Carlos Carrasco leaves game on cart after taking Melky Cabrera liner to side of face

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Frightening scene at Cleveland’s Progressive Field.

Indians starter Carlos Carrasco had to leave on a cart Tuesday evening after getting struck in the left side of his face by a Melky Cabrera line drive. The ball first glanced off Carrasco’s right wrist and then ricocheted, but that didn’t do much to soften the blow. He was face-down in front of the mound for about a minute before trainers slowly helped him to his feet. Carrasco was able to walk to the cart under his own power, so we’ll take that as a positive sign.

Carrasco was a breakout star for the Indians in 2014, posting a spectacular 1.69 ERA and 117 strikeouts across his final 112 innings.

The 28-year-old right-hander fanned 10 over 6 1/3 scoreless frames in his 2015 debut last week in Houston.

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UPDATE, 9:36 p.m. ET: Great news here from CSNChicago.com’s Dan Hayes