Westbrook’s troubles continue in loss

The Indians lost to the Royals for the second straight night as starter Jake Westbrook couldn’t keep Kansas City off base and the offense for the Tribe was stagnant once again. During their 6-2 loss Wednesday night, the Indians weren’t able to keep up with the Royals as they continued to plate runs after building an early lead. The four-run deficit could have been much greater had it not been for some nifty defensive plays by Casey Blake and Ryan Garko. The only runs the Tribe did score came from a Grady Sizemore homer and a Blake sacrifice fly.

Westbrook has now given up more than 10 hits in three of his last four starts. Being a pitcher who doesn’t rely on strikeouts and makes the hitter put the ball in play, Jake’s going to see a lot of hits as a result of that approach. He just hasn’t done the greatest job his last few starts limiting them.

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