After a rain out on Thursday in Detroit, the Indians were back in action on Friday evening in Kansas City against the Royals, but offense must have left their bats in Motown.
The Tribe up against Royals pitcher Jason Hammel, who came into the game with an 0-3 mark and an ERA of 5.53, were held to just one run on four hits, and a huge Eric Hosmer homer was enough for the Royals to pull out a 3-1 win.
The loss drops the Indians to 15-13 on the season, 9-7 away from Progressive Field. Danny Salazar was on cruise control until Hosmer blasted an offering for a two-run blast in the 5th, which in the end turned out to be enough to top the lackluster Indians bats.
Here’s three takeaways from the loss as we look closer into just how the Tribe wasted a good outing from Salazar, and even more so were unable to take advantage of Hammel, to this point hadn’t recorded a win in 2017.
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