The Cleveland Indians have been dominant on the road this season. Playing at home, however, has proven to be a major problem.
Kansas City added to the Indians' home woes on Thursday, scoring three runs in the fifth inning en route to a 4-2 victory.
The loss was Cleveland's sixth in eight games at Progressive Field in 2012, which has largely negated its 7-2 record on the road.
''It's just a fluke. It has nothing to do with coming back home,'' Indians pitcher Josh Tomlin said. ''I think it's just a fluke and we'll play better here, for sure.''
Indians manager Manny Acta doesn't think the early problems at home are the beginning of a trend.
''We love playing here,'' said Acta, whose team was 44-37 at home in 2011. ''We scored a lot of runs here last year. It's four bases and a mound everywhere you go. It's just a coincidence the way we're playing at home right now.''
Third baseman Jack Hannahan echoed his manager's thoughts.
''Home is where you've got to take care of your busine...