McAllister Struggles Again, Hagadone Gives Up Go-Ahead HR
The Cleveland Indians have been practically handing over gift wins lately, and Saturday night was no exception. The Tribe took a 5-0 lead early in the game partially thanks to getting 7 consecutive men to reach with two outs, but McAllister allowed one too many 2-out RBIs of his own. After the first man reached in the fifth inning, the Tribe brought on Nick Hagadone, who promptly gave up a 2-run homer to Billy Butler. The Royals would hold their 7-5 lead through the rest of the game.
Carlos Santana homered again , giving him 18 on the year. He also doubled and walked in the game, bumping his slash line up to a respectable .226/.363/.433. He continues to be red-hot. Yan Gomes had another multi-hit game and is closing out his torrid July quite nicely. The 2-out RBIs were a nice reminder of the magic this team had in 2013 as well.
Check It Out
-After reaching a season-high 3 games above 500, the Indians have dropped back to 2 games below, where they’ve sat basically all season.
-Carlos Santana has raised his OPS by over 50 points in the past 3 days alone.
-Chris Dickerson was the first and last out of the Tribe’s 5-run second inning.