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CLEVELAND (AP) - Trevor Bauer threw a three-hitter for his second career complete game, Jason Kipnis hit a two-run homer and the Cleveland Indians defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 6-1 on Wednesday night for their sixth straight win.

Bauer (5-2) struck out 10, walked one and allowed only one runner past second base. It was the second straight three-hitter for the Indians, following Corey Kluber's in a 6-0 win over the Rays on Tuesday.

Kipnis' homer highlighted a three-run first inning off Chris Archer (4-10). Carlos Santana drove in two runs while Jose Ramirez and Francisco Lindor also had RBIs.

Cleveland leads the AL Central and has won 11 straight at Progressive Field. The Indians are also 11 games over .500 (41-30).

Corey Dickerson drove in the only run for Tampa Bay, which has lost seven straight.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The Cincinnati Reds have reinstated right-hander Michael Lorenzen from the 60-day disabled list.

Cincinnati made the move before Wednesday's game at Texas. Right-hander Alfredo Simon was put on the 15-day DL with a muscle strain, a move retroactive to June 16.

Lorenzen made four scoreless relief appearances while on a rehab assignment for Triple-A Louisville. He had been on the DL with a sprained right elbow that limited him to one spring training appearance.

To make room on the 40-man roster, the Reds reinstated infielder Jordan Pacheco from the 15-day DL and outrighted him to Louisville. Pacheco refused the outright assignment and instead elected to become a free agent.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Cole Hamels struck out eight in six solid innings, Prince Fielder had a two-run single and the Texas Rangers beat the Cincinnati Reds 6-4 on Wednesday night for a split in the two-game interleague series.

Ian Desmond hit his 12th homer for Texas after entering in the seventh inning on a night when the center fielder got a scheduled break from the starting lineup. Shin-Soo Choo led off the eighth with his second homer.

The Rangers, who have the American League's best record at 47-26, went ahead to stay with four runs in the fourth off Dan Straily (4-4). The Rangers had the bases loaded without a hit or a walk before Adrian Beltre had an RBI single and Fielder immediately followed with a hard liner to right.

Hamels (8-1) scattered five hits, walked two and allowed only one run while improving to 3-0 with a 1.82 ERA in five June starts since his only loss May 27.

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