Plutko, Miller pitch Indians past Cubs 1-0

Adam Plutko carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning and Andrew Miller provided stellar relief work, helping the Cleveland Indians beat the Chicago Cubs 1-0 on Wednesday night.

Posted: May 23, 2018 11:51 PM

CHICAGO (AP) — Adam Plutko carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning and Andrew Miller provided stellar relief work, helping the Cleveland Indians beat the Chicago Cubs 1-0 on Wednesday night.

Plutko (2-0) struck out four and walked four in his second major league start. The right-hander was promoted from Triple-A Columbus to replace the struggling Josh Tomlin in Cleveland’s rotation.

Michael Brantley, Francisco Lindor and Rajai Davis had two hits apiece as the AL Central leaders won for the third time in four games. Brantley extended his hitting streak to 12 games, and Davis also contributed a leaping catch against the wall in center, robbing Addison Russell of a likely run-scoring hit in the second.

The Indians completed a sweep of their two-game set versus the Cubs in their first appearance at Wrigley Field since they lost the 2016 World Series.

Chicago wasted a terrific start by Jon Lester (4-2) in its second straight loss after taking three of four last weekend in Cincinnati. The lefty allowed six hits, struck out four and walked one while lowering his ERA to 2.37 in his 10th start this year.

Plutko was even better. He retired 13 in a row before Anthony Rizzo led off the seventh with a double for Chicago’s first hit. Willson Contreras then reached on an infield single, chasing Plutko and putting runners on the corners.

But Miller came in and shut the door, preserving Cleveland’s 1-0 lead. He jumped on Javier Baez’s bunt right back to him and threw out Rizzo at home. Russell then struck out swinging and Jason Heyward bounced to first, ending the inning.

Miller also got the first two outs of the eighth. After Kyle Schwarber singled, Cody Allen retired Kris Bryant on a fly ball to center. Allen worked the ninth for his seventh save in eight chances.

Plutko also helped the Indians jump in front with a sacrifice in the third, advancing Davis to second after a leadoff single. It was Plutko’s first professional plate appearance; he did not bat in the minors or during his college career at UCLA.

Lindor then popped out, but Brantley dumped an RBI single into center. The sweet-swinging Brantley also had two hits and scored twice in Tuesday’s 10-1 victory over the Cubs.

West Lafayette
Cloudy
54° wxIcon
Hi: 56° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 54°
Kokomo
Partly Cloudy
60° wxIcon
Hi: 60° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 60°
Rensselaer
Cloudy
52° wxIcon
Hi: 55° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 52°
Fowler
Cloudy
54° wxIcon
Hi: 55° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 54°
Williamsport
Cloudy
54° wxIcon
Hi: 56° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 54°
Crawfordsville
Partly Cloudy
57° wxIcon
Hi: 58° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 57°
Frankfort
Partly Cloudy
57° wxIcon
Hi: 58° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 57°
Delphi
Mostly Cloudy
53° wxIcon
Hi: 58° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 53°
Monticello
Cloudy
54° wxIcon
Hi: 58° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 54°
Logansport
Cloudy
55° wxIcon
Hi: 58° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 55°
Cloudy, windy and cooler
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1003647

Reported Deaths: 16423
CountyCasesDeaths
Marion1351072116
Lake661851159
Allen57674800
Hamilton46217464
St. Joseph44210611
Elkhart35807508
Vanderburgh32162480
Tippecanoe27859258
Johnson25007444
Hendricks23795357
Porter22856365
Madison18694408
Clark18505252
Vigo17393303
Monroe15218199
LaPorte15101250
Delaware15024261
Howard14681289
Kosciusko12260147
Hancock11682175
Bartholomew11548180
Warrick11270189
Floyd11059214
Wayne10946253
Grant10019219
Morgan9438176
Boone8891116
Dubois8249131
Dearborn819893
Henry8174152
Noble8003106
Marshall7891135
Cass7519121
Lawrence7433171
Shelby7171119
Jackson695889
Gibson6567115
Harrison646691
Huntington636899
Knox6360106
DeKalb628699
Montgomery6229109
Miami591498
Putnam577678
Clinton572171
Whitley563455
Steuben558976
Wabash5309103
Jasper527879
Jefferson509297
Ripley498686
Adams479775
Daviess4653114
Scott438473
Greene423596
Wells422588
Clay421360
White417364
Decatur4152102
Fayette405787
Jennings385961
Posey375844
Washington356150
LaGrange356078
Randolph343499
Spencer338743
Fountain333860
Sullivan327852
Starke315570
Owen313970
Fulton309167
Orange292663
Jay283445
Franklin265143
Perry264852
Rush260832
Carroll260633
Vermillion257254
Parke230426
Pike228443
Tipton227259
Blackford191841
Pulaski183157
Crawford159023
Newton156848
Benton150217
Brown145747
Martin138019
Switzerland134811
Warren120816
Union107016
Ohio84213
Unassigned0540

COVID-19 Important links and resources

As the spread of COVID-19, or as it's more commonly known as the coronavirus continues, this page will serve as your one-stop for the resources you need to stay informed and to keep you and your family safe. CLICK HERE

Closings related to the prevention of the COVID-19 can be found on our Closings page.

Community Events