#CarrascoFacts: Carlos Carrasco and Indians starters are on a roll

ANAHEIM, CA - AUGUST 04:  Carlos Carrasco #59 of the Cleveland Indians throws a pitch against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on August 4, 2015 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

ANAHEIM, CA – AUGUST 04: Carlos Carrasco #59 of the Cleveland Indians throws a pitch against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on August 4, 2015 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Carlos Carrasco allowed one hit in nine innings on Tuesday night in the Tribe’s eventual 2-0 win over the Angels in 12 innings.

That followed a complete-game win over the A’s on Thursday in his last start, in which he allowed two hits and a run in nine innings.

He retired the last 16 batters on Thursday and the first 11 on Tuesday, marking 27 straight batters retired – a pseudo-perfect game. He also went 38 batters without allowing a hit over those two outings.

More #CarrascoFacts:

  • He tied an Indians club record with back-to-back starts with 9+ IP and no more than 2 hits allowed, joining Sam McDowell (3x: ’65, ’66, ’70) and Early Wynn (1954). (hat tip to Jordan Bastian of MLB.com)
  • Carrasco is the first AL starter to pitch 9 innings and allow two or fewer hits in consecutive starts since Oakland’s Bobby Witt in 1994 (h/t Elias)
  • The 27 straight batters retired tied the third-most in club history. The list:
    • Len Barker/ Bert Blyleven, 31
    • Carrasco/Dennis Eckersley/Greg Swindell/Jake Westbrook, 27 (h/t to SportsTime Ohio)

Over the Tribe’s last eight games – including a minor hiccup from Corey Kluber on Monday – the team’s rotation has a 1.29 ERA (12 ER/63 IP).

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