Indians fall behind early, lose to Royals

Paul Byrd got off to a rocky start and it didn’t get much better as the Indians lost to the Royals 11-5 Saturday night. A four-run first inning set the tone for Kansas City, which ended its 11-game losing streak. Byrd gave up seven runs in three innings, raising his ERA to 9.15 on the season. Things got a little heated in the sixth as reliever Jeremy Guthrie was ejected for hitting a batter. Eric Wedge was also ousted when he came out to argue.

“This shows a complete lack of feel for the ballgame,” Wedge said of the umpires. “They were saying we were trying to hit the guy on purpose because he stole a base with a seven-run lead. That’s ridiculous. I don’t know how you can umpire that long and have such a lack of understanding for the game.”

Overall not a very good night for the Tribe. Byrd continues to struggle with his command and is having a rough start to the season.

You can follow us on Twitter and Facebook for content updates.