Carrasco strikes out 11, Indians roll past Twins 8-1

CLEVELAND (AP) Carlos Carrasco dusted himself off, climbed back on the mound and smiled after dealing with another scary moment against the Minnesota Twins.

Carrasco struck out 11 and withstood taking a liner off his glove in pitching the Cleveland Indians past the Twins 8-1 on Tuesday night.

''I'm glad nothing happened,'' he said. ''Everything's fine. It's part of the game.''

Francisco Lindor matched a career high with four hits while Jose Ramirez drove in three runs for the AL Central leaders.

Carrasco (16-7) allowed four hits in 7 2/3 innings. He is tied for second in the majors in wins, one behind Luis Severino of the Yankees.

In the fifth, Carrasco was hit in the glove by Ehire Adrianza's liner. The force of the blow knocked Carrasco to the ground, but the right-hander immediately got to his feet. The ball rolled toward second baseman Jason Kipnis, who had no play at first.

Indians manager Terry Francona and a team trainer went to the mound, and Carrasco signaled he wasn't injured. The pitcher smiled as the trainer wiped dirt off his left hand and wrist with a towel.

Francona admitted he was concerned when he headed on the field.

''It didn't sound good,'' he said. ''I was so relieved when it was his glove. He turned around and told us right away that it hit his glove, but I had my momentum going that direction so I kept going just to check on him.''

On June 16 at Progressive Field, Carrasco was struck on the right elbow by a line drive from Twins star Joe Mauer. Carrasco sustained a bruise and missed three weeks - he is 8-2 in 11 starts since returning July 6.

Carrasco admitted his mind flashed back to what occurred over two months ago.

''That was when I thought about the last time I was facing those guys,'' he said. ''I was thinking about that. That's why I started laughing.''

Kyle Gibson (7-11) allowed five runs in 5 1/3 innings. Jake Cave hit a solo homer in the ninth.

Ramirez had a sacrifice fly in the third and a two-run double in the sixth, driving in his first run since Aug. 17. Lindor and Ramirez were a combined 9 for 58 on Cleveland's seven-game road trip.

''You know they're going to hit, but it's still nice to see,'' Francona said. ''Frankie stayed in the middle of the field. Josey hit one ball good, another ball he got a hit because he beat it out.''

Edwin Encarnacion and Greg Allen each drove in two runs for the Indians, who have dominated the AL Central but are 9-8 against the Twins. Cleveland is 31-11 against the rest of the division and leads second-place Minnesota by 14 games.

''The game looks flat when you're not swinging the bats well and are striking out,'' Twins manager Paul Molitor said. ''We didn't get much going. They were better tonight.''

STILL THROWING

Indians RHP Trevor Bauer (stress fracture in right leg) threw off the mound and played catch up to 320 feet without a walking boot. He is still frustrated that his potential AL Cy Young Award season was derailed when he was struck on the leg by a line drive on Aug. 11.

''I'm just sitting here and all of my personal season goals are slowly drifting away because I took a line drive off the ankle,'' he said.

Francona hopes Bauer will make two or three appearances for the Indians before the regular season ends, but no timeline for his return has been established.

SEASON OVER

Twins RHP Michael Pineda (right knee) and LHP Adalberto Mejia (left wrist) will miss the remainder of the season. Pineda had Tommy John surgery in July of last year and was on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Rochester. He has a slight meniscus tear that could require surgery. Mejia is experiencing nerve problems in his strained wrist.

COOPERSTOWN CALLING

The cap worn by Twins RHP Oliver Drake on Tuesday will be sent to the baseball Hall of Fame, which requested a souvenir from his major league record fifth team of the season. He pitched for the Brewers, Indians, Angels and Blue Jays before being claimed by Minnesota off waivers on Aug. 3. Drake struck out the side in the seventh.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Twins: SS Jorge Polanco was not in the lineup after experiencing leg cramps Sunday.

UP NEXT

Twins RHP Kohl Stewart (0-1, 6.94 ERA) takes on Indians RHP Adam Plutko (4-4, 5.09 ERA) in the second game of the series.

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  • W: C. Carrasco (16-7)L: K. Gibson (7-11)
  • HR: MIN - J. Cave (7)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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W. Astudillo 3B10000001.273.304.364.6680.0
L. Forsythe 2B30000122.244.312.315.6270.0
E. Rosario LF40100003.288.326.481.8071.0
M. Sano 3B-1B20000221.210.287.416.7021.0
M. Kepler RF40100013.230.319.430.7490.5
T. Austin DH40000032.246.297.539.836-1.5
J. Cave CF41111011.263.312.462.7745.5
M. Garver C40100020.260.330.412.7420.0
E. Adrianza SS40100001.249.306.378.6841.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    F. Lindor SS52400001.291.367.533.9006.0
    E. Gonzalez PR-SS01000000.284.320.405.7251.0
    M. Brantley LF51300003.304.360.467.8274.0
    J. Ramirez 3B41230003.292.403.6071.0107.0
    E. Encarnacion DH30220112.234.320.475.7964.5
    a- Y. Diaz PH-DH10010001.327.353.408.7611.0
    Y. Alonso 1B50000027.245.309.440.749-1.0
    M. Cabrera RF21000112.276.333.448.7811.5
    B. Guyer RF10000010.190.283.359.643-0.5
    J. Kipnis 2B31200100.226.313.361.6754.0
    Y. Gomes C40100023.260.311.432.7430.0
    G. Allen CF41020013.249.285.325.6102.5
    • a-hit into fielder's choice for Encarnacion in the 8th
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Mauer (20)
    • HR - J. Cave (7)
    • RBI - J. Cave (26)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - W. Astudillo, L. Forsythe, E. Rosario 2 (2), M. Sano, M. Kepler 2 (2), T. Austin, J. Cave
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Ramirez (33)
    • SF - J. Ramirez (4)
    • RBI - J. Ramirez 3 (94), E. Encarnacion 2 (89), Y. Diaz (8), G. Allen 2 (15)
    • 2-Out RBI - J. Ramirez 2 (34), E. Encarnacion 2 (36)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - F. Lindor, Y. Alonso 5 (5), M. Cabrera 2 (2), G. Allen
    FIELDING
    • E - W. Astudillo (2), M. Sano (10)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    K. Gibson (L, 7-11)5.18553403.791.32-4.0
    G. Moya0.23220105.111.34-4.5
    O. Drake1.01000306.051.503.5
    A. Busenitz1.02100004.051.751.0
    PITCHERSIP
    K. Gibson (L, 7-11)5.1
    G. Moya0.2
    O. Drake1.0
    A. Busenitz1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    C. Carrasco (W, 16-7)7.240021103.381.1130.5
    B. Hand0.11001102.551.08-1.5
    D. Otero1.02110015.661.240.0
    PITCHERSIP
    C. Carrasco (W, 16-7)7.2
    B. Hand0.1
    D. Otero1.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - K. Gibson (7)
    • Pitches-Strikes - K. Gibson 103-60, G. Moya 12-10, O. Drake 16-11, A. Busenitz 16-9
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Gibson 11-1, A. Busenitz 1-2
    • Batters Faced - K. Gibson 27, G. Moya 5, O. Drake 4, A. Busenitz 5
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - C. Carrasco 104-71, B. Hand 16-9, D. Otero 14-8
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Carrasco 6-6, D. Otero 1-2
    • Batters Faced - C. Carrasco 29, B. Hand 3, D. Otero 5
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    W. Astudillo 3B10000001.273.304.364.6680.0
    L. Forsythe 2B30000122.244.312.315.6270.0
    E. Rosario LF40100003.288.326.481.8071.0
    M. Sano 3B-1B20000221.210.287.416.7021.0
    M. Kepler RF40100013.230.319.430.7490.5
    T. Austin DH40000032.246.297.539.836-1.5
    J. Cave CF41111011.263.312.462.7745.5
    M. Garver C40100020.260.330.412.7420.0
    E. Adrianza SS40100001.249.306.378.6841.0
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      F. Lindor SS52400001.291.367.533.9006.0
      E. Gonzalez PR-SS01000000.284.320.405.7251.0
      M. Brantley LF51300003.304.360.467.8274.0
      J. Ramirez 3B41230003.292.403.6071.0107.0
      E. Encarnacion DH30220112.234.320.475.7964.5
      a- Y. Diaz PH-DH10010001.327.353.408.7611.0
      Y. Alonso 1B50000027.245.309.440.749-1.0
      M. Cabrera RF21000112.276.333.448.7811.5
      B. Guyer RF10000010.190.283.359.643-0.5
      J. Kipnis 2B31200100.226.313.361.6754.0
      Y. Gomes C40100023.260.311.432.7430.0
      G. Allen CF41020013.249.285.325.6102.5
      Total37814803825-----
      • a-hit into fielder's choice for Encarnacion in the 8th
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Mauer (20)
      • HR - J. Cave (7)
      • RBI - J. Cave (26)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - W. Astudillo, L. Forsythe, E. Rosario 2 (2), M. Sano, M. Kepler 2 (2), T. Austin, J. Cave
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Ramirez (33)
      • SF - J. Ramirez (4)
      • RBI - J. Ramirez 3 (94), E. Encarnacion 2 (89), Y. Diaz (8), G. Allen 2 (15)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Ramirez 2 (34), E. Encarnacion 2 (36)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - F. Lindor, Y. Alonso 5 (5), M. Cabrera 2 (2), G. Allen
      FIELDING
      • E - W. Astudillo (2), M. Sano (10)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      K. Gibson (L, 7-11)5.18553403.791.32-4.0
      G. Moya0.23220105.111.34-4.5
      O. Drake1.01000306.051.503.5
      A. Busenitz1.02100004.051.751.0
      Total8.01487380---
      PITCHERSIP
      K. Gibson (L, 7-11)5.1
      G. Moya0.2
      O. Drake1.0
      A. Busenitz1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Carrasco (W, 16-7)7.240021103.381.1130.5
      B. Hand0.11001102.551.08-1.5
      D. Otero1.02110015.661.240.0
      Total9.07113121---
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Carrasco (W, 16-7)7.2
      B. Hand0.1
      D. Otero1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - K. Gibson (7)
      • Pitches-Strikes - K. Gibson 103-60, G. Moya 12-10, O. Drake 16-11, A. Busenitz 16-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Gibson 11-1, A. Busenitz 1-2
      • Batters Faced - K. Gibson 27, G. Moya 5, O. Drake 4, A. Busenitz 5
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Carrasco 104-71, B. Hand 16-9, D. Otero 14-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Carrasco 6-6, D. Otero 1-2
      • Batters Faced - C. Carrasco 29, B. Hand 3, D. Otero 5
      • 9TH INNING
        Cave homered to right center18
      • 8TH INNING
        Diaz reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Gonzalez scored, Brantley out at second08
      • 6TH INNING
        Encarnacion singled to left, Ramirez scored07
        Ramirez doubled to left center, Allen and Lindor scored06
        Allen reached on fielder's choice to second, Kipnis scored, Gomes out at second04
      • 4TH INNING
        Allen grounded out to third, Cabrera scored03
      • 3RD INNING
        Encarnacion singled to left center, Brantley scored02
        Ramirez hit sacrifice fly to center, Lindor scored, Brantley to second01
      • 9TH INNING
        • Dan Otero relieved Brad Hand
        • T. Austin: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Austin lined out to left
        • J. Cave: Ball, Cave homered to right center
        • M. Garver: Garver singled to center
        • E. Adrianza: Ball, Ball, Adrianza lined out to shortstop
        • W. Astudillo: Ball, Astudillo grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • C. Carrasco Pitching:
        • J. Mauer: Ball, Ball, Mauer grounded out to third
        • L. Forsythe: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Forsythe struck out swinging
        • Brad Hand relieved Carlos Carrasco
        • E. Rosario: Strike looking, Rosario singled to center
        • M. Sano: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Sano walked, Rosario to second
        • M. Kepler: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Kepler struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Willians Astudillo at third base
        • Alan Busenitz relieved Oliver Drake
        • F. Lindor: Ball, Ball, Lindor reached on an infield single to third, Lindor to second on 3rd baseman Astudillo throwing error
        • Erik Gonzalez ran for Francisco Lindor
        • M. Brantley: Ball, Brantley singled to left, Gonzalez to third
        • J. Ramirez: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ramirez popped out to third
        • Yandy Diaz hit for Edwin Encarnacion
        • Y. Diaz: Ball, Diaz reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Gonzalez scored, Brantley out at second
        • Y. Alonso: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Alonso fouled out to third
        • End of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Brandon Guyer in left field
        • J. Cave: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Cave struck out looking
        • M. Garver: Garver lined out to center
        • E. Adrianza: Strike looking, Ball, Adrianza flied out to center
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Oliver Drake relieved Gabriel Moya
        • B. Guyer: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Guyer struck out swinging
        • J. Kipnis: Ball, Ball, Kipnis singled to center
        • Y. Gomes: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Gomes struck out swinging
        • G. Allen: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Allen struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • C. Carrasco Pitching:
        • E. Rosario: Rosario flied out to left
        • M. Sano: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Sano walked
        • M. Kepler: Kepler reached on fielder's choice to second, Sano out at second
        • T. Austin: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Austin struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • K. Gibson Pitching:
        • J. Kipnis: Strike looking, Kipnis reached on bunt single to shortstop
        • Y. Gomes: Strike swinging, Ball, Gomes singled to right, Kipnis to third
        • G. Allen: Foul, Allen reached on fielder's choice to second, Kipnis scored, Gomes out at second
        • Gabriel Moya relieved Kyle Gibson
        • F. Lindor: Lindor singled to center, Allen to second
        • M. Brantley: Foul, Foul, Brantley lined out to left
        • J. Ramirez: Ball, Ramirez doubled to left center, Allen and Lindor scored
        • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Foul, Encarnacion singled to left, Ramirez scored
        • Y. Alonso: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Alonso struck out looking
        • End of the 6th (4 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • C. Carrasco Pitching:
        • M. Garver: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Garver struck out swinging
        • E. Adrianza: Adrianza reached on an infield single to second
        • J. Mauer: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Mauer struck out looking
        • L. Forsythe: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Forsythe struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • K. Gibson Pitching:
        • M. Brantley: Ball, Brantley singled to center
        • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Brantley to second on wild pitch, Foul, Ramirez reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Encarnacion struck out swinging
        • Y. Alonso: Ball, Alonso reached on fielder's choice to second, Brantley to third, Ramirez out at second
        • M. Cabrera: Cabrera grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • C. Carrasco Pitching:
        • M. Sano: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Sano struck out swinging
        • M. Kepler: Strike looking, Kepler singled to right
        • T. Austin: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Austin struck out swinging
        • J. Cave: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Cave grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • K. Gibson Pitching:
        • M. Cabrera: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cabrera walked
        • J. Kipnis: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Kipnis walked, Cabrera to second
        • Y. Gomes: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Gomes grounded out to third, Cabrera to third, Kipnis to second
        • G. Allen: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Allen grounded out to third, Cabrera scored
        • F. Lindor: Foul, Lindor grounded out to first
        • End of the 4th (1 Run, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • C. Carrasco Pitching:
        • M. Garver: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Garver struck out swinging
        • E. Adrianza: Foul, Foul, Adrianza popped out to shortstop
        • J. Mauer: Foul, Ball, Ball, Mauer doubled to deep right
        • L. Forsythe: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Forsythe walked
        • E. Rosario: Ball, Rosario flied out to center
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • K. Gibson Pitching:
        • G. Allen: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Allen grounded out to first
        • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Lindor singled to center
        • M. Brantley: Ball, Brantley singled to center, Lindor to third
        • J. Ramirez: Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Ramirez hit sacrifice fly to center, Lindor scored, Brantley to second
        • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Encarnacion singled to left center, Brantley scored
        • Y. Alonso: Alonso grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Encarnacion out at second
        • End of the 3rd (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • C. Carrasco Pitching:
        • M. Kepler: Ball, Strike swinging, Kepler grounded out to third
        • T. Austin: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Austin struck out swinging
        • J. Cave: Strike looking, Cave grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • K. Gibson Pitching:
        • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Cabrera struck out swinging
        • J. Kipnis: Ball, Ball, Kipnis grounded out to shortstop
        • Y. Gomes: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Gomes struck out on foul tip
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • C. Carrasco Pitching:
        • J. Mauer: Strike looking, Ball, Mauer singled to right
        • L. Forsythe: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Forsythe reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Mauer out at second
        • E. Rosario: Foul, Rosario flied out to center
        • M. Sano: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Sano struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • K. Gibson Pitching:
        • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Lindor singled to center
        • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Brantley reached on fielder's choice to second, Brantley to second, Lindor out at second on 1st baseman Sano throwing error
        • J. Ramirez: Ball, Ball, Ramirez grounded out to shortstop, Brantley to third
        • E. Encarnacion: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Encarnacion walked
        • Y. Alonso: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Alonso struck out swinging
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)