The Indians have lost the first two games int his series, blowing a lead on Tuesday to fall 9-8.
Credit, too, a very taxed bullpen for finding a way to get the final six outs.
Instead, he got an easy bases-loaded walk to cap an unexpected comeback.
Still, there was nobody warming up. Pitching coach Chris Bosio went to the mound to reinforce to Stumpf, it was sink or swim for him. And there was drama. It was his third homer in two games.
Matt Joyce (2-for-4), Matt Olson (2-for-4) and Khris Davis (2-for-4) each slugged solo homers, and Jonathan Lucroy drove in two runs for Oakland. Shane Greene pitched the ninth for his ninth save. It started against reliever Dan Otero. In the fourth, Carrasco allowed a leadoff double by John Hicks.
Third baseman Jose Ramirez and shortstop Francisco Lindor have led Cleveland's hitters. He did try to bluff Indians manager Terry Francona, though. Jones, who homered in the first inning, contributed a run-scoring double during the big inning. Pete Kozma singled to score Jones and tie the score.
Who saw that coming? Perhaps nobody who watched the first five innings.
Yarbrough allowed one run on five hits and three walks with four strikeouts in five innings.
The Tribe saw all 10 batters reach base, highlighted by Brandon Guyer's grand slam but fell to one game below.500.
Mets' Juan Lagares went 4 for 5 with three RBIs, two runs scored and a stolen base in a rout of the Blue Jays.
He would leave the game with runners at the corners and one out in the fifth.
The Indians extended their lead in the sixth against reliever Zac Reininger. He faced six batters, giving up two doubles and three walks while getting one out.
Braves 6, Cubs 5: Ozzie Albies had three hits, including one of Atlanta's three home runs, to help the Braves earn the victory at Chicago, extending their winning streak to four games.
The inning wasn't over. He walked one and struck out five. With men on first and third and nobody out in the first, he threw wildly to first for an error on a comebacker by Jose Ramirez.
It was ruled a double and the Tigers were in serious catch-up mode. He hit a missile (101 miles per hour exit velocity) that Davis caught at the wall in left in the first inning.
The Indians' didn't need much offense on Wednesday-Trevor Bauer and Cody Allen combined to hurl nine shutout innings-but that didn't stop Brantley from having another huge game. Lefty Ryan Carpenter will be called up from Toledo to make his second spot start of the season. Then the Tigers made Carrasco's outing hard.
And the rest of the bullpen is taxed. He posted four three-up, three-down innings.
Bauer allowed four hits in a sharp, 108-pitch outing.