Carlos Carrasco leads Indians to victory despite fighting fever

BY AMANDA ROBERTS

Carlos Carrasco not only fought his way to victory against the Detroit Tigers Wednesday night, but he also battled a fever while doing it.

The Indians ended their three-game losing streak against the Detroit Tigers Wednesday night 3-2. Carrasco pitched six straight innings only allowing two runs on five hits in those six innings. He struck out five and walked one. Carrasco has allowed four runs and struck out 10 in the last 12 2/3 innings he’s started with against the Tigers this year.

“I didn’t feel good, but it is what it is,” said Carrasco after the game. “I had to do my job and after I’m done take care of that (the fever)” according to Cleveland.com.

“I had to make an adjustment. You can’t worry about that. Just concentrate on the game. When I wasn’t pitching I’d come in here and the trainers would take care of me.” he told Cleveland.com.

The Indians took the 3-0 lead in the 4th inning but the Tigers worked their way back into the game against Carrasco to make it 3-2.

“This really shows the dedication and determination that Carrasco has in order for him to still pitch six strong innings to lead the tribe to victory.” said Jake Johnson (10).

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Cleveland Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco, left, shortstop Francisco Lindor, and second baseman Jason Kipnis talk during the sixth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 in Detroit. PHOTO BY AP PHOTO

Andrew Miller relieved Carrasco after two scoreless innings. Miller has yet to allow a run in the last 13 2/3 innings he’s pitched this season. He’s struck out 20, including four on Wednesday night.

Cody Allen took it from there in the 9th inning where he walked 2 out of 5 batters he faced, struggling to throw strikes. Allen has allowed just one run in his last 11 innings he’s pitched, along with 22 strikeouts.

We’ll be watching to see how and if the Indians continue on their journey to October. So far things are looking up for Cleveland.

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