Found August 19, 2013 on Indians Baseball Insider:
Player of the Game: Chris Young (2-for-4 with a HR and 2 RBI) The Leadoff Things were far from bright for the Indians on the Bright Side of the Bay Sunday afternoon. Tying the game at three in the fifth inning, Oakland rallied back to score four unanswered runs over their final four frames as they took the series finale against the Tribe, 7-3. No quality start from left-hander Scott Kazmir (7-6, 4.39 ERA) and more dismal production from anemic Cleveland offense easily led to another defeat, as the team has now dropped nine of their last 13 ballgames. Kazmir struggles continue Kazmir has been pitched so well for the Tribe, it’s almost as if it has become expected for him to go out and toss a quality start every five days. The southpaw went just five innings Sunday, surrendering five runs on 10 hits for his second consecutive loss of the season. Having pitched in just one game since 2010 prior to this season, could fatigue finally be catching up to the 29 year old Kazmir? There’s argu...
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