There is something to a pitcher working his way out of trouble and the fact Quantrill is showing that trait is encouraging in his progression as a pitcher.

On the other hand James Karinchak did not have the same success as Quantrill. Karinchak allowed three of four batters he faced to reach base via two walks and a single. It was a quick hook as Bryan Shaw came in to get a double-play on his second and last pitch of the game. Emmanuel Clase came on in the 9th for a relatively easy outing, only allowing an infield single to Jared Walsh while recording three outs.

Offensively things got started early as Amed Rosario continued his hot streak. After Myles Straw doubled to lead-off the inning, Rosario crushed the third pitch of his at-bat into left field to give Cleveland an early 2-0 lead.

The Straw-Rosario combo at the top of the order has been quite intriguing lately and could be the top two bats in the order next season.

Cleveland’s third run was scored in the 4th inning as Straw grounded into a fielder’s choice which allowed Austin Hedges to score.

Cleveland has an off day Monday and will return home to take on the Rangers Tuesday.


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