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   CLEVELAND (AP) - Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona has been ejected in the fifth inning against Kansas City.
 
   Francona was thrown out by plate umpire Tom Woodring after the Indians' Michael Brantley was hit in the leg by a pitch from Jeremy Guthrie.
 
   Francona was upset that Guthrie wasn't ejected because Woodring had warned both benches after the Royals pitcher hit Jason Kipnis in the second inning.
 
   Francona argued with Woodring and crew chief Gary Cederstrom before leaving the field to a loud ovation.
 
   The ejection was Francona's third of the season and 39th of his career.
 

   DETROIT (AP) - For the last five years, the Mid-American Conference West has belonged to the Huskies of Northern Illinois.
 
   A sixth straight title isn't going to be easy.
 
   The conference released its preseason poll Wednesday and Northern Illinois is picked to finish third, behind Toledo and Western Michigan.
 
   Toledo received 11 of the 24 first-place voters, with Western Michigan getting eight to Northern Illinois' four. Central Michigan picked up the final first-place vote.
 
   In the East, Bowling Green is a favorite to reach its third straight conference championship game. The Falcons got 18 first-place votes, ahead of three for UMass, two for Akron and one for Ohio.

Cincinnati faces St. Louis this evening on ESPN Cambridge beginning at 7:45 p.m.

Indians take on Royals at 11:35 a.m., on 93.5FM WBNV

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