MLB Game Summary - Arizona at Cleveland, Game One|
(Wednesday, August 13)
Final Score: Cleveland 3, Arizona 2
Cleveland, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Zach Walters' home run in the bottom of
the ninth inning provided the Cleveland Indians with a 3-2 walk-off victory
over the Arizona Diamondbacks in the opener of Wednesday's doubleheader.
Randall Delgado (1-3) took the mound and struck out Lonnie Chisenhall to start
the home ninth, but Walters drove a 1-2 fastball over the right-field wall for
his fourth home run of the season.
Cody Allen (4-2) earned the win after tossing a scoreless ninth. Starter
Trevor Bauer tossed eight strong innings, giving up just two runs on four hits
with nine strikeouts.
"It's probably right up there as one of my best outings," said Bauer. "I was
able to command the ball and use the center of the plate early."
Michael Brantley hit a two-run single and Tyler Holt had his first major-
league hit and finished 2-for-3 for the Indians, who won their third straight
Aaron Hill drove in a run and Miguel Montero doubled for Arizona, which
dropped its last two games. Starter Vidal Nuno allowed two runs on six hits
with six strikeouts in 5 2/3 frames.
Josh Tomlin will take the hill for Cleveland in the conclusion of Wednesday's
doubleheader and will be countered with Arizona's Andrew Chafin, who will be
making his major-league debut.
Both pitchers were solid early on. Nuno struck out the side in the second and
fanned five of the first six batters he faced, while Bauer did not allow a hit
until the sixth.
Jake Lamb walked to open the frame and Xavier Paul's liner to right ended
Bauer's no-hitter. Lamb scored after Jordan Pacheco grounded into a 6-4-3
double play. Ender Inciarte singled up the middle and stole second, but was
The Indians responded in the home half. Walters opened the frame with a single
to left. Two batters later, Jason Kipnis' base hit to right moved Walters to
third. Kipnis advanced to second on right fielder's David Peralta's throwing
After Mike Aviles popped out, Brantley singled under the glove of second
baseman Aaron Hill to bring in Walters and Kipnis for a 2-1 score. Carlos
Santana ended Nuno's outing with a double to left. Evan Marshall took the
mound and induced an inning-ending groundout from Yan Gomes.
"Brantley just put the ball in play," said Nuno. "Part of the game is just
inches and we couldn't make that play."
Mark Trumbo singled with one out in the seventh, moved to third on Montero's
double and scored on Hill's groundout to make it a 2-2 game.
Inciarte and Trumbo extended their hitting streaks to 11 and eight games,
respectively ... Bauer faced 16 batters before giving up a hit ... Cleveland
went 1-for-6 with runners in scoring position, while Arizona went 0-for-4.
08/13 22:57:16 ET