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Bauer Beat Up as Indians Toppled Again by Twins 7-1; Three Takeaways

3. Defensive Woes

The game was still in doubt when Kipnis booted a routine double-play grounder in the sixth, opening the door for a four-run rally for the Twins that not only put the game away, but chased starter Trevor Bauer.

Max Kepler and Ryan LaMarre had RBI singles during the Twins rally after the fielding flub by Kipnis, putting the game away.

That wasn’t the only gaffe by the Indians defense in the 6th, but a passed ball by catcher Roberto Perez also allowed Twins runners to advance and Ryan LaMarre to score to make it a 7-1 Minnesota lead.

There’s been way too many times in 2018 when the Indians defense has a complete lapse, and it reared its ugly head again on Saturday, making Bauer’s line look worse, allowing six runs, three of which were earned.

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Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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  1. Will

    June 3, 2018 at 12:27 pm

    If the author is a 21-year veteran of sports media coverage, he should know by now….

    1- that the verb “try” is followed by an infinitive……
    “…something they will try and do on Sunday afternoon,” should be “try TO do…”

    2- “…..the team started good as they scored a run in the second…..” is painful to the ears of an educated person.
    “…the team started WELL..” is the proper use of an adverb, not an adjective, modifying the verb “started.”

    3- Who edits these things?

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