KANSAS CITY, MO.: For the fourth time this season — and second time in four days — an Indians game was rained out. Consequently, Friday night’s game against the Kansas City Royals will be made up as part of a day-night, separation-admission doubleheader on Sunday at Kauffman Stadium.
The first game will start at 2:10 p.m., with the nightcap beginning at 8:10 p.m.
ROTATING ROTATION — The rainout and makeup doubleheader will alter the Tribe’s pitching plans.
Friday night’s scheduled matchup of Scott Kazmir and Ervin Santana has been moved back to tonight.
In the first game of Sunday’s doubleheader, Justin Masterson will start against Jeremy Guthrie; second game starters have not been announced, but it’s likely that Corey Kluber will pitch for the Tribe, which under the new rules can call up a 26th player for the day.
Ubaldo Jimenez, who was scheduled to start today, will start Monday night against Wade Davis.
COULD BE WORSE — Carlos Carrasco’s elbow/forearm was struck by a batted ball during the fifth inning of his start for Triple-A Columbus against Scranton Wilkes-Barre Thursday night.
After being examined after the incident and again Friday morning, doctors determined that Carrasco has a deep bruise and is day-to-day.
Asked if Carrasco would make his next start, manager Terry Francona said: “He’s OK, but I don’t know about that. I got an email, and the doctors said it was a bruise, which is great.”
Carrasco pitched 4? scoreless innings, giving up five hits and one walk. Since being sent back to Triple-A, he has made three appearances, giving up seven hits and two walks but no runs in 14? innings. Carrasco has yet to allow a run.
CABRERA BACK IN LINEUP — Asdrubal Cabrera was in the starting lineup after missing Wednesday’s game in Chicago with a slight quad strain.
Two days earlier, he fell down the steps of the dugout and jammed his wrist, missing the next game. Cabrera suffered the quad injury stealing second in the eighth inning of Tuesday night’s game against the White Sox.
FARM FACTS — Tyler Naquin hit his second home run of the season and doubled, driving in one run, as Carolina defeated Potomac 4-1 in Class A. Jerrud Sabourin had two hits to raise his average to .419, and Francisco Lindor had two hits and two RBI. … Will Roberts (1-3, 6.10 ERA) gave up one run, four hits and no walks in seven innings, but Lake County lost a 3-2 decision to Clinton.
— Sheldon Ocker