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Seven-Run Spectactular: Cleveland Guardians Kick off the Weekend with a Win

Carlos Carrasco hadn’t won a game since May 5. The Cleveland Guardians offense (and the Toronto defense) made it easy for him.

The Guardians exploded for seven runs in the second inning and cruised to a 7-1 victory, their third in a row.

Carrasco (3-6) did his part on the mound, pitching six innings while giving up four hits and one run. He didn’t walk a batter and struck out seven.


Josh Naylor started the second inning with a bloop double that should have been caught by one of the Blue Jays fielders in the vicinity.

This rattled Toronto starter Yariel Rodriguez (0-2) so much that he walked three Guardians in a row, including Johnathan Rodriguez to score Naylor.

Austin Hedges then got his biggest hit of the year, a two-run single to score Tyler Freeman and Will Brennan.

Cleveland sent 13 hitters to the plate, and Freeman and Brennan both walked twice in the same inning!

Kwan drove in Rodriguez with a fielder’s choice and later scored on a single by Jose Ramirez.

Josh Naylor came back around in the second to hit an infield single that somehow scored both Andres Gimenez and Ramirez.

For Toronto, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit a solo home run in the fourth inning to put the Jays on the board.


Mustard almost tied the all-time mascot racing record with 27 straight wins in the Hot Dog Race. However, footage aired on the Jumbotron showing that he tiptoed ahead of Ketchup and Onion before the races began, so all of his wins were vacated.

The Guardians played to a sold-out crowd of 35,868 at Progressive Field. Today’s game at 4:10 p.m. is also a sellout. Ben Lively (6-3) will start for the Guardians against Jose Berrios.


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