Originally written on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 10/27/14
With the gaze of Cleveland sports fans firmly on the Cavaliers and the NBA draft, the Indians picked a good night to play uninspired baseball. Early on, it looked as though Corey Kluber (6-5, 4.16 ERA) would keep the Indians in the game and add another strong performance to his surprising summer. That came to a screeching halt in the fifth inning when Kluber allowed five runs. The damage could have been minimized, but there was a failed double play attempt, and Kluber himself booted a ball while reaching down to get a glove on it. It was Kluber’s shortest start of the season, not including the game against the White Sox in which he did not come back out after a ridiculously long rain delay. The Indians scored runs in the second, fourth and fifth innings but were shut down afterwards. In fact after Aviles’ solo homer (his fifth) leading off the fifth, the Indians managed just two hits. Both were singles. Two out of the four innings they went down 1-2-3. If you are looking for positives from this one, well here you go. Lonnie Chisenhall went 3 for 4, including a solo home run (his 4th), an RBI double and a single up the middle in the ninth. That’s five games in a row with at least one base hit for Chisenhall. It was also his first 3 hit game of the season. Also, Nick Hagadone (0-1, 5.40 ERA) pitched 1.1 innings of perfect relief. In his last 5 relief appearances, Hagadone has pitched 6.0 innings giving up 4 hits and 2 runs while striking out 6 and walking 3. That’s not terrible. With a double header looming against the White Sox today, it seems like the Indians were happy to get out of Baltimore with a split. Asdrubal Cabrera and Nick Swisher both sat out this one as expected. Trevor Bauer (1-2, 2.76 ERA) will start the first game of the double header with Carlos Carrasco (0-3, 7.78 ERA) starting the second.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Clint Trickett retires due to concussions, hid two

Drew Stanton likely out for the year, postseason included

Byron Scott: ‘Idiots’ think Lakers are better team without Kobe

Undrafted QB Connor Shaw to sign with Browns, likely start

Report: Alex Smith out Week 17 with lacerated spleen

Belichick: Garoppolo has better understanding of NFL

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Lionel Hollins: 'Honored and blessed to coach Kevin Garnett'

Curt Schilling gives Johnny Manziel advice on Twitter

The last time the Lions won in Green Bay

Carmelo Anthony: The Knicks are dying

Andre Johnson willing to take pay cut with Texans?

Mets star David Wright reaches out to sons of slain NYPD officer

Video: Rudy Gay tosses half-court alley-oop to McLemore

WATCH: Craig Sager is touched by outpouring of support during leukemia fight

Hiroki Kuroda returns to Japan, ditches Yankees

Kevin Garnett: ‘Very weird’ to see Celtics without Rajon Rondo

Report: New Jersey Devils fire head coach Peter DeBoer

Mark Richt confirms Todd Gurley will leave UGA for NFL

Frank Gore: Colin Kaepernick is 'not broke'

The story of Morgan Bulkeley and birth of National League

Five breakout stars in 2014

The 2014 NFL All-Help Offense

Five things the world learned about the NBA on Christmas

What if Bear Bryant coached in the NFL?

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Five breakout stars in 2014

The 2014 NFL All-Help Offense

Five things learned about NBA on X-Mas

What if Bear Bryant coached in the NFL?

Carmelo Anthony: The Knicks are dying

The last time the Lions won in Green Bay

Year's most notable sports media stories

'Roberto Gronkowski wishes fans Feliz Navidad

Are the Seahawks back on track?

Wright reaches out to slain officer's sons

Q&A with Rich Eisen; TNF, DirecTV and living in LA

Dan Le Batard sums up Miami's relationship with LeBron

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.