ST. LOUIS — Jose Ramirez homered and drove in 4 runs, main Shane Bieber and the Cleveland Indians over St. Louis 10-1 Tuesday evening and sending the Cardinals to their sixth straight loss.
St. Louis’ skid is its longest since a seven-game slide in June 2017. Cleveland has received 4 of six.
Bieber (7-3) gave up one run and 5 hits in six innings, placing out 5. The reigning AL Cy Younger Award winner has received his previous three selections and hasn’t permitted greater than three runs in any of his 13 begins this yr.
The Indians have received 26 consecutive video games with Bieber on the mound once they have scored at the least 4 runs.
“It’s clearly a consolation when the offense jumps on the opposite workforce’s pitcher early,” Bieber stated. “It permits me to go on the market and simply be me and actually focus much less on being fantastic and extra on attacking it.”
Carlos Martinez (3-6) allowed 5 runs and 7 hits, together with Ramirez’s three-run homer, in 4 innings. In his earlier outing, he was tagged for 10 runs whereas getting simply two outs towards the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Cesar Hernandez and Amed Rosario each singled to open the third to deliver up Ramirez, who launched his 14th dwelling run of the season to proper subject. He hit an 0-1 pitch an estimated 425 toes to offer the Indians a 5-0 lead.
Ramirez additionally doubled and singled and has reached safely in every of his previous 22 video games.
“Baseball, in the future you’re fortunate and the subsequent one you’re not,” Ramirez stated via an interpreter. “You simply should make changes and be aggressive, and that’s what I’m proper now.”
The Indians added 4 extra runs within the ninth. Eddie Rosario’s third single of the sport drove in two runs and Bradley Zimmer added a two-run single.
Hernandez drew a stroll to start out the sport and got here dwelling on Amed Rosario’s fourth triple of the yr. Rosario scored on Ramirez’s grounder to offer Cleveland a 2-0 lead.
Bieber was cruising via two outs within the fourth when he surrendered two walks, hit a batter and gave up an RBI single to Edmundo Sosa earlier than getting pinch-hitter John Nogowski to floor out to flee a bases-loaded jam.
“We simply actually haven’t performed our greatest this previous week and that occurs,” Cardinals first baseman Paul Goldschmidt stated. “You simply exit tomorrow and attempt to play higher.”
GOOD NIGHT AT THE OFFICE
Cleveland C Austin Hedges entered Tuesday with a .146 common however had simply his second multihit sport of the season. He singled his first two at-bats and drew a stroll in his third plate look. Hedges additionally scored a run, coming in on Hernandez’s sacrifice fly within the sixth.
Indians RHP J.C. Mejia (1-0, 0.00) will get his second begin of the season after he went three innings, placing out two and permitting two hits in a 3-1 loss to Baltimore on June 4. He’s solely allowed three hits in eight innings this yr.
Cardinals RHP Adam Wainwright (3-5, 4.19) seems to be to bounce again from taking the loss in a 4-2 defeat to Cincinnati on June 3.
Indians: C Roberto Perez had a pin faraway from his damaged proper ring finger and commenced throwing Tuesday. … RHP Zach Plesac (proper thumb) is anticipated to start throwing this week.