Carrasco throws complete game as Indians win 14th straight

CHICAGO (AP) In a season where the Cleveland Indians hope to get one more win than last year, the team has a chance to take its best stretch of baseball farther than a year ago.

Carlos Carrasco was the latest Indians starter to shine with a complete game dismantling of the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night, and the 5-1 victory was Cleveland's 14th straight win.

The streak is MLB's longest this season and the Indians have a chance to set a franchise record with 15 straight on Thursday in Chicago, which would top last season's run of 14 by the eventual American League champions who lost the World Series in Game 7 to the Chicago Cubs.

The win also was the team's 10th straight on the road and would have been a shutout if not for Adam Engel's line drive home run with two outs in the ninth inning.

''I was trying to go deep into the game so I can save the bullpen,'' Carrasco said, after the bullpen pitched 8 1/3 scoreless innings on Tuesday. ''And there's a lot of energy right now when we play good.''

Carrasco (14-6) allowed three hits, facing 28 batters with 97 pitches in his eighth career complete game. The right-hander said all five of his pitches were working, as he threw 76 strikes.

''He was able to throw all of his pitches for strikes early in the count and then put guys away with sliders,'' catcher Roberto Perez said. ''He got pretty much ahead of everybody. He was awesome.''

Carlos Santana hit a two-run home run to cap a three-hit night as Cleveland added three runs in the eighth inning to break open a 1-0 game.

After not allowing a hit through four innings, the White Sox had leadoff singles in the fifth and sixth innings off Carrasco, but Avisail Garcia and Kevan Smith were both doubled off on the next at-bat.

Carrasco struck out nine and did not allow a walk. Through his last six starts, Carrasco is 4-1 with a 1.69 ERA.

''I think there's games, maybe not a ton over the course of a year, where you have everything, where it just falls into place,'' Indians manager Terry Francona said. ''You have a lot of other games where you have some of it, and you've got to kind of figure out and maneuver your way through a lineup. Tonight, everything was working for him.''

Rookie right-hander Reynaldo Lopez (0-3) stranded eight runners in six innings, and allowed a run on Tyler Naquin's sacrifice fly in the fourth inning.

The Indians have scored first in each of their wins during the streak.

''They're very, very good, obviously very balanced,'' White Sox manager Rick Renteria said. ''They're an excellent major league baseball team, again proving why they're one of the best teams in baseball.''

SECOND TRY

Left fielder Nicky Delmonico robbed Francisco Lindor of a home run in the seventh inning.

It atoned for his misplay of a single by Santana that went off Delmonico's glove on a dive attempt in the fourth inning. Santana later scored on Naquin's sacrifice fly.

Renteria said Delmonico ''tweaked'' his left shoulder on the play and later left the game. ''I expect he's OK,'' Renteria said.

FIRST LOOK

White Sox pitching prospect Michael Kopech threw out the ceremonial first pitch in his first trip to Guaranteed Rate Field.

The hard-throwing right-hander, who was acquired from Boston in a December trade for Chris Sale, was accompanied by his girlfriend Brielle Biermann, a star in the Bravo reality series ''Don't Be Tardy.''

Kopech, 21, posted an 8-7 record and 2.87 ERA in 22 starts with Double-A Birmingham before his promotion to Triple-A Charlotte late in the season.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Indians: OF Jay Bruce (sore neck) was held out for the fifth straight game, scratched from the starting lineup an hour before the game. ... 2B Jason Kipnis (right hamstring strain) headed back to Cleveland after working out with the team Tuesday in Chicago. He also participated in the team's fantasy football draft Monday night in Chicago, along with OF Michael Brantley (right ankle sprain), who also returned to Cleveland. ... OF Bradley Zimmer (concussion) returned to action as a pinch-runner in the eighth inning. He was pulled out of Saturday's game with a head injury.

White Sox: 2B Yoan Moncada (bruised right shin) did not start as a precautionary measure. He was 1 for 5 with two strikeouts in his return from the disabled list on Tuesday. ... Delmonico (sprained right wrist) was back in the lineup. He had been on the DL since Aug. 25. . SS Tim Anderson was a late scratch because of a cold, Renteria said.

UP NEXT

The four-game series concludes Thursday as Cleveland sends RHP Corey Kluber (14-4, 2.56 ERA) against LHP Carlos Rodon (2-5, 4.15).

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  • W: C. Carrasco (14-6)L: R. Lopez (0-3)
  • HR: CLE - C. Santana (23), CHW - A. Engel (5)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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F. Lindor SS50000007.268.329.475.8040.0
L. Chisenhall RF50100012.298.374.556.9310.5
J. Ramirez 2B41000101.309.362.564.9262.0
E. Gonzalez 2B00000000.272.287.402.6890.0
E. Encarnacion DH41100113.253.378.494.8722.5
C. Santana 1B42321102.262.367.475.84211.0
Y. Diaz 3B20100202.260.376.327.7033.0
G. Allen LF11010001.214.267.286.5522.0
A. Almonte LF30100101.228.311.367.6782.0
B. Zimmer CF10000001.247.310.392.7030.0
T. Naquin CF20110100.222.267.296.5634.0
G. Urshela 3B00000000.226.270.270.5400.0
R. Perez C40010026.219.303.354.6570.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    A. Hanson 2B40000020.222.256.348.604-1.0
    Y. Sanchez 3B30000020.262.317.392.709-1.0
    J. Abreu DH30000020.296.348.530.878-1.0
    A. Garcia RF30100000.324.374.491.8651.0
    N. Delmonico LF30000011.295.415.551.966-0.5
    R. Liriano LF00000000.154.267.462.7280.0
    M. Davidson 1B30000010.226.268.475.744-0.5
    K. Smith C30100000.281.310.390.7001.0
    T. Saladino SS30000011.195.267.253.521-0.5
    A. Engel CF31111000.170.247.295.5426.0
      BATTING
      • 2B - T. Naquin (2)
      • HR - C. Santana (23)
      • SF - T. Naquin
      • RBI - C. Santana 2 (75), G. Allen (3), T. Naquin, R. Perez (33)
      BATTING
      • HR - A. Engel (5)
      • RBI - A. Engel (15)
      • 2-Out RBI - A. Engel (7)
      FIELDING
      • DP - F. Lindor, J. Ramirez, C. Santana
      FIELDING
      • DP - M. Davidson, D. Covey, K. Smith
      • E - M. Davidson 2 (5)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Carrasco (W, 14-6)9.03110913.531.0737.5
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Carrasco (W, 14-6)9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      R. Lopez (L, 0-3)6.06112204.431.348.0
      G. Infante1.00111003.551.271.0
      D. Farquhar0.02222014.351.48-6.0
      D. Covey2.00112208.251.794.0
      PITCHERSIP
      R. Lopez (L, 0-3)6.0
      G. Infante1.0
      D. Farquhar0.0
      D. Covey2.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Carrasco 97-76
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Carrasco 11-5
      • Batters Faced - C. Carrasco 28
      PITCHING
      • WP - R. Lopez
      • Pitches-Strikes - R. Lopez 102-60, G. Infante 20-12, D. Farquhar 18-8, D. Covey 28-15
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Lopez 5-12, G. Infante 1-2, D. Farquhar 1-0, D. Covey 3-0
      • Batters Faced - R. Lopez 27, G. Infante 4, D. Farquhar 5, D. Covey 7
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      F. Lindor SS50000007.268.329.475.8040.0
      L. Chisenhall RF50100012.298.374.556.9310.5
      J. Ramirez 2B41000101.309.362.564.9262.0
      E. Gonzalez 2B00000000.272.287.402.6890.0
      E. Encarnacion DH41100113.253.378.494.8722.5
      C. Santana 1B42321102.262.367.475.84211.0
      Y. Diaz 3B20100202.260.376.327.7033.0
      G. Allen LF11010001.214.267.286.5522.0
      A. Almonte LF30100101.228.311.367.6782.0
      B. Zimmer CF10000001.247.310.392.7030.0
      T. Naquin CF20110100.222.267.296.5634.0
      G. Urshela 3B00000000.226.270.270.5400.0
      R. Perez C40010026.219.303.354.6570.0
      Total3558517426-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        A. Hanson 2B40000020.222.256.348.604-1.0
        Y. Sanchez 3B30000020.262.317.392.709-1.0
        J. Abreu DH30000020.296.348.530.878-1.0
        A. Garcia RF30100000.324.374.491.8651.0
        N. Delmonico LF30000011.295.415.551.966-0.5
        R. Liriano LF00000000.154.267.462.7280.0
        M. Davidson 1B30000010.226.268.475.744-0.5
        K. Smith C30100000.281.310.390.7001.0
        T. Saladino SS30000011.195.267.253.521-0.5
        A. Engel CF31111000.170.247.295.5426.0
        Total281311092-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - T. Naquin (2)
          • HR - C. Santana (23)
          • SF - T. Naquin
          • RBI - C. Santana 2 (75), G. Allen (3), T. Naquin, R. Perez (33)
          BATTING
          • HR - A. Engel (5)
          • RBI - A. Engel (15)
          • 2-Out RBI - A. Engel (7)
          FIELDING
          • DP - F. Lindor, J. Ramirez, C. Santana
          FIELDING
          • DP - M. Davidson, D. Covey, K. Smith
          • E - M. Davidson 2 (5)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          C. Carrasco (W, 14-6)9.03110913.531.0737.5
          Total9.0311091---
          PITCHERSIP
          C. Carrasco (W, 14-6)9.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          R. Lopez (L, 0-3)6.06112204.431.348.0
          G. Infante1.00111003.551.271.0
          D. Farquhar0.02222014.351.48-6.0
          D. Covey2.00112208.251.794.0
          Total9.0855741---
          PITCHERSIP
          R. Lopez (L, 0-3)6.0
          G. Infante1.0
          D. Farquhar0.0
          D. Covey2.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - C. Carrasco 97-76
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Carrasco 11-5
          • Batters Faced - C. Carrasco 28
          PITCHING
          • WP - R. Lopez
          • Pitches-Strikes - R. Lopez 102-60, G. Infante 20-12, D. Farquhar 18-8, D. Covey 28-15
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Lopez 5-12, G. Infante 1-2, D. Farquhar 1-0, D. Covey 3-0
          • Batters Faced - R. Lopez 27, G. Infante 4, D. Farquhar 5, D. Covey 7
          • 9TH INNING
            Engel homered to center51
            Allen reached on fielder's choice to second, Ramirez scored, Santana out at second50
          • 8TH INNING
            Perez reached on fielder's choice to second, Allen scored, Zimmer to third, Naquin to second on Davidson fielding error40
            Santana homered to right center, Encarnacion scored30
          • 4TH INNING
            Naquin hit sacrifice fly to left, Santana scored10
          • 9TH INNING
            • Rymer Liriano in left
            • J. Ramirez: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ramirez walked
            • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Encarnacion struck out swinging
            • C. Santana: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Santana walked, Ramirez to second
            • G. Allen: Foul, Allen reached on fielder's choice to second, Ramirez scored, Santana out at second
            • B. Zimmer: Ball, Ball, Zimmer grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Erik Gonzalez at second
            • K. Smith: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Smith grounded out to first
            • T. Saladino: Strike looking, Saladino grounded out to second
            • A. Engel: Engel homered to center
            • A. Hanson: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Hanson grounded out to second
            • End of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • G. Infante Pitching:
            • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Encarnacion walked
            • Danny Farquhar relieved Gregory Infante
            • C. Santana: Strike looking, Ball, Santana homered to right center, Encarnacion scored
            • Y. Diaz: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Diaz walked
            • Greg Allen ran for Yandy Diaz
            • A. Almonte: Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Almonte singled to right center, Allen to third
            • Bradley Zimmer ran for Abraham Almonte
            • T. Naquin: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Naquin walked, Zimmer to second
            • R. Perez: Perez reached on fielder's choice to second, Allen scored, Zimmer to third, Naquin to second on Davidson fielding error
            • Dylan Covey relieved Danny Farquhar
            • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Lindor grounded into double play pitcher to catcher to first, Zimmer out at home, Naquin to third, Perez to second
            • L. Chisenhall: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Chisenhall struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 8th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
            • Giovanny Urshela at third
            • A. Garcia: Strike swinging, Ball, Garcia flied out to center
            • N. Delmonico: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Delmonico struck out swinging
            • M. Davidson: Foul, Davidson grounded out to first
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Gregory Infante relieved Reynaldo Lopez
            • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Lindor flied out to deep left
            • L. Chisenhall: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Chisenhall grounded out to second
            • J. Ramirez: Ramirez flied out to left
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Carrasco Pitching:
            • A. Hanson: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Hanson struck out swinging
            • Y. Sanchez: Foul, Foul, Sanchez grounded out to pitcher
            • J. Abreu: Foul, Abreu grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • R. Lopez Pitching:
            • A. Almonte: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Almonte grounded out to second
            • T. Naquin: Ball, Naquin grounded out to first
            • R. Perez: Perez flied out to deep center
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Carrasco Pitching:
            • K. Smith: Strike swinging, Smith singled to right
            • T. Saladino: Saladino grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Smith out at second
            • A. Engel: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Engel popped out to shortstop
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • R. Lopez Pitching:
            • L. Chisenhall: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Chisenhall flied out to center
            • J. Ramirez: Ball, Ball, Ramirez lined out to first
            • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Encarnacion singled to left
            • C. Santana: Strike looking, Santana singled to right, Encarnacion to second
            • Y. Diaz: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Diaz flied out to right
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Carrasco Pitching:
            • A. Garcia: Garcia singled to left center
            • N. Delmonico: Ball, Delmonico grounded into double play first to shortstop to second, Garcia out at second
            • M. Davidson: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Davidson grounded out to first
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • R. Lopez Pitching:
            • C. Santana: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Santana singled to left
            • Y. Diaz: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Diaz singled to right, Santana to second
            • A. Almonte: Strike looking, Ball, Santana to third on wild pitch, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Almonte walked, Diaz to second
            • T. Naquin: Ball, Strike swinging, Naquin hit sacrifice fly to left, Santana scored
            • R. Perez: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Perez struck out swinging
            • F. Lindor: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Lindor fouled out to left
            • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Carrasco Pitching:
            • A. Hanson: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Hanson struck out swinging
            • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Sanchez struck out on foul tip
            • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Abreu struck out swinging
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • R. Lopez Pitching:
            • L. Chisenhall: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Chisenhall grounded out to pitcher
            • J. Ramirez: Ball, Ramirez lined out to left
            • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Encarnacion popped out to first
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Carrasco Pitching:
            • K. Smith: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Smith grounded out to second
            • T. Saladino: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Saladino struck out swinging
            • A. Engel: Strike looking, Foul, Engel popped out to first
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • R. Lopez Pitching:
            • Y. Diaz: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Diaz walked
            • A. Almonte: Almonte lined out to left
            • T. Naquin: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Naquin doubled to right center, Diaz to third
            • R. Perez: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Perez struck out looking
            • F. Lindor: Ball, Lindor fouled out to third
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • C. Carrasco Pitching:
            • A. Garcia: Ball, Garcia flied out to right
            • N. Delmonico: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Delmonico grounded out to second
            • M. Davidson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Davidson struck out swinging
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • R. Lopez Pitching:
            • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Lindor grounded out to second
            • L. Chisenhall: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Chisenhall singled to left center
            • J. Ramirez: Strike swinging, Ramirez reached on fielder's choice to right, Chisenhall to third, Ramirez to second on Davidson fielding error
            • E. Encarnacion: Encarnacion fouled out to first
            • C. Santana: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, , Strike swinging, Santana flied out to left
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
            • C. Carrasco Pitching:
            • A. Hanson: Ball, Hanson fouled out to shortstop
            • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul tip, Sanchez struck out on foul tip
            • J. Abreu: Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Abreu struck out looking
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)