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Recap: Indians beat the Twins 8-1 due to excellent pitching by Carlos Carrasco and strong top of the lineup; three takeaways from 8-1 victory

1.) Carlos Carrasco Bounces Back against Minnesota

Early on in August, the Indians sent Carlos Carrasco to the hill against the Minnesota Twins and the Twins jumped on Carrasco getting 10 hits against the starting pitcher. The Twins scored 3 runs that night and Carrasco only managed 8 strikeouts.

Tonight was a different story though compared to his start earlier this month. Carlos Carrasco pitched in 7.2 innings, only gave up 4 hits, walked 2 batters, and struck out 11 Twins hitters.

Cookie now has 20 career starts with 10+ strikeouts and five starts of 10 or more strikeouts this season. Carrasco ranks 6th all-time on the Indians franchise leaderboard in games of 10+ strikeouts.

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Payton Vince is either talking about sports or watching sports. He covers sports for Metro Networks and is also a writer for LastWordOnSports.com. He grew up in Brooklyn Heights,Ohio for most of his life then around senior year of high school moved to Cleveland. A fan of the Cleveland Indians, Cavaliers, and a Pittsburgh Steelers, he graduated from Cuyahoga Heights High School (Class of 2014) and also graduated from the Ohio Center for Broadcasting in 2015. He bowled and played baseball in high school, and is a huge fan of independent wrestling and WWE, and can almost always find him at an independent show. Lastly, Payton is a backstage interviewer for Mega Championship Wrestling in Elyria, and is one of the three on ‘That Sports Show’ which airs daily from 2-4pm on AllSportsCleveland.com.

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