Carrasco pitches gem; Indians split series with Crew

Milwaukee, Wisconsin ~ The Milwaukee Brewers may have managed to muster up some offense against Cleveland Indians ace Corey Kluber last night, but they were not able to do so against star pitcher Carlos Carrasco in a 6-2 loss Wednesday afternoon at Miller Park. Carrasco struck out 14 hitters, in a complete game, only allowing two runs, Tyler Naquin and Francisco Lindor homered, and the Indians left leaving the two game series in Milwaukee even.

After giving up a combined ten runs in his last two starts, Carrasco bounced back and dominated the Brewers. Carlos gave up five hits, while walking one batter, and threw 117 pitches, in his tenth career complete game. He even drove in a run with a base hit in the top of the ninth.

The Indians offensive plug sparked in the top of the fourth inning when they scored four runs, capped off by Tyler Naquin’s three-run homer. Michael Brantley also hit an RBI single after Jose Ramirez’s lead-off double.

Brewers All-Star closer Corey Knebel made his return in the seventh inning, when he allowed a lead-off homerun to Lindor. Knebel was activated befre the contest and pitched for the first time since April 5th, against the Cubs.

Brewers lefty Wade Miley was put on the DL due to a strained right oblique suffered in the first inning of last night’s game. Milwaukee also placed infielder Nick Franklin on the DL after he strained his right quad while landing on first base wrong. Tyler Saladino has been called up from Triple AAA Colorado Springs. Meanwhile, Boone Logan is expected to rejoin the team this weekend in Colorado. The left handed pitcher has been on the Disabled List since the beginning of the season.

The Brew Crew square off against the Colorado Rockies to start of yet another road trip. Jhoulys Chacin gets the ball in the first game, Thursday.

By Jacob Szczap

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