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Cleveland Indians' offense, bullpen falter in 7-1 loss to Milwaukee Brewers

Carlos Carrasco went six strong innings, but ended up with a no-decision.
Credit: Tony Dejak/AP
Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor strikes out in the sixth inning in a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, in Cleveland.

CLEVELAND — (AP) Corbin Burnes pitched six strong innings, Keston Hiura hit an RBI double in Milwaukee's four-run seventh inning and the Brewers beat the Cleveland Indians 7-1.

Burnes didn't allow an earned run and only three hits to the offensively inconsistent Indians. The right-hander recently returned to the rotation after a three-game relief stint.

Hiura added a two-run homer in the seventh as the Brewers (18-19) won the opener of a five-game trip and broke the tie in the all-time series between the clubs. Milwaukee is 208-207 all-time against Cleveland. The Indians (23-15) have scored two runs or less in 18 of 38 games and managed just four hits on Friday night.

Carlos Carrasco went six strong innings, but ended up with his second straight no-decision after leaving with the game tied at one. Phil Maton allowed three runs in just a third of an inning, while rookie James Karinchak struggled again by giving up two in an inning of work.

The two teams will be back at it Saturday at 7:10 p.m. Aaron Civale (3-4 3.72 ERA) will start for Cleveland against Milwaukee's Brandon Woodruff (2-3, 3.67).