Rookie Adelaide ruckman Reilly OBrien starred in his AFL debut, but he will be happy to go straight back to the reserves this week to make way for Sam Jacobs.First-gamer OBrien was one of the Crows best in their 138-point annihilation of Brisbane on Saturday night but he will be out of the side for Sundays trip to Fremantle if Jacobs (ankle) can prove his fitness.If not, the giant spectre of Aaron Sandilands awaits.I loved playing out there ... but when Sauce comes back, Im happy to go back to the SANFL and be the back-up, OBrien told reporters on Monday.Hes doing his rehab and recovery. Hopefully he is (right) but well see if he is and if not, Im ready to go.Thats what you play footy for, to play against the best, and (Sandilands) has obviously been one of the best in the competition for years now.OBrien grabbed a goal, 16 touches and 29 hit-outs as Adelaide further staked their claim for a top-four spot with the big win over the Lions - the first match Jacobs had missed in four years.The 20-year-old Victorian said he owed a lot to Jacobs and ruck coach Matthew Clarke for making him the player he is today.Selected with Adelaides first pick in the 2015 rookie draft, OBrien was a key defender before he arrived at West Lakes, but is now considered one of the SANFLs leading ruckman and the long-term successor to Jacobs.I wasnt really a ruckman before I came here, he said.I learned pretty much my whole ruck craft from Matty Clarke and Sauce.Weve got a great little ruck group at the club, Ive learned heaps and I continue to learn even more. 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Carlos Carrasco (1-1) gave up six runs and 10 hits over four-plus innings in what might be his last start for a while. "When you miss your spots, theyre going to hit you and thats what I did," Carrasco said, adding he doesnt know whether the appeal of his suspension will be dropped. The Indians led 1-0 after Porcellos first four pitches. Leadoff hitter Michael Bourn doubled and Jason Kipnins singled before Porcello retired 12 straight while his teammates gave him some run support. Detroit loaded the bases in each of the first three innings, scoring six runs and leaving five on base. Carrasco got out of a one-out jam in the first by getting Victor Martinez to pop out and Jhonny Peralta to fly out.dddddddddddd. The right-hander wasnt as fortunate in the second when Detroit scored four runs on four hits. Andy Dirks hit a two-out RBI single and later, Cabrera drew a walk to load the bases after a nine-pitch at-bat that started with an 0-2 count. Fielder followed with a three-run double on a sharply hit drive to right-centre to give Detroit a 4-1 lead. "You saw a great hitter have a great, disciplined at-bat," Leyland said. "Then, Prince came up with a huge, huge hit." The Tigers loaded the bases without an out in the third and Carrasco got Avisail Garcia to hit into a double play that allowed one run to score. He then gave up Dirks RBI single that made it 6-1. Cleveland put Carrasco on the mound before he is forced to sit. "Maybe we can knock out this suspension," Indians manager Terry Francona said before the game. Carrasco was able to pitch while appealing an eight-game suspension, an argument that potentially could be dropped soon after his outing in Detroit. Major League Baseball suspended him in April for "intentionally throwing" at New Yorks Kevin Youkilis, and he was sent to Triple-A Columbus where he stayed until being recalled for Saturdays start. NOTES: Detroit is skipping RHP Anibal Sanchezs turn in the rotation Sunday in the series finale because theres tightness in the back of his shoulder, creating an opportunity for LHP Jose Alvarez to make his major league debut. The Tigers sent RHP Jose Ortega to Triple-A Toledo to make room on the roster. ... The Indians put RHP Zach McAllister on the 15-day disabled list, hoping to avoid his sprained right finger getting worse. ... Tigers OF Austin Jackson, who has been on the DL since May 12 with a pulled left hamstring, ran from home to second and second to home before the game and team trainer Kevin Rand said he will be evaluated Sunday to determine if hes ready to start a rehab assignment. ... Francona was ejected for the second time in a week, getting tossed in the middle of the eighth inning after getting between Swisher, and plate umpire Andy Fletcher while they were arguing. "I think (Fletcher) lost his composure," Francona said. "I didnt go out there to get thrown out the game." ' ' '
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