Fausto fantastic in Tribe win

Newly recalled Fausto Carmona didn’t appear to be a young 22-year-old making his first major league start. He showed tremendous poise and confidence on the mound, giving up only one run and five hits in six innings as the Indians beat the Tigers 7-2 Saturday afternoon. The Tribe jumped on Jeremy Bonderman early with a Travis Hafner home run in the first and scored five more runs in the fourth. The win snapped the Tribe’s three-game losing streak. Manager Eric Wedge was very impressed with Carmona’s performance.

“He was very good,” Wedge said. “He was very good in general but even beyond that, in terms of his first start, he had a power sinker working, did a good job utilizing his breaking ball as well as his changeup.”

Carmona was outstanding today in his Indians debut. He seemed to have good movement on his pitches and kept Tiger hitters off balance. It’s too bad he’ll probably be headed back to Buffalo when C.C returns.

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