Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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Indians finally get to Scherzer

WASHINGTON — Francisco Lindor singled to break up Max Scherzer's no-hit bid and scored in the seventh inning, and Trevor Bauer pitched the Indians to a 3-1 win over the Nationals on Tuesday night.

Jose Ramirez had an RBI double in the seventh and an RBI single in the ninth. Lonnie Chisenhall drove in Ramirez in the seventh, when Cleveland cracked Scherzer.

Scherzer, bidding for his third no-hitter, retired 19 of the first 20 batters before struggling in the seventh.

Jayson Werth hit a solo home run off Indians trade deadline acquisition Andrew Miller in the eighth and extended his on-base streak to 39 games.

Bauer's bounceback outing was almost a sideshow to Scherzer but wound up the main event.

In his previous five starts, Bauer had allowed 22 earned runs on 33 hits for an 8.37 ERA. Tuesday, Bauer showed impressive efficiency in getting through unscathed.

Scherzer was locked in until the seventh, when he compounded Lindor's single by throwing the ball away while trying to pick him off at first for a two-base error. Consecutive hits by Lindor, Ramirez and Chisenhall provided the offense the Indians needed.

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