Carrasco strikes out 9 as Indians hold off White Sox 9-7

CHICAGO (AP) Carlos Carrasco and Cleveland's deep lineup combined for a successful Sunday in Chicago.

The bullpen almost gave it away.

Carrasco struck out nine in seven innings, and the Indians held off the White Sox for a 9-7 win.

AL Central-leading Cleveland had a 9-1 lead heading into the bottom of the eighth, and almost blew it. Run-scoring singles by Tim Anderson and Kevan Smith trimmed the Indians' lead to 9-5 in the ninth before manager Terry Francona replaced Dan Otero with Cody Allen.

Adam Engel greeted the closer with a two-run triple before Allen struck out Nicky Delmonico and Yolmer Sanchez for his 23rd save in 26 chances.

''It was nice to see Cody come in and put it out because that would have been a rough plane ride getting on there,'' Francona said.

Carrasco (14-6) allowed one run and three hits. He retired his final 16 batters.

''For whatever reason, he doesn't have rust when he comes back,'' Francona said about Carrasco, who spent nearly three weeks on the disabled list for a right elbow contusion. ''Now we can use it to our advantage because he has less innings than he normally would. The tank looks like it's full and it's the middle of August.''

Melky Cabrera hit a three-run homer against one of his former teams, helping the Indians take two of three in the series. Jason Kipnis and Yandy Diaz, who was called up to replace injured slugger Edwin Encarnacion, had three hits apiece.

Engel finished with three hits and three RBIs, including a solo drive in the eighth. He added another outstanding catch to his resume, robbing Yonder Alonso of a potential three-run homer with a leaping grab in center in the top half of the eighth.

He made two similar plays against the New York Yankees in Chicago's previous series.

''The chances of there being three balls in one week that you get an opportunity to go up and bring back I feel like are slim,'' Engel said. ''It's cool that it happened.''

The Indians supported Carrasco with four runs in the first and two more in the second.

Alonso hit a two-out RBI single before Cabrera hit a drive to right for a 4-0 lead. Kipnis and Diaz hit RBI singles in the second against Dylan Covey (4-9).

''That's been good the whole year,'' Carrasco said about the offense.

The White Sox scored their lone run off Carrasco on Daniel Palka's groundout in the first. Carrasco has won six of his last eight starts.

Covey allowed six runs and seven hits in just 2 2/3 innings. He is 1-8 with an 8.94 ERA in his last 10 starts.

The Indians improved to 37-17 against the AL Central.

The White Sox have lost five of six.

ON THE MOVE

Encarnacion was placed on the 10-day disabled list. He has a right hand contusion and some swelling in his left biceps.

Diaz was promoted from the minors. The infielder hit .293 in 98 games at Triple-A Columbus.

PATIENCE

White Sox manager Rick Renteria said Covey, who has a 6.06 ERA, will remain in the rotation.

''We need him to gain more experience in that starter's role, to give him a chance and develop that skill set,'' Renteria said.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Indians: X-rays were negative for RHP Trevor Bauer (right ankle), who was sore after being struck by a line drive in his start Saturday. Francona said he doubts the soreness would cause Bauer to miss his next start. ''He's got an extra day anyway,'' Francona said. ... RHP Corey Kluber (illness) was feeling better after he was sent back to the hotel on Saturday, Francona said. Kluber is expected to make his scheduled start Tuesday in Cincinnati.

UP NEXT

Indians: RHP Mike Clevinger (7-7, 3.38 ERA) is scheduled to face Reds RHP Homer Bailey (1-9, 6.19 ERA) on Monday in the opener of a three-game series.

White Sox: RHP Reynaldo Lopez (4-9, 4.30 ERA) is set to start the opener of a three-game series at Detroit on Monday. RHP Artie Lewicki (0-2, 4.76 ERA) pitches for the Tigers.

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  • W: C. Carrasco (14-6)L: D. Covey (4-9)S: C. Allen (23)
  • HR: CLE - M. Cabrera (2), CHW - Y. Sanchez (7), A. Engel (3)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
F. Lindor SS50000142.292.372.561.932-2.0
M. Brantley LF32100200.298.351.467.8185.0
R. Davis PR-LF01000000.249.296.312.6081.0
J. Kipnis 2B40320101.226.313.363.6766.0
Y. Diaz DH51320002.526.526.6321.1586.0
Y. Alonso 1B51210014.249.315.447.7613.5
M. Cabrera RF41231011.242.291.350.6418.5
B. Guyer PR-RF01000100.200.288.379.6682.0
Y. Gomes C40110013.241.298.415.7131.5
G. Allen CF41100112.233.268.302.5704.5
E. Gonzalez 3B51100024.302.333.434.7671.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    N. Delmonico LF50000033.221.316.355.671-1.5
    Y. Sanchez 3B52211021.241.297.382.6797.0
    J. Abreu 1B40000021.264.324.477.800-1.0
    D. Palka DH40010021.232.276.489.7660.0
    A. Garcia RF30000011.247.276.479.7550.5
    R. LaMarre PR01000000.265.315.316.6311.0
    Y. Moncada 2B41100020.220.302.398.7001.0
    T. Anderson SS41210010.242.288.402.6903.5
    K. Smith C41110001.291.339.318.6573.0
    A. Engel CF41331000.224.272.319.59112.0
      BATTING
      • HR - M. Cabrera (2)
      • SF - Y. Gomes (3)
      • RBI - J. Kipnis 2 (47), Y. Diaz 2 (4), Y. Alonso (67), M. Cabrera 3 (15), Y. Gomes (36)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Kipnis (16), Y. Diaz (2), Y. Alonso (24), M. Cabrera 3 (5)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - Y. Diaz 2 (2), Y. Alonso 2 (2), Y. Gomes 3 (3), E. Gonzalez 3 (3)
      BATTING
      • 3B - A. Engel (3)
      • HR - Y. Sanchez (7), A. Engel (3)
      • RBI - Y. Sanchez (44), D. Palka (47), T. Anderson (48), K. Smith (11), A. Engel 3 (23)
      • 2-Out RBI - Y. Sanchez (19)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - N. Delmonico 2 (2), Y. Sanchez, A. Garcia
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - G. Allen (8)
      • CS - F. Lindor (6)
      FIELDING
      • E - N. Delmonico (4)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Carrasco (W, 14-6)7.03110903.561.1231.5
      A. Cimber1.02220123.691.17-0.5
      D. Otero0.13440105.741.20-6.5
      C. Allen (S, 23)0.21000204.221.247.0
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Carrasco (W, 14-6)7.0
      A. Cimber1.0
      D. Otero0.1
      C. Allen (S, 23)0.2
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Covey (L, 4-9)2.27662316.061.60-12.5
      H. Santiago3.24102505.011.585.5
      T. Danish1.03221107.111.89-2.5
      T. Vieira1.20001107.501.172.5
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Covey (L, 4-9)2.2
      H. Santiago3.2
      T. Danish1.0
      T. Vieira1.2
      PITCHING
      • WP - C. Carrasco (4)
      • HBP - D. Otero (3)
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Carrasco 90-64, A. Cimber 17-12, D. Otero 18-9, C. Allen 14-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Carrasco 8-5, A. Cimber 2-0
      • Batters Faced - C. Carrasco 25, A. Cimber 5, D. Otero 5, C. Allen 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Covey 80-49, H. Santiago 73-43, T. Danish 37-23, T. Vieira 16-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Covey 3-2, H. Santiago 1-4, T. Vieira 3-1
      • Batters Faced - D. Covey 17, H. Santiago 16, T. Danish 7, T. Vieira 6
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      F. Lindor SS50000142.292.372.561.932-2.0
      M. Brantley LF32100200.298.351.467.8185.0
      R. Davis PR-LF01000000.249.296.312.6081.0
      J. Kipnis 2B40320101.226.313.363.6766.0
      Y. Diaz DH51320002.526.526.6321.1586.0
      Y. Alonso 1B51210014.249.315.447.7613.5
      M. Cabrera RF41231011.242.291.350.6418.5
      B. Guyer PR-RF01000100.200.288.379.6682.0
      Y. Gomes C40110013.241.298.415.7131.5
      G. Allen CF41100112.233.268.302.5704.5
      E. Gonzalez 3B51100024.302.333.434.7671.0
      Total399149161019-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        N. Delmonico LF50000033.221.316.355.671-1.5
        Y. Sanchez 3B52211021.241.297.382.6797.0
        J. Abreu 1B40000021.264.324.477.800-1.0
        D. Palka DH40010021.232.276.489.7660.0
        A. Garcia RF30000011.247.276.479.7550.5
        R. LaMarre PR01000000.265.315.316.6311.0
        Y. Moncada 2B41100020.220.302.398.7001.0
        T. Anderson SS41210010.242.288.402.6903.5
        K. Smith C41110001.291.339.318.6573.0
        A. Engel CF41331000.224.272.319.59112.0
        Total3779720138-----
          BATTING
          • HR - M. Cabrera (2)
          • SF - Y. Gomes (3)
          • RBI - J. Kipnis 2 (47), Y. Diaz 2 (4), Y. Alonso (67), M. Cabrera 3 (15), Y. Gomes (36)
          • 2-Out RBI - J. Kipnis (16), Y. Diaz (2), Y. Alonso (24), M. Cabrera 3 (5)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - Y. Diaz 2 (2), Y. Alonso 2 (2), Y. Gomes 3 (3), E. Gonzalez 3 (3)
          BATTING
          • 3B - A. Engel (3)
          • HR - Y. Sanchez (7), A. Engel (3)
          • RBI - Y. Sanchez (44), D. Palka (47), T. Anderson (48), K. Smith (11), A. Engel 3 (23)
          • 2-Out RBI - Y. Sanchez (19)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - N. Delmonico 2 (2), Y. Sanchez, A. Garcia
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - G. Allen (8)
          • CS - F. Lindor (6)
          FIELDING
          • E - N. Delmonico (4)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          C. Carrasco (W, 14-6)7.03110903.561.1231.5
          A. Cimber1.02220123.691.17-0.5
          D. Otero0.13440105.741.20-6.5
          C. Allen (S, 23)0.21000204.221.247.0
          Total9.09770132---
          PITCHERSIP
          C. Carrasco (W, 14-6)7.0
          A. Cimber1.0
          D. Otero0.1
          C. Allen (S, 23)0.2
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          D. Covey (L, 4-9)2.27662316.061.60-12.5
          H. Santiago3.24102505.011.585.5
          T. Danish1.03221107.111.89-2.5
          T. Vieira1.20001107.501.172.5
          Total9.014986101---
          PITCHERSIP
          D. Covey (L, 4-9)2.2
          H. Santiago3.2
          T. Danish1.0
          T. Vieira1.2
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • WP - C. Carrasco (4)
          • HBP - D. Otero (3)
          • Pitches-Strikes - C. Carrasco 90-64, A. Cimber 17-12, D. Otero 18-9, C. Allen 14-11
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Carrasco 8-5, A. Cimber 2-0
          • Batters Faced - C. Carrasco 25, A. Cimber 5, D. Otero 5, C. Allen 3
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - D. Covey 80-49, H. Santiago 73-43, T. Danish 37-23, T. Vieira 16-11
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Covey 3-2, H. Santiago 1-4, T. Vieira 3-1
          • Batters Faced - D. Covey 17, H. Santiago 16, T. Danish 7, T. Vieira 6
          • 9TH INNING
            Engel tripled to deep center, Anderson and Smith scored97
            Smith singled to center, Moncada scored, Anderson to third95
            Anderson singled to left, LaMarre scored, Moncada to third, Anderson to second94
          • 8TH INNING
            Sanchez homered to right center93
            Engel homered to center92
            Diaz singled to center, Davis scored, Kipnis to second91
            Kipnis singled to right, Gonzalez scored, Brantley to second81
          • 7TH INNING
            Gomes hit sacrifice fly to center, Guyer scored71
          • 2ND INNING
            Diaz singled to right, Brantley scored, Kipnis to third61
            Kipnis singled to center, Allen scored, Brantley to third51
          • 1ST INNING
            Palka grounded out to first, Sanchez scored, Abreu to third41
            Cabrera homered to right center, Diaz and Alonso scored40
            Alonso singled to left, Brantley scored, Diaz to second10
          • 9TH INNING
            • T. Vieira Pitching:
            • G. Allen: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Allen grounded out to shortstop
            • E. Gonzalez: Gonzalez grounded out to second
            • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Lindor struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Dan Otero relieved Adam Cimber
            • D. Palka: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul tip, Palka struck out on foul tip
            • A. Garcia: Ball, Garcia hit by pitch
            • Ryan LaMarre ran for Avisail Garcia
            • Y. Moncada: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Moncada singled to right center, LaMarre to second
            • T. Anderson: Anderson singled to left, LaMarre scored, Moncada to third, Anderson to second
            • K. Smith: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Smith singled to center, Moncada scored, Anderson to third
            • Cody Allen relieved Dan Otero
            • A. Engel: Foul, Foul, Ball, Engel tripled to deep center, Anderson and Smith scored
            • N. Delmonico: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Delmonico struck out swinging
            • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
            • End of the 9th (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • T. Danish Pitching:
            • E. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Gonzalez singled to left
            • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Lindor struck out swinging
            • M. Brantley: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Brantley walked, Gonzalez to second
            • J. Kipnis: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Kipnis singled to right, Gonzalez scored, Brantley to second
            • Y. Diaz: Strike swinging
            • Diaz singled to center, Davis scored, Kipnis to second
            • Thyago Vieira relieved Tyler Danish
            • Y. Alonso: Ball, Alonso flied out to deep center, Kipnis to third
            • B. Guyer: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Guyer walked, Diaz to second
            • Y. Gomes: Gomes grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 8th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Adam Cimber relieved Carlos Carrasco
            • K. Smith: Strike looking, Smith grounded out to shortstop
            • A. Engel: Ball, Ball, Engel homered to center
            • N. Delmonico: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Delmonico struck out swinging
            • Y. Sanchez: Foul, Ball, Sanchez homered to right center
            • J. Abreu: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Abreu grounded out to third
            • End of the 8th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • H. Santiago Pitching:
            • Y. Alonso: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Alonso struck out swinging
            • M. Cabrera: Cabrera singled to left center, Cabrera to third on left fielder Delmonico fielding error
            • Brandon Guyer ran for Melky Cabrera
            • Tyler Danish relieved Hector Santiago
            • Y. Gomes: Ball, Strike looking, Gomes hit sacrifice fly to center, Guyer scored
            • G. Allen: Ball, Allen flied out to right
            • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • C. Carrasco Pitching:
            • A. Garcia: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
            • Y. Moncada: Ball, Moncada popped out to shortstop
            • T. Anderson: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Anderson flied out to deep right
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • H. Santiago Pitching:
            • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Ball, Lindor lined out to first
            • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Ball, Brantley grounded out to second
            • J. Kipnis: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Kipnis walked
            • Y. Diaz: Ball, Diaz popped out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Carrasco Pitching:
            • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Sanchez struck out looking
            • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Abreu struck out swinging
            • D. Palka: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Palka grounded out to second
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • H. Santiago Pitching:
            • Y. Alonso: Alonso singled to right
            • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Cabrera struck out looking
            • Y. Gomes: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Gomes singled to left center, Alonso to third
            • G. Allen: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Strike looking, Allen struck out looking
            • E. Gonzalez: Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Foul tip, Gonzalez struck out on foul tip
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Carrasco Pitching:
            • K. Smith: Smith grounded out to third
            • A. Engel: Ball, Ball, Engel flied out to deep right
            • N. Delmonico: Ball, Delmonico grounded out to second
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • H. Santiago Pitching:
            • F. Lindor: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Lindor walked
            • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Ball, Lindor caught stealing, catcher to shortstop, Strike looking, Brantley lined out to left
            • J. Kipnis: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Kipnis singled to left
            • Y. Diaz: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Diaz lined out to center
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • C. Carrasco Pitching:
            • A. Garcia: Ball, Strike swinging, Garcia grounded out to shortstop
            • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Moncada struck out looking
            • T. Anderson: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • D. Covey Pitching:
            • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Cabrera grounded out to second
            • Y. Gomes: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Gomes struck out swinging
            • G. Allen: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Allen walked
            • Hector Santiago relieved Dylan Covey
            • E. Gonzalez: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Carrasco Pitching:
            • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Sanchez grounded out to second
            • J. Abreu: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Abreu struck out swinging
            • D. Palka: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Palka struck out swinging
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • D. Covey Pitching:
            • G. Allen: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Allen singled to left
            • E. Gonzalez: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Allen stole second, Foul, Gonzalez grounded out to shortstop
            • F. Lindor: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Lindor struck out looking
            • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Brantley walked
            • J. Kipnis: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Kipnis singled to center, Allen scored, Brantley to third
            • Y. Diaz: Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Pickoff attempt to first, Diaz singled to right, Brantley scored, Kipnis to third
            • Y. Alonso: Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Alonso popped out to second
            • Middle of the 2nd (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Carrasco Pitching:
            • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Moncada struck out looking
            • T. Anderson: Ball, Ball, Anderson singled to center
            • K. Smith: Ball, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Smith reached on fielder's choice to third, Anderson out at second
            • A. Engel: Engel singled to left, Smith to second
            • N. Delmonico: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Delmonico struck out swinging
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • D. Covey Pitching:
            • F. Lindor: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Lindor struck out looking
            • M. Brantley: Ball, Ball, Brantley singled to left
            • J. Kipnis: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Kipnis flied out to deep center
            • Y. Diaz: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Diaz singled to right, Brantley to second
            • Y. Alonso: Strike looking, Alonso singled to left, Brantley scored, Diaz to second
            • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt to second, Foul, Ball, Cabrera homered to right center, Diaz and Alonso scored
            • Y. Gomes: Ball, Gomes grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 1st (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Carrasco Pitching:
            • N. Delmonico: Strike looking, Foul, Delmonico popped out to third
            • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Sanchez singled to right
            • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Foul, Abreu reached on fielder's choice to first, Sanchez to second
            • D. Palka: Ball, Sanchez to third, Abreu to second on wild pitch, Palka grounded out to first, Sanchez scored, Abreu to third
            • A. Garcia: Strike swinging, Garcia flied out to right
            • End of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)