Jose Abreu belted a pair of homers and drove in three runs in Chicago's 8-5 victory over Cleveland on Tuesday. The reigning American League Most Valuable Player is 6-for-19 with five RBIs and four runs scored in his past five games after batting just . in his first 13 contests of the season.
On Tuesday night, Hentges got his first taste, working one inning in Cleveland's 8-5 loss. It came with some bad, courtesy of the reigning American League MVP, and it came with some good, as he struck out the side. So, in reality, Hentges' intriguing potential arrived with an intriguing debut.
Cleveland Indians ace pitcher, Shane Bieber is off to a record start this season with 48 strikeouts in four starts. Bieber’s 48 strikeouts equal Nolan Ryan’s total from his first four starts in 1978, but Bieber is the first pitcher to have at least 10 strikeouts in the first four games of a season. He has also thrown at least eight strikeouts in 16 consecutive starts, tying him for second in MLB history with Pedro Martinez.