Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco suspended eight games

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Major League Baseball suspended Cleveland Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco eight games and fined him an undisclosed amount for intentionally throwing at and hitting New York Yankees third baseman Kevin Youkilis on April 9.

In the game, Carrasco gave up a two run-shot to Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano in the top of the fourth inning which made the score 7-0 and hit Youkilis with the very next pitch. He gave up seven runs over 3 2/3 innings during his start and the Indians ended up losing the game 14-1.

Carrasco was suspended six games in August of 2011 for throwing at Kansas City Royals designated hitter Billy Butler, but an elbow injury and Tommy John surgery prevented him from serving the suspension. Carrasco missed the entire 2012 season recovering from the surgery.

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