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Update, 6/17, 10:22 AM ET: The Indians placed Carrasco on the 10-day disabled list with a right elbow contusion on Sunday. There’s still no word on the severity of his injury or the estimated length of his recovery process.

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Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco survived a scary moment on the mound during Saturday’s 9-1 loss to the Twins. In the second inning, Joe Mauer hit a line drive back up the middle, where it deflected off of Carrasco’s right arm and immediately caused the pitcher to crumple in pain. The official diagnosis appears to be a right forearm contusion, though Carrasco was sent to undergo precautionary X-rays shortly after leaving the game.

Prior to the incident, the righty had trouble getting into a groove against the Twins. He labored through a 37-pitch first inning, during which he issued four runs on four hits and a walk (Mauer was the first and only batter he pitched to in the second). It was an uncharacteristically rough outing for Carrasco; he’s 8-4 in 14 starts this season with a 3.90, 2.1 BB/9, 9.4 SO/9 and two complete games in 90 innings pitched.

An exact return date has yet to be specified, but so far it doesn’t look as though Carrasco’s injury is anything too severe. The Indians struggled to reverse the damage done in the first inning of Saturday’s loss — they put up three runs on homers from Francisco Lindor and Jose Ramirez in the first inning and a Tyler Naquin sac fly in the fourth, but ultimately fell short of catching the Twins’ six-run lead.

Will fans be allowed to attend MLB playoff games?

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After a condensed 60-game regular season, the MLB playoffs kicked off this week with an usual 16-team format that you can read more about below, but one of the many questions on everyone’s mind is whether or not fans will be allowed to attend MLB playoff games.

Will fans be allowed to go to MLB playoff games?

There have been no spectators at any games this season but fans will finally have the opportunity to go to the NL Championship Series and World Series at new Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas–one of the few states allowing spectators to attend events this year. The NLCS is scheduled on seven straight days from Oct. 12-18 and the World Series from Oct. 20-28, with traditional off days between Games 2 and 3 and Games 5 and 6, if the Series goes that far. Major League Baseball said Wednesday that about 11,500 tickets will be available for each game.

Below is the format and locations for each round. Unlike the regular season, there will be a bubble setup for each series in the postseason with the exception of the Wild Card round. Click here for the MLB schedule and scoreboard.

MLB Playoffs Format

Wild Card Series (Best-of-three): September 29 – October 2

All games will be held at the higher seed’s ball park.

American League

No. 1 Rays vs. No. 8 Blue Jays
No. 2 Athletics vs. No. 7 White Sox
No. 3 Twins vs. No. 6 Astros
No. 4 Cleveland vs. No. 5 Yankees

National League

No. 1 Dodgers vs. No. 8 Brewers
No. 2 Braves vs. No. 7 Reds
No. 3 Cubs vs. No. 6 Marlins
No. 4 Padres vs. No. 5 Cardinals

Division Series (Best-of-five): October 5 -10

The American League Division Series will be contested at Petco Park in San Diego and Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. The National League Division Series will be held at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas and Minute Maid Park in Houston.

League Championship Series (Best-of-seven): October 11-18

The American League Championship Series will be held at Petco Park in San Diego while the National League Championship Series will take place at Globe Life Field in Arlington.

World Series (Best-of-seven): October 20-28

The World Series will be held at Globe Life Field in Arlington. Home field advantage will go to the team with the best regular-season record.

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