Francona feeling better, expected to manage Indians game


The Los Angeles Dodgers rookie was 3-for-4, with a double, two home runs and four RBIs, as the Dodgers won their fifth game in a row, beating the Cleveland Indians 7-5 at Progressive Field.

Jose Ramirez tied the game in the bottom of the seventh with a solo shot to right field for the equalizer. The 2014 All-Star raised both middle fingers.

Who knows who the fan was, what was said, or why Puig chose to take action on it.

It was a short night for Mariners pitcher Christian Bergman, who was yanked after giving up nine earned runs on 10 hits in just 2.2 innings.

The 58-year-old Francona missed a game last season in Washington because of chest pains.

Kershaw's four strikeouts were tied for a season-low, and this is just the fourth time this season he has allowed more than one run in a start. It was the first home run Miller had allowed since, guess what, the World Series.

Rather than wait until the eighth inning on Thursday, the Dodgers will try to tally some early runs against Josh Tomlin, who has a 5.73 ERA in 12 starts.

Kluber has picked up two wins since returning from the DL, going six innings and allowing three runs in his last start, while he went six shutout innings before that. Joe Torre, Chief Baseball Officer for Major League Baseball, made the announcement Wednesday.

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In the ninth, Bellinger walloped a three-run homer, his 17th, off Boone Logan.

Miller (3-1) took the loss, his first loss in 53 appearances for Cleveland, since he was acquired in a trade from the Yankees on July 31 of a year ago.

"I'd be lying to you if I said that we weren't frustrated with the way we've played and obviously our record shows that", Kluber said. He hadn't homered in the regular season since September 26.

Miller took full blame for the loss.

The Indians didn't get to McCarthy until the sixth inning when Bradley Zimmer singled to center field with one out and stole second base.

"Obviously in the second inning they were able to piece together a few kind of quirky runs", Kluber said. It's pretty easy to look back to see where I was.

"He is one of the best in the game", Robertson said.

Miller was still in a state of disbelief following the Dodgers' 6-4 win over the Indians. He is sidelined indefinitely. I need to be better at getting ahead and throwing strikes. Kluber is the seventh pitcher in Major League Baseball history to reach the milestone in less than 150 career games, and the fastest Cleveland Indian in franchise history to accomplish the feat.