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Bieber brilliant, Tribe tame Tigers 5-2

Updated: May. 27, 2021 at 4:18 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Shane Bieber dominated Detroit Thursday afternoon, striking out 12 in 7 innings as the Indians won on the road 5-2.

Bieber allowed just one hit, a 7th-inning homer by Jonathan Schoop.

He walked four and threw 103 pitches, improving to 5-3 on the season after struggling in his previous two starts.

“He was back to being Bieber,” said manager Terry Francona.

Bieber also notched his 600th career strikeout on the game, a mark he reached in just 77 games, the fastest in Indians history.

Eddie Rosario hit a 2-run homer for Cleveland.

Harold Ramirez drove in 2 runs as well for the Tribe, who take 3 of 4 in the series.

The win was also the 700th for Francona with the Indians, which places him 3rd behind Mike Hargrove and Lou Boudreau.

“That’s pretty good company, said Francona, who claimed to not even know about the milestone. “I’m honored by the company.”

Now the Indians return to Progressive Field for a 6-game homestand against Toronto and the White Sox.

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