CLEVELAND -- Francisco Lindor's two-out RBI single in the seventh inning snapped a tie and lifted the Cleveland Indians to a 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday afternoon at Progressive Field.
The Indians swept the three-game series to extend their winning streak to seven games.
Trevor Bauer (9-8) pitched eight innings, allowing one run on seven hits, with six strikeouts and one walk to get the win.
JC Ramirez (9-9) pitched 6 2/3 innings, yielding two runs on five hits, with four strikeouts and six walks while taking the loss.
With the game tied at 1-1, Brandon Guyer led off the bottom of the seventh by drawing a walk from Ramirez. A sacrifice bunt by Roberto Perez moved Guyer to second. Austin Jackson, pinch-hitting for Giovanny Urshela, drew a walk.
Ramirez struck out Bradley Zimmer, but Lindor lined a single to right field to score Guyer and give Cleveland a 2-1 lead.
The Indians took an early lead in the second, when Carlos Santana led off the inning by belting his 13th home run over the center field wall.
Bauer held the Angels scoreless on one hit through the first four innings, before Kole Calhoun led off the fifth with a single. Calhoun went to second on a groundout by Andrelton Simmons.
Luis Valbuena popped out for the second out, but C.J. Cron blooped a single to center field, scoring Calhoun with the tying run.
Cleveland nearly broke the tie in the bottom of the fifth. With one out Urshela drew a walk. Zimmer followed with a double to the wall in center field, with Urshela attempting to score from first on the hit. Center fielder Mike Trout threw to shortstop Simmons, whose strong relay throw to catcher Juan Graterol was in time to retire Urshela.
Cleveland challenged two aspects of the play. The first challenge was that Graterol was illegally blocking home plate while the second was that Urshela was safe. After a video review, the call was upheld.
Bauer's best pitching came in the seventh inning when Simmons led off with a single and went to third on a double by Valbuena. But with runners at second and third and none out, Bauer retired Cron on a groundout, struck out pinch-hitter Martin Maldonado, and got Kaleb Cowart on a groundout to end the inning.
NOTES: Indians C Yan Gomes has thrown out 46 percent of attempted base stealers (19-of-41), the best percentage in the majors. ... RHP Danny Salazar will start Friday against the White Sox in Chicago. It will be Salazar's second start since coming off the disabled list. In his first start vs. Toronto on Saturday, he pitched seven scoreless innings on one hit. ... The Angels will begin a three-game series in Toronto on Friday. The all-time series between the Angels and Blue Jays is 205-205. ... Angels OF Mike Trout has hit at least one home run against Toronto every year since 2012.