Indians' Carrasco (pectoral) exits start early

Thursday, 18 May, 2017

Thus far in 2017, Carrasco has just dominated opposing hitters with righties getting the worst of his wrath (.210 wOBA).

Tomlin's performance ballooned the ERA for Cleveland's starters to a league-high 5.17. Kluber now finds himself on the disabled list and Salazar owns a 5.20 ERA over his first seven starts, all of which has contributed to a 19-17 start for the reigning American League champions in 2017.

Dickerson connected in the second inning off Josh Tomlin (2-5) and Logan Morrison hit a solo shot in the third for the free-swinging Rays, who hit a franchise-record 10 homers in the three-game series and went 4-2 on a swing through Boston and Cleveland - two of the AL's toughest stops.

"Boone's here to get the better lefties out, that's why he's here", said Francona. There's no, 'It's early, ' or anything like that. "We've done a good of putting things together".

Manager Terry Francona was asked if he thought the rotation issues would correct themselves. I didn't think too much of it, but in the fourth inning his velocity was down and the pitches were still staying up in the zone.

"I was impressed with the way we battled back, against some really good pitchers", Cash said.

Salazar retired the first five batters he faced, four of them on strikeouts.

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco left his start against the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night in the fourth inning after experiencing left pectoral tightness.

Jesus Sucre also homered for the Rays, who have 59 already this season.

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Fournette says the contract won't change his mindset, adding "money is money, but at the end of the day, you come here to win". "He just threw it right in Dickerson's happy zone". Freeman's long drive to center was the big blow in Atlanta's four-run sixth.

Cleveland got that run back in the bottom of the eighth on a solo home run by Lindor, his ninth home run off the season, off Jumbo Diaz. The right-hander was charged with five runs and struck out nine in five-plus innings.

"When the mistakes started happening, they strung together one or two hits that fell in, and then it was like a shark smelling blood", said Tomlin. "Then they started smelling blood and were swinging at everything and I left some pitches over the heart of the plate".

Cobb (4-3) allowed three runs and six hits while throwing 115 pitches on an unseasonably warm day.

The Indians tried to push back against Cobb in the third as Lonnie Chisenhall and Zimmer opened with consecutive doubles to make it 6-1.

The slumping slugger struck out looking with the bases loaded in the third and again with one on in the fifth.

Encarnacion is also batting only.108 (4 for 37) with runners in scoring position. "He knows what's going on and what he's supposed to do". He's OK and he's going to be OK. "He knows that. He'll get it".

"The ones to dead center always feel good". "It is a loss but it's still nice to see that".

I overlooked the pitching matchup on Tuesday, thinking Cleveland would be okay at home against Jake Odorizzi.