Down 7 and missing Francona, Indians rally to top Texas 15-9

Down 7 and missing Francona, Indians rally to top Texas 15-9

The Indians are hoping for good news on manager Terry Francona, who left a game Monday night after experiencing similar symptoms as when he was hospitalized during a game June 14. The Rangers were left clinging to a 9-7 lead by the time the inning was over, and things only got worse for them from there.

“It’s awesome. This is the best win of the year, I think”, said right fielder Lonnie Chisenhall, whose two-run single in the sixth put Cleveland in front for good.

In the fifth and sixth innings, Indians hitters were 8-for-13 (.615) while scoring nine runs.

NY led 6-1 entering the ninth, but Yankees reliever Chasen Shreve gave up a three-run homer to Tim Anderson and Chapman allowed an RBI double to Jose Abreu. After Alvarez allowed three inherited runners to score, Tanner Scheppers failed to return any of the three batters he faced to open the fifth.

“First game back, he lacked command and didn’t throw many first-pitch strikes”, Banister said. Cleveland had been shut out twice, went 1 for 23 with runners in scoring position and got swept over three games by the Minnesota Twins in its previous series. NY snapped a two-game skid and won for only the third time in the past 13 games. A decision on whether to place him on the DL will be made Tuesday.

Recently recalled outfielder Tyler Austin lined a solo homer and had a sacrifice fly for NY, which won for the third time in 13 games to keep pace with Boston atop the AL East. Carrasco gave up eight runs in only 3 1/3 innings.

Joey Gallo ended Carrasco’s night in the fourth with a solo home run. Texas jumped a 4-0 lead in the top of the first, only for Cleveland to make it 4-1 in the bottom.

Diamondbacks 6, Phillies 1: Zack Greinke pitched five effective innings after a shaky start, Daniel Descalso had three RBIs and Arizona rolled over Philadelphia in Phoenix. “I wanted to go a little deeper in the game, but it didn’t happen, so we had to use the bullpen”.

Cardinals duo Jedd Gyorko and Tommy Pham helped lead St Louis against the Reds.

numberFire’s models project Andrus to add 6 home runs, 36 RBI and 17 stolen bases in 346 more plate appearances this season while hitting.295 at the plate. Hamels finished up his evening’s work having struck out one and walked four.

Herrmann homered to lead off the last of the first inning in his first career start in the leadoff spot. Andrus, in the midst of a breakout season, collected three hits with three runs scored and four RBIs on the night. It was Hamels’ first start since April 26. Including two day games, there’s only eight games on the docket.