Indians beat Tigers 7-4
By: Mike Stiles - Monday, September 21, 2020

(DETROIT) – With Carolos Carrasco looking sharp down the stretch, the Cleveland Indians could be a dangerous team in the postseason. Carrasco allowed one hit in seven scoreless innings, and Jose Ramirez homered twice to lift the Indians to a 7-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday. Cleveland took three of four in this series after entering on an eight- game losing streak, and now the Indians are closing in on a playoff berth. This was Carrasco's first win of September, but he's been impressive this month, allowing one run or fewer in three of his four starts. Cleveland's starting pitching has been a strength from the start this season, with Shane Biever and Zach Plesac leading the way with ERAs under 2.00. Matthew Boyd (2-7) was perfect through four innings for the Tigers, but the Indians scored three runs in the fifth. Then Ramirez added two-run homers in the sixth and seventh to make it 7-0. Miguel Cabrera hit his 484th career home run for Detroit in the eighth. Carrasco (3-4) struck out 11 and retired the Tigers in order in five of his seven innings. He allowed a hit and a walk to start the Detroit third but escaped that jam. He walked two in the seventh but also struck out three in what was his final frame. Willi Castro hit an RBI single in the eighth for Detroit, while Niko Goodrum doubled home another run in the ninth for Detroit.