CLEVELAND (AP) - Adrian Beltre hit his 450th career home run, a solo drive in the ninth inning off Cody Allen that sent the Texas Rangers over the Cleveland Indians 2-1 last night. Beltre drove the first pitch from Allen into the left field bleachers, and moved into sole possession of 39th place on the all-time homer list.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Indians manager Terry Francona missed last night's game against the Rangers following his second trip to the hospital this month. He left Monday night's game because he wasn't feeling well and spent several hours at Cleveland Clinic undergoing tests. Bench coach Brad Mills filled in for Francona, who is expected to return today.
CINCINNATI (AP) - Joey Votto hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the fifth inning, helping the last-place Cincinnati Reds top the Milwaukee Brewers 8-6 last night. Billy Hamilton, Adam Duvall and Eugenio Suarez also connected for Cincinnati, which scored its most runs in 19 games since Scooter Gennett hit four homers in its 13-1 win over St. Louis on June 6th.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - David Freese misplayed a groundball at third base, allowing Steven Souza Jr. to score in the 10th inning and giving the Tampa Bay Rays a 4-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates last night. The Pirates were no-hit through six innings by starter Alex Cobb, but Andrew McCutchen forced extra innings with a two-run double down the left field line in the ninth.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - New Indiana coach Archie Miller will make $24 million under his seven-year deal - and potentially even more in bonuses. Miller accepted the job in March, but the athletic department didn't announce details of the contract until yesterday.
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