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10/01/09 11:40 PM ET

Carrasco suffers left quadriceps bruise

Indians starter exits after being hit with line drive in fourth

CLEVELAND -- Indians starter Carlos Carrasco left Thursday night's 3-0 loss to the Red Sox in the fourth inning with a left quadriceps bruise after a Jacoby Ellsbury single struck him in the leg.

Upon impact, Carrasco hobbled off the mound, crumpled to the ground and was tended to by the training staff. He was then helped off the field by trainer Rick Jameyson and manager Eric Wedge. Thus ended Carrasco's 2009 season.

Carrasco, one of the Indians' key acquisitions in the trade that sent Cliff Lee to the Phillies, was making his fifth and final start since the Indians called him up from Triple-A Columbus on Sept. 1. He was charged with three runs on nine hits with a walk and a strikeout in 3 1/3 innings of work, lowering his ERA to 8.87.

Jensen Lewis relieved Carrasco with two on, walked a batter and got out of the bases-loaded jam.

Anthony Castrovince is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.