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Trevor Bauer gets first career road win

Posted: July 18, 2014 10:21 p.m.
Updated: July 18, 2014 10:21 p.m.

Cleveland Indians pitcher and Hart High graduate Trevor Bauer throws during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit on Friday.

 

DETROIT (AP) — Former Hart High pitcher Trevor Bauer earned his first career road victory on Friday with a six-inning, three-run performance to help the Cleveland Indians beat the Detroit Tigers 9-3.

Bauer (4-4) struck out five, while allowing three hits and one walk.

The 23-year-old right-hander has now won two of his last four starts after going 2-4 through his first 10 starts of the year.

Bauer was helped out when Jason Kipnis hit a tiebreaking, three-run homer and Asdrubal Cabrera sent the next pitch over the right-field fence to cap a seven-run seventh inning.

Kipnis hit another home run, a solo shot, in the Indians’ two-run ninth.

Detroit’s Anibal Sanchez (6-4) retired the first seven batters he faced and had a 3-0 lead. He ended up giving up four runs, six hits, walking one and striking out seven in an uneven performance.

The AL Central-leading Tigers won 17 of 23 games going into the All-Star break. Cleveland has won seven of its last 10 games.

The Indians chased Sanchez in the seventh when Nick Swisher hit a bases-loaded, two-run single with no outs. Al Alburquerque later entered the inning with two runners in scoring position and was working his way out of the jam with two strikeouts. He had a 1-2 count against Kipnis, whose fourth homer of the season gave Cleveland a 6-3 lead.

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