Ramirez, Bieber shine as Tribe stop Royals 4-2

Shane Bieber

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The Indians’ two stars came through on Wednesday afternoon.

Jose Ramirez hit 2 homers, including the game winner in the 8th inning, and Shane Bieber fanned 12 for the second straight start as Cleveland beat Kansas City 4-2 at Progressive Field.

Bieber’s now the only pitcher in MLB history to strike out 12 or more in his first 2 starts in consecutive seasons.

Bieber allowed 2 runs on 3 hits, walking four in 6 2/3 innings.

Nick Wittgren got the save, his first of the season.

Ramirez broke a 2-2 tie in the 8th with a 2-run shot off reliever Greg Holland, making a winner of Emmanuel Clase who had pitched a scoreless 8th with 2 strikeouts.

The win allows Cleveland to split the 2-game series and improve to 2-3 overall.

The Tribe welcome Detroit this weekend for a 3-game set.

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