CHICAGO, IL - Indians manager Terry Francona said Game 3 wore him out mentally.
Whether it was decisions with his lineup, bullpen or playing by National League rules, Francona called the game "one of the most agonizing" of his career. The Indians used five outfielders, four pitchers and Francona made several double-switches. His decision to pinch-hit Coco Crisp in the seventh inning proved to be his best move as the outfielder drove in the game's only run to give Cleveland a 2-1 lead in the Series.
Francona ran out of position players and said Game 4 starter Corey Kluber had his spikes on and was prepared to hit if needed.
"It wasn't a real good feeling," Francona said. "That wasn't how we drew it up, believe me. It's just as you go, you kind of have your guys ready for each situation and then you react to it and do the best you can."
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