Bad arms cost Tribe victory

One bad throw by Victor Martinez and another shaky job by the bullpen ruined a good outing by Cliff Lee and cost the Indians the game as they lost 5-2 to the Royals. With the game tied at two in the sixth, Marinez airmailed a ball over Andy Marte’s head as Mark Teahen was trying to steal third. The error enabled the Royals to take a one-run lead and they tacked on two more in the eighth off relievers Brian Sikorski and Andrew Brown. Teahen had a monster night, going 4-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI. Cliff Lee pitched decent, allowing three runs and striking out five in six innings, but was tagged with his first career loss in Kansas City. The Tribe got their runs on a Martinez groundout in the first and a Ryan Garko sacrifice fly in the sixth. Travis Hafner added three hits, including two doubles.

Get used to seeing several Triple-A no-namers coming out of the bullpen for the Indians. With September call-ups approaching, where teams can expand their rosters, who knows who will be making appearances down the stretch.

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