Dodgers' Yasiel Puig Flips Off Hecklers After Hitting Home Run Vs. Indians

It’s not clear who Yasiel Puig was directing the two birds

Not shown there for obvious reasons is that Puig flipped the ol' bird - two of them actually - toward someone or a group of people in the Progressive Field stands. While continuing toward the dugout, he raised both middle fingers.

It was unclear what was said to Puig, but he wasn't subtle at all about the gesture.

"Home run never even crossed my mind when he hit it", he said.

It has been a relatively uneventful season for Puig, who was sent to the minors a year ago; a stint that he said taught him humility.

Los Angeles Dodgers' Enrique Hernandez, right, and relief pitcher Kenley Jansen celebrate after the Dodgers defeated the Cleveland Indians 6-4 in a baseball game, Wednesday, June 14, 2017, in Cleveland.

Daniel Robertson hit his first major league home run for Cleveland with two outs in the ninth, a three-run shot off Chris Hatcher.

Miller (3-2) gave up a tiebreaking home run for the second straight night. With his strikeout of Puig in the top of the fifth inning, Kluber became the fastest pitcher in Indians history and one of the fastest in Major League Baseball annals to record his 1,000th career strikeout.

"I think he's human", manager Terry Francona said of Miller, who allowed homers in consecutive outings for the first time since 2011. "And I got to go with the lights on to the hospital so that was a treat".

Bellinger led off the eighth with a towering drive into the right-field seats off Miller (3-1). Indians catcher Yan Gomes threw to second, but when Taylor, the runner at third, broke for the plate, Gonzalez stepped in front of the bag, caught Gomes' throw and threw back to the plate.

Miller took the decision on just the second earned run charged to him this season.

"Obviously in the second inning they were able to piece together a few kind of quirky runs", Kluber said. "Coming in, I was looking forward to a battle of the bullpens".

Rich Hill gets the ball in the finally of the three-game interleague series on Thursday opposite RHP Josh Tomlin.

This will be Kluber's third start since spending most of the month of May on the disabled list with tightness in his lower back. Batting from the left side of the plate, Ramirez hit a hanging breaking ball on a 2-2 count over the wall, but the Dodgers had an answer in the form of a four-run eighth inning. In two starts since coming off the DL, Kluber is 2-0 with a 2.25 ERA.

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