Indians lose 6-2 to Padres as Francona remains in hospital

CLEVELAND (AP) While the Indians remain concerned about manager Terry Francona's health, the defending AL champions have plenty of smaller worries.

They aren't stringing hits together. They aren't winning at home. They aren't beating National League teams.

A season of inconsistency isn't improving.

Cory Spangenberg hit a two-run homer, Luis Perdomo won his third straight start and the San Diego Padres got another rare road win, beating Cleveland 6-2 on Wednesday night as the Indians were again without Francona, who remains in a Cleveland hospital.

Despite getting 14 hits, the Indians scored twice, their smallest output in a nine-inning game with that many hits since 1949.

''It's tough,'' said All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor. ''I guarantee we're trying. That might be why we're not scoring. We might be trying a little too hard. It's just our pitching staff is doing their job and all us hitters are not doing it.

''We're going to try to turn it around. We're still in first place, but we're not satisfied with how we're doing right now.''

Perdomo (4-4) allowed one earned run in five innings and continued his turnaround after a rough start this season. The right-hander didn't get his first win until his 11th start and is 4-1 since June 12.

Carlos Asuaje drove in two runs and the Padres did just enough against starter Trevor Bauer (7-7) to improve to 14-26 on the road.

With the Padres leading 4-2 in the seventh, Spangenberg connected for his fifth homer, a shot to left off reliever Zach McAllister.

The four-run deficit was too much to overcome for the Indians, who have been blanked over 8 2/3 innings by San Diego's relievers so far in the three-game series.

Cleveland is 4 for 25 with runners in scoring position in the past two games.

Lindor had three hits and two RBIs for the Indians, who dropped their second straight to the Padres, fell to 18-23 at home and are 2-11 in interleague play.

Cleveland is one of just three AL teams with losing home records.

Francona missed his second straight game as he remains at the Cleveland Clinic. Francona, who was hospitalized twice last month, has been undergoing tests to determine what has been causing light-headedness and increasing his heart rate recently.

Team president Chris Antonetti said Francona will be away at least ''a couple more days'' and it's possible he'll miss the remainder of the team's homestand before the break.

The 58-year-old Francona is scheduled to manage at the All-Star Game next week in Miami, but those plans are on hold.

Bench coach Brad Mills, who is filling in for Francona, said the situation could be affecting Cleveland's players.

''There's no doubt that everyone was kind of thinking about that a little bit,'' he said. ''To be able to put your finger on how much or whatever is really hard. Like I said, it kind of goes back, we got the 14 hits tonight with only the two runs. I would like to think that if he was here, we would have been able to get some of those with runners in scoring position.

''At the same time, there's no doubt everybody's thinking about it.''

Indians outfielder Abraham Almonte went 3 for 4 in his first game since being place on the disabled list on May 15 with a strained right biceps.

AMAZING EFFORT

Indians rookie center fielder Bradley Zimmer nearly made an incredible catch, racing into the gap and just missing Jose Pirela's drive before crashing into the padded wall at full speed.

''It would have been the best catch I've ever seen in my life,'' Padres manager Andy Green said. ''He covered more ground than I think I've even seen. He's a phenomenal athlete out there.''

Mills, too, was impressed by Zimmer's effort.

''It was unbelievable,'' he said. ''He thought he had it. He hit the wall so hard and I think it hit it in his glove the way it looked. He had it and it fell out. The effort, the distance he had to run to get there in the first place. And then to be able to make the effort to almost catch that thing is pretty special.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Padres: C Austin Hedges was a late scratch with neck stiffness. He tried but couldn't get loose while hitting in the indoor cages.

Indians: Kipnis came in as a pinch-hitter in the sixth and struck out with two runners on.

UP NEXT

Padres: Rookie RHP Dinelson Lamet pitched a career-high seven innings in his previous start against Atlanta. He's limited right-handers to a .114 average.

Indians: RHP Josh Tomlin has been struggling, going 2-8 in his last 10 starts. He's 1-2 with a 7.88 ERA against NL teams this season.

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PadresSD36-48
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IndiansCLE44-39
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  • W: L. Perdomo (4-4)L: T. Bauer (7-7)
  • HR: SD - C. Spangenberg (5)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Pirela DH51310002.304.349.520.8687.0
M. Margot CF50000035.273.321.412.733-1.5
W. Myers 1B51100023.253.329.471.7992.0
H. Renfroe RF50100032.232.288.451.739-0.5
C. Spangenberg 3B41121101.261.302.372.6748.0
E. Aybar SS42200012.229.302.349.6504.5
M. Szczur LF30100112.178.336.311.6471.5
C. Asuaje 2B40320013.316.366.368.7345.5
L. Torrens C31100015.205.275.247.5221.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    B. Zimmer CF50000002.269.333.418.7510.0
    F. Lindor SS50320010.252.312.461.7736.5
    M. Brantley LF40200002.301.362.428.7902.0
    E. Encarnacion 1B40000024.257.371.469.840-1.0
    J. Ramirez 3B40100000.326.379.588.9672.0
    L. Chisenhall RF30200000.305.379.569.9482.0
    a- B. Guyer RF10000001.188.257.281.5380.0
    A. Almonte DH40300011.244.340.367.7063.5
    R. Perez C20000023.178.264.252.517-1.0
    b- J. Kipnis PH10000012.224.279.384.662-0.5
    Y. Gomes C10100000.232.317.367.6841.0
    E. Gonzalez 2B42200022.289.304.467.7714.0
    • a-lined out for Chisenhall in the 8th
    • b-struck out for Perez in the 6th
    BATTING
    • 2B - W. Myers (15), C. Asuaje (2)
    • 3B - J. Pirela
    • HR - C. Spangenberg (5)
    • SH - L. Torrens
    • RBI - J. Pirela (13), C. Spangenberg 2 (20), C. Asuaje 2 (3)
    • 2-Out RBI - C. Asuaje (2)
    BATTING
    • 2B - F. Lindor 2 (25), J. Ramirez (27), A. Almonte (4), E. Gonzalez (2)
    • RBI - F. Lindor 2 (40)
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - H. Renfroe (7)
    • DP - C. Spangenberg, W. Myers, C. Asuaje, E. Aybar
    • E - C. Spangenberg (3)
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - B. Zimmer (7)
    • DP - E. Gonzalez, J. Ramirez, E. Encarnacion
    • E - F. Lindor (6)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    L. Perdomo (W, 4-4)5.09210404.541.4614.0
    R. Buchter (H, 13)0.12000003.031.26-2.0
    P. Maton (H, 2)1.21000301.740.773.5
    B. Hand1.02000102.360.961.5
    C. Stammen1.00000104.441.243.5
    PITCHERSIP
    L. Perdomo (W, 4-4)5.0
    R. Buchter (H, 13)0.1
    P. Maton (H, 2)1.2
    B. Hand1.0
    C. Stammen1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    T. Bauer (L, 7-7)5.08432705.241.410.5
    N. Goody1.11110201.361.002.0
    Z. McAllister0.23110212.721.21-3.0
    D. Otero1.01000003.271.212.0
    S. Armstrong1.00000104.761.243.5
    PITCHERSIP
    T. Bauer (L, 7-7)5.0
    N. Goody1.1
    Z. McAllister0.2
    D. Otero1.0
    S. Armstrong1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - L. Perdomo 90-57, R. Buchter 11-7, P. Maton 25-17, B. Hand 12-7, C. Stammen 9-6
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Perdomo 9-0, P. Maton 1-1, C. Stammen 2-0
    • Batters Faced - L. Perdomo 22, R. Buchter 3, P. Maton 6, B. Hand 4, C. Stammen 3
    PITCHING
    • HBP - T. Bauer (2)
    • Pitches-Strikes - T. Bauer 107-62, N. Goody 19-13, Z. McAllister 16-10, D. Otero 12-9, S. Armstrong 12-8
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Bauer 3-5, N. Goody 1-1, D. Otero 2-0, S. Armstrong 1-1
    • Batters Faced - T. Bauer 26, N. Goody 5, Z. McAllister 5, D. Otero 3, S. Armstrong 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    PadresSD36-48
    0001212006131
    IndiansCLE44-39
    0010100002141
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    J. Pirela DH51310002.304.349.520.8687.0
    M. Margot CF50000035.273.321.412.733-1.5
    W. Myers 1B51100023.253.329.471.7992.0
    H. Renfroe RF50100032.232.288.451.739-0.5
    C. Spangenberg 3B41121101.261.302.372.6748.0
    E. Aybar SS42200012.229.302.349.6504.5
    M. Szczur LF30100112.178.336.311.6471.5
    C. Asuaje 2B40320013.316.366.368.7345.5
    L. Torrens C31100015.205.275.247.5221.5
    Total386135121225-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      B. Zimmer CF50000002.269.333.418.7510.0
      F. Lindor SS50320010.252.312.461.7736.5
      M. Brantley LF40200002.301.362.428.7902.0
      E. Encarnacion 1B40000024.257.371.469.840-1.0
      J. Ramirez 3B40100000.326.379.588.9672.0
      L. Chisenhall RF30200000.305.379.569.9482.0
      a- B. Guyer RF10000001.188.257.281.5380.0
      A. Almonte DH40300011.244.340.367.7063.5
      R. Perez C20000023.178.264.252.517-1.0
      b- J. Kipnis PH10000012.224.279.384.662-0.5
      Y. Gomes C10100000.232.317.367.6841.0
      E. Gonzalez 2B42200022.289.304.467.7714.0
      Total38214200917-----
      • a-lined out for Chisenhall in the 8th
      • b-struck out for Perez in the 6th
      BATTING
      • 2B - W. Myers (15), C. Asuaje (2)
      • 3B - J. Pirela
      • HR - C. Spangenberg (5)
      • SH - L. Torrens
      • RBI - J. Pirela (13), C. Spangenberg 2 (20), C. Asuaje 2 (3)
      • 2-Out RBI - C. Asuaje (2)
      BATTING
      • 2B - F. Lindor 2 (25), J. Ramirez (27), A. Almonte (4), E. Gonzalez (2)
      • RBI - F. Lindor 2 (40)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - H. Renfroe (7)
      • DP - C. Spangenberg, W. Myers, C. Asuaje, E. Aybar
      • E - C. Spangenberg (3)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - B. Zimmer (7)
      • DP - E. Gonzalez, J. Ramirez, E. Encarnacion
      • E - F. Lindor (6)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      L. Perdomo (W, 4-4)5.09210404.541.4614.0
      R. Buchter (H, 13)0.12000003.031.26-2.0
      P. Maton (H, 2)1.21000301.740.773.5
      B. Hand1.02000102.360.961.5
      C. Stammen1.00000104.441.243.5
      Total9.01421090---
      PITCHERSIP
      L. Perdomo (W, 4-4)5.0
      R. Buchter (H, 13)0.1
      P. Maton (H, 2)1.2
      B. Hand1.0
      C. Stammen1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      T. Bauer (L, 7-7)5.08432705.241.410.5
      N. Goody1.11110201.361.002.0
      Z. McAllister0.23110212.721.21-3.0
      D. Otero1.01000003.271.212.0
      S. Armstrong1.00000104.761.243.5
      Total9.013652121---
      PITCHERSIP
      T. Bauer (L, 7-7)5.0
      N. Goody1.1
      Z. McAllister0.2
      D. Otero1.0
      S. Armstrong1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - L. Perdomo 90-57, R. Buchter 11-7, P. Maton 25-17, B. Hand 12-7, C. Stammen 9-6
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Perdomo 9-0, P. Maton 1-1, C. Stammen 2-0
      • Batters Faced - L. Perdomo 22, R. Buchter 3, P. Maton 6, B. Hand 4, C. Stammen 3
      PITCHING
      • HBP - T. Bauer (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - T. Bauer 107-62, N. Goody 19-13, Z. McAllister 16-10, D. Otero 12-9, S. Armstrong 12-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Bauer 3-5, N. Goody 1-1, D. Otero 2-0, S. Armstrong 1-1
      • Batters Faced - T. Bauer 26, N. Goody 5, Z. McAllister 5, D. Otero 3, S. Armstrong 3
      • 7TH INNING
        Spangenberg homered to center, Myers scored62
      • 6TH INNING
        Asuaje singled to left, Aybar scored, Szczur to second42
      • 5TH INNING
        Lindor doubled to shallow right, Gonzalez scored32
        Renfroe safe at first on shortstop Lindor fielding error, Pirela scored31
        Pirela tripled to deep center, Torrens scored21
      • 4TH INNING
        Asuaje singled to center, Aybar scored, Asuaje out at second11
      • 3RD INNING
        Lindor singled to center, Gonzalez scored01
      • 9TH INNING
        • Shawn Armstrong relieved Dan Otero
        • Brandon Guyer in right
        • H. Renfroe: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Renfroe struck out swinging
        • C. Spangenberg: Strike looking, Ball, Aybar grounded out to second
        • E. Aybar: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Aybar lined out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Craig Stammen relieved Brad Hand
        • E. Gonzalez: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Gonzalez struck out looking
        • B. Zimmer: Zimmer grounded out to second
        • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Lindor grounded out to second
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Dan Otero relieved Zach McAllister
        • J. Pirela: Strike looking, Pirela reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • M. Margot: Foul, Foul, Ball, Myers reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Pirela out at second
        • W. Myers: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Myers grounded into double play third to second to first, Margot out at second
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Brad Hand relieved Phil Maton
        • J. Ramirez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ramirez doubled to deep center
        • Brandon Guyer hit for Lonnie Chisenhall
        • B. Guyer: Ball, Guyer lined out to shortstop
        • A. Almonte: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Almonte struck out swinging
        • Y. Gomes: Gomes singled to shallow right, Ramirez out at home
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Yan Gomes catching
        • W. Myers: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Myers doubled to deep left
        • H. Renfroe: Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike swinging, Renfroe struck out swinging
        • Zach McAllister relieved Nick Goody
        • C. Spangenberg: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Spangenberg homered to center, Myers scored
        • E. Aybar: Aybar singled to left
        • M. Szczur: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Szczur struck out looking
        • C. Asuaje: Asuaje doubled to left, Aybar to third
        • L. Torrens: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Torrens struck out looking
        • Middle of the 7th (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • P. Maton Pitching:
        • B. Zimmer: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Zimmer grounded out to second
        • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Lindor struck out looking
        • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Ball, Brantley singled to center
        • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Encarnacion flied out to deep left
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • T. Bauer Pitching:
        • E. Aybar: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Szczur singled to center, Aybar to third
        • C. Asuaje: Foul, Ball, Ball, Asuaje singled to left, Aybar scored, Szczur to second
        • Nick Goody relieved Trevor Bauer
        • L. Torrens: Ball, Foul, Torrens hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Szczur to third, Asuaje to second
        • J. Pirela: Strike looking, Pirela fouled out to first
        • M. Margot: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Margot struck out on foul tip
        • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Ryan Buchter relieved Luis Perdomo
        • J. Ramirez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ramirez fouled out to first
        • L. Chisenhall: Strike looking, Chisenhall singled to center
        • A. Almonte: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Almonte reached on an infield single to shortstop, Chisenhall to second
        • Phil Maton relieved Ryan Buchter
        • Jason Kipnis hit for Roberto Perez
        • J. Kipnis: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Kipnis struck out swinging
        • E. Gonzalez: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • T. Bauer Pitching:
        • L. Torrens: Strike looking, Ball, Torrens singled to right center
        • J. Pirela: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Pirela tripled to deep center, Torrens scored
        • M. Margot: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Margot flied out to right
        • W. Myers: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Myers struck out looking
        • H. Renfroe: Renfroe safe at first on shortstop Lindor fielding error, Pirela scored
        • C. Spangenberg: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Spangenberg lined out to right
        • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
        • L. Perdomo Pitching:
        • E. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Gonzalez doubled to left
        • B. Zimmer: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Zimmer grounded out to second, Gonzalez to third
        • F. Lindor: Foul, Ball, Lindor doubled to shallow right, Gonzalez scored
        • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Ball, Brantley reached on an infield single to pitcher, Lindor to third
        • E. Encarnacion: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Encarnacion grounded into double play third to second to first, Brantley out at second
        • End of the 5th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • T. Bauer Pitching:
        • C. Spangenberg: Ball, Strike swinging, Spangenberg grounded out to second
        • E. Aybar: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Aybar hit by pitch
        • M. Szczur: Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Ball, Szczur grounded out to third, Aybar to second
        • C. Asuaje: Strike looking, Asuaje singled to center, Aybar scored, Asuaje out at second
        • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • L. Perdomo Pitching:
        • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Encarnacion struck out swinging
        • J. Ramirez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ramirez grounded out to second
        • L. Chisenhall: Strike looking, Ball, Chisenhall singled to center
        • A. Almonte: Ball, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Almonte singled to shallow right, Chisenhall to third
        • R. Perez: Foul, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Perez struck out swinging
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • T. Bauer Pitching:
        • J. Pirela: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Pirela singled to center
        • M. Margot: Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Strike looking, Margot struck out looking
        • W. Myers: Myers lined out to left
        • H. Renfroe: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Renfroe struck out looking
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • L. Perdomo Pitching:
        • E. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Foul, Gonzalez reached on an infield single to third, Gonzalez to second on 3rd baseman Spangenberg fielding error
        • B. Zimmer: Ball, Zimmer grounded out to shortstop, Gonzalez to third
        • F. Lindor: Lindor singled to center, Gonzalez scored
        • M. Brantley: Brantley grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Lindor out at second
        • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 2ND INNING
        • T. Bauer Pitching:
        • H. Renfroe: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Renfroe singled to shallow left center
        • C. Spangenberg: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Spangenberg walked, Renfroe to second
        • E. Aybar: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Aybar struck out looking
        • M. Szczur: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Szczur walked, Renfroe to third, Spangenberg to second
        • C. Asuaje: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Asuaje struck out looking
        • L. Torrens: Strike looking, Torrens grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • L. Perdomo Pitching:
        • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ramirez grounded out to first
        • L. Chisenhall: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Chisenhall grounded out to second
        • A. Almonte: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Almonte doubled to deep left
        • R. Perez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Perez struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • T. Bauer Pitching:
        • J. Pirela: Strike looking, Pirela lined out to left
        • M. Margot: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Margot struck out swinging
        • W. Myers: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Myers struck out looking
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • L. Perdomo Pitching:
        • B. Zimmer: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Zimmer grounded out to shortstop
        • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Lindor doubled to deep center
        • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Ball, Brantley grounded out to second, Lindor to third
        • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Encarnacion struck out swinging
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)