Let’s just say the Indians cannot wait to get back home to Progressive Field Friday. The Tribe went 4-5 on the road and had a chance to be .500 on Wednesday night against the Toronto Blue Jays, but that wasn’t the case.
The Blue Jays and the Indians both didn’t have their best pitching, but both teams sure brought the bats. Both starters struggled and each team turned to their bullpen early in the game.
The loss dropped Cleveland’s record to 18-15 and it’s followed by a much-needed day off for the Tribe.
Here are three takeaways from the loss.
1. Salazar struggles, giving runs back
Indians starter Danny Salazar took the mound in the series finale. The team gave him two runs in the top of the first, but he gave them right back to Toronto.
He pitched 2.2 innings, giving up five hits, five runs and striking out four.
Salazar wasn’t the only pitcher to struggle. The bullpen joined him.
In the ninth inning, Cody Allen gave up a walk-off single from Ryan Goins.
Before that, reliever Dan Otero gave up a two’run homer from Ezequiel Carrera, which tied the game. Bryan Shaw did his job to keep the game tied going into the ninth, working two strong innings.
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