WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Cal Quantrill pitched two-hit ball over seven innings, Amed Rosario launched an early homer and the Cleveland Indians beat the Los Angeles Angels 3-0 in the MLB Little League Classic.
As the rain held off, youngsters in town for the Little League World Series were able to enjoy the festivities. Kids rushed to the stands for ice cream and sweets, popping inflatable thunder sticks in excitement for each big league at-bat.
Rosario belted a two-run homer off Angels starter José Suarez in the first inning. Quantrill struck out nine and walked two. Emmanuel Clase got three outs for his 18th save.
Cleveland completed a three-game sweep of LA to climb back to .500 (61-61) for the first time in almost two weeks. The club also now sits 7 1/2 games behind the Boston Red Sox and Oakland Athletics for the American League's second wild-card spot.
The Tribe returns home this Tuesday for the start of a three-game tilt with the Texas Rangers.
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