Sloppy baseball, weather continues

A key defensive error and some missed opportunities with runners is scoring position keyed another Indians loss Sunday afternoon. Mike Maroth once again was able to defeat the Indians in a one-run battle, 3-2. He has now gone 13 innings without surrendering an earned run against the Tribe, who lost their sixth straight. Jason Johnson was solid, giving up two earned runs in six innings. The turning point of the ballgame occurred in the seventh when Eduardo Perez muffed a grounder, scoring two runs to make it 3-1. The Indians failed to make the most of their chances on offense. Victor Martinez grounded into a double play in the fourth with two on and no out. He also struck out with runners on second and third and no out in the eighth. Hafner had a chance in the bottom of the ninth to tie it up but flied out to deep center. The sweep was Detroitís first in Cleveland in almost 16 years.

“Everybody in this clubhouse knows we’re better than this,” starter Jason Johnson said.

It just keeps getting worse for the Tribe. Errors and lack of focus on both ends continue to kill us. The Royals are coming to town which I normally would say is a good thing but not so much anymore.

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