Carrasco Ks 12 in 5 innings, Indians beat Blue Jays 7-2

CLEVELAND (AP) Carlos Carrasco smiled when asked about his overpowering performance against the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday.

It's easy to see why.

Carrasco became the first Indians pitcher since at least 1908 to strike out 12 over five innings and Cleveland beat Toronto 7-2.

''I love to strike out people,'' he said. ''Twelve strikeouts in five innings is good.''

Carrasco (1-1) struggled in his first start of the season, allowing six runs in 4 1/3 innings against Minnesota. The right-hander bounced back and completed his 23rd double-figure strikeout game, holding the Blue Jays scoreless until the fifth.

Freddy Galvis hit a one-out homer and Randal Grichuk had an RBI double with two away. With the tying run at the plate, Carrasco struck out Rowdy Tellez on his 90th and final pitch.

Carrasco gave up six hits, walked one, hit a batter and had a baserunner in every inning.

''We could have let him go a little more, but he ended the inning on a good note and set it up for our bullpen,'' Indians manager Terry Francona said.

''It was his day,'' said Toronto outfielder Teoscar Hernandez, who struck out twice and singled against Carrasco. ''Everybody knows he's one of the best pitchers in the league.''

Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield watched from a suite and got the crowd going with a pre-recorded ''Let's Go Tribe'' chant on the video board that was shown midway through the game. The fans later chanted Mayfield's name.

Jake Bauers' two-run single with the bases loaded was the key hit in the third when Cleveland scored three times. Carlos Santana, Hanley Ramirez and Roberto Perez also drove in runs.

Jose Ramirez had two hits and stole three bases. He came into the game batting .136.

Thomas Pannone (0-2) allowed four runs in 2 2/3 innings, though he also struck out six.

The Indians have won three straight and are 4-1 on their opening homestand.

Another big cheer went up when a fan ran onto the field and delayed the game in the seventh inning. The fan slowly jogged across the field and was approached by security guards near the left field line. The fan put on a move but fell to the ground and was escorted away.

Toronto has been held to two runs or fewer in seven of 10 games this season, including all three in this series against Cleveland. Trevor Bauer pitched seven hitless innings Thursday and Shane Bieber allowed two runs in six innings Friday.

Santana, whose ninth-inning home run gave Cleveland a 3-2 win Friday, had an RBI single in the first.

Rookie shortstop Eric Stamets doubled leading off the third for his first major league hit. He was 0 for 16 to begin his career. Hanley Ramirez drew a bases-loaded walk and Bauers followed with a single.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Blue Jays: 1B Justin Smoak returned after being a late scratch from the lineup Thursday and Friday. He had a first-inning double in five at-bats.

Indians: SS Francisco Lindor continues to do rehab work on his injuries (strained right calf/sprained left ankle). ''He's getting a little friskier every day, which is good,'' Francona said. No specific date has been given for Lindor's return.

K COUNT

The Blue Jays are 3-7 and have struck out 95 times this season.

''The positive side is we swung the bats a little bit better, but we're still striking out way too much,'' manager Charlie Montoyo said. ''Our batters are frustrated, but our team is fine.''

UP NEXT

Blue Jays RHP Marcus Stroman (0-1, 1.42 ERA) takes the mound in the four-game series finale. Indians RHP Mike Clevinger (0-0, 0.00 ERA) struck out a career-high 12 over seven innings in a no-decision against the Chicago White Sox on April 1.

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  • W: C. Carrasco (1-1)L: T. Pannone (0-2)
  • HR: TOR - F. Galvis (3)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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F. Galvis SS51211011.333.394.6671.0616.5
T. Hernandez LF51200033.212.333.303.6361.5
J. Smoak DH50100025.200.294.333.6271.0
R. Grichuk CF40110012.182.270.545.8162.5
R. Tellez 1B20100111.217.379.478.8581.5
a- A. Hanson PH-2B10000000.200.333.200.5330.0
B. Drury 3B40000032.189.211.270.481-1.5
D. Jansen C40100001.120.185.160.3452.0
B. McKinney RF40200023.154.290.192.4832.0
L. Gurriel 2B-1B30000012.077.143.115.2580.5
  • a-flied out for Tellez in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
G. Allen CF51100031.059.150.118.2681.5
J. Ramirez 3B52200001.185.233.259.4939.0
J. Luplow RF42100121.182.308.182.4903.0
C. Santana 1B31210113.444.516.5931.1094.5
H. Ramirez DH10010311.238.385.524.9083.5
J. Bauers LF40120004.182.280.227.5073.0
R. Perez C30010121.059.190.059.2491.0
M. Moroff 2B40000015.118.118.176.294-0.5
E. Stamets SS41100032.050.136.100.2361.5
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Smoak, R. Grichuk (3), D. Jansen, B. McKinney
    • HR - F. Galvis (3)
    • RBI - F. Galvis (6), R. Grichuk (5)
    • 2-Out RBI - R. Grichuk (2)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Smoak 3 (3), R. Grichuk 2 (2), R. Tellez, B. McKinney 3 (3), L. Gurriel
    BATTING
    • 2B - G. Allen, J. Ramirez (2), E. Stamets
    • RBI - C. Santana (7), H. Ramirez (4), J. Bauers 2 (2), R. Perez (3)
    • 2-Out RBI - C. Santana (5), H. Ramirez (2), J. Bauers 2 (2)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - H. Ramirez, J. Bauers 2 (2), M. Moroff 3 (3), E. Stamets 2 (2)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - J. Ramirez 2 (3)
    FIELDING
    • E - D. Jansen
    • PB - D. Jansen
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    T. Pannone (L, 0-2)2.25442605.871.57-7.0
    E. Luciano1.22222206.002.00-2.0
    S. Gaviglio1.21102201.290.861.0
    T. Mayza1.00000206.751.754.0
    J. Guerra1.00000101.590.713.5
    PITCHERSIP
    T. Pannone (L, 0-2)2.2
    E. Luciano1.2
    S. Gaviglio1.2
    T. Mayza1.0
    J. Guerra1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    C. Carrasco (W, 1-1)5.062211217.711.9319.0
    D. Otero1.12000000.001.381.0
    T. Olson1.00000000.000.673.0
    A. Cimber0.20000100.000.000.5
    J. Edwards1.02000103.002.001.5
    PITCHERSIP
    C. Carrasco (W, 1-1)5.0
    D. Otero1.1
    T. Olson1.0
    A. Cimber0.2
    J. Edwards1.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - E. Luciano
    • Pitches-Strikes - T. Pannone 60-37, E. Luciano 37-20, S. Gaviglio 37-21, T. Mayza 16-11, J. Guerra 12-10
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Pannone 1-1, E. Luciano 1-2, S. Gaviglio 3-1, T. Mayza 1-0, J. Guerra 1-1
    • Batters Faced - T. Pannone 15, E. Luciano 9, S. Gaviglio 9, T. Mayza 3, J. Guerra 3
    PITCHING
    • HBP - C. Carrasco
    • Pitches-Strikes - C. Carrasco 90-61, D. Otero 21-14, T. Olson 15-11, A. Cimber 8-7, J. Edwards 24-13
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Carrasco 1-2, D. Otero 2-2, T. Olson 2-1, A. Cimber 1-0, J. Edwards 1-1
    • Batters Faced - C. Carrasco 23, D. Otero 6, T. Olson 3, A. Cimber 2, J. Edwards 5
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    F. Galvis SS51211011.333.394.6671.0616.5
    T. Hernandez LF51200033.212.333.303.6361.5
    J. Smoak DH50100025.200.294.333.6271.0
    R. Grichuk CF40110012.182.270.545.8162.5
    R. Tellez 1B20100111.217.379.478.8581.5
    a- A. Hanson PH-2B10000000.200.333.200.5330.0
    B. Drury 3B40000032.189.211.270.481-1.5
    D. Jansen C40100001.120.185.160.3452.0
    B. McKinney RF40200023.154.290.192.4832.0
    L. Gurriel 2B-1B30000012.077.143.115.2580.5
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    HITTERSAB
    F. Galvis SS5
    T. Hernandez LF5
    J. Smoak DH5
    R. Grichuk CF4
    R. Tellez 1B2
    a- A. Hanson PH-2B1
    B. Drury 3B4
    D. Jansen C4
    B. McKinney RF4
    L. Gurriel 2B-1B3
    Total37
    • a-flied out for Tellez in the 8th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    G. Allen CF51100031.059.150.118.2681.5
    J. Ramirez 3B52200001.185.233.259.4939.0
    J. Luplow RF42100121.182.308.182.4903.0
    C. Santana 1B31210113.444.516.5931.1094.5
    H. Ramirez DH10010311.238.385.524.9083.5
    J. Bauers LF40120004.182.280.227.5073.0
    R. Perez C30010121.059.190.059.2491.0
    M. Moroff 2B40000015.118.118.176.294-0.5
    E. Stamets SS41100032.050.136.100.2361.5
    Total33785061319-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Smoak, R. Grichuk (3), D. Jansen, B. McKinney
      • HR - F. Galvis (3)
      • RBI - F. Galvis (6), R. Grichuk (5)
      • 2-Out RBI - R. Grichuk (2)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Smoak 3 (3), R. Grichuk 2 (2), R. Tellez, B. McKinney 3 (3), L. Gurriel
      BATTING
      • 2B - G. Allen, J. Ramirez (2), E. Stamets
      • RBI - C. Santana (7), H. Ramirez (4), J. Bauers 2 (2), R. Perez (3)
      • 2-Out RBI - C. Santana (5), H. Ramirez (2), J. Bauers 2 (2)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - H. Ramirez, J. Bauers 2 (2), M. Moroff 3 (3), E. Stamets 2 (2)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - J. Ramirez 2 (3)
      FIELDING
      • E - D. Jansen
      • PB - D. Jansen
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      T. Pannone (L, 0-2)2.25442605.871.57-7.0
      E. Luciano1.22222206.002.00-2.0
      S. Gaviglio1.21102201.290.861.0
      T. Mayza1.00000206.751.754.0
      J. Guerra1.00000101.590.713.5
      Total8.08766130---
      PITCHERSIP
      T. Pannone (L, 0-2)2.2
      E. Luciano1.2
      S. Gaviglio1.2
      T. Mayza1.0
      J. Guerra1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Carrasco (W, 1-1)5.062211217.711.9319.0
      D. Otero1.12000000.001.381.0
      T. Olson1.00000000.000.673.0
      A. Cimber0.20000100.000.000.5
      J. Edwards1.02000103.002.001.5
      Total9.010221141---
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Carrasco (W, 1-1)5.0
      D. Otero1.1
      T. Olson1.0
      A. Cimber0.2
      J. Edwards1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - E. Luciano
      • Pitches-Strikes - T. Pannone 60-37, E. Luciano 37-20, S. Gaviglio 37-21, T. Mayza 16-11, J. Guerra 12-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Pannone 1-1, E. Luciano 1-2, S. Gaviglio 3-1, T. Mayza 1-0, J. Guerra 1-1
      • Batters Faced - T. Pannone 15, E. Luciano 9, S. Gaviglio 9, T. Mayza 3, J. Guerra 3
      PITCHING
      • HBP - C. Carrasco
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Carrasco 90-61, D. Otero 21-14, T. Olson 15-11, A. Cimber 8-7, J. Edwards 24-13
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Carrasco 1-2, D. Otero 2-2, T. Olson 2-1, A. Cimber 1-0, J. Edwards 1-1
      • Batters Faced - C. Carrasco 23, D. Otero 6, T. Olson 3, A. Cimber 2, J. Edwards 5
      • 6TH INNING
        Ramirez scored on catcher Jansen throwing error27
      • 5TH INNING
        Perez reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Santana scored26
        Luplow scored, Santana to third, Ramirez to second on wild pitch25
        Grichuk doubled to left center, Hernandez scored24
        Galvis homered to right center14
      • 3RD INNING
        Bauers singled to center, Ramirez and Luplow scored, Ramirez to second04
        Ramirez walked, Stamets scored, Ramirez to third, Luplow to second02
      • 1ST INNING
        Santana singled to center, Allen scored01
      • 9TH INNING
        • Jon Edwards relieved Adam Cimber
        • B. McKinney: Ball, McKinney doubled to deep right
        • L. Gurriel: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gurriel grounded out to shortstop
        • F. Galvis: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Galvis singled to left, McKinney to third
        • T. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Hernandez struck out looking
        • J. Smoak: Ball, Galvis to second on fielder's indifference, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Smoak flied out to center
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Alen Hanson hit for Rowdy Tellez
        • A. Hanson: Ball, Strike looking, Hanson flied out to left
        • Adam Cimber relieved Tyler Olson
        • B. Drury: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Drury struck out swinging
        • D. Jansen: Strike looking, Foul, Jansen grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Javy Guerra relieved Tim Mayza
        • G. Allen: Strike looking, Foul, Allen grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Ramirez: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ramirez lined out to center
        • J. Luplow: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Luplow struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • D. Otero Pitching:
        • F. Galvis: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Galvis flied out to deep left
        • T. Hernandez: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Hernandez reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • Tyler Olson relieved Dan Otero
        • J. Smoak: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Smoak reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Hernandez out at second
        • R. Grichuk: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Grichuk grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Tim Mayza relieved Sam Gaviglio
        • R. Perez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Perez struck out on foul tip
        • M. Moroff: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Moroff grounded out to third
        • E. Stamets: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Stamets struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • Dan Otero relieved Carlos Carrasco
        • B. Drury: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Drury grounded out to third
        • D. Jansen: Ball, Foul, Ball, Jansen lined out to right
        • B. McKinney: McKinney singled to left
        • L. Gurriel: Strike swinging, Gurriel grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • S. Gaviglio Pitching:
        • G. Allen: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Allen struck out swinging
        • J. Ramirez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ramirez doubled to left center
        • J. Luplow: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ramirez stole third, Ramirez scored on catcher Jansen throwing error, Ball, Ball, Ball, Luplow grounded out to third
        • C. Santana: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Santana walked
        • H. Ramirez: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ramirez walked, Santana to second
        • J. Bauers: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Bauers grounded out to second
        • End of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
      • 5TH INNING
        • C. Carrasco Pitching:
        • L. Gurriel: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Gurriel struck out looking
        • F. Galvis: Ball, Foul, Galvis homered to right center
        • T. Hernandez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Hernandez singled to right
        • J. Smoak: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Smoak struck out looking
        • R. Grichuk: Grichuk doubled to left center, Hernandez scored
        • R. Tellez: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Tellez struck out looking
        • Middle of the 5th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • E. Luciano Pitching:
        • J. Luplow: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Luplow reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • C. Santana: Santana singled to center, Luplow to second
        • H. Ramirez: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ramirez walked, Luplow to third, Santana to second
        • J. Bauers: Ball, Luplow scored, Santana to third, Ramirez to second on wild pitch, Bauers grounded out to first
        • Sam Gaviglio relieved Elvis Luciano
        • R. Perez: Perez reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Santana scored
        • M. Moroff: Moroff flied out to center
        • E. Stamets: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Stamets struck out swinging
        • End of the 5th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • C. Carrasco Pitching:
        • R. Grichuk: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Grichuk struck out swinging
        • R. Tellez: Ball, Ball, Tellez singled to center
        • B. Drury: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Drury struck out looking
        • D. Jansen: Ball, Ball, Jansen doubled to left center, Tellez to third
        • B. McKinney: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, McKinney struck out looking
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • E. Luciano Pitching:
        • E. Stamets: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Stamets struck out swinging
        • G. Allen: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Allen struck out swinging
        • J. Ramirez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ramirez fouled out to left
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • C. Carrasco Pitching:
        • L. Gurriel: Ball, Gurriel hit by pitch
        • F. Galvis: Foul, Galvis flied out to deep left
        • T. Hernandez: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike looking, Hernandez struck out looking
        • J. Smoak: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul tip, Smoak struck out on foul tip
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. Pannone Pitching:
        • E. Stamets: Ball, Stamets doubled to deep left
        • G. Allen: Ball, Stamets to third on passed ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Allen struck out looking
        • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Foul, Ramirez reached on an infield single to pitcher
        • J. Luplow: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ramirez stole second, Ball, Luplow walked
        • C. Santana: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Santana struck out looking
        • H. Ramirez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ramirez walked, Stamets scored, Ramirez to third, Luplow to second
        • J. Bauers: Foul, Ball, Bauers singled to center, Ramirez and Luplow scored, Ramirez to second
        • Elvis Luciano relieved Thomas Pannone
        • R. Perez: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Perez walked, Ramirez to third, Bauers to second
        • M. Moroff: Ball, Foul, Moroff lined out to right
        • End of the 3rd (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • C. Carrasco Pitching:
        • R. Tellez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Tellez walked
        • B. Drury: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Drury struck out swinging
        • D. Jansen: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Jansen flied out to right
        • B. McKinney: Foul, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, McKinney struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. Pannone Pitching:
        • J. Bauers: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Bauers flied out to deep left
        • R. Perez: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Perez struck out swinging
        • M. Moroff: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Moroff struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • C. Carrasco Pitching:
        • F. Galvis: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Galvis struck out swinging
        • T. Hernandez: Foul, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
        • J. Smoak: Strike looking, Ball, Smoak doubled to deep left
        • R. Grichuk: Ball, Grichuk grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • T. Pannone Pitching:
        • G. Allen: Ball, Allen doubled to deep left
        • J. Ramirez: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ramirez grounded out to shortstop, Allen to third
        • J. Luplow: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Luplow struck out swinging
        • C. Santana: Foul, Santana singled to center, Allen scored
        • H. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ramirez struck out swinging
        • End of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)