Indians Knock Off Twins 8-1 as Gibson struggles | KFAN 100.3 FM

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INDIANS 8, TWINS 1 

CLEVELAND (AP) - Carlos Carrasco struck out 11 and withstood another scary Minnesota line drive, pitching the Indians past the Twins. 

Francisco Lindor matched a career high with four hits while Jose Ramirez drove in three runs for the AL Central leaders. 

Carrasco (16-7) allowed four hits in 7 2/3 innings. He is tied for second in the majors in wins, one behind Luis Severino of the Yankees. 

In the fifth, Carrasco was hit in the glove by Ehire Adrianza's liner. The force of the blow knocked Carrasco to the ground, but the right-hander immediately got to his feet. The ball rolled toward second baseman Jason Kipnis, who had no play at first. 

Indians manager Terry Francona and a team trainer went to the mound, and Carrasco signaled he wasn't injured. The pitcher smiled as the trainer wiped dirt off his left hand and wrist with a towel. 

Kyle Gibson (7-11) allowed five runs in 5 1/3 innings. 

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