Rookie roughed up

The Indians squandered several scoring opportunities as they were defeated by the Orioles 7-4 Saturday night. The Tribe manufactured 12 hits in the ballgame but left 11 runners on base, including leaving the bases loaded in the seventh. Jeremy Sowers could not follow up his fantastic previous outing. He allowed all seven of the Orioles’ runs and could not get out of the fourth inning. Melvin Mora hit a two-run homer in the third and the O’s tacked on four more in the next inning to knock Sowers out of the game. Like they have done countless time this season, the Indians scored when the game was already out of reach. Aaron Boone, Franklin Guitierrez, and Kelly Shoppach each had an RBI in the eighth. Shoppach, who hit his first major league home run in the third, had three hits and two RBI’s on the night.

Of course, an Indians loss would not be complete without a routine fielding error. Saturday’s came courtesy of, guess who, Jhonny Peralta on a ridiculously easy shopper. On Peralta bobblehead night, he bobbled the ball and proceeded to throw it wildly past first baseman Victor Martinez. Get a new glove or something, man.

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