Cleveland Indians pitchers only gave up three hits against Atlanta, but the Tribe still came up short on Tuesday night in a 2-0 loss to the Atlanta Braves.
Atlanta second baseman Elliott Johnson slugged a two-run triple to right field off Danny Salazar (1-2), and that was all the offense either team could muster.
Salazar lasted four innings for the Tribe. Relievers Marc Rzepczynski, Matt Albers and Carlos Carrasco combined to throw four innings, giving up no hits, runs or walks.
Cleveland collected six hits, five of them against rookie starter Alex Wood (3-2), who somehow managed to lower his August ERA of 1.11.
Craig Kimbrel pitched the ninth for his 42nd save of the year. His ERA is 1.01 for the whole season.
Asdrubal Cabrera (pictured) went three-for-four to account for half of the Tribe’s hits.
Detroit lost to Oakland, so the Indians still trail the Tigers by six games in the AL Central Division.
The Tribe will send Justin Masterson (14-9) to the mound against the Braves’ Paul Maholm (9-10) tonight at 7:10 p.m.
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