Dodgers' Puig suspended one game for obscene gesture

Lynette Rowe
June 20, 2017

Los Angeles Dodgers outiflelder Yasiel Puig has been suspended one game and fined by Major League Baseball for making an obscene gesture to Cleveland Indians fans on Tuesday night.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts struck a more serious tone Wednesday, saying (via MLB.com), "I talked to him today, and it was just something that he wishes didn't happen". Best to save that for October if the Indians get it gear to create the possibility.

PADRES 4, REDS 2: In San Diego, former TinCap Franchy Cordero's go-ahead single in the seventh inning capped a comeback that included fellow former TinCap Hunter Renfroe's two-run homer, sending San Diego to a sweep-completing victory over Cincinnati.

In the second inning, Puig managed a home run and a double in the same at-bat.

"I left it in a spot where he can hit it pretty well".

"He has been so good, like incredibly good, that when he gives up a run, everybody kind of like. but he'll be fine", Francona said.

With two outs, Joc Pederson grounded a ball to third base that Jose Ramirez had to quickly gather to try to make it a close play, but he couldn't get a handle on it, putting the Dodgers up 1-0. "He hung a slider, and I got it". Bauer has at times said he was happy with a pitch that had been hit for a home run, often shrugging his shoulders. Francona guided the Indians to their first World Series appearance since 1997 a year ago. Miller had been 7-0 since joining the Indians.

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Indians manager Terry Francona did not meet with reporters after the game because he wasn't feeling well, a team spokesman said.

"I'm sure that he would say that he'd like to have a couple of those pitches (back)", said bench coach Brad Mills. There was no immediate word following the game on Francona's condition.

The climactic moment in the ballgame came in the sixth, when Miller left all three of his inherited runners stranded on a bases-loaded strikeout of Puig...

It's the second consecutive game the Dodgers hit a home run in the eighth inning off Miller (3-2), who prior to facing the Dodgers had not allowed a home run all year. Mike Piazza had five such games in 1993 and Corey Seager had four games in 2016.

The Dodgers (41-25) initiated the scoring with a pair of runs in the top of the second inning, and never trailed the Indians (31-31).

Los Angeles Dodgers' Enrique Hernandez, right, and relief pitcher Kenley Jansen celebrate after the Dodgers defeated the Cleveland Indians 6-4 in a baseball game, Wednesday, June 14, 2017, in Cleveland.

Diamondbacks reliever Archie Bradley (2-1) pitched a scoreless eighth to pick up the win. Michael Brantley singled in Robertson (double) to cut the two-run deficit in half.

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