Bats can’t back up Westbrook

Jake Westbrook pitched a dandy but couldn’t get much help from the Tribe offense as the Indians lost 3-1 Saturday night. Jason Michaels had two of the Tribe’s five hits in the ballgame, including an RBI base hit in the third for their only run. Ben Broussard turned the tables on the Indians and helped beat his old club. In his first start against his former team, Broussard hit a solo home run in the ninth to extend the Mariners’ lead. The Indians did flash some skills on the defensive end, something rarely seen this season. Grady Sizemore and Michaels made two outstanding diving catches in the outfield.

Whether it has been poor offense or shoddy defense, Westbrook has seemed to be on the short end of the stick his last few starts. He went eight strong innings but failed to get any support from the bats.

“We didn’t make adjustments tonight,” Sizemore said. “Their pitching staff kept us off our game. We didn’t get runs on the board.”

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