Carrasco takes no-hit try into 7th, Indians blank Rays 5-0

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Once again, Carlos Carrasco made himself totally at home on the Tropicana Field mound.

Carrasco took another no-hit try into the late innings at Tampa Bay, losing his bid on a two-out single in the seventh by Logan Morrison but leading the Cleveland Indians over the Rays 5-0 Friday night.

In July 2015, Carrasco came within one strike of a no-hitter at Tampa Bay before Joey Butler lined a two-out single in the ninth over leaping second baseman Jason Kipnis.

''I think it's pretty special pitching here,'' Carrasco said. ''I live here in the offseason, so I had a lot of friends and family coming tonight.''

Carrasco was in charge until Morrison's clean single to right field.

''I was supposed to throw the curveball down and in and it went away. He put a good swing on it,'' Carrasco said. ''I'm not disappointed. This is a game where anything can happen. Most important is we won the game.''

Carrasco is 4-0 with a 1.11 ERA at Tropicana Field, giving up just 14 hits in 32 1/3 innings while striking out 35.

''His numbers here are not a joke,'' said Evan Longoria, who struck out twice against Carrasco before leaving the game with a bruised left thumb. ''It's frustrating, but the guy pitches really well here. His stuff, when he's on, is electric.''

No Cleveland pitcher has thrown a no-hitter since Len Barker tossed a perfect game in 1981. Carrasco came close in September 2015, too, holding Kansas City hitless for 6 1/3 innings.

Carrasco (11-5) won for the first time in six starts since the All-Star break. He gave up two hits, struck out 10 and walked two in eight innings.

''For whatever reason, whether it's the mound, whether it's the environment, man, he goes out and pitches good,'' Indians manager Terry Francona said. ''And it was nice to kind of break through and get those runs because neither team had anything. We got him a little cushion and he pitched a heck of a game.''

Edwin Encarnacion hit his 23rd home run, connecting off Jake Faria (5-3).

The Rays were shut out for the fourth time in seven games.

Carrasco and Faria each started the game with four perfect innings, which were played in 52 minutes and included 11 strikeouts.

Encarnacion's homer was the first hit off Faria. Carrasco permitted his first runner when he walked Steven Souza Jr. with one out in the fifth.

Tampa Bay's other hit off Carrasco came in the eighth when Mallex Smith beat out an infield chopper by sliding into first base. Indians reliever Tyler Olson pitched the ninth and completed the combined three-hitter.

After never giving up more than four runs in any of his first 11 starts, Faria was charged with five runs in the fifth. Jay Bruce followed Encarnacion's homer with a sharp single, his first hit since being traded by the New York Mets on Wednesday night.

Carlos Santana then walked, and Yan Gomes popped up a bunt that went for a hit when catcher Wilson Ramos dove for it unsuccessfully, the first of three defensive failures for the Rays in the big inning. Jose Ramirez drove in the fifth run with a groundball that skipped past second baseman Brad Miller for a double.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Indians: Kipnis, who left Thursday night's game early with a tight hamstring, will test it again Saturday. ... LHP Andrew Miller (right knee tendinitis) threw a bullpen session, and is scheduled to throw another Sunday, when he is eligible to come off the disabled list.

Rays: CF Kevin Kiermaier (fractured hip) took batting practice, and will DH the next two days for Class A Port Charlotte. He hasn't played since June 9.

UP NEXT

Indians: RHP Mike Clevinger (5-4) will make his first start since July 31 on Saturday night. He pitched an inning of relief against the Yankees on Sunday.

Rays: RHP Chris Archer (8-6) will be going for his 16th straight start of pitching at least six innings.

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RaysTB59-58
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  • W: C. Carrasco (11-5)L: J. Faria (5-3)
  • HR: CLE - E. Encarnacion (23)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
F. Lindor SS40100100.269.330.475.8054.0
A. Jackson LF50010023.307.381.471.8510.0
J. Ramirez 2B50110011.310.363.538.9012.5
E. Encarnacion DH41111013.248.367.466.8335.5
J. Bruce RF41200010.258.322.518.8412.5
C. Santana 1B21000200.240.343.428.7713.0
Y. Gomes C31100122.224.316.366.6812.0
B. Zimmer CF20010112.261.328.429.7571.5
G. Urshela 3B41110014.211.274.246.5202.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    C. Dickerson LF40000011.289.334.511.845-0.5
    L. Duda DH40000020.247.357.533.889-1.0
    E. Longoria 3B20000020.268.322.451.773-1.0
    T. Plouffe 3B20100010.209.275.333.6080.5
    L. Morrison 1B40100011.251.360.524.8840.5
    S. Souza RF20000211.263.365.503.8681.5
    B. Miller 2B30000023.200.343.329.672-1.0
    W. Ramos C30000011.175.206.299.505-0.5
    M. Smith CF30100000.281.345.369.7151.0
    A. Hechavarria SS30000011.243.258.312.570-0.5
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Ramirez (35)
      • HR - E. Encarnacion (23)
      • SF - B. Zimmer (3)
      • RBI - A. Jackson (20), J. Ramirez (58), E. Encarnacion (65), B. Zimmer (38), G. Urshela (3)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Ramirez (22)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - F. Lindor (8)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Carrasco (W, 11-5)8.020021003.831.1335.0
      T. Olson1.01000200.000.953.0
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Carrasco (W, 11-5)8.0
      T. Olson1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Faria (L, 5-3)6.06553713.191.172.5
      J. Alvarado1.01000204.981.203.0
      D. Jennings1.00002004.131.401.0
      B. Boxberger1.00000003.141.053.0
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Faria (L, 5-3)6.0
      J. Alvarado1.0
      D. Jennings1.0
      B. Boxberger1.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - C. Carrasco (8)
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Carrasco 106-73, T. Olson 15-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Carrasco 7-7
      • Batters Faced - C. Carrasco 28, T. Olson 4
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Faria 98-57, J. Alvarado 15-10, D. Jennings 22-12, B. Boxberger 10-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Faria 5-6, D. Jennings 1-2, B. Boxberger 2-1
      • Batters Faced - J. Faria 27, J. Alvarado 4, D. Jennings 5, B. Boxberger 3
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      IndiansCLE61-52
      000050000570
      RaysTB59-58
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      F. Lindor SS40100100.269.330.475.8054.0
      A. Jackson LF50010023.307.381.471.8510.0
      J. Ramirez 2B50110011.310.363.538.9012.5
      E. Encarnacion DH41111013.248.367.466.8335.5
      J. Bruce RF41200010.258.322.518.8412.5
      C. Santana 1B21000200.240.343.428.7713.0
      Y. Gomes C31100122.224.316.366.6812.0
      B. Zimmer CF20010112.261.328.429.7571.5
      G. Urshela 3B41110014.211.274.246.5202.5
      Total3357515915-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        C. Dickerson LF40000011.289.334.511.845-0.5
        L. Duda DH40000020.247.357.533.889-1.0
        E. Longoria 3B20000020.268.322.451.773-1.0
        T. Plouffe 3B20100010.209.275.333.6080.5
        L. Morrison 1B40100011.251.360.524.8840.5
        S. Souza RF20000211.263.365.503.8681.5
        B. Miller 2B30000023.200.343.329.672-1.0
        W. Ramos C30000011.175.206.299.505-0.5
        M. Smith CF30100000.281.345.369.7151.0
        A. Hechavarria SS30000011.243.258.312.570-0.5
        Total3003002128-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - J. Ramirez (35)
          • HR - E. Encarnacion (23)
          • SF - B. Zimmer (3)
          • RBI - A. Jackson (20), J. Ramirez (58), E. Encarnacion (65), B. Zimmer (38), G. Urshela (3)
          • 2-Out RBI - J. Ramirez (22)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - F. Lindor (8)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          C. Carrasco (W, 11-5)8.020021003.831.1335.0
          T. Olson1.01000200.000.953.0
          Total9.03002120---
          PITCHERSIP
          C. Carrasco (W, 11-5)8.0
          T. Olson1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          J. Faria (L, 5-3)6.06553713.191.172.5
          J. Alvarado1.01000204.981.203.0
          D. Jennings1.00002004.131.401.0
          B. Boxberger1.00000003.141.053.0
          Total9.0755591---
          PITCHERSIP
          J. Faria (L, 5-3)6.0
          J. Alvarado1.0
          D. Jennings1.0
          B. Boxberger1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • WP - C. Carrasco (8)
          • Pitches-Strikes - C. Carrasco 106-73, T. Olson 15-11
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Carrasco 7-7
          • Batters Faced - C. Carrasco 28, T. Olson 4
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - J. Faria 98-57, J. Alvarado 15-10, D. Jennings 22-12, B. Boxberger 10-8
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Faria 5-6, D. Jennings 1-2, B. Boxberger 2-1
          • Batters Faced - J. Faria 27, J. Alvarado 4, D. Jennings 5, B. Boxberger 3
          • 5TH INNING
            Ramirez doubled to shallow center, Urshela scored, Jackson to third50
            Jackson reached on fielder's choice to third, Gomes scored, Urshela to third, Lindor out at second40
            Urshela reached on an infield single to third, Santana scored, Gomes to third30
            Zimmer hit sacrifice fly to center, Bruce scored20
            Encarnacion homered to center10
          • 9TH INNING
            • Brad Boxberger relieved Dan Jennings
            • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Lindor flied out to left
            • A. Jackson: Jackson grounded out to pitcher
            • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ramirez grounded out to first
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Tyler Olson relieved Carlos Carrasco
            • L. Duda: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Duda struck out swinging
            • T. Plouffe: Foul, Plouffe singled to shallow left
            • L. Morrison: Ball, Strike looking, Morrison flied out to right
            • S. Souza: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike looking, Souza struck out looking
            • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Dan Jennings relieved Jose Alvarado
            • J. Bruce: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Bruce grounded out to shortstop
            • C. Santana: Strike looking, Santana flied out to right
            • Y. Gomes: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Gomes walked
            • B. Zimmer: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Zimmer walked, Gomes to second
            • G. Urshela: Foul, Strike looking, Urshela flied out to center
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Carrasco Pitching:
            • W. Ramos: Strike looking, Ball, Ramos grounded out to shortstop
            • M. Smith: Strike looking, Smith reached on an infield single to first
            • A. Hechavarria: Foul, Foul, Hechavarria fouled out to right
            • C. Dickerson: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Dickerson struck out swinging
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Jose Alvarado relieved Jacob Faria
            • F. Lindor: Lindor singled to left
            • A. Jackson: Ball, Ball, Lindor stole second, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Jackson struck out swinging
            • J. Ramirez: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Ramirez struck out swinging
            • E. Encarnacion: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Encarnacion lined out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • C. Carrasco Pitching:
            • L. Duda: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Duda flied out to left
            • T. Plouffe: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Plouffe struck out swinging
            • L. Morrison: Foul, Ball, Ball, Morrison singled to right
            • S. Souza: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Souza walked
            • B. Miller: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Miller struck out swinging
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • Trevor Plouffe at third
            • J. Bruce: Ball, Bruce singled to center
            • C. Santana: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Santana walked, Bruce to second
            • Y. Gomes: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Gomes struck out looking
            • B. Zimmer: Ball, Ball, Zimmer popped out to third
            • G. Urshela: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Urshela struck out looking
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • C. Carrasco Pitching:
            • M. Smith: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Smith grounded out to third
            • A. Hechavarria: Ball, Foul, Foul, Hechavarria lined out to right
            • C. Dickerson: Ball, Dickerson flied out to center
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • J. Faria Pitching:
            • E. Encarnacion: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Encarnacion homered to center
            • J. Bruce: Bruce singled to right
            • C. Santana: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Santana walked, Bruce to second
            • Y. Gomes: Gomes reached on bunt single to pitcher, Bruce to third, Santana to second
            • B. Zimmer: Strike swinging, Zimmer hit sacrifice fly to center, Bruce scored
            • G. Urshela: Strike looking, Urshela reached on an infield single to third, Santana scored, Gomes to third
            • F. Lindor: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Lindor walked, Urshela to second
            • A. Jackson: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Jackson reached on fielder's choice to third, Gomes scored, Urshela to third, Lindor out at second
            • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Ramirez doubled to shallow center, Urshela scored, Jackson to third
            • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Ball, Encarnacion fouled out to catcher
            • Middle of the 5th (5 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Carrasco Pitching:
            • L. Morrison: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Morrison grounded out to shortstop
            • S. Souza: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Souza walked
            • B. Miller: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Miller struck out swinging
            • W. Ramos: Ramos grounded out to third
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • J. Faria Pitching:
            • F. Lindor: Ball, Lindor grounded out to second
            • A. Jackson: Jackson lined out to center
            • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ramirez grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Carrasco Pitching:
            • C. Dickerson: Ball, Dickerson grounded out to second
            • L. Duda: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Duda struck out looking
            • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Longoria struck out swinging
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • J. Faria Pitching:
            • Y. Gomes: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Gomes struck out swinging
            • B. Zimmer: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Zimmer struck out looking
            • G. Urshela: Urshela grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Carrasco Pitching:
            • W. Ramos: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ramos struck out swinging
            • M. Smith: Smith grounded bunt out to pitcher
            • A. Hechavarria: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hechavarria struck out swinging
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • J. Faria Pitching:
            • E. Encarnacion: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Encarnacion struck out swinging
            • J. Bruce: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Bruce struck out swinging
            • C. Santana: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Santana grounded out to first
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Carrasco Pitching:
            • L. Morrison: Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Morrison struck out swinging
            • S. Souza: Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Souza flied out to center
            • B. Miller: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Miller grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • J. Faria Pitching:
            • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Lindor lined out to right
            • A. Jackson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Jackson struck out swinging
            • J. Ramirez: Ball, Ball, Ramirez lined out to first
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Carrasco Pitching:
            • C. Dickerson: Ball, Foul, Ball, Dickerson flied out to center
            • L. Duda: Duda flied out to left
            • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Longoria struck out swinging
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)