Indians Lose to Royals 6-4; Three Takeaways from the Loss
Cleveland Indians welcomes the Kansas City Royals for a three-game weekend series where the Tribe dropped game one 6-4 tonight thanks to a Royals late inning rally.
With the loss, the Tribe drops to 24-22 as the Kansas City Royals improves to 20-27. Also, one interesting note is that the team is now 6-11 in series.
Here are the three takeaways from tonight's loss.
1. Mike Clevinger's outing
Looked liked the Indians was going to walk out of here with a victory but that wasn't the case though the offense scored four runs early off of Ian Kennedy
However, Brandon Moss launched a three-run homer to right to make it 4-3. Then The Royals tied things up when Mike Moustakas hit a change up down the middle of the plate and send one out to right field seats.
Clevinger's finish line for tonight was five innings pitched, eight hits giving up four runs and striking out six.
Though Mike's outing wasn't bad but did leave with a no decision.
2. One bad inning
The Kansas City Royals took a 6-4 lead in the eighth inning but first what hurt about it was Francisco Lindor committed an error trying to backhand the baseball which winds up the left-center field.
Then the next batter up, Jorge Bonifacio then delivers doubles to left-center to bring in two runners and that sealed the deal.
3. Just keep hitting
One positive thing that we can learn from today is Francisco Lindor and Michael Brantley is on a hitting streak.
For Lindor, today the young shortstop extended his hitting streak to 11 games with his RBI single in the third. During the streak, Fransico is hitting .295.
Also for Dr. Smooth, he has hit safely in 10 straight games. Today Michael went 1-3 with one RBI. With his numbers, Brantley is hitting .297 during the streak.