Indians flirt with no-hitter against Rays for 2nd time in 3 days

The Cleveland Indians’ Carlos Carrasco no-hit the Tampa Bay Rays through 8 2/3 innings Wednesday night before giving up a ninth-inning, two-out single to Joey Butler.

Carrasco walked just one batter through eight, then issued a leadoff walk and a hit batsman in the ninth. Carrasco got the next batter on a fielder’s choice and out No. 2 on a strikeout before working an 0-2 count to Butler.

He lined the ball over the head of a jumping Logan Forsythe, killing the no-no.

Just two days earlier, the Indians’ took a perfect game against the Rays into the seventh inning before giving up a one-out home run to Grady Sizemore.

The last Indians no-hitter was a perfect game thrown against the Toronto Blue Jays by Len Barker on May 15, 1981. The last no-hitter against the Tampa Bay Rays was a perfect game thrown by the Seattle Mariners’ Felix Hernandez on August 15, 2012.