Carrasco injures left leg in Indians' 3-1 loss to Marlins

CLEVELAND (AP) The Indians' powerful pitching is suddenly problematic.

Carlos Carrasco was pulled after four innings with an injured left leg and Miami quickly jumped on his replacement for three runs as the Marlins beat Cleveland 3-1 for their second road win Tuesday night.

Carrasco, who was coming off a 12-strikeout performance in his previous outing, got hurt when he stumbled and fell while covering first base in the fourth inning. He stayed in for two more batters but was pulled after telling manager Terry Francona his leg tightened.

Francona said Carrasco was taken for a precautionary MRI. The Indians are hoping it's nothing serious.

''He kind of bruised it. He fell on it, but he initially felt it in the back,'' Francona said. ''So that's why the medical people felt like let's just rule everything out. Hopefully it's just being precautionary, but we do want to get him checked out.''

The Indians are already missing starter Mike Clevinger, who is expected to be sidelined another two months with a back strain. The loss of Carrasco, a 17-game winner last season, for any period would be another blow to the three-time defending AL Central champions, who are not hitting and counting on their pitching to carry them.

Cleveland is batting an AL-worst .210 and the Indians have gotten three or fewer hits four times this season.

Miami starter Pablo Lopez (2-3) allowed just two hits in his longest start this season and Jorge Alfaro homered on the first pitch from reliever Neil Ramirez (0-1), who replaced Carrasco.

The Marlins didn't get their first hit until the fourth, when Brian Anderson singled with two outs. Neil Walker followed with a hard shot that first baseman Carlos Santana knocked down. He scrambled to recover it, but threw it wide of first and Carrasco tumbled and fell in the infield dirt after trying to catch the errant throw.

Carrasco took several warmup pitches, and seemed to talk his way into staying in before being replaced after the inning. Carrasco's injury is the latest for the 32-year-old, who has missed significant time in previous seasons with assorted injuries - many of them unlucky.

''They lose their guy, he was rolling us pretty good,'' Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. ''His breaking ball, he had a slider. He was painting out there pretty good. As soon you make a change, Alfaro gets the guy for a homer. We get a little action going. The next you know we got a couple of runs. ''

Lopez had not gone more than 5 1/3 innings in his previous four starts, but he held the Indians without a hit until the sixth and was not charged with an earned run in 6 1/3 innings.

Lopez said a no-hitter crossed his mind.

''I'd be lying to you if I told you I wasn't thinking about it,'' Lopez said. ''Of course, I had it in my mind. It was there. But at the same time, you have to take a little breath and take it one pitch at a time. You make sure you control the things you can control.''

Miami closer Sergio Romo worked the ninth for his third save, completing a three-hitter as the Marlins improved to 2-5 on the road.

TITO TURNS 60

Francona celebrated his 60th birthday on Monday with his kids and grandchildren, who gave him two gifts.

''Underwear,'' he said, ''and some headphones that I have no clue how to use.''

NATIONAL PRIDE

Mattingly doesn't mind interleague play, he just wishes his roster was better suited for it.

Mattingly played his entire career in the AL, where the designated hitter is part of the game. It's not that way in the NL, which is challenging for a team like Miami.

''We're not really built for it yet,'' he said. ''With the 26th man next year, possibly there could be a situation when you have that guy on the bench that's sitting there and you're looking for a late-inning homer or more of that guy who just hits. It's hard to do that with our roster. When you're going with short benches, you need guys who are versatile, usually that's speed and do other things on the field. So I feel a little bit in American League ballparks we're not really set up for it.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Marlins: LHP Jarlin Garcia went on the paternity list and the club recalled LHP Jose Quijada from Triple-A New Orleans. Quijada has not appeared in a major league game.

Indians: OF Bradley Zimmer is making slow progress from a strained oblique sustained in training camp. Francona said Zimmer is close to taking ''live swings'' at the team's year-round complex in Goodyear, Arizona.

UP NEXT

Indians RHP Jefry Rodriguez (0-1, 3.18 ERA) will be recalled from Triple-A Columbus to make his second start and face Marlins rookie RHP Sandy Alcantara (1-2, 5.09), who has not allowed a home run in 23 innings this season.

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  • W: P. Lopez (2-3)L: N. Ramirez (0-1)S: S. Romo (3)
  • HR: MIA - J. Alfaro (4)
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C. Granderson LF50110010.159.257.333.5902.5
L. Brinson CF00000000.179.225.239.4640.0
M. Prado 1B30110000.326.360.391.7512.0
B. Anderson RF40100012.244.347.366.7130.5
N. Walker DH40200000.221.303.382.6853.0
S. Castro 2B40200012.258.313.337.6501.5
J. Alfaro C41111023.281.328.491.8195.0
M. Rojas SS40000013.281.338.375.713-0.5
I. Galloway CF-LF41100012.250.250.300.5503.5
J. Berti 3B31000110.000.400.000.4001.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    F. Lindor SS40000023.154.154.385.538-1.0
    L. Martin CF40000021.253.359.418.776-1.0
    J. Ramirez 3B40100000.157.237.229.4651.0
    C. Santana 1B30000101.362.494.478.9731.0
    C. Gonzalez DH41100031.292.346.292.6380.5
    J. Kipnis 2B30000102.304.385.348.7321.0
    R. Perez C20000023.188.286.354.6400.0
    a- M. Freeman PH10000000.200.333.200.5330.0
    J. Bauers LF30000003.209.312.343.6550.0
    T. Naquin RF30110001.226.250.323.5732.0
    • a-grounded out for Perez in the 9th
    BATTING
    • 2B - C. Granderson (2), N. Walker (2)
    • HR - J. Alfaro (4)
    • SF - M. Prado
    • RBI - C. Granderson (8), M. Prado (4), J. Alfaro (7)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Anderson 2 (2), S. Castro 2 (2), M. Rojas, I. Galloway 2 (2)
    BATTING
    • RBI - T. Naquin (6)
    • 2-Out RBI - T. Naquin (3)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - F. Lindor 3 (3), L. Martin, J. Kipnis, R. Perez
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - I. Galloway (2)
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Castro-Rojas-Prado)
    • E - S. Castro (2), M. Rojas (3)
    FIELDING
    • E - C. Santana (2)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    P. Lopez (W, 2-3)6.12102604.441.1827.0
    A. Conley (H, 4)1.01000206.001.893.0
    D. Steckenrider (H, 2)0.20000006.750.860.0
    S. Romo (S, 3)1.00000106.751.3810.5
    PITCHERSIP
    P. Lopez (W, 2-3)6.1
    A. Conley (H, 4)1.0
    D. Steckenrider (H, 2)0.2
    S. Romo (S, 3)1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    C. Carrasco4.02000406.001.5212.0
    N. Ramirez (L, 0-1)1.03331017.201.80-9.0
    D. Otero2.03000101.691.593.5
    T. Olson0.11000003.681.77-1.0
    A. Cimber1.20000304.500.704.5
    PITCHERSIP
    C. Carrasco4.0
    N. Ramirez (L, 0-1)1.0
    D. Otero2.0
    T. Olson0.1
    A. Cimber1.2
    PITCHING
    • HBP - P. Lopez (3)
    • Pitches-Strikes - P. Lopez 86-52, A. Conley 12-9, D. Steckenrider 5-4, S. Romo 15-9
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - P. Lopez 11-3, A. Conley 1-0, D. Steckenrider 1-1, S. Romo 1-1
    • Batters Faced - P. Lopez 25, A. Conley 4, D. Steckenrider 2, S. Romo 3
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - C. Carrasco 62-41, N. Ramirez 24-13, D. Otero 26-18, T. Olson 8-5, A. Cimber 21-15
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Carrasco 3-5, D. Otero 3-2, T. Olson 1-0, A. Cimber 2-0
    • Batters Faced - C. Carrasco 14, N. Ramirez 7, D. Otero 9, T. Olson 2, A. Cimber 5
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    C. Granderson LF50110010.159.257.333.5902.5
    L. Brinson CF00000000.179.225.239.4640.0
    M. Prado 1B30110000.326.360.391.7512.0
    B. Anderson RF40100012.244.347.366.7130.5
    N. Walker DH40200000.221.303.382.6853.0
    S. Castro 2B40200012.258.313.337.6501.5
    J. Alfaro C41111023.281.328.491.8195.0
    M. Rojas SS40000013.281.338.375.713-0.5
    I. Galloway CF-LF41100012.250.250.300.5503.5
    J. Berti 3B31000110.000.400.000.4001.5
    Total3539311812-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      F. Lindor SS40000023.154.154.385.538-1.0
      L. Martin CF40000021.253.359.418.776-1.0
      J. Ramirez 3B40100000.157.237.229.4651.0
      C. Santana 1B30000101.362.494.478.9731.0
      C. Gonzalez DH41100031.292.346.292.6380.5
      J. Kipnis 2B30000102.304.385.348.7321.0
      R. Perez C20000023.188.286.354.6400.0
      a- M. Freeman PH10000000.200.333.200.5330.0
      J. Bauers LF30000003.209.312.343.6550.0
      T. Naquin RF30110001.226.250.323.5732.0
      Total3113102915-----
      • a-grounded out for Perez in the 9th
      BATTING
      • 2B - C. Granderson (2), N. Walker (2)
      • HR - J. Alfaro (4)
      • SF - M. Prado
      • RBI - C. Granderson (8), M. Prado (4), J. Alfaro (7)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Anderson 2 (2), S. Castro 2 (2), M. Rojas, I. Galloway 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • RBI - T. Naquin (6)
      • 2-Out RBI - T. Naquin (3)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - F. Lindor 3 (3), L. Martin, J. Kipnis, R. Perez
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - I. Galloway (2)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Castro-Rojas-Prado)
      • E - S. Castro (2), M. Rojas (3)
      FIELDING
      • E - C. Santana (2)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      P. Lopez (W, 2-3)6.12102604.441.1827.0
      A. Conley (H, 4)1.01000206.001.893.0
      D. Steckenrider (H, 2)0.20000006.750.860.0
      S. Romo (S, 3)1.00000106.751.3810.5
      Total9.0310290---
      PITCHERSIP
      P. Lopez (W, 2-3)6.1
      A. Conley (H, 4)1.0
      D. Steckenrider (H, 2)0.2
      S. Romo (S, 3)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Carrasco4.02000406.001.5212.0
      N. Ramirez (L, 0-1)1.03331017.201.80-9.0
      D. Otero2.03000101.691.593.5
      T. Olson0.11000003.681.77-1.0
      A. Cimber1.20000304.500.704.5
      Total9.0933181---
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Carrasco4.0
      N. Ramirez (L, 0-1)1.0
      D. Otero2.0
      T. Olson0.1
      A. Cimber1.2
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - P. Lopez (3)
      • Pitches-Strikes - P. Lopez 86-52, A. Conley 12-9, D. Steckenrider 5-4, S. Romo 15-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - P. Lopez 11-3, A. Conley 1-0, D. Steckenrider 1-1, S. Romo 1-1
      • Batters Faced - P. Lopez 25, A. Conley 4, D. Steckenrider 2, S. Romo 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Carrasco 62-41, N. Ramirez 24-13, D. Otero 26-18, T. Olson 8-5, A. Cimber 21-15
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Carrasco 3-5, D. Otero 3-2, T. Olson 1-0, A. Cimber 2-0
      • Batters Faced - C. Carrasco 14, N. Ramirez 7, D. Otero 9, T. Olson 2, A. Cimber 5
      • 7TH INNING
        Naquin singled to center, Gonzalez scored, Bauers to second31
      • 5TH INNING
        Prado hit sacrifice fly to right, Berti scored, Granderson to third30
        Granderson doubled to deep right, Galloway scored, Berti to third20
        Alfaro homered to right10
      • 9TH INNING
        • A. Cimber Pitching:
        • I. Galloway: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Galloway grounded out to first
        • J. Berti: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Berti grounded out to second
        • C. Granderson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Granderson struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Lewis Brinson in center field
        • Sergio Romo relieved Drew Steckenrider
        • C. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
        • J. Kipnis: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Kipnis flied out to center
        • Mike Freeman hit for Roberto Perez
        • M. Freeman: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Freeman grounded out to third
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Tyler Olson relieved Dan Otero
        • N. Walker: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Walker grounded out to shortstop
        • S. Castro: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Castro reached on an infield single to second
        • Adam Cimber relieved Tyler Olson
        • J. Alfaro: Foul, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Alfaro struck out swinging
        • M. Rojas: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Foul tip, Rojas struck out on foul tip
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • A. Conley Pitching:
        • L. Martin: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Martin struck out swinging
        • Drew Steckenrider relieved Adam Conley
        • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ramirez flied out to deep center
        • C. Santana: Ball, Santana grounded out to first
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • D. Otero Pitching:
        • J. Berti: Berti grounded out to third
        • C. Granderson: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Granderson flied out to shallow left
        • M. Prado: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Prado singled to right
        • B. Anderson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Anderson struck out looking
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • P. Lopez Pitching:
        • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Gonzalez singled to deep left
        • J. Kipnis: Strike looking, Ball, Kipnis reached on fielder's choice to second, Gonzalez to second on 2nd baseman Castro fielding error
        • R. Perez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Perez struck out swinging
        • Adam Conley relieved Pablo Lopez
        • J. Bauers: Ball, Bauers reached on fielder's choice to first, Gonzalez to third, Kipnis out at second
        • T. Naquin: Naquin singled to center, Gonzalez scored, Bauers to second
        • F. Lindor: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul tip, Lindor struck out on foul tip
        • End of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 6TH INNING
        • Dan Otero relieved Neil Ramirez
        • N. Walker: Ball, Foul, Foul, Walker doubled to deep right center
        • S. Castro: Strike looking, Castro reached on an infield single to second, Walker to third
        • J. Alfaro: Alfaro grounded out to pitcher, Castro to second
        • M. Rojas: Ball, Rojas grounded out to third
        • I. Galloway: Galloway lined out to second
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • P. Lopez Pitching:
        • L. Martin: Strike looking, Foul, Foul tip, Martin struck out on foul tip
        • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ramirez singled to right
        • C. Santana: Santana grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Ramirez out at second
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • Neil Ramirez relieved Carlos Carrasco
        • J. Alfaro: Alfaro homered to right
        • M. Rojas: Ball, Ball, Foul, Rojas fouled out to first
        • I. Galloway: Ball, Strike looking, Galloway reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • J. Berti: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Galloway stole second, Ball, Ball, Berti walked
        • C. Granderson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Granderson doubled to deep right, Galloway scored, Berti to third
        • M. Prado: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Prado hit sacrifice fly to right, Berti scored, Granderson to third
        • B. Anderson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Anderson lined out to left
        • Middle of the 5th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • P. Lopez Pitching:
        • R. Perez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Perez hit by pitch
        • J. Bauers: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bauers grounded out to third, Perez to second
        • T. Naquin: Ball, Naquin grounded out to first, Perez to third
        • F. Lindor: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Lindor struck out swinging
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • C. Carrasco Pitching:
        • C. Granderson: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Granderson lined out to center
        • M. Prado: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Prado grounded out to shortstop
        • B. Anderson: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Anderson singled to right
        • N. Walker: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Walker reached on an infield single to first, Anderson to third on 1st baseman Santana throwing error
        • S. Castro: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Castro hit into double play third to second, Walker out at second
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
        • P. Lopez Pitching:
        • J. Ramirez: Ball, Ramirez grounded out to second
        • C. Santana: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Santana walked
        • C. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
        • J. Kipnis: Pickoff attempt, Kipnis grounded out to second
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • C. Carrasco Pitching:
        • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Rojas lined out to right
        • I. Galloway: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Galloway struck out looking
        • J. Berti: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Berti struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • P. Lopez Pitching:
        • J. Bauers: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Bauers popped out to shortstop
        • T. Naquin: Strike looking, Naquin lined out to center
        • F. Lindor: Ball, Lindor safe at first on shortstop Rojas throwing error
        • L. Martin: Foul, Martin popped out to third
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 2ND INNING
        • C. Carrasco Pitching:
        • N. Walker: Strike (foul tip), Walker grounded out to second
        • S. Castro: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Castro struck out swinging
        • J. Alfaro: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Alfaro struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • P. Lopez Pitching:
        • C. Santana: Ball, Santana grounded out to third
        • C. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
        • J. Kipnis: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Kipnis walked
        • R. Perez: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Perez struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • C. Carrasco Pitching:
        • C. Granderson: Ball, Granderson flied out to deep center
        • M. Prado: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Prado lined out to right
        • B. Anderson: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Anderson flied out to right
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • P. Lopez Pitching:
        • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Ball, Lindor grounded out to first
        • L. Martin: Strike looking, Martin grounded out to third
        • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Ramirez grounded out to first
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)