CLEVELAND (AP) – Cody Allen didn’t get credit for a win or a save Thursday night. He did record the biggest out of the Cleveland Indians’ 4-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs.
Following a rain delay of 1 hour and 16 minutes in the fifth inning, Indians manager Terry Francona went with his closer to work out of a bases-loaded jam and the score tied 3-all.
Francona’s move paid off and the Indians bounced back from Wednesday’s 17-0 drubbing.
Rookie Giovanny Urshela’s seventh-inning single drove in the go-ahead run for the Indians and Zach McAllister (2-2) pitched 1 1-3 innings while Bryan Shaw recorded the final four outs for his first save.
Rookie Kyle Schwarber’s two-run homer off Danny Salazar tied the game in the fifth. The Cubs then loaded the bases only to have the game delayed again. During the delay, Francona decided to go with Allen, who retired…
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