Indians’ Carrasco hit in face with line drive in 4-1 loss
CLEVELAND — Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco was struck in the face by a line drive in the first inning and Chicago’s Jose Quintana pitched six strong innings, leading the White Sox to a 4-1 win on Tuesday night.
Carrasco was carted off the field after Melky Cabrera — the second hitter — rocketed a shot up the middle that slammed the right side of the right-hander’s face. Carrasco (1-1) was lucky to get a piece of his glove on the ball before it smashed him.
The Indians said X-rays of Carrasco, the club’s No. 2 starter, were negative and he was being treated at Lutheran Hospital for a bruised jaw.
The White Sox scored two runs in the first after Carrasco was injured and won their third straight. Chicago is just 10-24 against Cleveland since 2013.
Quintana (1-0) allowed three hits, struck out six and improved to 4-0 in 10 starts against the Indians, whose left-handed heavy lineup is struggling against left-handers.
Meanwhile, remember all that talk about a Sports Illustrated jinx after they picked the Tribe to win the World Series?
Tuesday night, Sports Illustrated tweeted, “Our best wishes to Carlos Carrasco on a quick and speedy recovery. To the rest of Cleveland: We’re so sorry.”