Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/15/14
Carlos Carrasco had a so-so day in his push for the fifth spot in the Cleveland Indians' rotation. The competition dwindled to two players - Carrasco and Scott Kazmir - after the Indians' sent Trevor Bauer and Corey Kluber to Triple-A Columbus on Thursday morning. That afternoon, Carrasco gave up four runs on eight hits in the Indians' 5-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Michael Brantley hit a three-run home run on a 3-0 fastball from Arizona's Ian Kennedy in the first inning. ''Nice swing,'' Cleveland manager Terry Francona said. ''That's the way you swing at a 3-0 pitch. That was good. We had a good day. We got a bunch of at-bats early.'' Carrasco allowed four runs on eight hits in five innings. He struck out three and walked four. ''I think he continues to show good stuff,'' Francona said. ''The one inning when they got the runs, we lost a ball in the sun, things like that, and then they hit the ball hard. I think he's making progress. His arm is good. He looks healt...
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