Carrasco strikes out 11, Indians beat White Sox 4-0

CHICAGO (AP) His pitch count soaring in the early going along with his strikeout total, Carlos Carrasco looked as though he might be in for a rather short night.

Cleveland manager Terry Francona thought so. Turned out he was wrong, and that was just fine with him.

Carrasco struck out 11 while pitching two-hit ball over seven innings, and the Indians beat the Chicago White Sox 4-0 on Monday.

''It's hard not to look at it and go, `Man, maybe a five-, six-inning game,''' Francona said.

Michael Brantley hit his 11th homer and the AL Central leaders took advantage of another wild outing by Lucas Giolito to win for the fifth time in six games. They improved to 4-0 against Chicago.

Carrasco (8-4) gave up singles to Kevan Smith and Charlie Tilson in the second before striking out Adam Engel to end the threat. The right-hander issued just one walk, giving him a total of two to go with 21 strikeouts while winning his past two starts.

Carrasco piled up 50 pitches in the first two innings, though he did whiff five batters. But he threw only eight pitches in the third and rolled the rest of the way.

''That was weird,'' he said. ''But it was great ... to get back to my rhythm.''

Three relievers combined to work the final two innings, with Neil Ramirez retiring all three batters in the ninth to complete the two-hitter.

Giolito (4-7) threw more balls (47) than strikes (46) in giving up four runs and four hits in five-plus innings. The 23-year-old righty walked four to bring his season total to 43 as the White Sox opened a seven-game homestand on a losing note after taking two of three at Boston.

''I'm confident in my stuff,'' Giolito said. ''I know I throw the ball over the plate, I command my stuff, I'm going to get a lot of guys out. It's just ... don't have good feel, getting kind of frustrated, I have to do a better job of staying with myself and just letting my talent play out there.''

Manager Rick Renteria said the White Sox haven't had ''any more discussions'' about sending Giolito to the minors. ''Not at all,'' he added.

HURT BY WALKS

Owner of the majors' second-worst ERA coming into the game, Giolito ran into trouble in the fourth when he walked Yonder Alonso and Melky Cabrera with two outs.

Lonnie Chisenhall blooped an RBI single in front of a diving Engel in center before Yan Gomes lined a two-run double to left.

Brantley added a long drive down the right-field line in the fifth.

ROSTER MOVES

The Indians recalled catcher and outfielder Francisco Mejia from Triple-A Columbus and optioned right-hander Evan Marshall to the minor league club. They also released right-hander Matt Belisle from his minor league contract.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Indians: 2B Jason Kipnis was out of the lineup for the second straight game and 1B Edwin Encarnacion (ankle) for the third in a row. ... Francona said LHP Andrew Miller had his ''best'' bullpen session since he was placed on the 10-day disabled list in late May because of inflammation in his left knee. Miller will likely throw another one Wednesday and could start facing hitters once the team opens a nine-game homestand on Friday. ... Francona said the Indians were waiting another day to decide whether to place catcher Roberto Perez on the DL. He was hit by a pitch in the right wrist against Detroit on Sunday. ... The Indians held off on activating OF Brandon Guyer after he was hit on the wrist during a rehab game for Columbus on Sunday.

White Sox: General manager Rick Hahn said OF Avisail Garcia (strained right hamstring) will start a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with Triple-A Charlotte, and OF Leury Garcia (sprained left knee) is close to going on one. ... Hahn said RHP Alec Hansen (forearm) - one of Chicago's top minor league prospects - will make his season debut with Double-A Birmingham this weekend.

UP NEXT

Indians: Plan to call up RHP Adam Plutko (3-0, 3.93 ERA) from Triple-A Columbus to pitch Tuesday night against Chicago. He has won all three starts for Cleveland this season, though he gave up five runs in a win over the White Sox on May 28.

White Sox: James Shields (1-7, 4.92) once again tries for his first win since a season-opening victory over Kansas City. The veteran right-hander is 0-7 in his past 12 starts and 13 games.

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  • W: C. Carrasco (8-4)L: L. Giolito (4-7)
  • HR: CLE - M. Brantley (11)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
G. Allen CF50000023.228.276.337.612-1.0
M. Brantley LF51111011.317.361.534.8955.5
J. Ramirez 3B50100010.290.387.608.9952.5
F. Lindor SS40000110.287.360.525.8850.5
Y. Alonso 1B31100102.246.322.445.7683.0
M. Cabrera DH21000211.204.242.296.5382.5
L. Chisenhall RF41310001.317.391.390.7826.0
Y. Gomes C30120112.241.295.444.7404.5
E. Gonzalez 2B30000115.340.386.547.9332.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    Y. Moncada 2B40000031.232.305.411.716-1.5
    Y. Sanchez 3B20000101.270.312.412.7244.0
    J. Abreu 1B40000002.290.350.512.8620.0
    D. Palka RF40000032.256.289.504.793-1.5
    M. Davidson DH40000040.220.350.463.813-2.0
    K. Smith C30100000.421.421.474.8951.0
    T. Anderson SS30000021.237.302.433.735-1.0
    C. Tilson LF30100000.234.260.255.5151.0
    A. Engel CF20000012.225.290.325.6150.5
      BATTING
      • 2B - L. Chisenhall (3), Y. Gomes (9)
      • HR - M. Brantley (11)
      • RBI - M. Brantley (40), L. Chisenhall (3), Y. Gomes 2 (18)
      • 2-Out RBI - L. Chisenhall, Y. Gomes 2 (5)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - J. Ramirez (8), E. Gonzalez
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - Y. Sanchez (6)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Carrasco (W, 8-4)7.020011103.901.1333.5
      Z. McAllister0.10000006.081.310.0
      O. Perez0.20000000.000.550.0
      N. Ramirez1.00000203.481.264.0
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Carrasco (W, 8-4)7.0
      Z. McAllister0.1
      O. Perez0.2
      N. Ramirez1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      L. Giolito (L, 4-7)5.04444317.091.65-0.5
      X. Cedeno1.01000100.000.672.5
      L. Avilan1.01001203.261.502.0
      B. Rondon1.01001203.741.382.0
      H. Santiago1.00000004.861.603.0
      PITCHERSIP
      L. Giolito (L, 4-7)5.0
      X. Cedeno1.0
      L. Avilan1.0
      B. Rondon1.0
      H. Santiago1.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - C. Carrasco 2 (2)
      • HBP - C. Carrasco (3), Z. McAllister
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Carrasco 108-74, Z. McAllister 5-3, O. Perez 7-5, N. Ramirez 11-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Carrasco 5-5, O. Perez 1-1
      • Batters Faced - C. Carrasco 25, Z. McAllister 2, O. Perez 2, N. Ramirez 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - L. Giolito 93-46, X. Cedeno 16-10, L. Avilan 21-12, B. Rondon 21-14, H. Santiago 10-4
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Giolito 6-6, X. Cedeno 2-0, H. Santiago 2-1
      • Batters Faced - L. Giolito 23, X. Cedeno 4, L. Avilan 5, B. Rondon 5, H. Santiago 3
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      G. Allen CF50000023.228.276.337.612-1.0
      M. Brantley LF51111011.317.361.534.8955.5
      J. Ramirez 3B50100010.290.387.608.9952.5
      F. Lindor SS40000110.287.360.525.8850.5
      Y. Alonso 1B31100102.246.322.445.7683.0
      M. Cabrera DH21000211.204.242.296.5382.5
      L. Chisenhall RF41310001.317.391.390.7826.0
      Y. Gomes C30120112.241.295.444.7404.5
      E. Gonzalez 2B30000115.340.386.547.9332.5
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        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        Y. Moncada 2B40000031.232.305.411.716-1.5
        Y. Sanchez 3B20000101.270.312.412.7244.0
        J. Abreu 1B40000002.290.350.512.8620.0
        D. Palka RF40000032.256.289.504.793-1.5
        M. Davidson DH40000040.220.350.463.813-2.0
        K. Smith C30100000.421.421.474.8951.0
        T. Anderson SS30000021.237.302.433.735-1.0
        C. Tilson LF30100000.234.260.255.5151.0
        A. Engel CF20000012.225.290.325.6150.5
        Total2902001139-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - L. Chisenhall (3), Y. Gomes (9)
          • HR - M. Brantley (11)
          • RBI - M. Brantley (40), L. Chisenhall (3), Y. Gomes 2 (18)
          • 2-Out RBI - L. Chisenhall, Y. Gomes 2 (5)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - J. Ramirez (8), E. Gonzalez
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - Y. Sanchez (6)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          C. Carrasco (W, 8-4)7.020011103.901.1333.5
          Z. McAllister0.10000006.081.310.0
          O. Perez0.20000000.000.550.0
          N. Ramirez1.00000203.481.264.0
          Total9.02001130---
          PITCHERSIP
          C. Carrasco (W, 8-4)7.0
          Z. McAllister0.1
          O. Perez0.2
          N. Ramirez1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          L. Giolito (L, 4-7)5.04444317.091.65-0.5
          X. Cedeno1.01000100.000.672.5
          L. Avilan1.01001203.261.502.0
          B. Rondon1.01001203.741.382.0
          H. Santiago1.00000004.861.603.0
          Total9.0744681---
          PITCHERSIP
          L. Giolito (L, 4-7)5.0
          X. Cedeno1.0
          L. Avilan1.0
          B. Rondon1.0
          H. Santiago1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • WP - C. Carrasco 2 (2)
          • HBP - C. Carrasco (3), Z. McAllister
          • Pitches-Strikes - C. Carrasco 108-74, Z. McAllister 5-3, O. Perez 7-5, N. Ramirez 11-8
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Carrasco 5-5, O. Perez 1-1
          • Batters Faced - C. Carrasco 25, Z. McAllister 2, O. Perez 2, N. Ramirez 3
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - L. Giolito 93-46, X. Cedeno 16-10, L. Avilan 21-12, B. Rondon 21-14, H. Santiago 10-4
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Giolito 6-6, X. Cedeno 2-0, H. Santiago 2-1
          • Batters Faced - L. Giolito 23, X. Cedeno 4, L. Avilan 5, B. Rondon 5, H. Santiago 3
          • 5TH INNING
            Brantley homered to right40
          • 4TH INNING
            Gomes doubled to deep left, Cabrera and Chisenhall scored30
            Chisenhall singled to shallow center, Alonso scored, Cabrera to third10
          • 9TH INNING
            • Hector Santiago relieved Bruce Rondon
            • M. Brantley: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Brantley grounded out to shortstop
            • J. Ramirez: Ball, Ball, Ramirez lined out to left
            • F. Lindor: Ball, Lindor grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Neil Ramirez relieved Oliver Perez
            • J. Abreu: Abreu flied out to center
            • D. Palka: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Palka struck out swinging
            • M. Davidson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Davidson struck out swinging
            • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Bruce Rondon relieved Luis Avilan
            • M. Cabrera: Ball, Foul, Ball, Cabrera flied out to deep right
            • L. Chisenhall: Strike looking, Foul, Chisenhall reached on an infield single to pitcher
            • Y. Gomes: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Gomes walked, Chisenhall to second
            • E. Gonzalez: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Gonzalez struck out looking
            • G. Allen: Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Allen struck out looking
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Zach McAllister relieved Carlos Carrasco
            • C. Tilson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Tilson lined out to shortstop
            • A. Engel: Ball, Engel hit by pitch
            • Oliver Perez relieved Zach McAllister
            • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Moncada reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Engel out at second
            • Y. Sanchez: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Sanchez flied out to left
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Luis Avilan relieved Xavier Cedeno
            • G. Allen: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Allen struck out swinging
            • M. Brantley: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Brantley struck out swinging
            • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ramirez singled to left
            • F. Lindor: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ramirez stole second, Ball, Lindor walked
            • Y. Alonso: Alonso popped out to first
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • C. Carrasco Pitching:
            • M. Davidson: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Davidson struck out swinging
            • K. Smith: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Smith grounded out to shortstop
            • T. Anderson: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • L. Giolito Pitching:
            • Y. Alonso: Alonso singled to left
            • Xavier Cedeno relieved Lucas Giolito
            • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Cabrera struck out swinging
            • L. Chisenhall: Ball, Foul, Chisenhall doubled to deep right center, Alonso to third
            • Y. Gomes: Gomes grounded out to shortstop
            • E. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt to second, Ball, Gonzalez grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Carrasco Pitching:
            • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Moncada struck out looking
            • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Sanchez walked
            • J. Abreu: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Sanchez to second on wild pitch, Abreu flied out to deep left
            • D. Palka: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Palka popped out to third
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • L. Giolito Pitching:
            • G. Allen: Ball, Allen grounded out to third
            • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Brantley homered to right
            • J. Ramirez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ramirez struck out swinging
            • F. Lindor: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Lindor flied out to deep left
            • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • C. Carrasco Pitching:
            • T. Anderson: Ball, Anderson grounded out to third
            • C. Tilson: Strike looking, Ball, Tilson grounded out to second
            • A. Engel: Ball, Engel flied out to deep right
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • L. Giolito Pitching:
            • J. Ramirez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ramirez grounded out to shortstop
            • F. Lindor: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Lindor struck out looking
            • Y. Alonso: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Alonso walked
            • M. Cabrera: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Cabrera walked, Alonso to second
            • L. Chisenhall: Chisenhall singled to shallow center, Alonso scored, Cabrera to third
            • Y. Gomes: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Gomes doubled to deep left, Cabrera and Chisenhall scored
            • E. Gonzalez: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Gonzalez grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 4th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Carrasco Pitching:
            • D. Palka: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Palka struck out swinging
            • M. Davidson: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Davidson struck out swinging
            • K. Smith: Strike looking, Smith lined out to right
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • L. Giolito Pitching:
            • Y. Gomes: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Gomes struck out swinging
            • E. Gonzalez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gonzalez walked
            • G. Allen: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Gonzalez stole second, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Allen flied out to left
            • M. Brantley: Foul, Brantley flied out to center
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Carrasco Pitching:
            • Y. Moncada: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Moncada struck out swinging
            • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Sanchez grounded out to second
            • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Abreu grounded out to third
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • L. Giolito Pitching:
            • F. Lindor: Ball, Lindor grounded out to shortstop
            • Y. Alonso: Alonso grounded out to shortstop
            • M. Cabrera: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cabrera walked
            • L. Chisenhall: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Chisenhall flied out to shallow left
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Carrasco Pitching:
            • M. Davidson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Davidson struck out swinging
            • K. Smith: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Smith singled to center
            • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
            • C. Tilson: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Tilson reached on an infield single to second, Smith to second
            • A. Engel: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Engel struck out looking
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • L. Giolito Pitching:
            • G. Allen: Ball, Strike looking, Allen flied out to left
            • M. Brantley: Ball, Ball, Brantley popped out to shortstop
            • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ramirez grounded out to first
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Carrasco Pitching:
            • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Moncada struck out looking
            • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Sanchez hit by pitch
            • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Ball, Sanchez to second on wild pitch, Foul, Abreu lined out to center
            • D. Palka: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Sanchez stole third, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Palka struck out swinging
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)