Bauer, Kluber, Carrasco combine for feat for first time since 1994
The Cleveland Indians starters threw three consecutive complete games for the first time since 1994 this week. Trevor Bauer, Corey Kluber and Carlos Carrasco combined to throw three consecutive complete games for the Indians on July 29-31 against the Kansas City Royals and Oakland Athletics.
Bauer pitched a complete game on Tuesday against the Royals, giving five hits and two runs while striking out six and walking one. However Bauer took the loss as the Indians fell 2-1 to Kansas City.
Wednesday, Kluber allowed just five hits and one run, striking out six and walking one as the Indians demolished the Royals, 12-1. And Thursday night in Oakland, Carrasco threw a 2-hit complete game shutout, striking out seven and walking just one as the Indians beat the Athletics 3-1.
It was the first time since 1994 that the Indians logged three straight complete games. In '94, Mark Clark, Jack Morris and Charles Nagy threw consecutive complete games from June 30 to July 2. It was also the first time a team recorded three straight complete games since the Oakland Athletics accomplished the feat in 2010.