cleveland patron continue their desperate search for the crime when they meet the visitor Detroit Tigers Tuesday night in the second game of the three-game series
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Guardians Lost 6-2 in the first match of the series on Monday, for the 22nd time in 35 matches he scored three or less runs this season
“We’re not moving the line, even when we start, so we have to keep at it,” Cleveland manager Terry Francona said. “It can be frustrating, but the option is to dig in and see if you can do better, or get discouraged.”
Monday’s loss Guardians Got many chances to deal with extra runs, but could not catch
Cleveland had runners on first and third, but it scored only one run on a double-play grounder by Jose Ramirez.
Ramírez led off the fourth to cut Detroit’s lead to 4–2, but he struck out in the sixth, representing the tying run.
Cleveland also had runners on the corners and one out in the seventh but failed to capitalize.
Francona said his players have a right to be disappointed.
“I don’t think we should be partying when we are not scoring,” he said. “I don’t think anybody feels that way. But they’re getting behind it. They show up early, they hit extra and they keep their spirits up during games, but they get tired of turning right . I understood.”
Meanwhile, Detroit will look to maintain its early season dominance Guardians
Tigers Won three out of four games against their American League Central rival so far
The bottom two hitters in the order, Andy Ibanez and Eric Haase, set the table for the top order on Monday.
Ibáñez and Haase combined to go 5-for-7 with five runs scored, while the top four hitters in the lineup went 6-for-17 with five RBIs.
Cleveland plans to send right-hander Shane Bieber to the mound on Tuesday.
Bieber (2-1, 2.96 ERA) earned a no-decision last Wednesday in his most recent outing, but he did well enough to win.
The 2020 AL Cy Young Award winner allowed two runs and five hits in eight innings, striking out four and taking the loss in a 4–3, 10-inning loss to the New York Yankees.
Prior to the start, Bieber allowed two runs and five hits over seven innings of a 5–2 victory against the host Boston Red Sox on April 28.
Bieber is 8-4 with a 2.39 ERA in 12 career starts against Tigers
Tigers The Orange County, California native plans to send right-hander Michael Lorenzen to the mound against Bieber.
Lorenzen (1-1, 5.14) had his season-best performance last Wednesday, allowing one run and four hits over seven innings in an 8-1 win over the New York Mets. He struck out one and walked two.
Detroit gave them a 3–0 lead after two innings and a six-run cushion after four.
“Pitching with lead is good,” Tigers manager AJ Hinch said. “He also settled down and just executed the pitches. He didn’t complicate things. Didn’t stray from what he does best. He used his weapons.
Lorenzen has made nine appearances (one start) against Cleveland in his career and is 2–1 with a 3.00 ERA.
– Field Level Media