Shane Bieber allowed three hits in seven innings, Leonys Martin homered in his return to Detroit and the Cleveland Indians beat the Detroit Tigers 4-0 on Thursday.

Bieber (1-0) struck out six with one walk, improving to 8-0 on the road in his young career. Cleveland has won six of seven after taking two of three in this series.

Martin, traded from the Tigers to Cleveland last year, hit a solo homer in the third. He and Carlos Santana had three hits apiece for the Indians.

Cleveland Indians' Leonys Martin is greeted in the dugout after scoring in the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Thursday, April 11, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Cleveland Indians’ Leonys Martin is greeted in the dugout after scoring in the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Thursday, April 11, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Spencer Turnbull (0-2) allowed three runs in four innings.

Turnbull struck out the game’s first two hitters before Jake Bauers singled, stole second and scored on Santana’s single. Martin made it 2-0 with his homer, then added an RBI single in the fourth.

Santana hit an RBI single in the seventh.

Detroit Tigers right fielder Niko Goodrum catches the ball hit by Cleveland Indians' Jose Ramirez during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, April 11, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Detroit Tigers right fielder Niko Goodrum catches the ball hit by Cleveland Indians’ Jose Ramirez during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, April 11, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

TRAINER’S ROOM

Indians: Chris Antonetti, Cleveland’s president of baseball operations, said SS Francisco Lindor (right calf) is making progress. “He’s at the point of being able to do everything baseball-wise, from taking groundballs to taking batting practice,” Antonetti said. “It’s just a question of those more aggressive movements and turns. That’s a next step.” … Antonetti said 2B Jason Kipnis (right calf) could join the team on the next trip. He said RHP Danny Salazar (right shoulder) is able to throw off a mound now, and he hopes Salazar can be an option for the Indians later this season.

Tigers: OF Nicholas Castellanos missed the game with a toe injury. … Detroit reinstated OF JaCoby Jones (left shoulder) from the injured list and designated OF Mikie Mahtook for assignment. Mahtook went hitless in 23 at-bats for the Tigers this year.

UP NEXT

Indians: Cleveland heads to Kansas City, where Carlos Carrasco (1-1) starts for the Indians against Brad Keller (1-1) in Friday night’s series opener.

Tigers: Detroit’s game at Minnesota on Friday night already has been postponed because of expected snow. It will be made up as part of a split doubleheader on May 11th.

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