Verlander surrenders 9 runs in loss
SATURDAY’S RESULTS N.Y. YANKEES 3, St. Louis 2 Philadelphia 4, WASHINGTON 2 TORONTO 2, Baltimore 1 CINCINNATI 7, Milwaukee 5 MINNESOTA 6, Chicago White Sox 0 Pittsburgh 8, CHICAGO CUBS 7 BOSTON 2, Tampa Bay 1 Colorado 5, SAN FRANCISCO 0 CLEVELAND 13, Detroit 6 Houston 10, OAKLAND 6 ATLANTA 4, San Diego 2 MIAMI 5, N.Y. Mets 4 KANSAS CITY 3, L.A. Angels 2 Texas at Seattle, late Arizona at L.A. Dodgers, late MONDAY’S SCHEDULE Tampa Bay at Boston, 11:05 a.m. Pittsburgh at St. Louis, 7 Chicago White Sox at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 San Diego at Atlanta, 7:35 Milwaukee at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 Cleveland at Minnesota, 8:10 L.A. Angels at Houston, 8:10 Texas at Oakland, 10:05 Miami at Seattle, 10:10 Arizona at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 FRIDAY’S RESULTS Pittsburgh 4, CHICAGO CUBS 2 Chicago White Sox 2 MINNESOTA 1 WASHINGTON 3, Philadelphia 2 (10) N.Y. YANKEES 4, St. Louis 3 Baltimore 6, TORONTO 4 Milwaukee 10, CINCINNATI 4 MIAMI 3, N.Y. Mets 2 Tampa Bay 10, BOSTON 5 ATLANTA 5, San Diego 2 KANSAS CITY 7, L.A. Angels 1 Detroit 7, CLEVELAND 6 SAN FRANCISCO 8, Colorado 2 Houston 7, OAKLAND 2 SEATTLE 2, Texas 1 L.A. DODGERS 7, Arizona 1
CLEVELAND — Jose Ramirez went 4-for-4 with a pair of three-run homers and Tigers ace Justin Verlander matched a career high by allowing nine runs Saturday in a 13-6 loss to the Indians.
Ramirez had a career-high six RBIs with home runs in the first off Verlander and the eighth against Anibal Sanchez. The switch hitter also singled in the third and fifth.
Verlander (1-1) gave up 11 hits in four-plus innings, including home runs by Carlos Santana and Lonnie Chisenhall. The 2011 AL Cy Young Award winner and MVP also surrendered nine runs against the White Sox in 2008 and the Rangers in 2014.
The defeat stopped a 20-start streak in which Verlander had allowed three or fewer runs dating back to June 26, when the Indians scored eight runs off him in 42⁄3 innings.
Verlander fell to 19-22 against the Indians, the most losses he has against any team in his career, and is 9-15 at Progressive Field.
Santana had three of the Indians’ 19 hits and four RBIs, with his two-run homer coming in the second. Chisenhall added his two-run drive in the third for the Indians, who had lost six of seven. Santana drove in two more runs with a fifth-inning single off Shane Greene, but both runs were charged to Verlander. Santana is 16-for-70 in his career against Verlander but has eight home runs and 15 RBIs. The eight homers are the most Verlander has yielded to any opponent.
In a matchup of aces, Corey Kluber (1-1) struck out eight in 6 ⁄ innings, allowing six runs on 1
3 eight hits. Verlander finished second to the Red Sox’s Rick Porcello in last year’s AL Cy Young voting, with Kluber third.
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