Carlos Carrasco Fractures Right Hand
- Author: Julie Sanders Sep 27, 2016,
Sep 27, 2016, 15:59
Carlos Carrasco, the Indians' No. 2 starting pitcher, broke his right hand when hit by a line drive off the bat of Detroit's Ian Kinsler on the second pitch of Saturday's 1-0, 10-inning win over the Tigers in Cleveland.
"Trevor was scattering balls all over the place", said Indians manager Terry Francona.
Carrasco sustained a non-displaced fracture of a bone in his right hand and is done for the regular season, delivering a crushing blow to an Indians club with World Series aspirations.
Victor Martinez was hit in the right kneecap with the bases loaded to bring Kinsler home. Health has been an issue, though, as Carrasco missed six weeks earlier in the year with a strained hamstring.
Detroit, which managed four hits off eight relievers, trails AL Central-leading Cleveland by eight games and remained three games back in the wild-card race.
Indians No. 3 starter Danny Salazar has not pitched since September 9 because of a strained right forearm and is expected to miss the rest of the season. Right-handers Josh Tomlin and Mike Clevinger have been moved from the bullpen and will start this week.
ROYALS 3, WHITE SOX 2 (at Kansas City, Mo.) - Jarrod Dyson had two hits, scored a run and stole a base in Jason Vargas' first start in 14 months (Tommy John surgery), and Kansas City snapped a five-game losing streak. "I felt like we could've been a little better - not for a lack of effort - but to me, this one is more frustrating than last night".
Erick Aybar - His two RBI singles in the second and third innings didn't attract as much attention, but they might have been the biggest hits in the game, particularly as the Tigers were trying to overcome an offensive drought.
"Obviously, this is a tough team loss", Verlander said. Manship, Kyle Crockett, Cody Anderson, Zach McAllister, Perci Garner, Bryan Shaw and Cody Allen preceded Miller.
Collmenter (2-0), acquired Wednesday from the Chicago Cubs, struck out eight in five innings and allowed two runs.
Cleveland countered with two runs in the bottom of the fifth, one coming on a sacrifice fly by Francisco Lindor that shaved the Tigers' lead to 5-4.
Tigers: 3B Nick Castellanos (broken right hand) will face pitchers the next two days in Lakeland, Fla.
Bauer gave up six runs on 10 hits in 5 2/3 innings to take the loss.
Kinsler left for a pinch hitter in the sixth.