Bieber Sets K Record, Fans 13 as Indians Beat Reds 6-3

April 18, 2021 0 Comments

On the off chance that Shane Bieber felt a gnawed off toward the beginning, it sure didn’t show.

Bieber kept up his record strikeout run, fanning 13 and pitching the Cleveland Indians past the Cincinnati Reds 6-3 on Sunday.

Bieber (2-1) become the principal pitcher in major alliance history to start the season with four straight beginnings with at any rate 10 strikeouts.

The AL Cy Young Award champ has 48 strikeouts this year, coordinating with Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan for the most through the initial four beginning of a season. Bieber has fanned at any rate eight out of a 16 straight beginnings, one shy of Randy Johnson’s significant group mark.

“I felt somewhat lethargic, somewhat lazy toward the start of the game however had the option to traverse it and sort of get on a move there toward the end,” Bieber said.

Bieber struck out the side in the seventh. He wrapped up his excursion by fanning three more in the eighth around a performance homer by previous partner Tyler Naquin.

In the wake of being directed on Friday night and afterward losing in the tenth inning Saturday when a blunder permitted the Reds to expand the game, Cleveland administrator Terry Francona was glad to have the option to give the ball to Bieber on Sunday.

“That is the reason you call folks experts. Also, he absolutely has satisfied that,” Francona said. “He’s truly responsible for what he needs to do. It’s decent, you got an intense night like you had the previous evening, and you see him heading out to the warm up area. That causes you to feel somewhat better.”

Bieber permitted three runs and six hits with two strolls.

“He’s the finished bundle as a pitcher,” Reds supervisor David Bell said. “He has everything. He merits all the credit today. We got a couple of runs off him however insufficient.”

Emmanuel Clase struck out the side in the 10th, again hitting 100 mph with his warmer.

The Indians hit three grand slams, all with two outs, to rescue a success in the all-Ohio arrangement.

Roberto Pérez hit a three-run homer off Wade Miley (2-1) over the middle field divider with two on in the fourth inning for a 4-0 lead.

José Ramírez dispatched a performance crash into the upper deck in the first. Jordan Luplow had a two-run homer in the seventh.

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