Some much-needed resiliency has put the Cleveland Indians in position to beat the Cincinnati Reds and win a fourth straight series. Two days removed from being no-hit for the second time this season, the Indians aim for a second consecutive victory over the visiting Reds on Sunday. Needing tobounce back after Wade Miley silenced them in Friday night's 3-0 series-opening loss, the Indians rapped 11 hits, received five walks and rolled to a 9-2 victory over Cincinnati on Saturday.
César Hernández hit a three-run triple, José Ramírez drove in two runs and Aaron Civale pitched seven solid innings as the Cleveland Indians swung back after being no-hit for the second time in 24 days by beating the Cincinnati Reds 9-2. The Indians became the 18th team to be no-hit twice in the same season Friday as Wade Miley shut them down for the majors’ fourth no-no in 2021.
In the past, in order for a pitcher to throw a no-hitter, his team would usually have to make a good defensive play early in the game that allowed him to get to a certain point, Francona said. By my tally last night, I think we only hit one ball really hard, that was Franmil,” Francona said. The approach to hitting has changed so much that you don’t see guys shortening up with two strikes, maybe hitting the ball the other way, so there’s more strikeouts.