Yasiel Puig Suspended One Game For Obscene Gesture


In the top of the second inning in an eventual 7-5 Dodgers win over the Indians, Yasiel Puig got the scoring started with a two-run home run.

Clayton Kershaw (9-2) pitched seven innings, allowing two runs on six hits, with four strikeouts and two walks. Dodgers ace Kershaw will be opposed by Cleveland right-hander Trevor Bauer, who played his college ball in Southern California at UCLA. Daniel Robertson also notched a mark in the home run column for the first time in his brief major league tenure (351 career plate appearances).

Corey Seager followed with an infield single, and the next two hitters, Justin Turner and Bellinger, drew walks, loading the bases. Gonzalez was charged with the error after replay showed he did not touch second base after taking the throw from shortstop Francisco Lindor.

Rather than wait until the eighth inning on Thursday, the Dodgers will try to tally some early runs against Josh Tomlin, who has a 5.73 ERA in 12 starts.

The Diamondbacks scored two runs in the first and that turned out to be all they needed.

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Daniel Robertson hit his first major league home run for Cleveland with two outs in the ninth, a three-run shot off Chris Hatcher. Hill had a brief 5-inning outing in his last start. The Los Angeles outfielder directed his two middle fingers at some fans in Cleveland, after hitting a second-inning home run.

Kluber retired the first four batters he faced, but with one out in the second inning, Grandal drew a walk. After third baseman Logan Forsythe flied out to right field, center fielder Joc Pederson legged out an infield single and brought home Grandal.

It's a tiny sample-size, but the left-handed Zimmer is 2-for-14 against left-handed pitching in his young career, and he doesn't offer any fantasy value hitting near the bottom of the order while the Indians have a middling 4.48 implied total. Get the app and get the game. He had been as virtually unhittable as any pitcher in baseball, as no hitter had been able to get ahold of a fastball or slider enough to send it out of the park or, really, do any damage at all.

Cody Bellinger went yard twice and added a double for the Dodgers, but did not give any one-fingered waves to the fans.

Indians manager Terry Francona left Tuesday's game in the ninth inning and was taken to the hospital with light-headedness and a faster-than-normal heart.