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  • Associated Press Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco delivers in the first inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Monday, in Cleveland. 

Monday, May 15, 2017 11:00 pm

Carrasco injured, but Indians' bullpen stops Rays in 8-7 win

STEVE HERRICK | Associated Press


CLEVELAND – Indians starter Carlos Carrasco left early with an injury, but five relievers kept the lead and helped the Indians hold off the Tampa Bay Rays 8-7 Monday night.

Carrasco was pulled because of tightness in his left pectoral muscle after giving up an RBI single to Brad Miller. The right-hander allowed five runs in 3 2/3 innings and left with Cleveland ahead 7-4.

Boone Logan (1-0), who entered in the fifth, retired both batters he faced. Andrew Miller allowed his first run of the season in the eighth, and Cody Allen gave up a solo homer to Peter Bourjos in the ninth before recording his 10th save.

Lonnie Chisenhall hit a three-run homer when Cleveland scored five times in the first off Chris Archer (3-2). Francisco Lindor added a solo homer in the eighth.