Shane Bieber is on a torrid pace at the moment for the Cleveland Indians. The pitcher is striking out batters at an alarming rate to being the 2021 season, and that kept up on Sunday afternoon against in-state rival Cincinnati. The Reds saw 13 hitters swing and miss as they fell 6-3 on the day.
Bieber improved to 2-1 thanks to the win, but he became the first pitcher in the history of the game to make four consecutive starts while recording at least ten K’s. The 2020 AL Cy Young winner was on the mound for eight innings in this one, allowing three runs in the process. He had a 4-0 lead after the top of the fourth and a 6-2 lead after the seventh, giving him ample run support. Jose Ramirez and Jordan Luplow each had homered in the victory, bringing the Indians to 8-7 at this very early stage.