Last Update on August 29, 2015 05:31 GMT
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Taylor Jungmann pitched six strong innings and fellow rookie Domingo Santana homered to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a 5-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night.
Jungmann (8-5) limited the Reds to three hits and three walks while striking out five.
Cincinnati rookie Raisel Iglesias (3-6) turned in a strong performance of his own by retiring 16 straight during one stretch.
While St. Louis, Pittsburgh and Chicago have made headlines in the NL Central this year, the Reds and Brewers are simply trying to avoid the basement of the majors' most competitive division. Milwaukee (54-74) snapped a four-game skid to remain 1 1/2 games ahead of Cincinnati (52-75).
Cincinnati has lost 13 of 14 and hasn't scored a run in 19 innings.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Trevor Bauer, starting in place of an ill Danny Salazar, allowed one run in eight innings and the Cleveland Indians defeated the Los Angeles Angels 3-1 on Friday night.
Bauer (10-10) won for the second time in nine starts. He replaced Salazar, who was scratched because of a virus. Bauer allowed five hits and struck out seven.
Jason Kipnis, the American League's leading hitter (.324), drove in the go-ahead run with a seventh-inning single to cap a three-run rally. Kipnis, who had struck out twice and hit into a double play in his first three at-bats, delivered off Trevor Gott (2-2).
Kaleb Cowart's RBI single in the fifth drove in the Angels' only run. Los Angeles entered the night one-half game behind Texas for the second wild-card spot in the AL.
Cody Allen worked a perfect ninth for his 27th save.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona says he won't use an out clause in his contract if team president Mark Shapiro takes a job elsewhere.
Shapiro reportedly is a candidate to succeed Toronto Blue Jays President Paul Beeston, who plans to retire after this season. Shapiro has declined to comment on the report. Francona said last week Shapiro had made him aware of the situation, which reportedly will be resolved in the next few days.
Francona signed a contract extension following last season through 2018 with team options for 2019 and 2020.
Francona said Friday that he had no intention of using the opt-out clause to get himself a better job.