Ben Francisco has four homers in seven career at-bats vs. Andy Sonnanstine. (AP)
By Anthony Castrovince / MLB.com
Ben Francisco homered twice to continue his amazing career success opposite Andy Sonnanstine, but the Tribe couldn't take advantage of the Rays being forced to play without a designated hitter in David Huff's big league debut. Huff exited as the Rays rallied for five in the fourth. A disputed call in the eighth hurt Cleveland's comeback.
BATTING 2B: Dellucci (3, Sonnanstine), Cabrera, A (9, Sonnanstine), Carroll (1, Balfour). 3B: Carroll (1, Sonnanstine). HR: Francisco, B 2 (4, 2nd inning off Sonnanstine, 2 on, 2 out; 5th inning off Sonnanstine, 0 on, 0 out). TB: Cabrera, A 2; Carroll 6; Dellucci 3; Francisco, B 8. RBI: Francisco, B 4 (13), Martinez, V (26). 2-out RBI: Francisco, B 3. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Carroll; Choo. GIDP: Cabrera, A. Team RISP: 1-for-4. Team LOB: 6.
FIELDING DP: (Cabrera, A-Carroll-DeRosa). Pickoffs: Aquino (Longoria at 1st base).