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The Cleveland Indians had some fun with Asdrubal Cabrera after the All-Star shortstop bruised his left wrist when he fell down the steps...
CHICAGO — The Cleveland Indians had some fun with Asdrubal Cabrera after the All-Star shortstop bruised his left wrist when he fell down the steps on his way to the dugout in Houston over the weekend.
This time, Cabrera had some fun at the expense of the sloppy Chicago White Sox.
Cabrera hit a clutch two-run single in his return to the lineup as Cleveland rallied for a 3-2 victory over the White Sox on Monday night.
"I love those situations," Cabrera said.
Cabrera, a former Mariners prospect, went 1 for 4 in his first game since his tumble in Houston on Saturday. He rested while the Indians beat the Astros 5-4 on Sunday, but that didn't stop teammates from making a tape outline of a body with Cabrera's No. 13 on it on the stairs where he fell.
Cabrera took it in stride, laughing and taking pictures of their handiwork. He is hitting only .156 and remains in search of his first multihit game, but no one seems concerned.
"Maybe this is the start hopefully of him getting hot," said Indians manager Terry Francona, "because he's going to get really hot at some point."
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