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Pen Meltdown Spells Sweep for Indians as Yankees Walk-Off Tops Tribe 7-4; Three Takeaways From the Loss

1. Clevinger Deserved Better

If there was one big positive to Sunday’s game it was the effort by Indians starter Mike Clevinger, who went 7.1 innings, stopping the Yankees cold for the most part.

He struck out 10 batters, walking four, and gave up two earned runs on just one hit in the effort.

He was able to throw strikes when he needed them, and didn’t allow a hit until the 5th inning. While the three walks did hurt, they were not the reason the Indians lost the game, and he should be proud of the effort, throwing 116 pitches on the day.

Again Clevinger has proven he can go up against any lineup in the AL.

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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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