Guardians beat Angels, 5-3, for sixth straight win; Jose Ramirez hits a 2-run HR in the eighth

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Jose Ramirez got here bouncing into the clubhouse Wednesday morning, talking Japanese to Steven Kwan, doing turnaround soar photographs at the toy basketball hoop connected to one in all the pillars and kicking the again of one in all the clubhouse chairs simply for the heck of it

The Guardians Little Big Man was feeling good. Ramirez carried that vibe into the batter’s field in the eighth inning when he hit a two-run homer into the right-field seats to offer Cleveland a 5-3 victory over the Angels and a sixth-straight victory.

Ramirez’s twenty seventh homer not solely broke a 3-3 tie, however accomplished a three-game sweep of the Angels. Los Angeles is 1-21 at Progressive Field since the begin of the 2015 season.

The win lowered the Guardians’ magic quantity 17 to clinch the AL Central and stretched their lead over second place Chicago to 4 video games. The White Sox misplaced to the Rockies, whereas the third-place Twins, who’re 5 1/2 again, play the Royals tonight.

“The man is a fireball,” mentioned rookie Tyler Freeman, whose seventh-inning double tied the rating at 3-3. “He’s somebody to look as much as. He’s a chief.”

Ramirez’s homer adopted a leadoff single by Amed Rosario. He hit a 3-1 pitch to offer him 111 RBI for the season and 190 homers for his profession. Ramirez is tied with Rocky Colavito for eleventh place on the franchise house run record.

The Guardians at the moment are 24-10 in their final at-bat this season.

“You guys see me each day,” mentioned Ramirez, by interpreter Agustin Rivero. “I’m all the time the similar individual. I’m actually lucky to have what I’ve in life. I’ve a household and I get to play the sport I really like. I carry the similar power each day. That’s who I’m.”

Cal Quantrill gave the Guardians seven stable innings. He did not get the resolution, however he remained undefeated in his 41 profession appearances at Progressive Field. Trevor Stephan (5-4) earned the win with a scoreless eighth and James Karinchak pitched the ninth for his third save after Emmanuel Clase saved the first two video games of the collection.

“I although Cal did a actual good job, particularly towards their huge boys (Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani),” mentioned supervisor Terry Francona. “He did not get rewarded for it. Trout fought a couple off … however he received us by seven innings.

“We have been going to ship him again out for the eighth, however then we scored (to tie it).”

The Guardians chased the Angels for the higher a part of six innings earlier than pulling even in the seventh. Freeman tied the rating at 3-3 on a double to left discipline that scored Andres Gimenez from first base. Gimenez opened the inning with a seeing-eye single to heart off Jimmy Herget.

Austin Hedges moved Freeman to 3rd with a sacrifice bunt, however the Guardians could not get him house with the go-ahead run. Myles Straw hit a fly ball to proper discipline that was too shallow to attain Freeman. Lefty Jose Quijada relieved Herget and struck out Kwan on a 3-2 fastball.

Oscar Gonzalez gave the Guardians an early 1-0 lead with a 423-foot homer into the bleachers in left heart discipline to begin the second inning off lefty Patrick Sandoval. It was Gonzalez’s second homer in as many video games, his fourth in September and ninth for the season.

“He’s studying on the fly, however he is studying quick,” mentioned Francona.

Mickey Moniak countered that with a two-run homer off Quantrill in the third for a 2-1 Angels lead. Matt Duffy began the third with a single, however Quantrill retired the subsequent two batters. Moniak, nevertheless, drove a 3-1 pitch into the right-field seats.

It was Moniak’s second homer since being acquired by the Angels from the Phillies on Aug. 2.

Moniak helped prolong the Angels result in 3-1 with a two-out double in the fifth. He got here round to attain on Mike Trout’s bloop single to proper.

Trout and Ohtani have been a mixed 2-for-6 with an RBI towards Quantril. For the collection, they hit a mixed .250 (5-for-20) with one homer and three RBI towards the Guards.

“Back-to-back, that is a fairly dynamic duo,” mentioned Quantrill. “One of the hardest elements for me immediately was not pondering too far forward. Trout perhaps the greatest participant of our technology … perhaps endlessly. Ohtani is an MVP yearly.

“In the finish you continue to must assault the strike zone. I feel we did a good job in this three-game set of not giving them an excessive amount of credit score. They should be acknowledged. They are the greatest gamers in our sport, however going 2-0 towards them does not enhance your probabilities of getting them out.”

The Guardians made it a 3-2 sport in the fifth as Gimenez scored on a double play grounder by Hedges. Gimenez began the inning with a single off Sandoval and went to 3rd on Freeman’s single to left heart.

Cleveland missed a probability to a minimum of tie the rating in the sixth. One-out singles by Ramirez and Gonzalez chased Sandoval. Herget relieved and the Guardians pinch-hit Josh Naylor for Owen Miller. Naylor grounded into a 4-6-3 double play.

Quantrill allowed three runs on seven hits. He struck out six and did not stroll a batter. Sandoval allowed two runs on seven hits in 5 1/3 innings.

Next: The Guardians will play the White Sox at 1:10 pm at Progressive Field in a make-up sport. Rookie Hunter Gaddis (0-1, 21.60) will begin for Cleveland, whereas the White Sox begin Lance Lynn (6-5, 3.05). Bally Great Lakes Sports, WTAM and WMMS will carry the sport.

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