Indians top Tigers 8-3, sweep series
Monday, June 24, 2019

(CLEVELAND) - Bobby Bradley was showered with applause when he ran onto the field, then soaked with beer upon returning to the home clubhouse. Bradley doubled and drove in a run in his first major league plate appearance as the Cleveland Indians completed a three game sweep of the Detroit Tigers with an 8-3 victory on Sunday afternoon. The 23 year old first baseman, who leads the International League with 24 homers, was promoted from Triple-A Columbus earlier in the day and went 1 for 3 with one run and a walk. Bradley's ground-rule double to left field ignited a five-run second inning for the Indians, who are a season-high seven games over .500 and own the fifth-best record in the American League. Francisco Lindor added an RBI double as Cleveland went ahead 5-1. Zach Plesac (3-2) made the lead stand up, matching his longest outing in allowing one run over seven innings. The right-hander, who made his major league debut on May 28, did not allow a runner to reach scoring position after the first. Carlos Santana hit a solo homer and Jason Kipnis collected two hits and 2 RBI for the Indians, who swept a three game series last weekend in Detroit. Tigers starter Daniel Norris (2-6) remained winless since May 12 despite striking out a season-best eight. The left-hander surrendered six runs over a season-high seven innings and is 0-5 with a 5.48 ERA in his last eight starts. JaCoby Jones hit a solo homer to give Detroit an early lead, and Nico Goodrum drove in two runs. Tigers designated hitter Miguel Cabrera singled in the first to move into a tie with Luke Appling for 56th place all-time with 2,749 hits. His 1,665 career RBI rank 29th, two behind Sammy Sosa. Detroit has lost four straight, fell to 4-15 in June and was swept for the seventh time this season.