Jose Ramirez is hit by a pitch that deflects off his bat in the bottom of the 6th and leaves the game after being looked at by the trainer
"We're riding on some kind of high right now," Indians catcher Yan Gomes said. "It's amazing."
Lindor stays hot: Lindor began to break things open for the Tribe in the second, when he followed a bunt single by Greg Allen with a three-run triple into the right-center-field gap. It was only one night earlier that a Lindor home run helped power Cleveland's 18th straight win. Over the course of the winning streak, the Indians' energetic shortstop has posted a .365/.434/.770 slash line with 12 extra-base hits and 18 RBIs.
"Man, I could be out there, but that's like Omar Vizquel and Roberto Alomar right there. I think people are going to talk about it later on. That double-play duo. Two guys like that, young guys coming up together. You can tell, man. They just feed off each other." -- Gomes, on Lindor and Ramirez
The Indians' 12-0 start to September is the team's best record to begin any calendar month in franchise history. It is the best start to any month in the Majors since the Twins went 15-0 to begin June in 1991.
RAMIREZ EXITS EARLY
In the sixth inning, Ramirez tried to move out of the way of an inside pitch from reliever Warwick Saupold by letting go of his bat and pulling in his hands. The ball struck the handle of Ramirez's bat and then hit him in the left forearm. After Ramirez was quickly examined, Cleveland took no chances and removed him from the lopsided game. The Indians announced that Ramirez sustained a bruised forearm and was lifted for precautionary reasons. Ramirez was initially given a hit-by-pitch, but the Tigers challenged the call, which was overturned to a foul ball after a replay review. Instead of being a pinch-runner, Erik Gonzalez was asked to pinch-hit, and he subsequently flew out to center.
Tigers: Matthew Boyd (5-9, 5.93 ERA) will get the ball for the Tigers' next chance to end the Indians' winning streak as the series continues with a 7:10 p.m. ET game Tuesday. He's 1-1 with a 1.93 ERA in four career outings against Cleveland, including six innings of one-run ball to beat the Tribe on April 16 at Progressive Field.
Indians: The Indians will send Kluber (15-4, 2.56 ERA) to the hill for Tuesday's 7:10 p.m. ET matchup with the Tigers at Progressive Field. In 13 starts in his home ballpark this season, the right-hander is 8-2 with a 2.11 ERA, which is the lowest home ERA in the AL.
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