Carrasco hit on right arm by liner, Twins beat Indians 9-3

CLEVELAND (AP) Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona thought the worst when Carlos Carrasco was struck on the right arm by a line drive.

''From where I was standing I thought it might have hit him in the face so there was a little bit of a sense of relief, but it caught him right kind of on that funny bone,'' Francona said after the Indians' 9-3 loss to the Minnesota Twins on Saturday. ''He was hurting.''

Carrasco grabbed his arm after being hit by Joe Mauer's leadoff liner in the second inning and went to his knees on the infield grass.

Although the Indians announced Carrasco was diagnosed with a forearm contusion, Francona said the pitcher was struck on the elbow. During his postgame press conference, Francona said Carrasco was still being examined at a hospital. The team was expected to have an update Sunday.

The Twins got four hits from Eddie Rosario in their latest victory over the Indians. Rosario hit his 16th homer for the Twins, who have won five straight against the AL Central leaders to improve to 6-2 against Cleveland this season.

Rosario swung at the first pitch in all four of his hits. He also scored four times, drove in two runs and swiped a base. Rosario is batting .471 with six homers and 11 RBIs against Cleveland this season.

''Everything is going good,'' he said. ''I like it. I feel more comfortable playing against the Indians.''

''Four pitches, four hits today,'' Minnesota manager Paul Molitor said. ''Right now, he feels like he can hit just about anything.''

Minnesota scored four runs in the first off Carrasco (8-5). Eduardo Escobar and Max Kepler each hit a two-run double in the inning. Logan Morrison had three RBIs, including a two-run double in the sixth.

Matt Magill (2-1) got the win with three scoreless innings in relief of Fernando Romero.

Francisco Lindor and Jose Ramirez homered in the first for Cleveland, which has lost four of five.

Carrasco's injury forced the Indians to use six relievers, including Adam Plutko, who was scheduled to start Sunday's series finale. Plutko pitched the seventh and eighth.

Outfielder Brandon Guyer, making his first professional pitching appearance, retired the side in order in the ninth on eight pitches.

Carrasco was coming off one of his best starts of the season. He struck out 11 in seven shutout innings against the White Sox on Monday, but he struggled against the Twins. Carrasco threw 37 pitches in the first when he allowed four hits, walked a batter and hit another.

Mauer lined the second pitch of the second to the mound, striking Carrasco directly on the arm. He hopped off the mound and went to the ground before being visited by Francona and a team trainer. Carrasco then walked to the dugout with the trainer and was replaced by Oliver Perez.

''You don't want to see anybody get hit with a line drive like that,'' Molitor said. ''It kind of shakes everyone for a moment, even though you try not to let it.''

The ball that struck Carrasco rolled to first baseman Edwin Encarnacion, who stepped on the bag for the out.

Carrasco was hit in the face by a line drive in 2015, but made his next turn in the rotation. The right-hander broke his right hand after being hit by a line drive late in the 2016 season and missed the playoffs.

Mauer led off the game with a single, his first hit since being activated from the disabled list Friday. Rosario walked and both runners scored on Escobar's double. Morrison was hit by a pitch. Robbie Grossman's one-out single loaded the bases and Kepler doubled high off the wall in right, scoring two more runs.

Rosario hit an RBI single in the sixth and a solo homer in the eighth.

YOUR TURN

Guyer was told late in the game that he'd be pitching the ninth. He retired Taylor Motter on a groundout and Ryan LaMarre and Kepler on fly balls.

''I was a pretty good pitcher back in the day,'' Guyer said. ''I had elbow surgery when I was 12 that ended the pitching days.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Twins: OF Byron Buxton (toe fracture) will begin a minor league rehab assignment at Triple-A Rochester on Tuesday.

Indians: LHP Andrew Miller (right knee inflammation) has thrown several bullpen sessions, but it hasn't been decided when he'll face hitters as part of his rehab process.

UP NEXT

Twins RHP Jake Odorizzi (3-3, 4.19 ERA) will start the series finale. RHP Shane Bieber (0-0, 6.35) will be called up from Triple-A Columbus to start for the Indians.

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MIN31-36
4100030109130
CLE36-33
2001000003101
  • W: M. Magill (2-1)L: C. Carrasco (8-5)
  • HR: MIN - E. Rosario (16), CLE - F. Lindor (16), J. Ramirez (21)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Mauer DH42200100.281.400.349.7495.0
E. Rosario LF44421100.323.362.586.94817.0
E. Escobar 3B41220113.294.347.565.9116.5
L. Morrison 1B41230004.194.300.350.6499.0
B. Dozier 2B40000024.226.304.400.704-1.0
a- T. Motter PH-2B10000000.250.333.438.7710.0
R. Grossman RF40100010.226.316.317.6330.5
R. LaMarre CF10000000.241.287.287.5750.0
M. Kepler CF-RF50120000.224.317.405.7224.0
E. Adrianza SS41100002.252.311.415.7263.0
B. Wilson C30000012.148.200.278.478-0.5
  • a-grounded out for Dozier in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
F. Lindor DH51211012.292.361.538.9006.5
M. Brantley LF40100000.316.360.519.8791.0
G. Allen LF10000011.204.248.301.549-0.5
J. Ramirez 3B41111012.292.384.614.9975.5
E. Encarnacion 1B40100002.232.304.472.7761.0
J. Kipnis 2B31100100.198.278.302.5793.0
Y. Gomes C40200011.251.313.463.7751.5
L. Chisenhall RF30100004.320.404.400.8043.0
T. Naquin CF30110002.333.360.457.8173.0
E. Gonzalez SS40000023.308.348.492.840-1.0
    BATTING
    • 2B - E. Rosario (20), E. Escobar (27), L. Morrison 2 (11), M. Kepler (17), E. Adrianza (13)
    • HR - E. Rosario (16)
    • SH - B. Wilson
    • RBI - E. Rosario 2 (46), E. Escobar 2 (44), L. Morrison 3 (24), M. Kepler 2 (26)
    • 2-Out RBI - E. Rosario (19), L. Morrison 3 (13)
    BATTING
    • 2B - L. Chisenhall (4), T. Naquin (4)
    • HR - F. Lindor (16), J. Ramirez (21)
    • SF - T. Naquin
    • RBI - F. Lindor (37), J. Ramirez (47), T. Naquin (12)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - E. Rosario (6)
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Dozier-Adrianza-Morrison)
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - L. Chisenhall
    • DP - (Chisenhall-Encarnacion-Ramirez)
    • E - L. Chisenhall
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    F. Romero4.06331124.171.392.5
    M. Magill (W, 2-1)3.00000101.140.8016.5
    M. Belisle1.03000104.500.00-
    R. Pressly1.01000303.411.373.5
    PITCHERSIP
    F. Romero4.0
    M. Magill (W, 2-1)3.0
    M. Belisle1.0
    R. Pressly1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    C. Carrasco (L, 8-5)1.14441204.241.17-10.0
    O. Perez1.22110001.590.710.0
    Z. McAllister2.13111105.401.241.5
    T. Olson0.12221107.271.62-4.5
    D. Otero0.10000006.001.170.0
    A. Plutko2.02110115.041.283.5
    B. Guyer1.00000000.000.003.0
    PITCHING
    • HBP - M. Magill (2)
    • Pitches-Strikes - F. Romero 63-43, M. Magill 34-21, M. Belisle 19-15, R. Pressly 14-11
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - F. Romero 6-4, M. Magill 1-7, M. Belisle 1-1
    • Batters Faced - F. Romero 18, M. Magill 10, M. Belisle 6, R. Pressly 4
    PITCHING
    • IBB - Z. McAllister
    • HBP - C. Carrasco (4)
    • Pitches-Strikes - C. Carrasco 39-25, O. Perez 19-13, Z. McAllister 34-22, T. Olson 18-8, D. Otero 3-3, A. Plutko 22-17, B. Guyer 8-5
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Carrasco 2-0, O. Perez 2-3, Z. McAllister 2-3, D. Otero 1-0, A. Plutko 1-4, B. Guyer 1-2
    • Batters Faced - C. Carrasco 10, O. Perez 7, Z. McAllister 10, T. Olson 4, D. Otero, A. Plutko 8, B. Guyer 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    MIN31-36
    4100030109130
    CLE36-33
    2001000003101
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    J. Mauer DH42200100.281.400.349.7495.0
    E. Rosario LF44421100.323.362.586.94817.0
    E. Escobar 3B41220113.294.347.565.9116.5
    L. Morrison 1B41230004.194.300.350.6499.0
    B. Dozier 2B40000024.226.304.400.704-1.0
    a- T. Motter PH-2B10000000.250.333.438.7710.0
    R. Grossman RF40100010.226.316.317.6330.5
    R. LaMarre CF10000000.241.287.287.5750.0
    M. Kepler CF-RF50120000.224.317.405.7224.0
    E. Adrianza SS41100002.252.311.415.7263.0
    B. Wilson C30000012.148.200.278.478-0.5
    Total38913913515-----
    • a-grounded out for Dozier in the 9th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    F. Lindor DH51211012.292.361.538.9006.5
    M. Brantley LF40100000.316.360.519.8791.0
    G. Allen LF10000011.204.248.301.549-0.5
    J. Ramirez 3B41111012.292.384.614.9975.5
    E. Encarnacion 1B40100002.232.304.472.7761.0
    J. Kipnis 2B31100100.198.278.302.5793.0
    Y. Gomes C40200011.251.313.463.7751.5
    L. Chisenhall RF30100004.320.404.400.8043.0
    T. Naquin CF30110002.333.360.457.8173.0
    E. Gonzalez SS40000023.308.348.492.840-1.0
    Total35310321617-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - E. Rosario (20), E. Escobar (27), L. Morrison 2 (11), M. Kepler (17), E. Adrianza (13)
      • HR - E. Rosario (16)
      • SH - B. Wilson
      • RBI - E. Rosario 2 (46), E. Escobar 2 (44), L. Morrison 3 (24), M. Kepler 2 (26)
      • 2-Out RBI - E. Rosario (19), L. Morrison 3 (13)
      BATTING
      • 2B - L. Chisenhall (4), T. Naquin (4)
      • HR - F. Lindor (16), J. Ramirez (21)
      • SF - T. Naquin
      • RBI - F. Lindor (37), J. Ramirez (47), T. Naquin (12)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - E. Rosario (6)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Dozier-Adrianza-Morrison)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - L. Chisenhall
      • DP - (Chisenhall-Encarnacion-Ramirez)
      • E - L. Chisenhall
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      F. Romero4.06331124.171.392.5
      M. Magill (W, 2-1)3.00000101.140.8016.5
      M. Belisle1.03000104.500.00-
      R. Pressly1.01000303.411.373.5
      Total9.01033162---
      PITCHERSIP
      F. Romero4.0
      M. Magill (W, 2-1)3.0
      M. Belisle1.0
      R. Pressly1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Carrasco (L, 8-5)1.14441204.241.17-10.0
      O. Perez1.22110001.590.710.0
      Z. McAllister2.13111105.401.241.5
      T. Olson0.12221107.271.62-4.5
      D. Otero0.10000006.001.170.0
      A. Plutko2.02110115.041.283.5
      B. Guyer1.00000000.000.003.0
      Total9.01399351---
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Carrasco (L, 8-5)1.1
      O. Perez1.2
      Z. McAllister2.1
      T. Olson0.1
      D. Otero0.1
      A. Plutko2.0
      B. Guyer1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - M. Magill (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - F. Romero 63-43, M. Magill 34-21, M. Belisle 19-15, R. Pressly 14-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - F. Romero 6-4, M. Magill 1-7, M. Belisle 1-1
      • Batters Faced - F. Romero 18, M. Magill 10, M. Belisle 6, R. Pressly 4
      PITCHING
      • IBB - Z. McAllister
      • HBP - C. Carrasco (4)
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Carrasco 39-25, O. Perez 19-13, Z. McAllister 34-22, T. Olson 18-8, D. Otero 3-3, A. Plutko 22-17, B. Guyer 8-5
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Carrasco 2-0, O. Perez 2-3, Z. McAllister 2-3, D. Otero 1-0, A. Plutko 1-4, B. Guyer 1-2
      • Batters Faced - C. Carrasco 10, O. Perez 7, Z. McAllister 10, T. Olson 4, D. Otero, A. Plutko 8, B. Guyer 3
      • 8TH INNING
        Rosario homered to right93
      • 6TH INNING
        Morrison doubled to deep right, Mauer and Rosario scored, Morrison to third on right fielder Chisenhall fielding error83
        Rosario singled to right, Adrianza scored, Mauer to second63
      • 4TH INNING
        Naquin hit sacrifice fly to left, Kipnis scored, Chisenhall to third53
      • 2ND INNING
        Morrison doubled to deep center, Rosario scored52
      • 1ST INNING
        Ramirez homered to right center42
        Lindor homered to right center41
        Kepler doubled to deep right, Escobar and Morrison scored, Grossman to third40
        Escobar doubled to deep right center, Mauer and Rosario scored20
      • 9TH INNING
        • Greg Allen in left field
        • Brandon Guyer relieved Adam Plutko
        • Taylor Motter hit for Brian Dozier
        • T. Motter: Foul, Ball, Ball, Motter grounded out to third
        • R. LaMarre: LaMarre flied out to deep left
        • M. Kepler: Strike looking, Ball, Kepler flied out to deep center
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Ryan Pressly relieved Matt Belisle
        • T. Naquin: Ball, Naquin doubled to left
        • E. Gonzalez: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
        • F. Lindor: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Lindor struck out swinging
        • G. Allen: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Allen struck out swinging
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • A. Plutko Pitching:
        • B. Wilson: Wilson flied out to center
        • J. Mauer: Strike looking, Foul, Mauer popped out to third
        • E. Rosario: Rosario homered to right
        • E. Escobar: Strike looking, Escobar singled to right
        • L. Morrison: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Morrison grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Matt Belisle relieved Matt Magill
        • Ryan LaMarre in center field
        • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Brantley grounded out to third
        • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ramirez struck out looking
        • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Encarnacion singled to center
        • J. Kipnis: Foul, Kipnis singled to right, Encarnacion to second
        • Y. Gomes: Foul, Foul, Ball, Gomes singled to left, Encarnacion to third, Kipnis to second
        • L. Chisenhall: Chisenhall flied out to deep center
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Adam Plutko relieved Dan Otero
        • R. Grossman: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Grossman struck out swinging
        • M. Kepler: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Kepler lined out to center
        • E. Adrianza: Adrianza flied out to left
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Magill Pitching:
        • L. Chisenhall: Ball, Chisenhall hit by pitch
        • T. Naquin: Ball, Naquin flied out to left
        • E. Gonzalez: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
        • F. Lindor: Lindor flied out to shallow right
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • Z. McAllister Pitching:
        • E. Adrianza: Strike looking, Ball, Adrianza doubled to left center
        • B. Wilson: Wilson hit sacrifice bunt to third, Adrianza to third
        • Tyler Olson relieved Zach McAllister
        • J. Mauer: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Mauer walked
        • E. Rosario: Rosario singled to right, Adrianza scored, Mauer to second
        • E. Escobar: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Escobar struck out swinging
        • L. Morrison: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Morrison doubled to deep right, Mauer and Rosario scored, Morrison to third on right fielder Chisenhall fielding error
        • Dan Otero relieved Tyler Olson
        • B. Dozier: Foul, Strike looking, Dozier grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 6th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
        • M. Magill Pitching:
        • E. Encarnacion: Strike looking, Ball, Encarnacion lined out to pitcher
        • J. Kipnis: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Kipnis lined out to center
        • Y. Gomes: Gomes popped out to first
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • Z. McAllister Pitching:
        • B. Dozier: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Dozier struck out looking
        • R. Grossman: Foul, Ball, Grossman lined out to left
        • M. Kepler: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Kepler popped out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Matt Magill relieved Fernando Romero
        • F. Lindor: Ball, Ball, Foul, Lindor flied out to deep center
        • M. Brantley: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Brantley lined out to left
        • J. Ramirez: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ramirez flied out to deep center
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • Zach McAllister relieved Oliver Perez
        • B. Wilson: Foul, Foul, Ball, Wilson grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Mauer: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Mauer singled to right
        • E. Rosario: Rosario doubled to deep right center, Mauer to third
        • E. Escobar: Escobar intentionally walked
        • L. Morrison: Ball, Foul, Foul, Morrison flied into double play right to first to third, Mauer out at third
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • F. Romero Pitching:
        • J. Kipnis: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Kipnis walked
        • Y. Gomes: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Gomes struck out swinging
        • L. Chisenhall: Ball, Foul, Ball, Chisenhall doubled to deep right, Kipnis to third
        • T. Naquin: Ball, Naquin hit sacrifice fly to left, Kipnis scored, Chisenhall to third
        • E. Gonzalez: Ball, Gonzalez lined out to third
        • End of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • O. Perez Pitching:
        • R. Grossman: Strike looking, Grossman flied out to deep right
        • M. Kepler: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Kepler grounded out to second
        • E. Adrianza: Ball, Adrianza lined out to second
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • F. Romero Pitching:
        • E. Gonzalez: Ball, Strike looking, Gonzalez flied out to left
        • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Lindor singled to center
        • M. Brantley: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Brantley singled to left, Lindor to second
        • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ramirez reached on fielder's choice to first, Lindor to third, Brantley out at second
        • E. Encarnacion: Foul, Ball, Ball, Encarnacion lined out to center
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • C. Carrasco Pitching:
        • J. Mauer: Strike looking, Mauer lined out to pitcher
        • Oliver Perez relieved Carlos Carrasco
        • E. Rosario: Rosario singled to left
        • E. Escobar: Ball, Foul, Rosario stole second, Ball, Escobar lined out to center
        • L. Morrison: Ball, Strike looking, Morrison doubled to deep center, Rosario scored
        • B. Dozier: Strike looking, Dozier grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • F. Romero Pitching:
        • Y. Gomes: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Gomes singled to right center
        • L. Chisenhall: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Chisenhall reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Gomes out at second
        • T. Naquin: Ball, Foul, Naquin grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Chisenhall out at second
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • C. Carrasco Pitching:
        • J. Mauer: Strike looking, Ball, Mauer singled to center
        • E. Rosario: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Rosario walked, Mauer to second
        • E. Escobar: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Escobar doubled to deep right center, Mauer and Rosario scored
        • L. Morrison: Ball, Morrison hit by pitch
        • B. Dozier: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Dozier struck out swinging
        • R. Grossman: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Grossman singled to right, Escobar to third, Morrison to second
        • M. Kepler: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Kepler doubled to deep right, Escobar and Morrison scored, Grossman to third
        • E. Adrianza: Foul, Ball, Adrianza reached on fielder's choice to first, Grossman out at home, Kepler to third
        • B. Wilson: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Wilson struck out looking
        • Middle of the 1st (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • F. Romero Pitching:
        • F. Lindor: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Lindor homered to right center
        • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Brantley grounded out to first
        • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ramirez homered to right center
        • E. Encarnacion: Strike looking, Encarnacion grounded out to third
        • J. Kipnis: Ball, Strike looking, Kipnis grounded out to first
        • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)