Terry Francona Leaves Game After Not Feeling Well

Faith Castro
June 27, 2017

Baez also collected two hits, a run scored and an RBI while helping the Cubs against the Nationals. That would be all the Rangers would score in the game, though, as all they could do was sit and watch Cleveland catch up and then overtake them to win the game, 15-9, courtesy of 13 unanswered runs. Jose Ramirez is adding 24 doubles, 12 home runs and 35 RBI.

CLEVELAND (AP) - The Indians trailed by seven runs and were without manager Terry Francona by the fourth inning Monday night.

Cleveland is coming off being swept at home in surprising fashion by the Twins.

"I was thinking to myself, 'I think we're going to win this game, '" he said.

Luckily, Cleveland was able to keep intact one of their impressive records of not having gone on a four-game losing streak since July 23-28, 2015. "This is the best win of the year".

The 58-year-old manager was hospitalized on June 13 following a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Progressive Field.

Francona had to leave the Monday night game in the fifth inning when he became ill. An update on Francona's condition is expected on Tuesday.

"I'm always concerned any time that happens", said bench coach Brad Mills, who managed in Francona's absence. Mills came out to fetch starter Carlos Carrasco in the fourth inning, the first sign the players had that Francona wasn't there.

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For Texas, Elvis Andrus had three hits, including two home runs and four RBIs, and Adrian Beltre added a three-run homer.

He pitched 4.1 innings, allowing a season-high eight hits, season-high seven runs, and striking out on batter, earning a no-decision. Every starter except Kipnis had at least two hits.

With the win, Cleveland regains control of the AL Central.

"I think coming off the type of series we just came off of, any win would be a good win", reliever Bryan Shaw said after picking up the win.

Dan Otero could not silence the opposition at the plate, allowing a home run to Andrus, his second of the game and second career multi-homer performance (9/24/2016). Instead, they gave the Rangers plenty of time to ruminate on their failures with the nice slow burn of good ol' manufactured runs. "There is nothing more you can say than that".

Cole Hamels (2-0, 3.03) will make his first start since April 26 for the Rangers.

Hamels has been out for eight weeks with a strained oblique muscle. The big power hitter went 0 for four with three strikeouts. Well, 2017 has been about trying to restore balance to the universe, and the scales it's using for that task hit the Rangers right in the face Monday night. He suffered a pulmonary embolism on each side of his lungs in 2002 and left a game with chest pains past year. Indians OF Austin Jackson left Sunday's game with tightness in his left quad.

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