The Indians scored early and often in Wednesday afternoon’s series finale. After Justin Verlander was scratched with a stiff back, the Indians were able to take advantage of an ill-prepared Tigers pitching staff. Cleveland won 8-2, defeating the Tigers for just the second time this year at Progressive Field.
Jason Kipnis extended his current hit streak to a career-best 19 games with a single in the bottom of the 3rd. It marks the longest hit streak by an Indians player since a 22-game streak by Michael Brantley from May 20-June 15, 2012. Francisco Lindor extended the Indians lead to 4-0 with a solo home run in the bottom of the 5th, it marked his first career Major League home run. He added his 2nd RBI on the day with a bases loaded walk in the bottom of the 6th.
Carlos Carrasco earned his ninth win of the season, logging a season-high 8.0 innings of work , allowing two runs (one earned) and fanning 7. He’s set a career-high with 9 wins in a season.
W: Carlos Carrasco (9-6)
L: Buck Farmer (0-2)
HR: Francisco Lindor (1, 5th inning off Farmer 0 on, 1 Out); J.D. Martinez (17, 7th inning off Carrasco 1 on, 1 Out)
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