The Indians won their third straight game on Friday night, a 2-1, come-from-behind victory led by another outstanding performance by a Tribe starter.
Danny Salazar allowed just one hit and an unearned run in eight innings to improve to 9-6. In the club’s last four games, Trevor Bauer, Corey Kluber, Carlos Carrasco and Salazar allowed just three earned runs over 35 innings (0.77 ERA); Bauer, Kluber and Carrasco all pitched complete games, while Cody Allen earned his 21st save with a perfect ninth on Friday.
After Carrasco retired the last 16 he faced on Thursday, Salazar and Allen retired the final 21 they faced on Friday night.
The Indians rally was fueled by Michael Bourn and newly recalled Lonnie Chisenhall. After Yan Gomes singled with two out in the seventh, Chisenhall doubled him to third and Gomes scored on a Marcus Semien error. In the ninth, Chisenhall singled – his third hit of the night – then stole second and scored on Michael Bourn’s RBI ground-rule double.
Over his last nine games, Bourn is batting .406 with four stolen bases.
W: Danny Salazar (9-6)
L: Edward Mujica (2-3)
S: Cody Allen (21)
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