Sep 7, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis (22) makes a play on a hit by Chicago White Sox third baseman Conor Gillaspie (not pictured) during the seventh inning at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
CLEVELAND (AP) — Carlos Carrasco came within one out of his first complete game, and the Cleveland Indians finished a three-game sweep with a 2-0 win over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday.
Carrasco (7-4) allowed four hits, struck out eight and didn’t walk a batter in 8 2-3 innings, extending his remarkable turnaround since rejoining the rotation last month.
Adrian Nieto led off the ninth with a single before Adam Eaton hit into a forceout. Carrasco struck out Carlos Sanchez, but rookie slugger Jose Abreu’s single to left ended the day for Carrasco, who was given a standing ovation by the crowd of 17,597 as he walked to the dugout.
Cody Allen retired Conor Gillaspie on a line drive to center for his 19th save.
Carrasco is 4-0 and has allowed three earned runs in 38 2-3 innings over six starts since Aug. 10.