The Associated Press
CHICAGO — Carlos Carrasco pitched into the seventh inning and Michael Bourn had two triples among his three hits, leading the Indians to a 3-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday night.
Jason Kipnis and Michael Brantley each singled in a run for the Indians, who have won four of their last five and 11 of 16 overall to remain in the hunt for an AL wild card.
Cleveland, which has 13 games remaining against Central Division rivals Kansas City and Detroit, is 15-9 in August, and the emergence of Carrasco has had a lot to do with it.
In yet another quality outing, Carrasco (6-4) allowed one runs and four hits in 6⅔ innings.
Alexei Ramirez had two hits for the White Sox, and John Danks (9-9) pitched six solid innings.
Also Thursday, the Indians traded left-hander Josh Outman to the New York Yankees.
Outman has spent time with the Indians and Triple-A Columbus this season. He was in the minors at the time of the deal. The Indians will receive a player to be named or cash.
Outman was 4-0 with a 3.28 ERA in 31 relief appearances with Cleveland this season. He made his major league debut in 2008 with Oakland and is 16-11 with a 4.49 ERA in six seasons with the Athletics, Rockies and Indians.
Outman went 3-1 with a 4.43 ERA in 23 games with Columbus this year.