Indians forced to split series

The Indians enjoyed a rare week where they played solid, fundamental baseball. They even were able to string together a four-game winning streak. However, what has haunted the disappointing Tribe all season long has returned for the last two games of the New York series. More errors and sloppy play partly led to the Tribe’s 10-4 loss Thursday night. Starter Cliff Lee gave up seven runs in six innings but only four were earned as Jhonny Peralta and Franklin Guitierrez each committed an error in the fifth, leading to three-run inning for the Yanks. Peralta somehow let an easy double play ball scoot right under his glove and Guitierrez missed a liner in the outfield. As New York was able to open up a big lead, Randy Johnson was on his game and beat the Indians for the second straight time. Jason Giambi and Derek Jeter each had three RBIs in the game.

At least the All-Star break is only a few days away because this team needs a breather.

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