A day after rapping out 17 hits, the Indians managed just two base knocks against the likes of Kyle Davies, Roman Colon and Carlos Rosa. To be fair, the Indians did take 7 walks today. Carlos Carrasco made his third and best start of the season, holding the Royals to four earned runs, five runs total, in 6.0 IP. The peripherals still aren't there, however, as Carrasco gave up 8 hits today, following the 17 he'd surrendered in his previous two starts. The new CC gave way to Mike Gosling, good for another Royals run, Rafael Perez, who turned in a perfect inning on just 8 pitches and Kerry Wood, who looked as he has all too often this season, allowing two hits, a walk and a run before settling down and finishing the game.
The Tribe have finished their homestand, going 3-6, and go on the road to Minnesota tomorrow. Nothing doing for this Indians team; might as well tune in to the Aeros, who are heading to their fifth straight Eastern League Championship Series.