Found July 26, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
Derek Lowe's second-half downward spiral continued Wednesday, but at this point it's a tossup whether a lack of pitching or a lack of hitting is the Cleveland Indians' biggest problem. Both deficiencies were responsible for Cleveland's 5-3 loss to the Detroit Tigers. Lowe gave up five runs on eight hits in six innings and was in almost constant trouble. The Indians, meanwhile, were held to five hits, and they scored three runs for the fourth consecutive game. Cleveland has failed to score more than three runs in 11 of 13 games since the All-Star break. After starting off the season on a roll, Lowe has seemingly hit a wall. He has won just two of his last 12 starts. In his first eight starts, he was 6-1 with a 2.05 ERA. In his past 12 starts, Lowe is 2-8 with a 7.59 ERA. Manager Manny Acta said the cause of Lowe's second-half fade is his inability to consistently get ahead in the count. "In order to get hitters to chase, you've got to pitch ahead in...
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