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Brad Mills channeled his inner Lou Brown before Tuesday’s All-Star Game

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Indians bench coach Brad Mills is managing the American League in tonight’s All-Star Game. He’s there in place of Indians manager Terry Francona, who is resting after a heart-related health issue.

To rev up his team prior to the All-Star Game, Mills channeled his inner Lou Brown, the manager of the Indians in the 1989 film Major League. In the film, Brown brought in a cardboard cutout of the team owner, Rachel Phelps. With each win, they took an item of clothing off of her.

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No word yet if clothing can actually be removed from Francona’s cutout. At any rate, he looks like he’s in pretty good shape.

Video: Albert Almora, Jr. saved by the ivy

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The ALCS had a weird play in Game 4 on Tuesday night, but Game 4 of the NLCS did as well. This one involved Cubs outfielder Albert Almora, Jr. and his attempt to spark a rally in the bottom of the ninth inning against Dodgers reliever Ross Stripling.

After Alex Avila singled, Almora ripped a double to left field, past a diving Enrique Hernandez. The ball rolled to the ivy in front of the wall. Most outfielders there would’ve put their hands up, which would have alerted the umpires to call an immediate ground-rule double. Hernandez didn’t, instead fishing the ball out and firing it back into the infield. Avila had stopped at third base, but Almora kept running. Much to his surprise, he pulled up into third base to see his teammate standing there, resigned to his fate as a dead duck. Third baseman Justin Turner applied the tag on Almora for what he thought was the first out of the inning.

Almora, however, was then sent back to second base after the umpires correctly called a ground-rule double.

Unfortunately for the Cubs, the lucky break didn’t help as closer Kenley Jansen came in and took care of business, retiring all three batters he faced without letting an inherited runner score. The Dodgers won 6-1 and now lead the NLCS three games to none. They’ll try to punch their ticket to the World Series on Wednesday.