Cleveland shuts out Detroit 8-0
Wednesday, July 17, 2019

(CLEVELAND) - A single by Nicholas Castellanos in the fifth inning prevented Zach Plesac and three Cleveland Indians relievers from making history. Castellanos hit a grounder up the middle off Tyler Clippard for the only hit allowed by Cleveland in an 8-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. It was the second one-hitter tossed by the Indians this season. Detroit managed just two baserunners and sent 28 batters to the plate against Plesac, Clippard, Nick Goody and Tyler Olson. Victor Reyes began the game with a walk, but was immediately erased by Plesac's MLB-leading fifth pickoff. Cleveland bolted to a 7-0 lead through three innings before the game was halted by rain for 2 hours, 7 minutes. Rookie Oscar Mercado hit a two-run homer and Francisco Lindor doubled-in a pair during a five-run second off Tigers left-hander Ryan Carpenter (1-6). Tyler Naquin added a solo homer and Jordan Luplow doubled twice for the Indians, who have won nine straight against Detroit and pulled within five games of first-place Minnesota in the Central Division. Carpenter allowed seven earned runs on seven hits and committed an error in three innings. He was promoted from Triple-A Toledo earlier in the day, then sent back to the Mud Hens following the game.