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Trevor Bauer has precautionary X-ray; Edwin Encarnacion to DL

August 12, 2018 4:15 AM
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CHICAGO -- There is little drama left in the Cleveland Indians' quest to repeat as American League Central champions, but their hopes beyond that became somewhat theatrical Saturday when ace Trevor Bauer left his start after being struck by a line drive.

Bauer was cruising with a two-hitter against the Chicago White Sox into the bottom of the seventh inning when a laser off the bat of Jose Abreu caught him on the right ankle. Bauer recoiled when the ball headed his way, curling his leg up in a defensive posture, but the shot ricocheted off the ankle...

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