Plutko allowed one run and one hit in six innings of work, finishing with four strikeouts. It was Plutko’s first start of the season. He missed most of April with a forearm injury.
The Indians produced just enough offense to get the win. Carlos Santana’s double in the fourth inning was their first hit of the game. Jordan Luplow smashed a two-run homer a few moments later and the Indians took a 2-1 lead. Luplow has showed plenty of power for the Tribe this season. He has five home runs in his last eight starts.