Tony Santillan

Tony Santillan

Height/Weight: 6' 3"/240 lbs
Bat: R
Throw: R
Born: Fort Worth, Texas
College: None
Draft: 2015 2nd round by the
  • The Canadian Press

    Indians face Reds, aim to build on Civale's strong outing

    Cincinnati Reds (15-16, fourth in the NL Central) vs. Cleveland Indians (18-14, second in the AL Central) Cleveland; Sunday, 1:10 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Reds: Tyler Mahle (1-1, 2.94 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, 41 strikeouts) Indians: Sam Hentges (1-0, 5.00 ERA, 1.78 WHIP, 8 strikeouts) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Indians +120, Reds -139; over/under is 8 runs BOTTOM LINE: Cleveland heads into the matchup after a strong showing by Aaron Civale. Civale went seven innings, giving up one run on five hits with five strikeouts against Cincinnati. The Indians are 8-7 on their home turf. The Cleveland pitching staff averages 9.8 strikeouts per nine innings, Shane Bieber leads them with a mark of 14.3. The Reds are 5-9 on the road. Cincinnati has a team on-base percentage of .317, good for third in the National League. Jesse Winker leads the team with a mark of .418. The Indians won the last meeting 9-2. Aaron Civale recorded his fifth victory and Cesar Hernandez went 1-for-5 with a triple and three RBIs for Cleveland. Luis Castillo took his fourth loss for Cincinnati. TOP PERFORMERS: Jose Ramirez leads the Indians with nine home runs and has 20 RBIs. Nick Castellanos leads the Reds with 36 hits and has 21 RBIs. LAST 10 GAMES: Indians: 7-3, .208 batting average, 3.54 ERA, outscored opponents by 10 runs Reds: 6-4, .225 batting average, 5.24 ERA, outscored by 15 runs INJURIES: Indians: Cam Hill: (right wrist), Roberto Perez: (finger). Reds: Michael Lorenzen: (shoulder), Brandon Bailey: (elbow), Aristides Aquino: (hand), Joey Votto: (thumb). ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar. The Associated Press

  • Indians bounce back from being no-hit again, smash Reds 9-2
    The Canadian Press

    Indians bounce back from being no-hit again, smash Reds 9-2

    CLEVELAND — César Hernández hit a three-run triple and Aaron Civale pitched seven strong innings to stay unbeaten as the Cleveland Indians struck back after being no-hit for the second time in 24 days by belting the Cincinnati Reds 9-2 on Saturday night. The Indians became the 18th team to be no-hit twice in the same season on Friday, when Wade Miley shut them down for the majors' fourth no-no in 2021. There was no more dubious history for Cleveland. José Ramírez had two RBIs and the Indians scored six times off starter Luis Castillo (1-4), who was hurt by the Reds making two errors. Civale (5-0) allowed one run and five hits. The right-hander improved to 11-0 when he's supported by at least three runs. Indians manager Terry Francona was anxious to see if his team would bounce back from another embarrassing performance — the Indians are only the second team since 1900 to be no-hit twice in its first 31 games. “I expect that we will,” he said. The Indians did just that, collecting 11 hits with one of their most lopsided wins this season. Cleveland has won 10 of 13 overall. The only other team to be no-hit twice so quickly in the modern era is the 1917 Chicago White Sox, who had it happen it to them on consecutive days. They went on to win the World Series. Tyler Naquin, who dropped a routine fly for one of Cincinnati's errors, homered in the ninth. Hernández's bases-clearing triple capped a four-run fourth and gave the Indians a 6-1 lead. Castillo gave up consecutive singles to open the inning before Austin Hedges' RBI single put Cleveland ahead 3-1. Reds shortstop Kyle Farmer then dropped a throw on a potential force out and double play to load the bases, and Hernández capitalized by pulling his triple into the right-field corner. The Indians moved quickly to get their first hit since returning from a 6-1 road trip. Amed Rosario walked with one out in the first and and Eddie Rosario delivered a two-out RBI double off Castillo, who has a 15.43 ERA in the opening inning this season. UNDER PRESSURE Reds manager David Bell was still glowing in the aftermath of Miley's gem, the Reds' 17th no-hitter. Bell reiterated he's never seen players “so genuinely happy” for a teammate. It was the second no-hitter Bell has been involved in. He played second for Philadelphia in 2003, when Kevin Millwood threw one for the Phillies. “It was even different than a playoff game, the anxiety,” Bell said. “You really have to convince yourself you want the ball hit to you.” NO-NO KNOW HOW The rash of early no-hitters has spawned theories as to why they're happening so frequently, and what's led to an offensive decline. Better pitching? Too many hitters trying to hit homers? "I don’t know if I have a great idea," Francona said. “Offence as a whole is down. The approach to hitting has changed so much that you don’t see guys shortening up with two strikes, maybe hitting the ball the other way, so there’s more strikeouts. There’s shifting and guys aren’t taking advantage of it, so you’re gonna see less offence.” TRAINER'S ROOM Indians: C Roberto Pérez is expected to be back in Cleveland on Sunday after undergoing surgery on his fractured right ring finger. He had three pins inserted to stabilize the break. Pérez will need at least two months to recover. UP NEXT Reds RHP Tyler Mahle (1-1) starts the series finale against LHP Sam Hentges (1-0), who makes his first career start. ___ More AP MLB: and Tom Withers, The Associated Press


    Mike Moustakas' sacrifice fly

    Mike Moustakas elevates a sacrifice fly to center field deep enough for Nick Senzel to score in the top of the 3rd inning