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Indians recap: Tribe loses 4-1 to White Sox as bats go quiet


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White Sox 4, Indians 1

The good news for T.J. House is that this morning he was officially named a member of the starting rotation. (Zach McAllister too.) The bad news for T.J. House is that this afternoon he didn't look great against the White Sox. That said, he made it through six innings, and outside an ugly 4th inning (in which he walked two and gave up a pair of doubles), he did pretty well. If the Tribe offense had been able to get much of anything going, they could pretty easily have won.

The Tribe offense was not able to much of anything going though, managing only five hits all game, and uncharacteristically drawing only one walk. Things started well, as that walk (by Kipnis), a single (by Brantley), and a throwing error (by Chicago's Gordon Beckham) combined to put a run on the board for the Indians in the 1st. A double by Brandon Moss in the 4th inning was really the only other time the offense even threatened to push any more runs across.

It was a bullpen day for Chicago, and closer David Robertson's one inning of work was the only time today they were using someone expected to be a real contributor. It would have been nice to see the Indians post a much better showing, but there will be days like this, and during spring training especially they are not worth losing sleep over.

The Indians will be back at it Monday afternoon, and with another chance to beat the White Sox. Trevor Bauer gets the start for Cleveland.