Wednesday Sept. 9, 6:10 p.m. EST
Probable Starters: Danny Duffy (2-3, 4.83 ERA) vs. Carlos Carrasco (2-3, 3.43 ERA)
Carlos Carrasco will get the ball in game three of the Indians four-game set with the Royals. After a rough start to the season, the veteran right-hander has started to find his groove.
Carrasco put together his second straight quality start in his most recent outing as he held the Brewers to just one run over six innings in a game the Indians bullpen would later blow.
Several Royals have experience against the 33-year-old Venezuelan import, including Whit Merrifield, who is batting .429 with a home run and five RBI’s and Gordon, who has taken Carrasco deep three-times.
Kansas City will also send a veteran to the mound in the form of 31-year old southpaw Danny Duffy. Duffy pitched against the Indians on opening day in a start that saw him allow two runs over 4.1 innings and take a loss.
In his last outing, he was beat up by the Chicago White Sox as he surrendered six runs, seven hits, five walks in six innings of work.
Manny Indians have quality numbers off Duffy, including Santana, who is batting .474 with two home runs and six RBI’s in 19 at-bats, Lindor, who has two home runs in 26 at-bats and Roberto Perez, who is batting .300 in 10 at-bats.