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Carlos Carrasco, Carlos Santana power Cleveland Indians to shutout win

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Team Carlos leads Team Cleveland to first victory; plus, new uniforms are "a darker shade of navy."

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Cleveland 2 - Houston 0

Carlos Carrasco throws 6.1 brilliant innings, Tribe tops Astros 2-0 - Let's Go Tribe - Birthday boy Carlos Santana broke the scoreless drought with a home run, and Mike Aviles (who was a late addition) added a home run of his own.

Carrasco fans 10 in stellar win over Astros | indians.com - Carlos Carrasco struck out 10 batters in 6 1/3 scoreless innings, and Carlos Santana and Mike Aviles each hit solo homers to lead the Indians to a 2-0 win over the Astros on Wednesday night at Minute Maid Park.

After chaotic offseason, Carrasco dominates in debut | indians.com - Carrasco has experienced a lot since the end of last season. He dealt with a worrisome heart condition in October, welcomed a baby daughter into his growing family near the end of Spring Training and signed a long-term contract with Cleveland on Tuesday.

Santana continues knack for going yard on birthday | indians.com - "This is a special day for me," said Santana, who led the Indians with 27 homers last season. "I don't like it too much, because I'm a little old."

Carlos Carrasco gets to heart of matter in Cleveland Indians' 2-0 win over Houston | cleveland.com - Carlos Carrasco pitched 6 1/3 scoreless innings and Carlos Santana and Mike Aviles homered as the Indians beat Houston on Wednesday night at Minute Maid Park.

Other Indians News

Terry Francona hopeful Michael Brantley will play Thursday, though lower back issue has team 'perplexed' | cleveland.com - Michael Brantley's lower back injury has both the left fielder and his manager perplexed.

Cleveland Indians quietly unveil new, darker uniforms | cleveland.com - The new alternate jerseys feature a darker shade of navy with white trim, as opposed to gray. The Chief Wahoo cap has been darkened as well to match the jersey.

Indians, Cleveland Clinic renew 'littlest fans' program - Babies born at participating Cleveland Clinic Hospitals during the 2015 Cleveland Indians season will receive a gift bag as part of the team's "Littlest Fans" program, presented by Cleveland Clinic Children's.

Today in sports: Frank Robinson made managerial debut, hit home run, 40 years ago | AL.com - A look back at Frank Robinson's debut as the first black manager in MLB history

Don't forget Frank Robinson could play - SweetSpot - ESPN - Frank Robinson not only was a trailblazing manager, he was a Hall of Fame player as well.

On the Farm

Cleveland Indians prospects Dace Kime, Anderson Polanco, Justus Sheffield get things started for Lake County Captains (videos) | cleveland.com - Lake County Captains rotation starts out with veterans Dace Kime and Anderson Polanco, followed by first-round draft pick Justus Sheffield. Here's a breakdown of each Captains starting pitcher.

Baseball | Clippers notebook: Holt heeds call to stick to his game | The Columbus Dispatch - Clippers outfielder Tyler Holt worked his way from double-A Akron to the Cleveland Indians in 2014 by recognizing his game and sticking to it after receiving a promotion to the Clippers on May 26.

Baseball | Clippers preview: New beginnings old hat for Bruce Chen | The Columbus Dispatch - “We’ve got players returning from last year that had good years for us,” Tremie said. “There are also some players that have been in the league before that are here now. It’s a good mixture. On paper, it’s a really good-looking ballclub."

Around the Horn

MLB Fans Predicted To Eat More Than 18.5 Million Hot Dogs In 2015 - PerishableNews - The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (NHDSC) estimates that baseball fans will consume more than 18.5 million hot dogs and nearly 4.2 million sausages during the 2015 Major League season.

Which MLB team corresponds to which house in "Game of Thrones?" | SportsonEarth.com : Cy Brown Article - Spring means the return of two wonderful things: baseball and "Game of Thrones." To celebrate, we took a look at which MLB teams corresponded to the noble houses and factions of Westeros. Check out the results.

Broken Bat | The Classical - "What also needs to be understood and stressed emphatically is, near-miraculous baseball comeback aside, what’s most impressive is that out of the last 3,452 days, he [Josh Hamilton] has been sober for roughly 3,449 of them."

Gonzalez's dinger spree puts him in record book | MLB.com - He became the first player in MLB history to hit five home runs in the first three games of the season when he launched three of them Wednesday night while going 4-for-4 with four RBIs and powering the Dodgers to a 7-4 win over his former club, the San Diego Padres.