Carlos Carrasco became the first Indians pitcher since at least 1908 to strike out 12 over five innings and Cleveland beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-2 Saturday.

Carrasco (1-1) was overpowering a week after struggling in his first start of the season. The right-hander completed his 23rd double-figure strikeout game, holding the Blue Jays scoreless until the fifth.

Freddy Galvis hit a one-out homer and Randal Grichuk had an RBI double with two away. With the trying run at the plate, Carrasco struck out Rowdy Tellez on his 90th and final pitch.

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco delivers in the first inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer)
Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco delivers in the first inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer)

Jake Bauers’ two-run single with the bases loaded was the key hit in the third when Cleveland scored three times. Carlos Santana, Hanley Ramirez and Roberto Perez also drove in runs.

Thomas Pannone (0-2) allowed four runs in 2 2/3 innings, though he also struck out six.

The Indians have won three straight and are 4-1 on their opening homestand. Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield watched from a suite and got the crowd going with a pre-recorded “Let’s Go Tribe” chant on the video board that was shown midway through the game. The fans later chanted Mayfield’s name.

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Thomas Pannone delivers in the first inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer)
Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Thomas Pannone delivers in the first inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer)

Another big cheer went up when a fan ran onto the field and delayed the game. The fan slowly jogged across the field and was approached by security guards near the left field line. The fan put on a move but fell to the ground and was escorted away.

Toronto has been held to two runs or fewer in seven of 10 games this season, including all three in this series against Cleveland. Trevor Bauer pitched seven hitless innings Thursday and Shane Bieber allowed two runs in six innings Friday.

Santana, whose ninth-inning home run gave Cleveland a 3-2 win Friday, had an RBI single in the first.

Toronto Blue Jays' Justin Smoak walks to the dugout after striking out in the third inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer)
Toronto Blue Jays’ Justin Smoak walks to the dugout after striking out in the third inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer)

Rookie shortstop Eric Stamets doubled leading off the third for his first major league hit. He was 0 for 16 to begin his career. Ramirez drew a bases-loaded walk and Bauers followed with a single.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Blue Jays: 1B Justin Smoak returned after being a late scratch from the lineup Thursday and Friday. He had a first-inning double in five at-bats.

Cleveland Indians' Jake Bauers runs after hitting a two-RBI single off Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Thomas Pannone in the third inning of a baseball game, Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer)
Cleveland Indians’ Jake Bauers runs after hitting a two-RBI single off Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Thomas Pannone in the third inning of a baseball game, Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer)

Indians: SS Francisco Lindor continues to do rehab work on his injuries (strained right calf/sprained left ankle). “He’s getting a little friskier every day, which is good,” manager Terry Francona said. No specific date has been given for Lindor’s return.

UP NEXT

Blue Jays RHP Marcus Stroman (0-1, 1.42 ERA) takes the mound in the four-game series finale. Indians RHP Mike Clevinger (0-0, 0.00 ERA) struck out a career-high 12 over seven innings in a no-decision against the Chicago White Sox on April 1.

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Thomas Pannone reacts in the dugout after being removed from the game in the third inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer)
Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Thomas Pannone reacts in the dugout after being removed from the game in the third inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer)

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Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco delivers in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer)
Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco delivers in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer)
Toronto Blue Jays' Lourdes Gurriel Jr. flips the ball to first base to get out Cleveland Indians' Jake Bauers in the sixth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer)
Toronto Blue Jays’ Lourdes Gurriel Jr. flips the ball to first base to get out Cleveland Indians’ Jake Bauers in the sixth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer)
A fan slips and falls after running onto the field in the seventh inning of a baseball game between the Cleveland Indians and the Toronto Blue Jays, Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer)
A fan slips and falls after running onto the field in the seventh inning of a baseball game between the Cleveland Indians and the Toronto Blue Jays, Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer)
Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield, center, watches the seventh inning of a baseball game between the Cleveland Indians and the Toronto Blue Jays, Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer)
Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield, center, watches the seventh inning of a baseball game between the Cleveland Indians and the Toronto Blue Jays, Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer)
Cleveland Indians' Greg Allen, center, is congratulated by Eric Stamets and Jose Ramirez after defeating the Toronto Blue Jays in a baseball game, Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer)
Cleveland Indians’ Greg Allen, center, is congratulated by Eric Stamets and Jose Ramirez after defeating the Toronto Blue Jays in a baseball game, Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer)