Offense, Carmona can’t help Lee

Cliff Lee pitched well enough to win but the Tribe were done in by a four-run ninth as they lost 7-3 in the final game of the series against Seattle. Lee gave up three in 7 2/3 innings and left the game with the Tribe and the Mariners tied at three. The game was tight throughout until the normally dominant Fausto Carmona lost it and gave up four in the ninth. Carmona walked the leadoff man, Ben Broussard, on four pitches and the inning went downhill from there. With the bases loaded and two outs, outfielder Jose Lopez delivered a two-run base hit off Carmona.

“The last thing you can do is walk the leadoff guy in the ninth, especially on four straight pitches,” Wedge said. “That was the story of that inning. Whenever you put that leadoff runner on, whether you’re up by one or [in] a tie ballgame, you’re going to create one hell of an inning for yourself.”

The Tribe had their chance in the bottom of the ninth, but Grady Sizemore grounded into a rare double play with the bases loaded to end the game. The Indians have now lost there last six series. Familiar feeling, isn’t it. With so many young players now getting their chance with the Tribe, expect more of the same as the season rolls along.

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