Carrasco goes the distance in Indians' 3-1 victory

BY foxsports • July 31, 2015

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Carlos Carrasco threw a two-hitter, Carlos Santana hit a two-run homer and the Cleveland Indians beat the Oakland Athletics 3-1 on Thursday night.

Francisco Lindor had two hits for the Indians, who won their second straight following a six-game losing streak.

Josh Reddick doubled in a first-inning run for the A's, who have lost six of their last seven.

Carrasco (11-8) did not allow a hit after Reddick's double, facing one over the minimum from that point. He walked one and struck out seven. He was coming off his worst start of the season in which he allowed six runs in four innings.

Chris Bassitt (0-4) gave up three runs, his season high, on six hits. He walked one and struck out a season-best six.

The first four Indians hitters reached base against Bassitt and three scored. Jason Kipnis singled on the game's second pitch but slipped trying to get back to first on a pick-off throw and was caught.

Lindor followed with a single and scored on Michael Brantley's double and fielding error on Sam Fuld. Santana then hit his 12th home run of the year.

The A's got a run back in their half of the first when Reddick doubled home Billy Burns, who had singled.

Bassitt allowed two hits after Santana's home run, retiring 18 of the final 21 batters he faced.



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