Charles Odum

ATLANTA: Lonnie Chisenhall hit a three-run homer, Trevor Bauer gave up two runs in six innings and the Indians beat the Atlanta Braves 8-3 on Monday night for their 10th straight win.

Jason Kipnis added a homer in the ninth.

The AL Central-leading Indians extended the majorsí longest winning streak of the season. It is their longest streak since closing the 2013 regular season with 10 consecutive wins.

The Indians have outscored opponents 68-21 and have hit 21 homers, including 10 in their last three games, during the streak.

The Indians had 14 hits as they scored at least six runs for the seventh game in a row. Mike Napoli drove in a run with three hits.

Chisenhallís homer in the fourth inning off Tyrell Jenkins (0-1) broke a 1-1 tie. Jenkins relieved rookie right-hander John Gant, who left the game in the third inning with a left oblique strain.

Gant grabbed his left side near his ribs after throwing a pitch to Bauer with no outs in the third. Assistant trainer Jim Lovell and interim manager Brian Snitker joined Gant on the mound. Gant left with Lovell after throwing a warm-up pitch.

The Braves said Gantís status will be evaluated Tuesday.

Tyler Flowers led off the fourth with a homer, one of five hits allowed by Bauer (6-2).

The Indians took a first-inning lead when Francisco Lindor hit a two-out double and scored on Napoliís single.

The Indians scored two runs off Ian Krol in the eighth. Jose Ramirez drove in Napoli with a single and scored on Tyler Naquinís double.

Home plate umpire Jerry Layne left the game in the bottom of the eighth after he was hit by a foul tip from Nick Markakis. There was a delay while Hunter Wendelstedt, who had been the second base umpire, put on the gear to complete the game behind the plate.

Layne was staggered by the foul tip, which appeared to hit the right side of his head beyond the area covered by his mask. He stepped back and was grabbed by Indians catcher Chris Gimenez to keep him from falling.

Lovell escorted Layne from the field.

Young heat

Right-hander Mauricio Cabrera, 22, allowed one hit in the seventh inning in his major league debut after he was recalled from Double-A Mississippi. Right-hander Alexi Ogando was designated for assignment.

Snitker said Cabreraís fastball was regularly timed at 99 to 101 mph at Mississippi, where he was 3-3 with a 3.21 ERA and four saves in 25 games.

Trainerís room

Braves: Infielder Gordon Beckham (strained left hamstring) began his rehab assignment Monday with the teamís Gulf Coast League affiliate and could return in a week. He has been out since June 2 with his second DL stint for a left hamstring injury. He has started at second base, shortstop and third base this season and was hitting .284.

Up next

Indians: Right-hander Corey Kluber (7-7, 3.59 ERA) will be making his first start in seven days when he faces the Braves on Tuesday night.

Braves: Right-hander Matt Wisler (3-7, 4.22), who has a 7.59 ERA in four June starts, will make his first start against the Indians. Despite the rough month, Wisler is tied with Julio Teheran for the team lead with 10 quality starts.