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Carrasco dominates as Tribe beats Twins

Sep 29, 2017

CLEVELAND – Carlos Carrasco struck out 14 in 8 1/3 scoreless innings as the Cleveland Indians won their 100th game of the season, a 5-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday at Progressive Field.

Carrasco (18-6) gave up six hits and one walk. He struck out six of the last seven batters he faced, and got support from home runs by Jason Kipnis, Roberto Perez and Jay Bruce.

Twins reliever Trevor Hildenberger (3-3) gave up two runs in one inning and took the loss.

Minnesota used a lineup that was missing several regulars, who were given a day off after their wild-card clinching celebration late Wednesday night.

Since Aug. 24, the Indians are 31-3. Cleveland is 100-59 overall, the third time in franchise history the Indians have won 100 games in a season.

The other two times were 1995 when they were 100-44 in a strike-shortened season, and 1954 when they were 111-43.

Ervin Santana started for the Twins, making his final regular-season tune-up.

His next start will come on Tuesday against either the New York Yankees or Boston Red Sox in the American League wild-card game.

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