Another blowout loss

C.C and the Indians did not expect this. Sabathia has proven over the past month that has the ability to step up and pitch like a legitimate No. 1 starter. However, he hit a little bump in the road Sunday night. Sabathia was lit up for seven runs in five innings, including giving up three home runs, as the Tribe fell 14-2 to the Angels in the rubber match of their series. Relievers Jason Davis and Guillermo Mota accounted for the other seven runs. On the other hand, Angel starter John Lackey gave up only two hits in seven innings and earned his first win in seven starts. First baseman Kendry Morales and cather Mike Napoli each had three RBI and four different Angels homered in the one-sided slugfest. The Tribe avoided the shutout thanks to back-to-back home runs by Victor Martinez and Ben Broussard in the ninth.

Unfortunately, the Indians are starting to make a habit out of these lopsided blowouts. They have lost by at least seven runs in each of their last three defeats. With the exception of the home run he gave up to Guerrero, Sabathia was throwing way too many balls over the middle of the plate and looked off his game all night long.

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