Jul 26, 2020 10:44 PM

Carrasco strikes out 10; Cleveland downs Royals 9-2

Posted Jul 26, 2020 10:44 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) — Carlos Carrasco struck out 10 and won his first start since being stricken with leukemia last year, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 9-2 win over the Kansas City Royals.

Carrasco hadn't started since May 30, 2019, only days before he was diagnosed with cancer. The right-hander allowed two runs and five hits in 6 1/3 innings.

José Ramírez homered twice, drove in four runs and scored four as Cleveland won two of three in the series.

Kansas City manager Mike Matheny used his bullpen because he's missing two starters who tested positive for coronavirus.