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Bieber Shuts Down Tigers In Cleveland's 4-0 Win

Detroit's game at Minnesota on Friday night already has been postponed because of expected snow.

April 11, 2019 - 4:44 pm
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By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer


DETROIT (AP) — Shane Bieber allowed three hits in seven innings, Leonys Martin homered in his return to Detroit and the Cleveland Indians beat the Detroit Tigers 4-0 on Thursday.


Bieber (1-0) struck out six with one walk, improving to 8-0 on the road in his young career. Cleveland has won six of seven after taking two of three in this series.


Martin, traded from the Tigers to Cleveland last year, hit a solo homer in the third. He and Carlos Santana had three hits apiece for the Indians.


Spencer Turnbull (0-2) allowed three runs in four innings.


Turnbull struck out the game's first two hitters before Jake Bauers singled, stole second and scored on Santana's single. Martin made it 2-0 with his homer, then added an RBI single in the fourth.


Santana hit an RBI single in the seventh.


TRAINER'S ROOM


Indians: Chris Antonetti, Cleveland's president of baseball operations, said SS Francisco Lindor (right calf) is making progress. "He's at the point of being able to do everything baseball-wise, from taking groundballs to taking batting practice," Antonetti said. "It's just a question of those more aggressive movements and turns. That's a next step." ... Antonetti said 2B Jason Kipnis (right calf) could join the team on the next trip. He said RHP Danny Salazar (right shoulder) is able to throw off a mound now, and he hopes Salazar can be an option for the Indians later this season.


Tigers: OF Nicholas Castellanos missed the game with a toe injury. ... Detroit reinstated OF JaCoby Jones (left shoulder) from the injured list and designated OF Mikie Mahtook for assignment. Mahtook went hitless in 23 at-bats for the Tigers this year.


UP NEXT


Indians: Cleveland heads to Kansas City, where Carlos Carrasco (1-1) starts for the Indians against Brad Keller (1-1) in Friday night's series opener.


Tigers: Detroit's game at Minnesota on Friday night already has been postponed because of expected snow. It will be made up as part of a split doubleheader on May 11th.
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