On the first pitch from Indians closer Cody Allen, Beltre took a powerful uppercut swing and launched the offering into the bleacher seats in left field for his fifth round-tripper of the season and the game-winning run in a contest that was in stark contrast to the slugfest that ensued between the teams Monday night. Terry Francona is already set to be the manager, and several Indians are near the top of the fan voting.
The team wouldn't say if Francona had been hospitalized again. An update on Francona's condition is expected on Tuesday.
"As a friend, you're always concerned anytime anyone has to - especially someone like Tito, who has an exceedingly high pain tolerance", Indians president of baseball operations Chris Antonetti said.
Cleveland trailed 7-1 but stormed back to beat the Rangers at Progressive Field.
He underwent tests then and was released a few hours later, returning to work the following night. "But you've got to have a short memory and come back the next day ready to play".
"He got me", Allen said.
NY took advantage of three Chicago errors to score four unearned runs off starter David Holmberg (1-2). Milwaukee already had a spot open on the 25-man roster after optioning catcher Jeff Bandy and outfielder Lewis Brinson to Triple-A Colorado Springs and adding catcher Stephen Vogt on Sunday. Elvis Andrus jacked his eighth and ninth home runs, the latter marking a career high.
Bastardo, 31, has not pitched in the majors since April 24 as he dealt with a left quad strain.
Tuesday entailed three runs on six hits in a game where neither team could collect a hit in a six-inning span.
Chirinos has hit six homers in his last nine games. Cashner was placed on the disabled list last Saturday with a strained left oblique. "They're now working to try to figure out what are some of those things that are causing him to not feel so well".
Contreras hit a leadoff home run in his first career game-opening at-bat and Eddie Butler (4-2) worked five scoreless innings to keep the Cubs ahead. He was there long enough to present former Indians first baseman and current Ranger Mike Napoli with his American League Championship ring.
Texas went up on the Indians, 7-1, after their first two innings at bat, and led by seven runs, 9-2, after their fourth time up.
Bench coach Brad Mills was slated to manage Tuesday against the Rangers.
Boston manager suspended • Red Sox manager John Farrell was suspended one game after poking umpire Bill Miller in the chest during an animated argument over the weekend.