Carlos Carrasco, Indians finally top Tigers 8-2
CLEVELAND (AP) — Carlos Carrasco kept the AL’s best hitting team in check for eight innings and the Cleveland Indians won their first home game against Detroit this season, beating the Tigers — without slugger Miguel Cabrera in the lineup — 8-2 on Wednesday.
Carrasco (9-6) carried a two-hit shutout into the seventh before giving up a two-run homer to J.D. Martinez. The right-hander allowed five hits and struck out seven.
The Indians came in 0-5 against the four-time defending AL Central champions in Cleveland this season and were just 5-20 at Progressive Field versus the Tigers since the start of 2013.
Cleveland’s Jason Kipnis, the league’s leading hitter, extended his hitting streak to 19 games, and rookie Francisco Lindor hit his first career homer off Buck Farmer (0-2) to help the Indians salvage the series finale.