Milaukee reliever brews up loss for Tribe
Reliever Brent Suter homered off AL Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber and threw 42/3 innings of two-run ball to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a 3-2 win on Tuesday night over the Cleveland Indians.
Suter hit the first pitch thrown by Kluber in the third, a sinker, to center for the first homer of his professional career. It was the first home run given up by Kluber to a pitcher in his eight years with the Indians.
Suter (2-2) had an eventful night on the mound too. The left-hander entered with one out in the first for starter Wade Miley, who left following 19 pitches with a strained right oblique.
Suter allowed five hits, including solo homers to Jose Ramirez and Francisco Lindor, and struck out five in handing Cleveland its fourth straight loss.
He made a diving catch of a bunt attempt in front of the plate by Kluber in the second inning with two men on and one out, then threw out Brandon Guyer at second for an inning-ending double play.
Three more relievers combined to hold the Indians scoreless for the final four innings, with Josh Hader fanning three over the last two innings for his fifth save.
Travis Shaw had a two-run homer in the first inning for Milwaukee.
Kluber (5-2) had his five-start winning streak snapped.
Indians: RH Carlos Carrasco (4-1) is 5-4 with a 3.21 ERA in 16 interleague games.
Brewers: Opponents are hitting just .202 off RH Junior Guerra (2-2).