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Indians Look for the Sweep in Seattle as Carrasco Looks to Get Back on Track, the Tribe Starting Nine

The Indians tonight will look to wrap up their road trip on a high note, as they look for a sweep of the Seattle Mariners out at T-Mobile Park.

Carlos Carrasco, who has had his issues as of late, will go for the Tribe. He comes into Thursday’s affair with a mark of 1-2 with a large ERA of 12.60.

His last time out Carrasco was roughed up, as he didn’t get out of the first inning in a bad loss to the Royals on Friday night.

Overall Carrasco has allowed six runs in two of his three starts this year. He is 4-3 with a 4.10 ERA in eight career appearances against Seattle, including seven starts.

The M’s will counter with righty pitcher Erik Swanson, who enters action Thursday 0-0 with a 9.00 ERA.

Trevor Bauer and Shane Bieber along with the Tribe pen have done a nice job shutting down the high-powered Seattle offense the first two games of the series.

The Mariners have totaled just nine runs in their past four losses, and Carrasco will look to keep that trend up tonight.

Here’s the starting nine for the Tribe:

Leonys Martin CF
Jose Ramirez 3B
Jason Kipnis 2B
Carlos Gonzalez LF
Tyler Naquin DH
Jake Bauers 1B
Greg Allen RF
Roberto Perez C
Mike Freeman SS

And Seattle’s starting lineup:

Mallex Smith CF
Domingo Santana LF
Jay Bruce RF
Edwin Encarnacion 1B
Daniel Vogelbach DH
Tim Beckham SS
Omar Narvaez C
Ryon Healy 3B
Dylan Moore 2B

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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