Lee can’t stop bleeding

Cliff Lee’s last start against the Angels was a lot more enjoyable, one which resulted in a 14-2 Tribe victory. Lee was cruising along Tuesday night until he ran into some big trouble in the fourth. The Angels put up five on the board in the inning and went on to beat the Tribe 7-5 in Anaheim. Lefty Joe Saunders, making his third big league start, only allowed four Tribe hits in seven innings pitched. The Indians grounded into five double plays on the night as they lost their fifth straight. Ben Broussard and Grady Sizemore would attempt to bring them back in the ninth when the Tribe scored three. Too little, too late.

Brian Sikorski, a right-handed reliever the Indians acquired Tuesday from San Diego, came on to pitch the eighth. Juan Rivera, the first batter he faced, went yard, one of his two homers on the night. Sikorski was received from the Padres in exchange for reliever Mike Adams. To make room for the Sikorski, the Indians sent Rafael Perez back to Buffalo, leaving them without a left-hander in the bullpen.

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