Santana homers, Carrasco pitches Indians over A's 1-0
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Carlos Carrasco and Andrew Miller combined on a four-hitter, Carlos Santana homered in the eighth inning and the Cleveland Indians beat the Oakland Athletics 1-0 on Monday night.
Carrasco (9-6) was masterful while limiting the A's to four hits over eight innings. The right-hander had nine strikeouts, retired the side in order five times and allowed only one runner to reach second base.
Carrasco has had at least eight strikeouts in his last four starts, the longest active streak in the majors.
Miller struck out the side in the ninth for his 11th save.
Neither team did much offensively until Santana's one-out home run off reliever Ryan Dull (5-4), his 27th of the season.
Starter Andrew Triggs matched Carrasco in his fourth career start but did not factor in the decision. Oakland is 1-21 when Triggs pitches this season.