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Indians Wrap Up West Coast Woes with 5-4 Loss to Giants; Three Takeaways From the Loss

1. A Critical Mistake

For the second time in the three-game set the Indians committed an error that had a direct result in the team losing yet again.

Tuesday it was Brandon Guyer’s error that allowed the Giants to tie the game at one, and Wednesday it was a huge mistake on grounder to Carlos Santana that cost the team.

Leading the game 4-2 in the 8th with Bryan Shaw on the mound, Conor Gillaspie hit what should have been a perfect double-play grounder to Carlos Santana at first, but as has happened more than once this year for an Indians infielder, the ball got past Santana and the Giants scored a run to make it 4-3.

Buster Posey clinched the Giants comeback two batters later with a double that made it a 5-4 Giants lead and eventual win.

The mistake on Santana’s part could have been avoided, and could have ended the inning with the Indians still leading the game 4-3.

It was a play that should have been made, and yet another groaning moment for Tribe fans watching the team struggle to another loss.

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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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