Carrasco fans 14, goes distance as Indians down Brewers 6-2

MILWAUKEE (AP) Carlos Carrasco said he didn't feel confident in his command. The results said otherwise.

''For the first three innings, I didn't find myself,'' Carrasco said.

Carrasco struck out 14 while pitching his second complete game of the season as the Cleveland Indians beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-2.

Carrasco fanned the side in the third inning. After a conversation between innings with catcher Roberto Perez and pitching coach Carl Willis, Carrasco got into a groove and struck out the side again in the fourth.

''When I went out for the fourth, we got everything working,'' Carrasco said. ''Every pitch was working. When you have fastball command and can throw your breaking ball for a strike, guys are going to swing at it.''

Carrasco (5-1) gave up five hits, walked one and threw 117 pitches. It was his 10th complete game in 149 big league starts.

''Early on, he looked a little sluggish, but he pitched his way into feeling good,'' Indians manager Terry Francona said. ''As he got into the flow of the game, not only did he find his breaking ball, but he got some more power to his fastball.''

After surrendering a combined 10 earned runs in his previous two outings, Carrasco was in total control and came within one of his career strikeout high. He also drove in a run, the first of his career, with a ninth-inning single.

''He got his slider going,'' Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. ''It was sharp. Rarely in a bad spot. He was excellent.''

Tyler Naquin and Francisco Lindor homered to power Cleveland.

The Indians broke through against Junior Guerra (2-3) with four runs in the fourth, capped by Naquin's three-run homer into the second deck in right field. Jose Ramirez led off the inning with a double and scored on Michael Brantley's single.

Guerra fanned nine in five innings.

''He kind of hung a split with guys on base,'' Counsell said of the pitch to Naquin. ''It was just one bad pitch that cost him.''

Brewers closer Corey Knebel gave up Lindor's leadoff home run in the seventh. Knebel, who had been on the disabled list since April 5 with a hamstring injury, was activated before the game.

The Brewers scored in the seventh on Travis Shaw's RBI groundout. They added another run on Jesus Aguilar's sacrifice fly in the ninth.

TRADE

The Indians sent infielder Gio Urshela to Toronto for a player to be named or cash. The 26-year-old Urshela hadn't played in the majors this season because of a hamstring injury. He was designated for assignment last week. Urshela played in 67 games for Cleveland last year, hitting .224 with 15 RBIs. He hit .324 in 11 games this year at Triple-A Columbus.

DARK DAYS

The Brewers fell to 4-9 in day games, among the worst in the major leagues. They are 17-7 in night games, tied with Arizona for the best winning percentage (.708) in the majors.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Indians: OF Bradley Zimmer returned to the starting lineup for the first time since Saturday, when he injured his left shoulder while crashing into the outfield wall at Yankee Stadium on Saturday. He went 0 for 4.

Brewers: LHP Wade Miley was put on the DL. He left Tuesday night's game with a strained right oblique. ... Placed INF-OF Nick Franklin on the 10-day DL with a strained right quad and recalled INF Tyler Saladino from Triple-A Colorado Springs. Franklin, who had just joined the club prior to Tuesday night's game after his contract was selected from Double-A Biloxi, was scheduled to have an MRI on Wednesday. ... LHP Boone Logan, who has been on the DL with a left triceps injury since the start of the season, is expected to be activated when the team visits Colorado this weekend.

UP NEXT

Indians: After a day off on Thursday, Trevor Bauer (2-3, 2.53 ERA) gets the start at home in the opener of a three-game set against Kansas City. Bauer is 2-4 in 12 career starts against the Royals.

Brewers: Jhoulys Chacin (2-1, 4.08) takes the mound as Milwaukee opens a four-game series at Colorado. Chacin, who pitched for the Rockies from 2009-14, is 1-1 in three career starts against his former squad.

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  • W: C. Carrasco (5-1)L: J. Guerra (2-3)
  • HR: CLE - F. Lindor (10), T. Naquin (2)
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Y. Alonso 1B41200012.218.274.435.7103.5
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
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    C. Yelich LF41100022.299.367.454.8211.0
    J. Aguilar 1B30110011.349.397.508.9051.5
    T. Shaw 3B40010022.223.308.454.7620.0
    D. Santana RF30000021.259.344.321.665-1.0
    J. Villar 2B30100021.270.311.330.6410.0
    J. Lopez P000000001.0001.0002.0003.0000.0
    M. Pina C30000011.167.241.306.546-0.5
    O. Arcia SS20000110.212.248.298.5460.5
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    • a-struck out for Barnes in the 6th
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Ramirez (10), Y. Alonso (3)
    • 3B - R. Perez
    • HR - F. Lindor (10), T. Naquin (2)
    • RBI - F. Lindor (22), M. Brantley (18), T. Naquin 3 (9), C. Carrasco
    BATTING
    • 2B - L. Cain (8)
    • SF - J. Aguilar (3)
    • RBI - J. Aguilar (11), T. Shaw (19)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - J. Ramirez 2 (5)
    FIELDING
    • DP - 2 (Lindor-Kipnis-Alonso; Lindor-Kipnis-Alonso)
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - L. Cain (4)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    C. Carrasco (W, 5-1)9.052211403.611.0336.0
    PITCHERSIP
    C. Carrasco (W, 5-1)9.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Guerra (L, 2-3)5.06442913.091.222.5
    J. Barnes1.02000002.001.561.0
    C. Knebel1.01110019.821.091.0
    J. Lopez2.02110105.141.573.5
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Guerra (L, 2-3)5.0
    J. Barnes1.0
    C. Knebel1.0
    J. Lopez2.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - C. Carrasco 117-85
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Carrasco 6-5
    • Batters Faced - C. Carrasco 31
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Guerra 99-59, J. Barnes 11-7, C. Knebel 15-9, J. Lopez 30-18
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Guerra 1-4, J. Barnes 1-2, C. Knebel 3-0, J. Lopez 1-4
    • Batters Faced - J. Guerra 22, J. Barnes 5, C. Knebel 4, J. Lopez 8
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    J. Kipnis 2B50100011.181.256.264.5200.5
    E. Gonzalez 2B00000000.375.400.583.9830.0
    J. Ramirez 3B41100102.283.373.572.9468.0
    M. Brantley LF31110101.324.360.520.8804.0
    Y. Alonso 1B41200012.218.274.435.7103.5
    T. Naquin RF41231020.329.364.438.8028.0
    B. Zimmer CF40000012.224.283.337.620-0.5
    R. Perez C41100012.128.241.234.4753.5
    C. Carrasco P40110022.250.250.250.5001.0
    Total376116221013-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      L. Cain CF41200011.274.381.435.8163.5
      C. Yelich LF41100022.299.367.454.8211.0
      J. Aguilar 1B30110011.349.397.508.9051.5
      T. Shaw 3B40010022.223.308.454.7620.0
      D. Santana RF30000021.259.344.321.665-1.0
      J. Villar 2B30100021.270.311.330.6410.0
      J. Lopez P000000001.0001.0002.0003.0000.0
      M. Pina C30000011.167.241.306.546-0.5
      O. Arcia SS20000110.212.248.298.5460.5
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      J. Barnes P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      a- B. Phillips PH10000011.154.154.154.308-0.5
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      • a-struck out for Barnes in the 6th
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Ramirez (10), Y. Alonso (3)
      • 3B - R. Perez
      • HR - F. Lindor (10), T. Naquin (2)
      • RBI - F. Lindor (22), M. Brantley (18), T. Naquin 3 (9), C. Carrasco
      BATTING
      • 2B - L. Cain (8)
      • SF - J. Aguilar (3)
      • RBI - J. Aguilar (11), T. Shaw (19)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - J. Ramirez 2 (5)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Lindor-Kipnis-Alonso; Lindor-Kipnis-Alonso)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - L. Cain (4)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Carrasco (W, 5-1)9.052211403.611.0336.0
      Total9.05221140---
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Carrasco (W, 5-1)9.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Guerra (L, 2-3)5.06442913.091.222.5
      J. Barnes1.02000002.001.561.0
      C. Knebel1.01110019.821.091.0
      J. Lopez2.02110105.141.573.5
      Total9.011662102---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Guerra (L, 2-3)5.0
      J. Barnes1.0
      C. Knebel1.0
      J. Lopez2.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Carrasco 117-85
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Carrasco 6-5
      • Batters Faced - C. Carrasco 31
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Guerra 99-59, J. Barnes 11-7, C. Knebel 15-9, J. Lopez 30-18
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Guerra 1-4, J. Barnes 1-2, C. Knebel 3-0, J. Lopez 1-4
      • Batters Faced - J. Guerra 22, J. Barnes 5, C. Knebel 4, J. Lopez 8
      • 9TH INNING
        Aguilar hit sacrifice fly to right, Cain scored62
        Carrasco singled to shallow left, Perez scored61
      • 7TH INNING
        Shaw reached on fielder's choice to second, Yelich scored, Aguilar out at second51
        Lindor homered to right50
      • 4TH INNING
        Naquin homered to right, Brantley and Alonso scored40
        Brantley singled to shallow right center, Ramirez scored10
      • 9TH INNING
        • J. Lopez Pitching:
        • R. Perez: Perez tripled to right
        • C. Carrasco: Strike looking, Carrasco singled to shallow left, Perez scored
        • F. Lindor: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Lindor flied out to deep center
        • J. Kipnis: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Kipnis lined out to left
        • J. Ramirez: Ramirez popped out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Erik Gonzalez at second
        • L. Cain: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Cain doubled to deep right
        • C. Yelich: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Yelich grounded out to second, Cain to third
        • J. Aguilar: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Aguilar hit sacrifice fly to right, Cain scored
        • T. Shaw: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Shaw struck out swinging
        • End of the 9th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Hernan Perez at second
        • Jorge Lopez pitching
        • Y. Alonso: Ball, Alonso lined out to right
        • T. Naquin: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Naquin struck out looking
        • B. Zimmer: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Zimmer grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Carrasco Pitching:
        • M. Pina: Ball, Pina flied out to deep right
        • O. Arcia: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Arcia flied out to deep right
        • H. Perez: Perez grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Corey Knebel pitching
        • F. Lindor: Foul, Ball, Ball, Lindor homered to right
        • J. Kipnis: Ball, Kipnis grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Ramirez: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ramirez grounded out to shortstop
        • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Brantley grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • C. Carrasco Pitching:
        • C. Yelich: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Yelich singled to center
        • J. Aguilar: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Aguilar singled to left center, Yelich to third
        • T. Shaw: Shaw reached on fielder's choice to second, Yelich scored, Aguilar out at second
        • D. Santana: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
        • J. Villar: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Villar struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • Jacob Barnes relieved Junior Guerra
        • Y. Alonso: Ball, Foul, Alonso singled to shallow right
        • T. Naquin: Ball, Naquin singled to center, Alonso to second
        • B. Zimmer: Zimmer popped out to shortstop
        • R. Perez: Perez flied out to center
        • C. Carrasco: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Carrasco grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Naquin out at second
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Carrasco Pitching:
        • O. Arcia: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Arcia walked
        • Brett Phillips hit for Jacob Barnes
        • B. Phillips: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Phillips struck out looking
        • L. Cain: Cain grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Arcia out at second
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • J. Guerra Pitching:
        • F. Lindor: Foul, Strike swinging, Lindor singled to shallow left center, Lindor out at second
        • J. Kipnis: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Kipnis struck out looking
        • J. Ramirez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ramirez walked
        • M. Brantley: Ball, Ramirez stole second, Ball, Strike looking, Brantley flied out to left
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • C. Carrasco Pitching:
        • D. Santana: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Santana grounded out to second
        • J. Villar: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Villar struck out swinging
        • M. Pina: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pina struck out swinging
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • J. Guerra Pitching:
        • J. Ramirez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ramirez doubled to right center
        • M. Brantley: Foul, Ball, Ball, Brantley singled to shallow right center, Ramirez scored
        • Y. Alonso: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Alonso doubled to left, Brantley to third
        • T. Naquin: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Naquin homered to right, Brantley and Alonso scored
        • B. Zimmer: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Zimmer struck out swinging
        • R. Perez: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Perez lined out to left
        • C. Carrasco: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Carrasco struck out looking
        • Middle of the 4th (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Carrasco Pitching:
        • C. Yelich: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Yelich struck out swinging
        • J. Aguilar: Strike (foul tip), Foul, Strike swinging, Aguilar struck out swinging
        • T. Shaw: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Shaw struck out looking
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • J. Guerra Pitching:
        • C. Carrasco: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Carrasco struck out swinging
        • F. Lindor: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Lindor struck out swinging
        • J. Kipnis: Strike looking, Ball, Kipnis popped out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Carrasco Pitching:
        • O. Arcia: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Arcia struck out swinging
        • J. Guerra: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Guerra struck out swinging
        • L. Cain: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Cain struck out swinging
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • J. Guerra Pitching:
        • T. Naquin: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Foul tip, Naquin struck out on foul tip
        • B. Zimmer: Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Zimmer lined out to left
        • R. Perez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Perez struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Carrasco Pitching:
        • D. Santana: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
        • J. Villar: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Villar singled to center
        • M. Pina: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Pina grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Villar out at second
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • J. Guerra Pitching:
        • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Lindor struck out swinging
        • J. Kipnis: Ball, Strike looking, Kipnis singled to shallow left center
        • J. Ramirez: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ramirez reached on fielder's choice to third, Kipnis out at second
        • M. Brantley: Ball, Ramirez stole second, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Brantley walked
        • Y. Alonso: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Alonso struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • C. Carrasco Pitching:
        • L. Cain: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Cain singled to shallow center
        • C. Yelich: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Yelich struck out swinging
        • J. Aguilar: Strike looking, Aguilar flied out to right
        • T. Shaw: Pickoff attempt, Shaw flied out to center
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)