House comes up short

Published 7:00 am Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Picayune’s T. J. House seemed in prime position to get his first Major League win Monday night, as his Cleveland teammates staked him to a 10-4 lead over homestanding Texas in the fourth inning.

But the 24-year-old southpaw couldn’t work his way out of some trouble in order to qualify for the win.

Lonnie Chisenhall hit three homers and drove in a record-tying nine runs as the Indians took three out of four games from the injury-riddled Rangers with a 17-7 victory.

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.Indians manager Terry Francona lifted House in the fourth inning after he allowed six runs on six hits in 3 1/3 innings.

“I would have loved to seen him start throwing a lot of ground balls and go deeper into the game,” said Francona. “But he was fighting his command all night. He gave up six runs and that was enough.”

Scott Atchison (3-0), who relieved House in the fourth, was the wining pitcher.