Indians lose second straight

Some missed opportunities in the late innings caused the Tribe to lose 4-3 Monday afternoon to the Blue Jays. It marks the first time the Indians have lost consecutive games since August 15 and 16, a testament to how hot they have been recently. They couldn’t muster any magic against the Jays, however. Starter C.C Sabathia wasn’t his best but kept his team within striking distance. With the game tied at two going into the bottom of the sixth, Vernon Wells hit a game-changing two-run homer to give the Jays the lead. The Indians would have their chances in the eighth as Ryan Garko homered and they proceeded to load the bases with one out off closer B.J Ryan. Perhaps a little too anxious, Andy Marte popped up on the first pitch and Grady Sizemore struck out to end a possible rally.

“We blew opportunities there at the end of the game,” said Indians manager Eric Wedge. “We had every opportunity to tie it and win it and we didn’t take advantage.”

The Tribe got another good outing from their starter but failed to come through in the clutch offensively.

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