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Carrasco strikes out 6, Indians beat Cubs 7-2


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MESA, Ariz. (AP) Edwin Jackson allowed three runs and four hits in three innings for the Cubs while Carlos Carrasco struck out six of his 12 batters in leading the Cleveland Indians over a Chicago split-squad 7-2 Friday.

Jackson, coming off a subpar first year of a $52 million, four-year contract, hit two batters and struck out two.

Mike Aviles hit a first-inning homer, giving the Indians a quick 2-0 lead after Nyjer Morgan opened the game with a single off Jackson. Morgan is batting .556 in spring training.

Indians reserve outfielder Ryan Raburn left in the third inning with a bruised left knee and bloody lip after running into the right-field wall chasing Kris Bryant's two-run homer in the second. The Indians said the injury is not expected to be serious.

STARTING TIME

Indians: Carrasco was strong in his first start and third appearance. He gave up three hits and two runs - none earned - in three innings, leaving his ERA at 1.29. He did not walk a batter.

''It goes to show you if you throw the ball over the plate and you don't walk people you probably aren't going to give up a lot of runs,'' Indians manager Terry Francona said.

Cubs: Jackson threw only fastballs and was hit hard. He has allowed four earned runs and six hits in two starts, including two home runs in five innings. He has struck out five, walked none and hit three batters.

''Today was a fastball day,'' Jackson said. ''We are at a time in spring training where we kind of have the luxury to go out and do something like that.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Indians: After attention from a trainer, Raburn remained in the game defensively, then was pinch hit for in the third.

Cubs: Starlin Castro is expected to start baseball activities next week after spending a few days in the hot and cold pools trying to reduce extra fluid near his right hamstring. He is expected to be out another week or so.

''It's better it happened now and not in the season,'' he said. ''I'll be fine. I'll be 100 percent for the season.''

FEAST OR FAMINE

While Cubs top prospect Javier Baez has received plenty of attention, Bryant has matched him in home runs with two. Bryant has struck out in his six other at-bats, including two Friday.

CRANKING IT UP

Indians right-hander Danny Salazar pitched an inning in a ''B'' game Friday morning. He threw 21 pitches while facing six batters, striking out three and topping out at about 95 mph. He is expected to make his exhibition debut Tuesday.

''I thought Danny looked really good,'' Francona said. ''He looked free and easy.''

 
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Players of the Game
Chicago

K. Bryant
AB 3
R 1
H 1
HR 1
RBI 2
Cleveland

M. Aviles
AB 2
R 2
H 1
HR 1
RBI 2
 

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Cleveland Indians
Nyjer Morgan , RF2110110.188.381.250
Mike Aviles , 3B2212001.556.6001.000
Lonnie Chisenhall , 3B3000011.214.389.214
Yan Gomes , C4011012.143.200.214
Jason Giambi , DH1000000.000.429.000
a-David Adams , PH-DH1101110.200.316.267
Ryan Raburn , 2B1010000.600.6671.000
b-Carlos Moncrief , PH-RF3010012.286.333.429
c-Matt Carson , PH-RF1000012.133.188.200
Jeff Francoeur , RF3000003.231.286.308
  Joe Wendle , PR-2B1000000.154.154.154
Elliot Johnson , 2B3000023.385.385.923
David Cooper , 1B3011001.167.286.167
Tyler Naquin , CF2110002.300.500.600
Justin Sellers , SS1100100.333.500.333
Jesus Aguilar , 1B1000010.000.333.000
Tim Fedroff , LF11100001.0001.0001.000
Ryan Rohlinger , 3B1011000.500.444.500
Tony Wolters , C0001100.500.750.500
Totals347974917  
a-Walked for J Giambi in the 6th.
b-Flied out for R Raburn in the 3rd.
c-Struck out swinging for C Moncrief in the 9th.
BATTING
2B - Y Gomes (1); R Raburn (2)
HR - M Aviles (1)
RBI - M Aviles 2 (3); Y Gomes (2); D Adams (2); D Cooper (1); R Rohlinger (4); T Wolters (2)
SF - D Adams (1)
BASERUNNING
SB - M Aviles (1)
Cleveland Indians
Carlos Carrasco (W,2-0) 3.03200611.29
Corey Kluber 3.01000504.50
Vinnie Pestano 1.00000100.00
Blake Wood 1.00000202.25
Bryan Price 1.00000200.00
Chicago Cubs
Darwin Barney , DH4000010.267.267.533
Ryan Roberts , 3B3020010.333.333.500
  Arismendy Alcantara , PR-2B1000000.000.125.000
Anthony Rizzo , 1B3010021.462.500.615
Justin Ruggiano , LF3000012.444.545.889
Ryan Sweeney , CF3100010.091.091.091
Javier Baez , SS3000001.333.333.800
George Kottaras , C2000021.200.333.800
Kris Bryant , 3B3112020.250.2501.000
Aaron Cunningham , LF2000020.200.200.200
Eli Whiteside , C1000010.000.200.000
Brett Jackson , LF1000010.000.250.000
Daniel Vogelbach , 1B1000010.000.000.000
Darnell McDonald , RF1000010.143.333.143
Totals312420165  
BATTING
2B - R Roberts (2)
HR - K Bryant (2)
RBI - K Bryant 2 (4)
BASERUNNING
SB - R Sweeney (1)
CS - R Roberts (1)
Chicago Cubs
Edwin Jackson (L,0-2) 3.04330217.20
Carlos Villanueva 2.22112207.71
Yoanner Negrin 0.10000000.00
Wesley Wright 1.000001012.00
Arodys Vizcaino 1.00000200.00
Blake Parker 0.133321015.43
Frank Batista 0.200001010.80