STEVE HERRICK, Associated Press
CLEVELAND (AP) — Rookie Mike Clevinger took a no-hitter into the sixth inning to get his first major league win and the Cleveland Indians one-hit the Los Angeles Angels in a 5-1 victory on Saturday night.
Andrelton Simmons got Los Angeles’ only hit on a grounder with two outs in the sixth. Shortstop Francisco Lindor got his glove on the ball while ranging to his right, but it bounced into left field for a single.
Clevinger (1-1) was removed after that to a standing ovation. The right-hander allowed one run, struck out three, walked four and threw 91 pitches.
Clevinger was drafted by the Angels in 2011 and traded to the Indians three years later for reliever Vinnie Pestano.
Matt Shoemaker (6-13) allowed five runs in six innings for the Angels, who have dropped nine straight, their longest losing streak since 1999.
Cleveland scored three times in the first on an RBI double by Jose Ramirez and Lonnie Chisenhall’s two-run single. Chris Gimenez added an RBI single in the sixth.
Johnny Giovatella’s second-inning groundout scored the Angels’ only run after Clevinger issued two walks.
Clevinger has spent most of the season at Triple-A Columbus and was making his fifth major league start. He walked Mike Trout with two outs in the sixth before allowing the hit.
Four Cleveland relievers held Los Angeles hitless over the final 3 1/3 innings.
Ramirez made two outstanding plays at third base and extended his hitting streak to 17 games. Lindor was 3 for 4.
The Indians have won the first three games of the series by a combined score of 32-8.
The start of the game was delayed by rain for 2 hours, 11 minutes.
Angels: OF Shane Robinson (strained right hip) was placed on the 15-day disabled list. OF Nick Buss had his contact selected from Triple-A Salt Lake.
Indians: DH Carlos Santana (head contusion) has been cleared to play and will likely be in the lineup Sunday. He was hit in the head by a foul ball while standing in the dugout Thursday.
Angels: RHP Jered Weaver is 7-2 with a 2.99 ERA in 12 games at Progressive Field.
Indians: RHP Trevor Bauer tossed 6 1/3 scoreless innings in his last start, a 3-1 win at Washington on Aug. 9.
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