Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona hospitalized, will miss game


After the June 13 game, he was treated at Cleveland Clinic for dehydration and released.

But when it came time to take a struggling Carlos Carrasco out of the game Monday, Terry Francona was nowhere in sight.

It was a long Monday night for the Texas Rangers, who received an unflattering thrashing at the hands of the Cleveland Indians. Rangers 1B/DH Mike Napoli, who led Cleveland in home runs and RBIs past year, received his American League championship ring from the Indians during a pregame ceremony.

They got them, and then they kept on going.

Todd Frazier and Tim Anderson each homered for the White Sox, who scored four runs in the ninth inning and left the tying run on second base to end the game. "I think coming off the type of series we just came off of, any win would be a good win".

The Indians said Francona was evaluated by the team's medical staff and checked out fine. The team wouldn't disclose whether Francona had to be hospitalized again on Monday night. An update is expected Tuesday. Mills came out to fetch starter Carlos Carrasco in the fourth inning, the first sign the players had that Francona wasn't there.

Listen, we know it's tough to catch up on everything happening in the baseball world each morning. The Indians were beneficiaries of that process a year ago, but it wasn't the most fair way to decide such an important thing. All nine hitters in the starting lineup had at least one hit and reached base at least twice.

The series opener was a wild 15-9 Cleveland victory in a game the Indians trailed by scores of 7-1 and 9-2 before scoring 13 unanswered runs.

Indians reliever Bryan Shaw (2-2) pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings to get the win. "And then all of a sudden we started to come back, and everything else changed on the way in". Joey Gallo also added his 20 home run of the season.

Hamels had been on the shelf since early May with a right oblique strain.

Angels 4, Dodgers 0: Ricky Nolasco pitched into the seventh inning to pick up his first win in nearly exactly two months, Yunel Escobar drove in two runs and the visiting Angels snapped the Dodgers' 10-game winning streak.

The Diamondbacks took advantage of a rough outing by Nick Pivetta (1-4) in the series finale, racking up six runs in less than three innings against the rookie right-hander. Andrus, in the midst of a breakout season, collected three hits with three runs scored and four RBIs on the night.

Last season, he missed an August game after experiencing chest pains.

He never played a game with New York's major-league club, though, as the Yankees included him in a December 2009 three-way trade that sent Jackson to the Detroit Tigers.

"Just being able to build relationships with people", Napoli said.