Puig chose to appeal the suspension, and was in the lineup on Wednesday.
Later, in the top of the sixth, with the score 2-2 and the bases full of Dodgers, Andrew Miller walked to the mound from the bullpen to relieve Bauer and figuratively flipped Puig the middle finger by striking out the Los Angeles right-handed slugger as Puig swung futilely at Miller's nearly unhittable slider. He left the dugout in the eighth inning and did not meet with reporters afterward. "I need to be better at getting ahead and throwing strikes", said Miller, who still is having an All-Star caliber season. Bench coach Brad Mills filled in for Francona in the ninth inning and for his postgame news conference. "I checked out. I think I was just really dehydrated". "That's when he got nervous because I missed a couple of things". All I know is the picture is nearly too ideal to put into words, so just take a look at Puig flipping off the fans at Progressive Field.
Francona was taken by ambulance to Cleveland Clinic where he underwent several tests.
It has been a relatively uneventful season for Puig, who was sent to the minors a year ago; a stint that he said taught him humility.
Puig flashed two middle fingers toward fans behind the plate after hitting a home run. Baseball executive Joe Torre announced the one-game penalty and undisclosed fine.More news: ICC Champions Trophy 2017: India win toss, Kohli opts to bowl first
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Here's how it's going for the wildly inconsistent Cleveland Indians this season: Their record in interleague play is 1-7, and in their next interleague game, Tuesday night at Progressive Field, they get to face Clayton Kershaw.
Puig said he was being heckled in the on-deck circle. Puig said that the group of fans kept talking to him after the home run.
One of those strikeouts was against Yasiel Puig in the fifth inning, giving Kluber 1,000 in his big league career. The manager addressed the media before the suspension was announced.
"That's the attractive thing about baseball", Roberts said. Even then, I felt like if I would've executed a good one, I like my chances. So after I it, I was pumped because we got a little bit of momentum, and when you roll over the top of the order and you have to pitch to Kipnis, Frankie and Brantley, that's what your trying to do. "It seems like whenever the ball gets put in play, it finds a hole", said Bauer, who in two career starts vs. the Dodgers is 1-0 with a 2.31 ERA.