Carlos Carrasco exits Indians start early with trainers

Carlos Carrasco exits Indians start early with trainers

Carlos Carrasco exits Indians start early with trainers

In addition to his first hit, RBI and run in the second, Zimmer also hit his first big league homer - a solo shot in the ninth.

Cobb gave the Rays seven solid innings, allowing three runs on six hits, striking out seven (four looking) and walking one. Encarnacion went 0-for-5 Monday and is now hitting.198 with five home runs and 12 RBIs.

The Rays sent a franchise record by hitting 10 home runs in the three-game series, including eight in the last two games, both wins.

After allowing a leadoff single to Dickerson, Tomlin struck out the next five batters. In the last five games, Indians starters have a 9.14 ERA.

Making his Major League debut Tuesday night, Indians outfielder Bradley Zimmer struck out swinging in all three of his at-bats.

The Rays have an opportunity to win the series and even their record in the 20-games in 20-days at 10-10. Though he has had back-to-back good starts, he hasn't shown the consistency for that to continue. Shawn Armstrong relieved Salazar, and after retiring the first batter he faced, gave up a two-run home run to Beckham, .

Indians manager Terry Francona says he's confident it's only a matter of time until Encarnacion starts producing. "One's vexing. He has good enough stuff to punch out nine".

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With Jake Odorizzi and Danny Salazar slated to take the ball for game two, and given the relatively high line for this matchup, it looks like the under may be the bet to make here.

Reinventing himself in lieu of a dependable changeup as a fastball/curveball pitcher, Cobb is now 3-1, 2.78 over his last five starts, and hasn't allowed more than three earned runs in any of them. He hasn't won since April 29.

"I didn't want to take him out, but too many balls were being hit out of the park", Francona said. The victory improved the Rays to 19-21 on the season, five and a half games behind the first place Yankees in the division. He was scheduled to be in the lineup against Nolan Ryan, but a strike by air traffic controllers delayed his flight from Denver, where he had been playing in Triple-A, to Houston. He pinch hit in the eighth and grounded out against Dave Smith.

The Rays return to action Friday night against the AL East-leading Yankees, with Erasmo Ramirez on the mound. Carlos would try to get through the inning, but after giving up a single to Brad Miller, Terry Francona walked out to the mound with the trainer, then chose to pull him.

Carrasco would be forced to leave the game after just 3 2/3 innings with tightness in his pectoral muscle, so the pen would have to carry the load the rest of the way. "It wasn't good on my part to start the inning that way", said Miller, whose scoreless-innings streak was the longest by an Indians pitcher to start the season since Doug Jones pitched 20 consecutive scoreless innings to start the 1990 season.

Another brief and ineffective outing from the rotation - right-hander Josh Tomlin - led to another loss for Cleveland, which dropped the series finale to Tampa Bay 7-4 Wednesday afternoon at Progressive Field.

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