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Carlos Carrasco starts 7-game ban

Updated: June 9, 2013, 2:07 PM ET
Associated Press

DETROIT -- Cleveland Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco has had his suspension for throwing at a hitter reduced from eight to seven games.

He began serving it Sunday. Carrasco was initially suspended for eight games in April for "intentionally throwing" at New York's Kevin Youkilis but was able to keep pitching because an appeal was pending.

Carrasco was sent to the minors after his April 9 start against the Yankees. He was called back up and started Saturday's game against Detroit.

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