Carrasco outduels Gausman as Indians beat Orioles 2-1

BALTIMORE (AP) An outstanding pitchers' duel between Carlos Carrasco and Kevin Gausman was ultimately decided by one mighty swing and two nifty defensive plays.

Carrasco outpitched Gausman to win his 10th straight decision, and Yonder Alonso's two-run homer carried the Cleveland Indians past the struggling Baltimore Orioles 2-1 on Monday night.

Carrasco (4-0) allowed one run and six hits over 7 1/3 innings. He struck out seven, walked two and snared a line drive off the bat of Anthony Santander to start a pivotal double play in the second.

''He dodged a bullet. He made a nice play, helping himself up the middle,'' Cleveland manager Terry Francona said.

In the sixth, Indians center fielder Bradley Zimmer made a sliding catch to double up Manny Machado, who thought for sure the ball was going to drop.

''Zim made a nice play,'' Francona said. ''And in a game like this, it's probably the game either way, if somebody doesn't make a play.''

Andrew Miller got the last two outs in the eighth and Cody Allen struck out the side in the ninth for his fourth save.

Gausman (1-2) gave up two runs and four hits over eight innings, striking out seven with only one walk - to leadoff hitter Francisco Lindor in the first inning.

In the seventh, Gausman fanned Alonso, Yan Gomes and Zimmer on nine pitches. The right-hander retired the final 10 batters he faced and 16 of the last 17, but it wasn't enough to prevent the Orioles from losing for the ninth time in 10 games.

''When you get that type of pitching performance, you feel like you need to win the game,'' manager Buck Showalter said. ''But they got a good pitching performance, and that's why they're as successful as they are. You're sitting there looking at Carrasco and you're looking at Miller and Allen, it's pretty tough going.''

Alonso put the Indians up 2-0 in the second inning with a drive to center field after Edwin Encarnacion hit a leadoff single.

Baltimore got a run back in the bottom half on singles by Adam Jones, Chris Davis and Chance Sisco before Carrasco snagged Santander's liner.

The Indians had only two baserunners over the final seven innings, and Baltimore ended up going 1 for 8 with runners in scoring position.

Cleveland took three of four from the Orioles and is 9-2 against Baltimore over the last two seasons.

''They probably have got one of the best pitching staffs in all of baseball and a really good bullpen,'' Gausman said. ''So every one of these games their starter pitched really well. Then they've got guys like Andrew Miller coming out. Just tough matchup for our hitters.''

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Machado extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a single and walked twice. Though he was easily doubled up by Zimmer in the sixth, Showalter gave his star shortstop a pass on the play.

''The way we're struggling to score runs, you're trying to score on everything,'' the manager said. ''Take a chance here or there. I understand what his thinking is.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Indians: Zimmer (ankle) returned to the lineup after sitting out Sunday. ... 3B Gio Urshela (hamstring) is nearing the end of his rehabilitation assignment with Triple-A Columbus, but his season debut with Cleveland is not necessarily imminent. ''In the next week or so we're going to have to make a decision'' on whether to call him up, Francona said.

Orioles: OF Trey Mancini (knee) missed a third straight start but entered as a pinch hitter in the eighth. ... DH Mark Trumbo (quad strain) went 1 for 3 with a walk and played first base for Double-A Bowie.

UP NEXT

Indians: Open an 11-game homestand Tuesday night against the Chicago Cubs, the first meeting between the teams since Cleveland lost the 2016 World Series in seven games.

Orioles: RHP Alex Cobb (0-2, 15.43 ERA) vies for his first win with the Orioles on Tuesday night in the opener of a three-game series against visiting Tampa Bay.

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  • W: C. Carrasco (4-0)L: K. Gausman (1-2)S: C. Allen (4)
  • HR: CLE - Y. Alonso (5)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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J. Kipnis 2B40000022.173.247.222.469-1.0
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Y. Alonso 1B31121010.225.295.465.7606.5
Y. Gomes C30000010.245.302.469.771-0.5
B. Zimmer CF30000010.236.263.327.590-0.5
B. Guyer RF30000010.129.156.226.382-0.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    T. Beckham 2B40100011.179.247.262.5090.5
    L. Sardinas PR-2B00000000.118.211.294.5050.0
    P. Alvarez DH30000011.200.321.378.699-0.5
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    M. Machado SS20100200.360.447.7081.1543.0
    A. Jones CF41100005.240.250.396.6462.0
    C. Davis 1B40100020.169.273.273.5450.0
    D. Valencia 3B40100032.152.282.394.6760.5
    C. Sisco C40110031.256.333.326.6590.5
    A. Santander RF30000003.153.194.254.4480.0
    C. Gentry LF30100000.200.256.200.4563.0
    • a-struck out for Alvarez in the 8th
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Ramirez
    • HR - Y. Alonso (5)
    • RBI - Y. Alonso 2 (13)
    BATTING
    • 2B - D. Valencia (2)
    • RBI - C. Sisco (5)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - C. Gentry (5)
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - B. Zimmer (3)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    C. Carrasco (W, 4-0)7.16112702.310.8625.5
    A. Miller (H, 4)0.21000100.001.00-0.5
    C. Allen (S, 4)1.00000300.000.7011.5
    PITCHERSIP
    C. Carrasco (W, 4-0)7.1
    A. Miller (H, 4)0.2
    C. Allen (S, 4)1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    K. Gausman (L, 1-2)8.04221714.661.3118.5
    R. Bleier1.00000000.570.893.0
    PITCHERSIP
    K. Gausman (L, 1-2)8.0
    R. Bleier1.0
    PITCHING
    • IBB - C. Carrasco (2)
    • Pitches-Strikes - C. Carrasco 81-58, A. Miller 11-8, C. Allen 16-11
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Carrasco 5-8, A. Miller 1-0
    • Batters Faced - C. Carrasco 28, A. Miller 3, C. Allen 3
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - K. Gausman 107-75, R. Bleier 8-6
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Gausman 8-9, R. Bleier 1-2
    • Batters Faced - K. Gausman 29, R. Bleier 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    F. Lindor SS30100100.224.290.353.6432.0
    J. Kipnis 2B40000022.173.247.222.469-1.0
    J. Ramirez 3B40100001.237.348.526.8752.0
    M. Brantley LF40000012.320.346.460.806-0.5
    E. Encarnacion DH41100000.149.241.324.5652.0
    Y. Alonso 1B31121010.225.295.465.7606.5
    Y. Gomes C30000010.245.302.469.771-0.5
    B. Zimmer CF30000010.236.263.327.590-0.5
    B. Guyer RF30000010.129.156.226.382-0.5
    Total312421175-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      T. Beckham 2B40100011.179.247.262.5090.5
      L. Sardinas PR-2B00000000.118.211.294.5050.0
      P. Alvarez DH30000011.200.321.378.699-0.5
      a- T. Mancini PH-DH10000011.280.348.415.762-0.5
      M. Machado SS20100200.360.447.7081.1543.0
      A. Jones CF41100005.240.250.396.6462.0
      C. Davis 1B40100020.169.273.273.5450.0
      D. Valencia 3B40100032.152.282.394.6760.5
      C. Sisco C40110031.256.333.326.6590.5
      A. Santander RF30000003.153.194.254.4480.0
      C. Gentry LF30100000.200.256.200.4563.0
      Total32171021114-----
      • a-struck out for Alvarez in the 8th
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Ramirez
      • HR - Y. Alonso (5)
      • RBI - Y. Alonso 2 (13)
      BATTING
      • 2B - D. Valencia (2)
      • RBI - C. Sisco (5)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - C. Gentry (5)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - B. Zimmer (3)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Carrasco (W, 4-0)7.16112702.310.8625.5
      A. Miller (H, 4)0.21000100.001.00-0.5
      C. Allen (S, 4)1.00000300.000.7011.5
      Total9.07112110---
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Carrasco (W, 4-0)7.1
      A. Miller (H, 4)0.2
      C. Allen (S, 4)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      K. Gausman (L, 1-2)8.04221714.661.3118.5
      R. Bleier1.00000000.570.893.0
      Total9.0422171---
      PITCHERSIP
      K. Gausman (L, 1-2)8.0
      R. Bleier1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • IBB - C. Carrasco (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Carrasco 81-58, A. Miller 11-8, C. Allen 16-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Carrasco 5-8, A. Miller 1-0
      • Batters Faced - C. Carrasco 28, A. Miller 3, C. Allen 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - K. Gausman 107-75, R. Bleier 8-6
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Gausman 8-9, R. Bleier 1-2
      • Batters Faced - K. Gausman 29, R. Bleier 3
      • 2ND INNING
        Sisco singled to right, Jones scored, Davis to second21
        Alonso homered to center, Encarnacion scored20
      • 9TH INNING
        • Richard Bleier relieved Kevin Gausman
        • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ramirez flied out to deep left
        • M. Brantley: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Brantley grounded out to first
        • E. Encarnacion: Foul, Ball, Encarnacion flied out to deep center
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Cody Allen relieved Andrew Miller
        • C. Davis: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
        • D. Valencia: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Valencia struck out swinging
        • C. Sisco: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Sisco struck out looking
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • K. Gausman Pitching:
        • B. Guyer: Guyer grounded out to third
        • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Ball, Lindor grounded out to second
        • J. Kipnis: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Kipnis struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Carrasco Pitching:
        • C. Gentry: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Gentry grounded out to pitcher
        • T. Beckham: Beckham singled to center
        • Andrew Miller relieved Carlos Carrasco
        • Trey Mancini hit for Pedro Alvarez
        • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Mancini struck out swinging
        • M. Machado: Ball, Machado singled to left, Beckham to second
        • Luis Sardinas ran for Tim Beckham
        • A. Jones: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Jones grounded into fielder's choice to third, Sardinas out at second
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • K. Gausman Pitching:
        • Y. Alonso: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Alonso struck out swinging
        • Y. Gomes: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gomes struck out swinging
        • B. Zimmer: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Zimmer struck out looking
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Carrasco Pitching:
        • C. Davis: Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
        • D. Valencia: Valencia doubled to deep center
        • C. Sisco: Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Sisco struck out swinging
        • A. Santander: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Santander flied out to deep right
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • K. Gausman Pitching:
        • J. Ramirez: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ramirez grounded out to second
        • M. Brantley: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Brantley grounded out to first
        • E. Encarnacion: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Encarnacion grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Carrasco Pitching:
        • P. Alvarez: Alvarez flied out to deep center
        • M. Machado: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Machado walked
        • A. Jones: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Jones lined into double play center to first, Machado out at first
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • K. Gausman Pitching:
        • B. Zimmer: Zimmer flied out to center
        • B. Guyer: Strike looking, Foul, Guyer lined out to shortstop
        • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Lindor singled to left
        • J. Kipnis: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Kipnis flied out to left
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • C. Carrasco Pitching:
        • A. Santander: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Santander grounded out to shortstop
        • C. Gentry: Ball, Ball, Foul, Gentry grounded out to shortstop
        • T. Beckham: Strike looking, Beckham flied out to deep left
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • K. Gausman Pitching:
        • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Strike looking, Encarnacion lined out to right
        • Y. Alonso: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Alonso flied out to deep center
        • Y. Gomes: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Gomes grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Carrasco Pitching:
        • C. Davis: Strike swinging, Davis grounded out to first
        • D. Valencia: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Valencia struck out looking
        • C. Sisco: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Sisco struck out swinging
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • K. Gausman Pitching:
        • F. Lindor: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Lindor popped out to shortstop
        • J. Kipnis: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Kipnis grounded out to pitcher
        • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Ramirez doubled to deep right
        • M. Brantley: Ball, Brantley flied out to left
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • C. Carrasco Pitching:
        • C. Gentry: Gentry singled to center
        • T. Beckham: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Gentry stole second
        • P. Alvarez: Ball, Alvarez popped out to second
        • M. Machado: Machado intentionally walked
        • A. Jones: Jones grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Machado out at second
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • K. Gausman Pitching:
        • E. Encarnacion: Strike looking, Foul, Encarnacion singled to center
        • Y. Alonso: Ball, Alonso homered to center, Encarnacion scored
        • Y. Gomes: Gomes lined out to left
        • B. Zimmer: Ball, Zimmer lined out to center
        • B. Guyer: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Guyer struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Carrasco Pitching:
        • A. Jones: Ball, Strike looking, Jones singled to center
        • C. Davis: Foul, Davis singled to left, Jones to third
        • D. Valencia: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Valencia struck out swinging
        • C. Sisco: Sisco singled to right, Jones scored, Davis to second
        • A. Santander: Santander lined into double play pitcher to first, Sisco out at first
        • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • K. Gausman Pitching:
        • F. Lindor: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Lindor walked
        • J. Kipnis: Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Kipnis struck out swinging
        • J. Ramirez: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ramirez grounded out to pitcher, Lindor to second
        • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Brantley struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Carrasco Pitching:
        • T. Beckham: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Beckham flied out to center
        • P. Alvarez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Alvarez struck out swinging
        • M. Machado: Foul, Machado flied out to center
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)