Civale watched 39-year-old Adam Wainwright do his thing against his Indians’ teammates. Wainwright, throwing mostly slow-motion curves, worked seven mesmerizing innings in an 8-2 St. Louis win on Wednesday night. The Indians didn’t have a hit against Wainwright after the first inning and only one man reached base.
A win is a certainty for Cleveland when Aaron Civale is in a groove pitching and his teammates score at least three runs. Civale delivered eight shutout innings Friday night at Progressive Field and Cleveland's offense totaled 14 hits in a 7-0 win over the Seattle Mariners. Civale allowed just one hit, retired the final 22 batters he faced after loading the bases in the first inning and improved to 15-0 when his teammates score at least three runs.
Seattle Mariners (31-34, fourth in the AL West) vs. Cleveland Indians (33-27, second in the AL Central) Cleveland; Saturday, 4:10 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Mariners: Yusei Kikuchi (3-3, 3.92 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, 69 strikeouts) Indians: Triston McKenzie (1-3, 6.26 ERA, 1.51 WHIP, 59 strikeouts) BOTTOM LINE: Cleveland heads into the matchup fresh off a dominant performance by Aaron Civale. Civale threw eight innings, surrendering zero runs on one hit with 11 strikeouts against Seattle.