Carlos Carrasco has started to look like the kind of pitcher the Indians thought they were getting when they dealt for him in 2009. The right-hander threw seven shutout innings against Baltimore, leading the Tribe to a 6-0 win.
It's the second straight outstanding for Carrasco, who won for the first time in 17 decisions -- since June 29, 2011 -- in his last start at New York. He has not allowed a run or a walk in 12 innings and has seemingly secured a place in the rotation.
The offense was carried by Carlos Santana and Michael Brantley. Both hit home runs. Santana's was a three run shot in the first, Brantley's a two-run drive in the fifth.
Cleveland will play for the series sweep on Sunday afternoon.