Indians, Bauer top Tigers
CLEVELAND (AP) — Trevor Bauer outpitched former Cy Young Award winner Justin Verlander and tamed Detroit’s menacing lineup, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 6-2 win over the Tigers on Tuesday night.
Bauer (1-1) was recalled earlier in the day for his second start this season, and the right-hander held the AL’s top hitting team to just two runs and seven hits in six-plus innings.
Mike Aviles hit a two-run double in the second when the Indians scored four runs off Verlander (5-3), who didn’t settle in until the damage was already done.
David Murphy homered in the seventh for the last-place Indians, who have pulled two games closer to the Central-leading Tigers and can sweep the three-game series Wednesday.