Indians Tie Club Record With 8 Steals, Rout Angels 13-3

STEVE HERRICK, Associated Press

CLEVELAND (AP) — Rajai Davis and Jose Ramirez each stole three bases to help Cleveland tie the franchise record with eight, Brandon Guyer drove in five runs and the Indians routed the Los Angeles Angels 13-3 on Friday night.

Jason Kipnis and Francisco Lindor added steals for Cleveland to match the record that was first accomplished on Aug. 27, 1917, against the Washington Senators. The eight steals allowed also are the most in club history for the Angels.

Guyer homered in the second and had two-run singles in the fifth and eighth. Ramirez was 3 for 5 with a home run — extending his hitting streak to 16 games — and Kipnis was 4 for 5 for the AL Central leaders.

Carlos Carrasco (8-6) allowed three runs in seven innings and won for the first time since July 20.

Tyler Skaggs (1-1) gave up seven runs in five innings for the Angels. Albert Pujols drove in two runs and Kole Calhoun homered.

Los Angeles has lost eight in a row, its longest losing streak since 1999.

The Indians ran wild on the combination of Skaggs and catcher Geovanny Soto. Davis, who leads the AL with 31 steals, stole second and third and scored in the first. Ramirez duplicated the feat in the fourth.

Davis and Ramirez each stole second in the fifth, and Kipnis swiped second in the first.

Lindor stole second in the sixth with Deolis Guerra pitching. Soto’s throw sailed into center field, allowing Kipnis to score. Ramirez, Kipnis and Lindor each drove in two runs.

Indians designated hitter Carlos Santana didn’t play after being hit in the head by a foul ball while standing in the dugout Thursday. Santana was back in the dugout wearing a batting helmet Friday and scrambled out of the way of another foul ball in the first inning.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Angels: 1B C.J. Cron (broken left hand) began a minor league rehab assignment on Friday and is expected to play five or six games before returning to the Angels.

Indians: Santana will undergo further evaluation to determine if he has a concussion.

UP NEXT

Angels: RHP Matt Shoemaker pitched eight scoreless innings and struck out 11 against the Indians on June 11 at Angel Stadium. He’s pitched 18 consecutive scoreless innings versus the Indians.

Indians: RHP Mike Clevinger (0-1) will make his fifth major league start in the third game of the series.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

 

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