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Another home loss for Cleveland Indians

At least there wasn't a skunk in the dugout.

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Baltimore 5 - Cleveland 2

Cleveland Indians fail to capitalize on anything, fall 5-2 to Orioles - Let's Go Tribe - Shaun Marcum gets tagged with the loss (as if that matters), but he was far from the reason the Indians fell to the Orioles.

Cleveland Indians' bats go quiet in series-opening 5-2 loss to Baltimore Orioles | - The Indians' bats shriveled up before a star-studded crowd that included singer Paula Abdul, quarterbacks Cardale Jones and Troy Smith and longtime manager Tommy Lasorda. Cleveland mustered only six hits, as the Tribe dropped the series opener to the Orioles, 5-2.

Tribe plates two in 5th, falls short | - The Orioles waited more than a year to have All-Star catcher Matt Wieters back in their lineup. On Friday night, he returned in a big way, driving in a pair of runs to help lead Baltimore to a 5-2 victory over the Indians at Progressive Field.

Offensive mistakes mar Marcum's solid start | - On Friday night, Marcum provided his second solid effort in a row for the Indians, but a handful of other issues sent the Tribe to a 5-2 loss to the Orioles in the opener of a three-game series at Progressive Field. Cleveland's offense struggled against Baltimore righty Chris Tillman, and an ill-timed decision on the bases proved costly.

Dilemma at Shortstop

How badly do Cleveland Indians need new look at shortstop? Hey, Hoynsie! | - What are the Indians going to do at shortstop where Jose Ramirez is struggling and Francisco Lindor, according to manager Terry Francona, isn't ready to replace him?

Jim Ingraham: Winning the division will be hard for Cleveland Indians without a shortstop - But this year Terry Francona is facing a challenge that might be the most daunting of his career. He’s trying to win a division title without a shortstop.

Is Cleveland Being Too Conservative With Francisco Lindor? | FanGraphs Baseball - ICYMI yesterday.

Other Tribe News

Here's what Cleveland Indians are doing right: Paul Hoynes rant of the week | - The Indians still might never get this season completely turned around, but after a 7-14 showing in April, they've been moving in the right direction.

Cleveland Indians notes: David Murphy, Ryan Raburn platoon proves productive - The two outfielders/designated hitters are hitting a combined .313 with six home runs and 31 RBI. "They really complement one another well," said Manager Terry Francona. "It gives us good production from one spot."

Despite recent trends, Cleveland Indians plan to go the 'best player available route' in next week's amateur draft | - "It's kind of cliche, but as we go through it, what we want to do is get the best player available," said Brad Grant, the organization's director of amateur scouting.

Cleveland Indians team with GV Art + Design to unveil commemorative 1995 Tribe shirt | - The shirt showcases a large, red No. 95. Inside the numbers are drawings of Omar Vizquel, Carlos Baerga, Charles Nagy, Manny Ramirez, Orel Hershiser, Kenny Lofton, Mike Hargrove, Jim Thome, Dennis Martinez and Alomar.

Down on the Farm

Outfielder Bryson Myles swinging hot bat for Akron RubberDucks: Cleveland Indians Class AA Report | - Outfielder Bryson Myles has delivered a very productive bat the last month for the Akron RubberDucks.

Top prospects showing power in Lynchburg: Cleveland Indians Class A Report | - The power surge that started in Lake County last season is now flowing through the Cleveland Indians high Class A affiliate in Lynchburg, Va.

Around the Horn

Ambidextrous Venditte hurls two shutout frames | - With two scoreless innings tucked in his pocket, capping a long-anticipated debut, the A's Pat Venditte became the first full-time switch-pitcher in the modern era of Major League Baseball on Friday night.

Fan struck by broken bat suffers serious injury | - A fan was taken away on a stretcher after she was struck by a broken bat during Friday night's game between the A's and Red Sox at Fenway Park.

The American League has gone completely bananas | FOX Sports - Twins and Astros in first place? Red Sox and Mariners below .500? The first two months in the American League have taught us to expect the unexpected.

Washington’s Bryce Harper and the Hottest-Ever Hot Streak " In his monster May, Harper hit .360/.495/.884 in 108 plate appearances, and he looked as locked in as any hitter we’ve seen in some time. So was his hot streak historic?

Your 2015 MLB Draft Prospect Primer: 12 Players You Need to Know " - The 2015 MLB draft, which begins on Monday, isn’t going to be one of those legendary classes that produces four Hall of Famers and 25 All-Stars.

And Finally

Skunk takes over St. Louis Cardinals' dugout before game at Dodger Stadium | FOX Sports - So a there was a skunk in the St. Louis Cardinals dugout before Friday night's game against the Dodgers. In Los Angeles, mind you, not St. Louis.