Francona hospitalized, will miss Tuesday's game


Francona was examined by the team's medical staff. Francona was released from the hospital Tuesday, and the team says he will spend the rest of the day at home. After going 1-for-23 with 30 runners stranded over the weekend against the Twins, the Indians on Monday night went 11-for-28 with runners in scoring position, allowing them to pile on 15 runs without the use of a home run.

Cleveland reliever Bryan Shaw (2-2) pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings for the win. It was the largest blown lead for Texas since it blew a seven-run lead in a 16-12 loss at Kansas City on June 8, 2006.

Braun missed 31 games because of a left calf strain. The 26-year-old has never started against the Rangers, but has held their hitters to a.000 (0-for-9) clip in relief.

Francona was hospitalized June 13 following a game at Progressive Field.

The Cubs are in Washington to play the Nationals. Their comeback began against Hector Rondon and continued when Davis became the Cubs' eighth pitcher of the game. Chisenhall followed with a two-run single off Scheppers to give Cleveland a 10-9 lead.

In the end, the Indians scored 13 unanswered runs. "That's what happens when you get behind in the count and you have to throw a strike".

Castro is batting.313 with 12 home runs and 45 RBIs in 73 games in his second season with NY.

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On opposing head coach Fernando Santos , he added: "I think you all know that Santos deserves utmost respect". "He's been a very good leader", said Can.

Gio Gonzalez (7-2) allowed a run and two hits, striking out eight over six innings. Bench coach Brad Mills was slated to manage Tuesday against the Rangers. Craig Kimbrel pitched the ninth for his 21st save.

The Rangers scored seven runs in the first two innings. Even if there are times in which it seems like that key hit just isn't there. That's how they got the hits and the doubles and the homers. A decision will be made Tuesday whether he has to go on the disabled list.

Farrell was ejected for arguing a balk call in the game against the Angels. Beltre had a three-run homer during a four-run first, and Gallo added a solo shot for his 20th of the season.

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.

Cardinals 8, Reds 2: Randal Grichuk and Jedd Gyorko each homered and drove in three runs, leading St. Louis over visiting Cincinnati. Hamels finished up his evening's work having struck out one and walked four. The lefty exited in the fourth because of a strained left triceps.

Not only that, just five of Cleveland's 19 hits went for extra bases and all five were doubles - two from catcher Roberto Perez and one each for designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion, first baseman Carlos Santana and center fielder Bradley Zimmer. Paul DeJong added three hits.

Fact du jour: Tribe outfielder Lonnie Chisenhall has hit safely in four straight games and has posted multi-hit efforts in nine games this month.