CLEVELAND — Trevor Bauer struck out 11 and allowed three hits in six innings Monday night, and the Cleveland Indians hit four home runs in routing the Minnesota Twins, 10-0.

Bauer (11-6) has 206 strikeouts this season, one behind Chris Sale of Boston for the AL lead. He has 10 double-figure strikeout games, tying him with Sale for the league lead. Bauer also leads the AL with 1592/3 innings.

Edwin Encarnacion drove in four runs, including a three-run homer in the seventh. Yonder Alonso, Brandon Guyer and Jason Kipnis also homered for Cleveland, which leads Minnesota by 10 games in the AL Central.

Alonso’s home run started Cleveland’s four-run fourth and Guyer added a two-run shot, both coming off Kyle Gibson (5-9). Matt Belisle gave up Kipnis’ leadoff homer in the sixth and Encarnacion’s blast.

The Indians scored two unearned runs in the first, including Jose Ramirez’s sacrifice fly that was caught in foul territory by second baseman Logan Forsythe, putting Cleveland ahead.


METS 6, REDS 4: Rookie Jeff McNeil homered in getting three more hits, leading New York at home.

Wilmer Flores, playing on his 27th birthday, and Austin Jackson each had three hits, and Kevin Plawecki homered for the Mets.

MARLINS 2, CARDINALS 1: Javy Guerra cleaned up a ninth-inning mess created by struggling closer Kyle Barraclough, getting Yadier Molina to hit into a double play to end Miami’s victory at home.

After Wei-Yin Chen pitched 5 2/3 innings of one-hit ball, Miami led 2-0 going into the ninth.


ATHLETICS-TIGERS: Oakland acquired right-hander Mike Fiers from Detroit for two players to be named or cash. Fiers, 33, is 7-6 with a 3.48 ERA this season.

Fiers was with the Astros last year but he wasn’t included on any of their postseason rosters. He did make one relief appearance for Houston in the 2015 division series.

WHITE SOX: Chicago placed outfielder Leury Garcia on the 10-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain.

The White Sox also optioned catcher Dustin Garneau to Triple-A Charlotte. Catcher Kevan Smith was activated from the paternity list and outfielder Ryan LaMarre was brought up from Charlotte.

YANKEES: Left-hander J.A. Happ is on track to start Thursday against Texas after being sidelined by hand, foot and mouth disease.

Manager Aaron Boone said Happ is no longer contagious. Assuming everything goes well over the next couple of days, Boone said Happ will be in line to start against the Rangers in the opener of an 11-game homestand.

MARINERS: Robinson Cano is beginning a rehab assignment with Seattle’s Triple-A affiliate as he prepares for his return from his 80-game suspension for violating baseball’s joint drug agreement.

Cano is expected to play two games with Tacoma against Colorado Springs. He may play for Class A Everett later in the week. Cano is eligible to rejoin the Mariners on Aug. 14 while the team is in Oakland.

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