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Road Trip Wraps Up 8-3 Following Indians 7-4 Loss to Royals; Three Takeaways From the Setback

The grind of the Indians 11-game road trip through four cities is over, and all in all there’s no complaints as the team went 8-3, topping four of six from the rival Twins and Royals, three of four from Tampa, and a win in a makeup game over the Red Sox.

Sunday though was not their day, as Danny Salazar has his worse outing since coming back from the DL, and Jason Hammel did what he did best against the Tribe, which is hold them off most of the day, something he’s done three times in 2017.

So in the end, the finale of the 11-game trip ends with a 7-4 loss to the Royals, this after the Tribe took the first two in the series.

The Indians played a clunker of a game, and maybe it was coming after the team played so well in the first 10 games of the trip.

Here’s three takeaways as the team now sets to come home to take on the Red Sox starting Monday evening at Progressive Field.

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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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