A ten spot in the first game, a combined no-hitter in the second game, and a double-digit win to complete the sweep.
What a road trip!
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CLEVELAND (AP) — Eric Lauer no-hit Cleveland into the sixth inning a day after Milwaukee threw a history-making no-no, his teammates belted five homers and the Brewers beat the Indians 11-1 on Sunday.
Just hours after Corbin Burnes and Josh Hader combined on the record ninth no-hitter in the majors this season — and Cleveland’s record third time being no-hit this year — Lauer threatened to make it two in a row.
“After the one last night, I said something to one of my buddies,” Lauer recalled. ”‘You think there’s ever been back to back no-hitters?’”
Lauer, a native of Northeast Ohio, didn’t give up a hit until Ryan Lavarnway singled to center with one out in the sixth. Lavarnway, the Indians’ backup catcher, lined a 1-2 pitch into center field and was relieved to finally see a ball land safely.
“Yeah, I think it was about 14 innings, (which) is about 13 innings too long for us to go hitless,” Lavarnway said. “The Brewers have a very talented staff. Good job for them. I’m glad we finally got the hit.”