Tribe’s Carrasco throttles Sox
Carlos Carrasco pitched eight innings of three-hit ball, helping the Cleveland Indians shut out the Chicago White Sox for the second straight night, 7-0 on Saturday.
Carrasco (2-1) struck out eight and did not allow a runner to reach second base.
Chicago hasn’t scored in 23 innings, including during a three-hitter from Cleveland’s Corey Kluber in a 3-0 Indians win Friday night.
Edwin Encarnacion and Michael Brantley hit two-run home runs and Jose Ramirez added a solo shot as the Indians won their fifth straight game.
Encarnacion hit an 0-2 pitch to center field in the first inning for a 2-0 lead against Mike Pelfrey (0-1), who made his season debut in place of the injured James Shields.
In the seventh inning, Brantley drove a pitch from reliever Michael Ynoa into the Cleveland bullpen in right field to make it 6-0.
Pinch-hitting in the seventh inning, Jacob May got his first career hit in his 27th at-bat. Tyler Saladino added two hits for the White Sox, who have been outscored 19-1 during a three-game skid.
Cleveland’s Carlos Santana scored Abraham Almonte on an RBI single to right field in the fifth inning. Francisco Lindor then scored Yan Gomes on a sacrifice fly for a 4-0 score.
Zach McAllister pitched a perfect ninth for Cleveland.
Indians: Jason Kipnis, who played in his second game of the season after coming off the disabled list on Friday, will likely get a day off today, Indians manager Terry Francona said. Kipnis had a right shoulder strain.
White Sox: OF Melky Cabrera was removed as a precautionary measure after hurting his left wrist, but the x-ray was negative and he was listed as day-to-day. ... RHP Zach Putnam left the game with an elbow injury in the seventh inning as he walked Santana, his first walk of the season on his 28th batter faced. The White Sox announced his status as day-to-day. ... The team recalled C Geovany Soto from the 10-day disabled list before the game. Soto was on the DL since April 13 with elbow inflammation. ... Outfielder Charlie Tilson was moved to the 60-day disabled list. Tilson is out because of a stress reaction in his right foot.
Indians: RHP Danny Salazar (1-1, 3.57 ERA) will look to finish off the series sweep, looking for his second straight win.
White Sox: LHP Derek Holland (1-2, 4.32) will make his second Guaranteed Rate Field start as a member of the White Sox.