Once again, Carlos Carrasco had his way with the Tampa Bay Rays.
Carrasco mastered the Rays, throwing eight innings of four-hit baseball to lead the Cleveland Indians past the Rays 4-1 on Wednesday night. Carrasco, who missed a no-hitter by one out last year, is 3-0 with a 1.48 ERA in four starts for the Indians against Tampa Bay.
One night earlier, Corey Kluber had owned the Rays for most of the night before the team came back. This time, there was no comeback. Carrasco had a one-hitter for most of the night before giving up a single run in the eighth.
The Indians scored three times in the fourth, then coasted to their victory.
The Rays, 3-5, play the deciding game of the series today. Chris Archer, who hasn’t won since last August 31, pitches for Tampa Bay.