June 25, 2016


Rangers 10, Indians 0: Tribe bats silent again

RANGERS (1-5) 10, INDIANS (5-3) 0

STEP BACK: Rotation candidate Zach McAllister wasn’t able to build on a brilliant debut. The right-hander was roughed up for the duration of his two-inning effort — five earned runs on seven hits.

SLUMP CITY: The Indians’ offense stayed in its shell for the third straight game. Cleveland, which was shut out for the first time this spring, has scored just two runs over its last two games.

HITS: Prized-pitching prospect Trevor Bauer was by far the best the Indians had in the pitching department. The right-hander faced the minimum over two innings and struck out one. … Left fielder Ryan Raburn and third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall each went 2-for-4 to account for four of the Indians’ five hits.

MISSES: Second baseman Jason Kipnis went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts and also committed a throwing error that scored a run in the second inning. … Right-hander Vinnie Pestano allowed two runs on three hits and a walk in just one inning.

ATTENDANCE: 3,217 at Surprise Stadium


About Chris Assenheimer

Award-winning sportswriter Chris Assenheimer has covered the Indians since 1997. Prior to that, he also covered Ohio State football and basketball. He's a graduate of (Bay Village) Bay High School and The Ohio State University, and can be reached at 329-7137 or CAssenheimer@chroniclet.com. Like him on Facebook and follow him on Twitter.