Carmona bright spot in loss

Fausto Carmona had a rare solid outing but the bullpen could not hold the lead as the Tribe fell to A’s 4-3 for their second straight loss. The Indians got on the board with two in the first and still had a one-run lead when Carmona exited after six. However, a big three-run seventh put the A’s on top for good as they picked apart the Tribe bullpen. Juan Lara and Fernando Cabrera combined to give up the go-ahead runs in just 2/3 of an inning, wasting one of Carmona’s better performances in recent memory.

“I thought he threw the ball very well tonight,” manager Eric Wedge said of Carmona. “He seemed to be in command the entire ballgame. His sinker was good, his secondary stuff was good, and again he had a real good tempo from pitch to pitch.”

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