Poor start to Yankee series

Kevin Millwood gave up a couple of homers, the offense checked out and the Tribe lost 7-2. Ugly. The only bright spot was Jhonny Peralta’s line: 2-4 with his 10th homer, pushing his average up over .300 for the first time all year. This kid’s the real deal offensively and, as the Alex Cora trade yesterday proves, the Indians feel the same way about their young shortstop. Unfortunately, Peralta’s night wasn’t enough to overcome the Yankees. This is a series the Indians have to at least split, with the Yanks sitting one game behind the Tribe in the wild card standings. Cliff Lee goes for the Indians tonight, Elarton’s slotted for Saturday and Westbrook closes out the first half Sunday against Randy Johnson. With the Unit scheduled to pitch the final game of the series, you’d love to see the Indians win tonight and tomorrow to ensure a series split, no matter what happens Sunday.

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