MEMORABLE NIGHT: The 16th Taiwanese to play in the major leagues, belted his three-run homer in the sixth inning as Cleveland closed on the second wild-card spot
Date: Sep 11, 2019
By: AP, ANAHEIM, California
Chang Yu on Monday became the fourth Taiwanese to homer in the majors, but the 24-year-oldCleveland Indians infield prospect filling in for injured third baseman Jose Ramirez, who broke his hand last month, was upstaged by a local boy coming home.
Chants of “Let’s go, Bieber” rolled out of the Angel Stadium stands before Shane Bieber had even thrown a pitch. The raucous cheers continued all night long and they culminated in that rarest of baseball honors: a curtain call for a visiting player.
Although the Indians were on the road, Bieber was at home — and the kid from Laguna Hills definitely pitched like it.
Bieber threw seven stellar innings of five-hit ball in his first career start at his hometown stadium, while rookie Chang hit his first major league homer in the Indians’ 6-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels. [FULL STORY]