By Dave Hart

Indians 6, Tigers 0 – Carlos Carrasco’s four-hit shutout paced the Cleveland Indians over the Tigers on Saturday afternoon.

LSJ Logo incertCarrasco tossed nine scoreless innings while striking out seven batters for the Indians.

Detroit, which has lost all eight meetings against the Indians, fell to Cleveland 7-5 in the series opener last night.

The Indians jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first, led 3-0 after the second and had a 4-0 advantage after three frames before adding a run in both the eighth and ninth inning.Eye on the D

Francisco Lindor led Cleveland with two home runs, while Carlos Santana and Yan Gomes each added a solo homer.

The Tigers were led in a losing effort by Cameron Maybin and Jose Iglesias with a double each.

Detroit’s starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez picked up the loss, allowing four runs on five hits in five innings.

The Tigers are now 38-37 on the season, good for third place in the American League Central Division behind the first-place Cleveland Indians.

Detroit will look to avoid the sweep with a win tomorrow afternoon against Cleveland.

Record: 38-37

3rd Place in AL Central Division (6 games behind first-place Cleveland)

2.5 games behind Toronto for last Wild Card spot

Magic # to clinch a playoff spot: 90

Magic # to clinch an AL Central Division title: 95

Next Game: 06/26/2016 vs. Cleveland Indians 1:10 p.m. @ Comerica Park

Hitting stats: Cameron Maybin 2B (3), Jose Iglesias 2B (12).

Pitching stats: Anibal Sanchez L (4-8) 5 IP 5 H 4 R 4 ER 2 BB 3 K.