Carlos Carrasco’s dominance gets Indians 5-0 win; Three Takeaways

3. Jay Bruce’s debut

Yes, Jay Bruce pinch hit in Thursday night’s game, but Friday night marked his actual debut as a starter for the Cleveland Indians.

Bruce went two-for-four from the plate, and scored one run. He was the only Indians player to record a multi-hit game.

With two big outfield pieces missing in the form of Michael Brantley and Lonnie Chisenhall, Bruce provided a nice jolt to the offense on Friday. It’s probably safe to say that the Tribe will be expecting a lot out of Bruce in the home stretch of the season and beyond.

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Ashley Bastock

Ashley is a former basketball player who covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Indians and high school sports for NEO Sports Insiders. She also covers women’s basketball for SB Nation’s Swish Appeal. Ashley is a 2015 graduate of John Carroll University and previously worked in political journalism. You can follow her on Twitter @AshleyBastock42

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