Against KC the last few days, the Indians couldn't pitch, hit, or field; well, they couldn't do all three in the same game. If they got good pitching, they couldn't hit. Yesterday, they failed at all three phases of the game. looking like a team at the end of a 10-game road trip and 20 days without an off day.
Kansas City 9 - Cleveland 4
Cleveland Indians limp home after getting swept in Kansas City - Let's Go Tribe - Not much redeeming value from this game..
Kansas City completes three-game sweep of Cleveland Indians with 9-4 victory | cleveland.com - After losing one-run ballgames on Monday and Tuesday, they still had a chance to head home with a two-game lead in the AL Central. Instead they folded quickly and quietly, limping back to Cleveland under the cover of darkness tied for first place with the Royals.
Royals sweep Indians for first-place tie | MLB.com - The sweep enabled the Royals, who recently were swept in four games in Cleveland, to vault into a tie with the Indians atop the American League Central. The Royals now have won nine straight at home.
Terry Francona takes blame for Cleveland Indians' snooze fest against Kansas City | cleveland.com - "It was a tough night all the way around," said Francona. "We didn't play very well. I think that's on me. They weren't prepared to play tonight and I guarantee you that will change."
Cleveland Indians end trip in first-place tie | MLB.com - Indians manager Terry Francona did not like what he saw on Wednesday night. His defense made costly mistakes -- more than the error column will indicate -- and the Royals, as they have earned a reputation for doing, took full advantage.
Other Indians News
Cleveland Indians put Cody Anderson on disabled list at Triple-A with sore right elbow | cleveland.com - The big right-hander, who made the Indians' opening day rotation, was placed on the seven-day disabled list at Class AAA Columbus with inflammation in his right elbow. He could be sidelined for the next four to six weeks.
Indians catcher Yan Gomes is wearing Kevlar-coated cup after testicular contusion | FOX Sports - Cleveland Indians catcher Yan Gomes would rather be safe than sorry. And who could blame him?
Three words for the Cleveland Indians' front office, ownership as summer arrives: Seize the moment | cleveland.com - Now, it's time for the front office -- with ownership's blessing -- to seize the moment and enhance this roster so it can survive a 162-game schedule and thrive in the games that could follow.
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