Maybe Carlos Santana should foul a ball off his left shin all the time. It would be painful, but think of the rewards. Santana, putting the final touches on his first full season in the big leagues, became the seventh player in franchise history to homer from both sides of the plate in the Indians' 10-4 loss to AL West-leading Texas on a hot Tuesday night at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. In the fourth inning, when the score was still close, Santana hit his first homer of the night, a 411-foot drive to left center. He did it right-handed against Texas lefty Matt Harrison (12-9, 3.56). Santana next came to the plate in the sixth. He was still batting right-handed, but when he fouled a Harrison pitch off his left shin, it looked like he might end up in the emergency room. He went down and stayed down for several minutes. When he arose and stepped back into the batter's box, he lined a double to left center. He took third on Grady Sizemore's ground out and scored on a wild pitch by lefty Mike Gonzalez to cut the Rangers' lead to 4-3.
Carlos Santana's power show not enough as Texas thumps Masterson and Indians, 10-4
Cleveland Plain Dealer | Sep 14