CLEVELAND (AP) – Cleveland relief ace Andrew Miller gave up a tiebreaking home run for the second straight night – a solo shot to pinch-hitter Kike Hernandez in the eighth inning – and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Indians 6-4 on Wednesday night.
Hernandez, batting for Chase Utley, hit a 1-2 pitch that barely cleared the wall in right field. Hernandez pumped his fist as he rounded first base after his homer gave Los Angeles a 3-2 lead.
Miller (3-2) wore a shocked expression as he walked to the left of the mound after the home run. The left-hander, who has been virtually unhittable, allowed a leadoff homer to Cody Bellinger in the eighth – the first he gave up this season – that broke a tie in the Dodgers’ 7-5 win Tuesday.
Miller was charged with four runs in 2/3 of an inning after throwing 25 pitches Tuesday and the Indians (31-31) dropped to .500 for the first time since April 19.
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