Originally written on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 10/29/14
CLEVELAND -- Sunday was not the Indians day, but at least one element of an 11-3 drubbing had fans cheering and players inwardly pleased.Manager Terry Francona got himself ejected.This in an of itself means very little in a one-sided loss (to Tampa), but it means something to the players who rarely saw former manager Manny Acta leave the dugout, much less get tossed.Franconas ejection was his first in Cleveland and the 35th of his managerial career. And it was noticed.Everyone in here appreciates what he did and what he tried to do, third baseman Mark Reynolds said. Everyone knows.As in knows Francona had a point when he argued the ball-strike calls of home plate umpire Bill Welke.I thought he was inconsistent, Francona said. In the third inning, Indians starter Zach McAllister threw what looked like strike three to Evan Longoria. Welke called it a ball, and on the next pitch Longoria singled to drive in a run.I thought it was a good pitch, McAllister said. Obviously it wasnt.As he ...
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