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04.01.2019 08:25
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KANSAS CITY Lance Lynn Jersey , Mo. (AP) — Carlos Carrasco was sharp in Cleveland’s regular-season finale, then proclaimed himself ready for what’s next to come.Carrasco and Trevor Bauer combined for a five-hitter, Francisco Lindor homered and scored twice, and the Indians beat the Kansas City Royals 2-1 on Sunday.Carrasco (17-10) was working with a limited pitch count in a tuneup before an anticipated start in Game 2 of the American League Division Series against Houston on Saturday. He went five innings, allowing one run on three hits, walking two and striking out six.“I finished the season strong,” said Carrasco, who wrapped up the regular season with a 3.38 ERA. “More important is getting ready for the postseason. The way that I pitched today, I just tried to find myself and get ready for that game. Everything that I’m looking for, I found it.”Manager Terry Francona saw a lot to be happy with.“He threw the ball really well,” Francona said. “Good changeup and breaking ball. I think he’s situated in a really good place heading to the playoffs.”Bauer took over in the sixth, hurling four scoreless innings of relief while striking out two for his first career save.Bauer ended the season with a 2.21 ERA, second in the American League to Tampa Bay’s Blake Snell.Carrasco struck out 231 on the year, leading the Indians. Bauer struck out 221.The Indians opened the scoring after Lindor led off the game by reaching on an error when Eric Skoglund (1-6) fumbled his grounder. After stealing second, Lindor then stole third and scored when Alcides Escobar failed to catch the throw to third for the second error of the inning.Lindor drilled a 1-0 pitch into the stands in left-center field to lead off the third, extending the Indians’ lead to 2-0. He hit seven of his 38 homers this year against the Royals.The Indians finished the season 91-71, their sixth straight year above .500. It is their longest streak since they had winning records eight years in a row from 1994 through 2001.Skoglund allowed two runs, one earned , on five hits and two walks, striking out three over five innings.“I thought he was flat today,” manager Ned Yost said. “I don’t think he was very sharp. He grinded it out. Even when he doesn’t have his best stuff, he kept us in the ballgame against our division champion. I’m very proud of his effort today.”The Royals got on the board in the fifth when Brian Goodwin led off with a hit and stole second, then scored on Meibrys Viloria’s single.Whit Merrifield closed the season with a single in the eighth, extending his hitting streak to a career-best 20 games. The streak was the longest of the year in the majors.Kansas City’s attendance fell by 555,213 from the previous year — nearly 7,000 per game — and finished at 1,665,107, the team’s lowest since 2010. The club stumbled to its worst season since 2005, when it set a team record for most losses at 106. The 58-104 mark this year matched the 2004 team for the second-worst record in franchise history. This was the fifth time the club lost at least 100 games.Yost will be back in 2019, however. The Royals announced a one-year extension before the game.AT THE TOPLindor finished tied for the league lead in runs — he and Boston’s Mookie Betts both had 129.“That’s a lot of runs,” Francona said. “(With) him leading off, that’s the most important stat. He’s done a lot of things really well. When you score that many runs, that’s a huge number for us.”Merrifield finished the season with 192 hits and 45 stolen bases, leading the majors in both categories.“It was a monster accomplishment,” Yost said. “Leading baseball in stolen bases is huge Dexter Fowler Jersey , but leading baseball in hits is monstrous.”TRAINER’S ROOMIndians: C Yan Gomes‘ hand injury required two stitches but is not expected to prevent him from being available for the playoffs. “The doctors and trainers all think he’s going to be OK,” Francona said. … OF Tyler Naquin is returning from rehab in Arizona to join the team in time for Tuesday’s scrimmage. … OF Lonnie Chisenhall has been running the bases and hitting, but will not join the team, instead returning to his home in North Carolina as his family deals with the aftermath of Hurricane Florence.UP NEXTRHP Corey Kluber takes the mound for Cleveland in the first game of the ALDS at Houston on Friday. OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Edwin Jackson’s wife and children had been traveling the country to make sure they didn’t miss this milestone moment.Complete with an extra-large bottle of champagne that wife Erika had ready for the celebration of his 100th victory, too. He accomplished it with his 13th major league team, at last.Jackson pitched scoreless ball into the sixth for the special win and the Oakland Athletics rediscovered their offense to thump the Toronto Blue Jays 10-1 on Monday night.”To look back where I’ve come from, to imagine having 100 wins, it’s definitely something that I never envisioned, I never pictured, but I’ve been blessed with a crazy, successful career,” Jackson said. ”To be able to do it with these guys in the fashion they did it tonight makes it even more special.”Afterward, 6-year-old son Exavier held the souvenir ball and posed for photos with his elated father, and the boy said he will ”put it in my room.”Jonathan Lucroy drove in three as the A’s used their signature power to clear the fences and get back on track after being swept in a three-game weekend series at Colorado, scoring four total runs at Coors Field following a season-best six-game winning streak.Mark Canha hit a solo homer in the second to give Jackson (2-2) the lead on the way to the right-hander’s first victory in exactly a month – since June 30 against Cleveland. Jackson struck out five, gave up three hits and walked three in 5 2/3 innings.Stephen Piscotty homered leading off the eighth and Lucroy followed his early sacrifice fly with a two-run double in the inning. Jed Lowrie had a two-run double of his own three batters later.Nick Martini added an RBI double while Khris Davis also hit a sacrifice fly. Davis added a run-scoring single in the six-run eighth.Aledmys Diaz homered to start the ninth for Toronto.Oakland stayed perfect against the Blue Jays in 2018 after sweeping a four-game series at Toronto in May.Jackson got on a roll after he escaped trouble in the first, when he Curtis Granderson and Russell Martin to start the game.Blue Jays right-hander Marco Estrada (4-8) came off the disabled list from a left glute strain and allowed four runs over four innings in his first start since July 3.Oakland’s broadcast went commercial-free in honor of the late Hall of Famer Bill King to mark one year after he received the Ford C. Frick award.A’S TICKETSThe A’s are doing away with traditional season-ticket plans for next season in favor of a membership program that will allow fans to buy general admission tickets , reserve seats and also receive other special perks.JAYS TRADEThe Blue Jays acquired Ken Giles and a pair of pitching prospects from Houston for Roberto Osuna.Giles was expected to join Toronto on Tuesday in Oakland and will have a chance to close games, manager John Gibbons said.The 27-year-old Giles is 0-2 with 12 saves and a 4.99 ERA this season, and was currently in the minors.Giles punched himself in the face this season while heading to the dugout after giving up a three-run, ninth-inning homer to the Yankees’ Gary Sanchez on May 1.”We’ve had a lot of guys really come into their own once they come to this team,” Gibbons said. ”Hopefully that happens here. It’ll be a new start for him, too, which I’m sure he needs.”TRAINER’S ROOMBlue Jays: 3B Josh Donaldson was transferred to the 60-day disabled list with left calf tightness to clear room on the 40-man roster. He is doing plyometric jumping exercises and running with sprinting work to come this week. … Rookie 2B Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (left knee/sprained ankle) had an MRI exam a day after getting hurt on an awkward slide attempt trying to stretch a single into a double at the White Sox. The results were being reviewed by the team’s medical staff and a foot and ankle specialist. … CF Kevin Pillar, who has a sternoclavicular (SC) joint sprain from a diving catch, began taking batting practice on the field. He is turning and running without restriction and could do diving and sliding work this week, the team said. … RHP Aaron Sanchez (bruised right index finger) is scheduled for a second bullpen session Tuesday.Athletics: OF Matt Joyce suffered a setback with his strained lower back a couple of days ago while swinging the bat and was being examined Monday by specialist Dr. Robert Watkins in Southern California. … RHP Jharel Cotton, recovering from Tommy John surgery in March, was back in the clubhouse to see his teammates and is doing sock throws at this stage during his rehab.UP NEXTBlue Jays: RHP Sam Gaviglio (2-3, 4.65 ERA) tries to win for the first time in 12 starts – going 0-3 during the stretch – since beating the Phillies on May 25.Athletics: RHP Trevor Cahill (2-2, 3.43) makes his 200th career start. He is 1-0 with a 5.65 ERA with nine walks in three outings since coming off the DL on July 12.—

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