Hamstring strain lands Indians reliever Andrew Miller on DL

Reliever Andrew Miller has been placed on the 10-day disabled list by the Cleveland Indians because of a strained left hamstring.

Miller grabbed the back of his leg after throwing a pitch to the Chicago Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo in the seventh inning Wednesday night and was removed from the game. Miller had an MRI on Thursday.

“The weather was warming up and I feel like I was kind of making the adjustments I had been looking to make,” he said. “It’s just unfortunate this kind of stalled what I thought was going to be a really nice run.”

A two-time All-Star, the 32-year-old left-hander was on the DL twice last season with patella tendinitis in his right knee. Miller was acquired from the New York Yankees on July 31, 2016, for four minor leaguers.

Left-hander Tyler Olson replaced Miller on Wednesday and got Rizzo to fly out before retiring two batters in the eighth.

“That was really impressive,” Francona said. “You kind of feel punched in the stomach when Andrew has to leave the game. And then if things unravel from there, it makes for a really tough night. But the way he pitched, it made it kind of fun.”

AL Central-leading Cleveland selected the contract of left-hander Jeff Beliveau from Triple-A and designated left-hander Jack Leathersich for assignment.

Bryan Shaw pitched the sixth, Jake McGee got two out and Adam Ottavino four. Wade Davis allowed Derek Dietrich’s leadoff double in the ninth, threw called third strikes past Miguel Rojas and Lewis Brinson, then walked J.B. Shuck before J.T. Realmuto hit into a game-ending forceout. Davis, who has 10 saves in 11 chances, completed a six-hitter that extended Colorado’s winning streak to three.

Gerardo Parra had two hits for the Rockies, including a one-out double in the fifth off Jose Urena (0-4). Senzatela pulled a 95 mph fastball down the left-field line for his fifth big league hit and second double in two seasons. He has six RBI.

Rockies second baseman DJ LeMahieu left after 3 1/2 innings because of right hamstring tightness. He was picked off second base in the third, when he slid into the bag with his right leg.

Miami’s Martin Prado went 0 for 4 in his season debut after missing the first 24 games with a left hamstring strain. Last-place Miami dropped to 7-18.

Urena allowed six hits in seven innings. He is 0-5 in eight starts since beating the New York Mets on Sept. 20.steelers_102

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