Tribe tripped up by Rogers

The Tribe’s chance at a rare sweep came to a quick halt Sunday as they lost to the Detroit Tigers 7-1. Starter Cliff Lee fell victim to three Tiger home runs as he allowed five runs and 10 hits in 5 2/3 innings. On the flip side, veteran Kenny Rogers wanted no part of a sweep. He was extremely sharp, allowing only a run and four hits in his seven innings of work. The Indians showed some life in the first inning but were dormant from then on. Three consecutive singles in the bottom of the first enabled the Tribe to plate their only run. The Tigers opened it up even more with Pudge Rodriguez’s two-run bomb off Edward Mujica in the eighth.

Rogers had the Tribe completely fooled this time around. He was definitely on his game and all you can do is tip your cap to ole vet.

“Facing a guy like him, you’ve got to give up a lot to try to get something,” Wedge said. “The first time through the lineup, I don’t think we swung at one first pitch against him. We tried to make him work. But he was just very efficient. When he’s on like that, you know it’s going to be a tough day.”

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