Cleveland starting pitcher Shane Bieber fanned 11 White Sox batters in 6 innings and set a Major League record in the process.
Bieber has stuck out 8 or more batters in 18 straight games, a streak that breaks a tie with Hall of Famer Randy “Big Unit” Johnson, who accomplished that in 17 consecutive games over the 1999-2000 seasons.
Until Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez homered in the top of the ninth, the Indians had played small ball all night, scoring all of their runs on singles and a ground-out in the third. The Sox scored once in the first on a double by center fielder Luis Robert and then twice in the third on RBI singles from shortstop Tim Anderson and third baseman Yoan Moncada, but were shut out the rest of the way.
The two teams play again today at Guaranteed Rate field.