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The Indians' bullpen strikes again

The rumors of Andrew Miller's return to form were premature

MLB: Houston Astros at Cleveland Indians Scott R. Galvin-USA TODAY Sports

Stop me if you've heard this before: The Indians' bullpen blew it. Corey Kluber failed to pitch a complete game, forcing the Tribe to turn to their bullpen with a two-run lead.

It didn't last.

The Houston Astros handed the Cleveland Indians their second consecutive loss, this time by a lopsided score of 11-2.

Kluber pitched 6.1 shutout innings before loading the bases and deferring to Andrew Miller out of the bullpen. Miller managed to pitch out of it, inducing an inning-ending double play.

But it was all downhill from there.

I'm not going to recount the entire Astros onslaught that followed, because I already have a tenuous grasp on my sanity, but Miller, Cody Allen, Dan Otero, Oliver Drake, and Josh Tomlin combined to allow 11 earned runs over the final two innings. It was bad.

The Tribe, for the second night in a row, could only muster two runs, which was not even close to enough to put the game out of the bullpen's reach. I'd tell you how the Indians scored those runs, but I think I'll leave it to your imagination.