Carrasco gets 15th win, Ramirez homers as Indians top O's

CLEVELAND (AP) Carlos Carrasco's stretch of dominant pitching has come at a perfect time for the Cleveland Indians.

Carrasco pitched seven scoreless innings and moved into a tie for the AL lead with his 15th win, Jose Ramirez hit his 37th home run and Cleveland beat the Baltimore Orioles 2-1 on Friday night.

Carrasco (15-6) allowed three hits, struck out six and retired his final 10 hitters. The right-hander is tied with teammate Corey Kluber, New York's Luis Severino and Boston's Rick Porcello for most wins in the league.

''Any time you send a guy out there and you feel like you've got a good chance to win, that's a good feeling,'' Indians manager Terry Francona said.

Carrasco's hot streak takes on more significance since fellow starter Trevor Bauer will miss four to six weeks with a stress fracture in his right leg. He was hit by a line drive last week.

Carrasco has been nearly unbeatable since coming off the disabled list last month after being hit on the elbow by a line drive on June 16. He's 7-1 in his last nine appearances, allowing 10 earned runs with 64 strikeouts in 52 innings.

''Nobody wants to go on the DL, but I'm glad I went on the DL to fix some little things,'' Carrasco said. ''That's what it takes sometimes, two or three weeks. At this point I feel fine. I can't wait to start pitching every five days.''

Ramirez's first-inning homer tied him with Boston's J.D. Martinez, who entered Friday with the major league lead.

Cleveland has won six straight and is a season-high 19 games over .500 (70-51).

Orioles manager Buck Showalter is impressed with how the Indians are playing.

''That's why they are in first place,'' he said. ''They are one of the best clubs in baseball and they got a great guy in Terry who knows how to use the weapons.''

Rookie right-hander David Hess (2-7) allowed two runs in six innings for the Orioles. Trey Mancinci's RBI single in the eighth scored the only run for Baltimore, which has lost 11 of 13.

Cody Allen walked Renato Nunez with one out in the ninth. Pinch-runner Craig Gentry stole second before Tim Beckham flied out. Allen struck Joey Rickard for his 24th save in 27 chances.

''That's what you call holding on for dear life,'' Francona said.

Both starters worked out of bases-loaded jams. Carrasco struck out Rickard to finish the fourth while Hess struck out Yonder Alonso to end the third.

''That is something that gives you confidence not only to throw that pitch, but for that pitch to be called to begin with,'' Hess said. ''That was a big spot.''

Orioles outfielder Adam Jones was placed on the bereavement list Friday and is expected to rejoin the team Monday in Toronto.

HALL OF FAMERS

The Indians will honor Hall of Famer Jim Thome on Saturday in a pregame ceremony during which they are expected to retire his No. 25.

The team wouldn't offer confirmation, but a tarp is covering the box in the upper deck in right field between the retired numbers of Indians players who are also in the Hall of Fame - Bob Lemon (No. 21) and Larry Doby (No. 14).

Thome was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame last month and holds the franchise record with 337 home runs.

Prior to Friday's game, the Indians honored Sheldon Ocker, the 2018 winner of the J.G. Taylor Spink Award. Ocker covered the team for 33 years for the Akron Beacon Journal.

MARTIN UPDATE

Francona and several Indians players visited outfielder Leonys Martin at the Cleveland Clinic on Thursday. Martin is recovering from a life-threatening bacterial infection and has been hospitalized for over a week.

''He was sitting up in a chair,'' Francona said. ''He looked really good. And he wanted everybody to know he appreciates all the thoughts and everything. It was really uplifting to see him like that.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Orioles: Gentry (left rib fracture) was activated from the 10-day disabled list before the game.

Indians: Francona said it's questionable if DH Edwin Encarnacion (right hand contusion) will come off the 10-day DL on Wednesday, the first day he's eligible. Encarnacion is also dealing with a strained left biceps.

UP NEXT

Orioles RHP Alex Cobb (3-15, 5.31) has allowed three earned in 20 innings over his last three starts and will pitch Saturday. RHP Adam Plutko (4-2, 4.75) will be called up from Triple-A Columbus.

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  • W: C. Carrasco (15-6)L: D. Hess (2-7)S: C. Allen (24)
  • HR: CLE - J. Ramirez (37)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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J. Villar 2B40000021.262.320.383.703-1.0
T. Mancini LF40110010.237.304.394.6981.5
M. Trumbo DH40100001.263.316.458.7741.0
C. Davis 1B40100021.164.245.309.5540.0
R. Nunez 3B20000201.245.333.382.7152.0
C. Gentry PR00000000.244.306.301.6072.0
T. Beckham SS40100002.227.288.365.6531.0
J. Rickard RF40000026.221.284.416.700-1.0
C. Joseph C21000110.215.257.338.5961.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    F. Lindor SS40100001.291.371.551.9221.0
    M. Brantley LF21100200.301.358.467.8254.0
    J. Ramirez 3B21121100.303.414.6401.0549.0
    Y. Diaz DH30100112.500.520.6251.1451.5
    Y. Alonso 1B40000016.247.311.439.750-0.5
    M. Cabrera RF30000000.259.302.378.6800.0
    B. Guyer RF00000000.199.287.377.6630.0
    J. Kipnis 2B30000010.223.313.359.672-0.5
    Y. Gomes C30100000.246.302.420.7221.0
    G. Allen CF30100001.241.277.305.5821.0
      BATTING
      • RBI - T. Mancini (40)
      • 2-Out RBI - T. Mancini (19)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Trumbo, J. Rickard 6 (6)
      BATTING
      • HR - J. Ramirez (37)
      • RBI - J. Ramirez 2 (91)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - Y. Alonso 5 (5), G. Allen
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - C. Gentry (11)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - J. Rickard (8)
      • DP - 2 (Davis-Beckham; Beckham-Davis)
      FIELDING
      • E - J. Ramirez (7)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Hess (L, 2-7)6.05224315.951.516.5
      M. Castro2.01000003.751.455.0
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Hess (L, 2-7)6.0
      M. Castro2.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Carrasco (W, 15-6)7.03001603.331.1030.0
      A. Miller (H, 7)0.20111103.601.45-1.5
      A. Cimber (H, 9)0.11000003.671.19-1.0
      C. Allen (S, 24)1.00001203.981.1910.0
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Carrasco (W, 15-6)7.0
      A. Miller (H, 7)0.2
      A. Cimber (H, 9)0.1
      C. Allen (S, 24)1.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - D. Hess (5)
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Hess 97-53, M. Castro 16-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Hess 9-4, M. Castro 3-2
      • Batters Faced - D. Hess 26, M. Castro 6
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Carrasco 116-76, A. Miller 23-15, A. Cimber 8-6, C. Allen 17-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Carrasco 9-7, A. Miller 1-0, A. Cimber 1-0
      • Batters Faced - C. Carrasco 26, A. Miller 3, A. Cimber 2, C. Allen 4
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      C. Mullins CF40000011.333.407.500.907-0.5
      J. Villar 2B40000021.262.320.383.703-1.0
      T. Mancini LF40110010.237.304.394.6981.5
      M. Trumbo DH40100001.263.316.458.7741.0
      C. Davis 1B40100021.164.245.309.5540.0
      R. Nunez 3B20000201.245.333.382.7152.0
      C. Gentry PR00000000.244.306.301.6072.0
      T. Beckham SS40100002.227.288.365.6531.0
      J. Rickard RF40000026.221.284.416.700-1.0
      C. Joseph C21000110.215.257.338.5961.5
      Total3214103913-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        F. Lindor SS40100001.291.371.551.9221.0
        M. Brantley LF21100200.301.358.467.8254.0
        J. Ramirez 3B21121100.303.414.6401.0549.0
        Y. Diaz DH30100112.500.520.6251.1451.5
        Y. Alonso 1B40000016.247.311.439.750-0.5
        M. Cabrera RF30000000.259.302.378.6800.0
        B. Guyer RF00000000.199.287.377.6630.0
        J. Kipnis 2B30000010.223.313.359.672-0.5
        Y. Gomes C30100000.246.302.420.7221.0
        G. Allen CF30100001.241.277.305.5821.0
        Total2726214310-----
          BATTING
          • RBI - T. Mancini (40)
          • 2-Out RBI - T. Mancini (19)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Trumbo, J. Rickard 6 (6)
          BATTING
          • HR - J. Ramirez (37)
          • RBI - J. Ramirez 2 (91)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - Y. Alonso 5 (5), G. Allen
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - C. Gentry (11)
          FIELDING
          • Outfield Assist - J. Rickard (8)
          • DP - 2 (Davis-Beckham; Beckham-Davis)
          FIELDING
          • E - J. Ramirez (7)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          D. Hess (L, 2-7)6.05224315.951.516.5
          M. Castro2.01000003.751.455.0
          Total8.0622431---
          PITCHERSIP
          D. Hess (L, 2-7)6.0
          M. Castro2.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          C. Carrasco (W, 15-6)7.03001603.331.1030.0
          A. Miller (H, 7)0.20111103.601.45-1.5
          A. Cimber (H, 9)0.11000003.671.19-1.0
          C. Allen (S, 24)1.00001203.981.1910.0
          Total9.0411390---
          PITCHERSIP
          C. Carrasco (W, 15-6)7.0
          A. Miller (H, 7)0.2
          A. Cimber (H, 9)0.1
          C. Allen (S, 24)1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • HBP - D. Hess (5)
          • Pitches-Strikes - D. Hess 97-53, M. Castro 16-11
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Hess 9-4, M. Castro 3-2
          • Batters Faced - D. Hess 26, M. Castro 6
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - C. Carrasco 116-76, A. Miller 23-15, A. Cimber 8-6, C. Allen 17-8
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Carrasco 9-7, A. Miller 1-0, A. Cimber 1-0
          • Batters Faced - C. Carrasco 26, A. Miller 3, A. Cimber 2, C. Allen 4
          • 8TH INNING
            Mancini singled to center, Joseph scored12
          • 1ST INNING
            Ramirez homered to right, Brantley scored02
          • 9TH INNING
            • Cody Allen relieved Adam Cimber
            • C. Davis: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Davis struck out looking
            • R. Nunez: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Nunez walked
            • Craig Gentry ran for Renato Nunez
            • T. Beckham: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Gentry stole second, Beckham flied out to left
            • J. Rickard: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul tip, Rickard struck out on foul tip
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Andrew Miller relieved Carlos Carrasco
            • C. Joseph: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Joseph walked
            • C. Mullins: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Mullins struck out swinging
            • J. Villar: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Villar grounded out to first, Joseph to second
            • Adam Cimber relieved Andrew Miller
            • T. Mancini: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Mancini singled to center, Joseph scored
            • M. Trumbo: Trumbo grounded out to pitcher
            • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • M. Castro Pitching:
            • J. Ramirez: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ramirez grounded out to second
            • Y. Diaz: Ball, Diaz grounded out to pitcher
            • Y. Alonso: Alonso lined out to center
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Brandon Guyer in right field
            • R. Nunez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Nunez grounded out to third
            • T. Beckham: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Beckham grounded out to third
            • J. Rickard: Ball, Rickard fouled out to first
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Miguel Castro relieved David Hess
            • G. Allen: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Allen flied out to deep center
            • F. Lindor: Lindor singled to deep right, Lindor out at second
            • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Brantley grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • C. Carrasco Pitching:
            • T. Mancini: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Mancini grounded out to shortstop
            • M. Trumbo: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Trumbo flied out to deep right
            • C. Davis: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • D. Hess Pitching:
            • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Ball, Cabrera grounded out to second
            • J. Kipnis: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Kipnis struck out swinging
            • Y. Gomes: Ball, Gomes flied out to center
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • C. Carrasco Pitching:
            • C. Joseph: Ball, Ball, Joseph grounded out to shortstop
            • C. Mullins: Strike looking, Ball, Mullins grounded out to shortstop
            • J. Villar: Strike swinging, Villar flied out to deep center
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • D. Hess Pitching:
            • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Lindor grounded out to second
            • M. Brantley: Ball, Ball, Brantley singled to left center
            • J. Ramirez: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ramirez walked, Brantley to second
            • Y. Diaz: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Diaz struck out looking
            • Y. Alonso: Strike looking, Alonso grounded out to first
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • C. Carrasco Pitching:
            • T. Mancini: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Mancini grounded out to third
            • M. Trumbo: Ball, Trumbo singled to left
            • C. Davis: Strike looking, Foul, Davis grounded out to first, Trumbo to second
            • R. Nunez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Nunez walked
            • T. Beckham: Strike swinging, Beckham singled to left, Trumbo to third, Nunez to second
            • J. Rickard: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Rickard struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • D. Hess Pitching:
            • M. Cabrera: Foul, Cabrera popped out to third
            • J. Kipnis: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Kipnis lined out to left
            • Y. Gomes: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Gomes singled to right center
            • G. Allen: Ball, Allen grounded out to second
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • C. Carrasco Pitching:
            • C. Joseph: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul tip, Joseph struck out on foul tip
            • C. Mullins: Foul, Ball, Ball, Mullins flied out to left
            • J. Villar: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Villar struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • D. Hess Pitching:
            • G. Allen: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Allen singled to center
            • F. Lindor: Ball, Lindor grounded into double play shortstop to first, Allen out at second
            • M. Brantley: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Brantley walked
            • J. Ramirez: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ramirez hit by pitch, Brantley to second
            • Y. Diaz: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Diaz walked, Brantley to third, Ramirez to second
            • Y. Alonso: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Alonso struck out swinging
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • C. Carrasco Pitching:
            • M. Trumbo: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Trumbo grounded out to shortstop
            • C. Davis: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Davis singled to left
            • R. Nunez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Nunez flied out to center
            • T. Beckham: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Beckham safe at first on 3rd baseman Ramirez fielding error, Davis to second
            • J. Rickard: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Rickard lined out to left
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
            • D. Hess Pitching:
            • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Cabrera grounded out to shortstop
            • J. Kipnis: Ball, Kipnis grounded out to first
            • Y. Gomes: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Gomes lined out to first
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • C. Carrasco Pitching:
            • C. Mullins: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Mullins flied out to shallow right
            • J. Villar: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Villar struck out swinging
            • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Mancini struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • D. Hess Pitching:
            • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Foul, Lindor grounded out to second
            • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Brantley walked
            • J. Ramirez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ramirez homered to right, Brantley scored
            • Y. Diaz: Diaz singled to left center
            • Y. Alonso: Alonso grounded into double play shortstop to first, Diaz out at second
            • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)