DETROIT -- The Cleveland Indians say their recent slide is not a collapse, but it might be a calamity.
Sunday brought another loss to Detroit, giving the Tigers a three-game sweep and sending the Indians off to Texas with seven losses in a row and 15 in the last 19 games.
With this one, though, there was insult involved.
Don Kelly, whose batting average was .188 as he stood at the plate, golfed a three-run home run off Justin Masterson in the sixth to give Detroit a 4-1 lead.
That was the final margin, as the Indians could do little against Jose Alvarez, who was making his major league debut. Alvarez got the win in his first try in the majors by limiting the Indians to one run in six innings -- then was sent right back to the minors.
After the game, there wasnt much to say, or ask.
Manager Terry Francona addressed the home run off Masterson, which he said wasnt a mistake but good hitting by Kelly, and the fact that the Indians tried to do too much against Alvarez.
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