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Indians' Kluber loses 1-0 to Dodgers' Haren

Published on NewsOK Modified: July 1, 2014 at 1:36 am •  Published: July 1, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For the third straight game, the Cleveland Indians were involved in a one-hit shutout. And for the second day in a row, they were on the short end.

Michael Bourn was awarded a single in the third inning after umpire Adrian Johnson's original call was reversed on a replay challenge by manager Terry Francona. That was all the Indians could get against Dan Haren in a 1-0 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday night.

Cleveland was unsuccessful against Haren (8-4) after Seattle's Felix Hernandez stymied them through eight innings on Sunday.

"I would have liked to be on the winning side of all three," said Cleveland third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall, whose single in the fifth inning against Hernandez was the Indians' only hit following Josh Tomlin's complete-game 5-0 victory over the Mariners on Saturday.

"You've got to give the pitchers credit. That doesn't happen a lot," Chisenhall added. "We usually work counts, get deep into counts, get hits and put pressure on guys. But we haven't done that two days in a row."

Dodgers shortstop Miguel Rojas made a diving stop of Bourn's smash behind second base and got the out call from Johnson before Francona strolled out of the dugout. Bourn then stole second, giving the Indians two men in scoring position. But Asdrubal Cabrera looked at a third strike.

Had the play on Bourn not been overturned, Haren felt he had enough gas to go two more innings and try for the Dodgers' third no-hitter of the season after the gems by Josh Beckett and Clayton Kershaw.

"I didn't even think about it until I came out of the game and Zack (Greinke) said something like: 'If this was last year, you'd have a no-hitter,'" Haren said after his 103-pitch effort. "I think 2 2-3 was the longest I've had a no-hitter this year, so that was pretty good for me."

The Dodgers, who held the NL champion Cardinals to just four runs while taking three of four, had runners at second and third in the fourth inning when Corey Kluber struck out Andre Ethier and retired Juan Uribe on a flyball.

Ethier came up again in the seventh and led off with an opposite-field triple off the glove of left fielder Michael Brantley on the warning track. Two outs later, pinch-hitter Hanley Ramirez was intentionally walked and rookie Clint Robinson worked the count full before smacking a single up the middle for his first major league hit and RBI.

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