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Indians' Carrasco headed to DL with hamstring injury

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DETROIT — Indians manager Terry Francona would normally be happy with a sweep in Detroit, but he had more pressing matters on his mind Sunday afternoon.

The Indians lost RHP Carlos Carrasco to a hamstring injury in the third inning during a 6-3 victory, and the prognosis does not look great.

"It's going to be a DL situation, but we're just hoping it isn't terrible," Francona said. "We sent him back to Cleveland, because without an MRI (exam), we're not going to know anything."

Carrasco had only allowed one hit when Andrew Romine nubbed a slow roller to the right side of the infield. Carrasco covered the bag but had to reach back for 1B Carlos Santana's throw and hit the base at an awkward angle.

He recorded the out but immediately fell, grabbing the back of his leg.

"When you see a guy go down like that, it is deflating," Francona said. "That's not just something grabbing at him a little."

DRYSDALE AUCTION: Don Drysdale's 1963 World Series championship ring with the Dodgers sold for $110,111 in an auction of the late Hall of Fame pitcher's memorabilia. A spokesman for SCP Auctions said the ring was purchased by an anonymous buyer in the sale that ended late Saturday. Drysdale's 1962 Cy Young Award as the National League's top pitcher sold for $100,100. Kelly Drysdale, the pitcher's daughter from his first marriage, previously expressed sadness that she wasn't informed of the auction or offered any items by Drysdale's widow, Hall of Fame basketball player Ann Meyers.

RULES bought: A group of documents from 1857 that set down some of the fundamental rules of baseball was acquired at auction by an unidentified buyer for $3.26 million, making it one of the highest-priced pieces of sports memorabilia. "Laws of Base Ball" was put up for online bidding this month by SCP Auctions. The price was the most for a baseball document but less than the $4.3 million paid in 2010 for James Naismith's original 13 rules of basketball.

FARMHAND KILLED: Yankees minor-league INF Sandy Acevedo, who was set to begin his pro career this season, was killed Saturday night in a car crash in his native Dominican Republic. He was 18. A moment of silence was held before the game against the Rays. In other Yankees news, DH Alex Rodriguez left the game in the sixth inning with stiffness on his left side, but an MRI exam on his oblique was negative.

PHILLIES: RHP Charlie Morton will be out at least two weeks with a strained left hamstring.

RANGERS: LHP Cole Hamels was scratched from his scheduled start tonight because of a strained left groin muscle. The injury is not considered serious.

REDS: RHP Anthony DeSclafani, who hasn't pitched this season after suffering a strained left oblique in spring training, threw 61 pitches over four innings for Double-A Pensacola on Saturday and felt great, manager Bryan Price said.

TIGERS: RHP Shane Greene left his start against the Indians in the fourth inning with a blister on his pitching hand. … OF Cameron Maybin was recalled from his injury rehab assignment after one game and will remain on the disabled list. Maybin, who was restarting rehab after being hit by a pitch on his injured left wrist, hurt his shoulder diving for a fly ball with Triple-A Toledo.

WHITE SOX: C Alex Avila went on the 15-day DL with an injured right hamstring.

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