Carrasco had a perfect game until walking Butler with one out in the seventh; he struck out 13 and departed after Butler’s single. He’s tied for second in MLB with 10 wins.
Brandon Moss had a two-run double in the second and a three-run homer in the eighth, the sixth time in his career he’s had five or more RBI in a game. Michael Brantley, David Murphy and Jason Kipnis also drove in runs for Cleveland.
According to Elias Sports Bureau, the Indians are the first team in the expansion era (since 1961) to pitch perfect games through five innings in three straight games: Monday: Cody Anderson had a perfect game through 6.1 innings, Tuesday: Danny Salazar had a perfect game through 5 innings, Wednesday: Carrasco had a perfect game through 6.1 innings.
W: Carlos Carrasco (10-6)
L: Alex Colome (3-4)
HR: Moss (13, 8th inning off Riefenhauser 2 on, 0 Out)
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