Just days ago, the Cleveland Indians were moving up in the American League Central standings. They looked great exiting Texas, and they had a perfect opportunity to move to the top of the AL East. The Tigers who held the top spot, are struggling, and the Indians were playing some darn good baseball.
It’s all changed since the Indians arrived in Kansas City. The Tribe has lost both games to the Royals, allowing KC, to sweep them in this short 2-game series. The Indians are now on their way to Boston, and will play a 4 games series against the Red Sox.
The Indians failed to produce the offensive numbers, in KC. They only scored one run in last night’s game, and that wasn’t enough to overcome the 3 runs Trevor Bauer gave up in his 5-1/3 innings of work. To make things worse the Indians bull-pen gave up another run in the 7th, to put this game totally out of reach for a struggling Indians offense, that came into KC red-hot.
The Indians could have capitalized, on Detroit’s 3-game losing streak. All they had to do was produce some offense.
Cleveland now falls to .500 again with a record of 33-33. They are only 2-1/2 games back in the Central. If they can take care of business in Boston, the way they took care of the Red Sox in Cleveland, the Tribe could make the move they need in the standing.
It won’t easy in Boston. The Red Sox have a bone to pick with the Indians after the last series.
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