Rays commit two errors that were costly in a 6-0 loss to the Cleveland Indians

Rays manage only three hits against P Corey Kluber
Posted at 10:08 PM, Jun 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-21 22:08:46-04

Corey Kluber threw a three-hitter and the Cleveland Indians defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 6-0 on Tuesday night for their fifth straight win.

Kluber (7-7) took a one-hitter into the ninth before Brad Miller and Evan Longoria singled with one out. Kluber retired the final two hitters for his third career shutout.

Kluber bounced back from allowing a career-high eight runs and nine hits in five innings against Kansas City in his last start. The right-hander, who won the AL Cy Young Award in 2014, struck out nine and walked two.

Juan Uribe homered for the fourth straight game, a solo shot in the eighth. Jose Ramirez hit a two-run homer, also in the eighth.

The AL Central-leading Indians won their 10th straight game at Progressive Field.

Jason Kipnis' RBI single, on a play in which Rays center fielder Desmond Jennings was charged with a three-base error when the ball hopped over his head, gave Cleveland a 2-0 lead in the third.

Rookie left-hander Blake Snell (0-2), making third major league start, allowed three runs in 6 2/3 innings. Tampa Bay has lost a season-high six straight.

Kipnis lined a hit to center with two outs in the third and Yan Gomes on second. Jennings charged the ball, but it took a bad hop and bounced over his glove as he jumped. Jennings chased the ball as it rolled to the warning track.

Kipnis was waved home and beat the relay throw to the plate with a head-first slide. The play was quickly ruled an RBI single and Jennings was given an error.

The Indians had a run taken off the board after a replay review in the fourth. Mike Napoli was originally ruled safe at home when he tried to score from second on Lonnie Chisenhall's single to left, but the call was overturned.

Chisenhall added an RBI single in the sixth.

Snell, rated Tampa Bay's No. 1 prospect, allowed seven hits, struck out three and walked three.


Rays: RHP Ryan Webb (strained right pectoral) made his second rehab appearance at Triple-A Durham, striking out two in one perfect inning Monday.

Indians: OF Michael Brantley has been diagnosed with right biceps tendinitis and has been given a cortisone shot. He had surgery on his right shoulder in November.


Rays: RHP Chris Archer was a fifth-round draft pick of the Indians in 2006. He is 0-4 with a 4.91 ERA in four career starts against Cleveland.

Indians: RHP Trevor Bauer has a 3-2 record with a 3.23 ERA in 10 starts after making his first six appearances of the season in relief.