Lee outstanding as Tribe snaps losing streak

Cliff Lee continued his solid June by getting his third win in his last four starts as the Tribe beat the Cubs 4-2 Tuesday night. The Indians got to future Hall of Famer Gred Maddux early by scoring three in the first inning. Hollandsworth, Martinez, and Belliard all had RBI base hits in the inning. Grady Sizemore also played a big role in the victory, going 2 for 4 with a home run and a stolen base. Lee pitched deep into the ballgame, giving up only one earned run in 7 2/3 innings. Bob Wickman rebounded from his disasterous game in Milwaukee to notch his 10th save of the season.

Cliff seems to have found his rhythm. He gave the Tribe just what they needed Tuesday. A couple postgame quotes may have hinted that the club has finally gotten the picture and realizes the need to get on a roll soon.

“This is cliché central,” manager Eric Wedge said, “but actions do speak louder than words. Enough’s enough. There’s nothing more we can say. It’s about coming out and taking care of business.”

“We’re getting to a point where it’s almost urgent [to get on a roll],” said Cliff Lee.

It’s nice that the team is finally starting to understand the severity of the situation they put themselves in but where was this sense of urgency earlier in the season?

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