June 15, 2017
Rich Hill got trashed for seven runs on eight hits in only four innings of work, and the Indians roughed up the Dodgers 12-5 on Thursday afternoon at Progressive Field.
Hill fell to 3-3 after making an exhausting 105 pitches, in what was a career-worst performance. The Dodgers fell behind 4-0 by the 2nd inning. The Indians got a pair of run-scoring singles in the 1st from Jose Ramirez and Bradley Zimmer, as well as a bases-loaded walk. Ramirez added an RBI double in the 2nd, while Edwin Encarnacion hit a solo shot.
The Dodgers rallied behind home runs by Cody Bellinger and Chris Taylor. Yasiel Puig would add an RBI double as well. However, 5-4 was as close as they would get.
Lonnie Chisenhall delivered a pinch-hit three-run homer in the 5th off of Ross Stripling, which opened up a four-run lead.
Josh Tomlin (4-8) got the win for the Tribe, but struggled after the early 5-0 lead.
Chisenhall added a two-run single in the sixth, making him just the third Cleveland player since 1913 to come off the bench and record five RBIs or more.
Stripling gave up four runs on five hits in 1 1/3 innings out of the bullpen.
The Dodgers head over to Cincinnati on Friday to open a three-game series with the Reds. Alex Wood (6-0; 2.01 ERA) puts his undefeated record in the line for the Dodgers. Tim Adleman (4-2, 4.34 ERA) gets the ball for the Cincy.