"Mr. Francona also wanted to express that medical personnel have not yet ruled out an allergy to Bench Coach Brad Mills", the Indians said in a news release. It's the second time since mid-June that Francona has been forced to leave the dugout because he wasn't feeling well.
Adrian Beltre, Elvis Andrus and Joey Gallo each homered off Cleveland starter Carlos Carrasco, but then the Indians' offense finally woke up after being shut out twice while losing three straight to the Minnesota Twins. "Our pitching kind of hindered us a little bit early in the game, but we came back and tried to keep it as close as we could".
The 30-year-old is enjoying a terrific 2017 campaign, now owning a slash line of.304/.383/.500 with three home runs and 15 RBI over 120 plate appearances. He would surrender one more in the third inning before an incredibly shaky four-run fifth (including one run walked in with the bases loaded) finally did him in. "I think coming off the type of series we just came off of, any win would be a good win".
"Once we got the (momentum) swing started, we kept it going, with the quality of our at-bats and how well the balls were hit", Mills said.
In four career appearances against the Indians, three of them starts, Ross is 1-1 with a 1.77 ERA. Grichuk skied a two-run blast off reliever Austin Brice in the fourth to cap St. Louis' second three-spot of the day, making it 6-1. The 26-year-old has never started against the Rangers, but has held their hitters to a.000 (0-for-9) clip in relief. Last August, he missed a game after experiencing chest pains.
What Chisenhall did in the box was turn in a 3-for-5 night with three RBI, including a 2-run go-ahead single in the 6 that proved to be the game victor.
Clevinger is in the Cleveland rotation in place of Danny Salazar, who is on the disabled list.