Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 8/29/13
The Cleveland Indians are off to a rough start in what could be one of their most crucial stretches of the season. Chris Johnson drove in the winning run with a two-out single in the ninth inning and the Atlanta Braves edged the Indians for the second night in a row, 3-2 on Wednesday. Mike Aviles homered and drove in both Cleveland runs, but the Indians squandered too many chances and paid for it in the end. ''We had opportunities. We need to capitalize on them,'' Aviles said. ''When our ace (Justin Masterson) goes out and gives us strong innings, we've got to find a way to get a W.'' The Indians have scored three runs or fewer in five of their past six games - not a good time to go into a slump. They dropped four games back in the wild-card race. After wrapping up a three-game series with the Braves, Cleveland moves on to play three games in Detroit against the AL Central-leading Tigers before returning home for three games with Baltimore, another playoff contender. ''We're g...
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