Clevelinks: Cleveland Indians Drop Series to Royals; Corey Kluber Still Winless

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Tribe fall to Royals, Kluber still winless

It was a “better” start for the Cleveland Indians

Corey Kluber

. Check that, terrible start–decent outing. The Kansas City Royals jumped on him early, just as most teams have and had done enough damage before he was able to settle in and pitch better.

Eric Hosmer

hit a three-run rocket of a home run in the first, which was essentially the game-winner in the 7-4 victory.

The Royals Edinson Volquez had a shaky performance, walking six in total in his three innings, including three straight in the third to push across two runs for the Tribe, making it 4-3. The bullpen of the Royals however, was sharp allowing just one run in six innings of relief. The Indians gave Kluber a little more support, but not much. Michael Bourne, Jose Ramirez, and Roberto Perez are all hitting sub .200. Something has to change.

In this week’s podcast, our Merritt Rohlfing talks with Indians beat writer Zack Meisel and the state of the Tribe, what’s going on in the clubhouse and what could happen in Cleveland if things don’t improve soon.

The Yankees Alex Rodriguez moved into sole possession of fourth place on the all-time home run list after hitting his 661st against the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday night. The top five of the list is now a cloudy situation, as many won’t consider Barry Bonds and Rodriguez as legitimate records. The debate will continue.

These and other stories you may have missed:

‘Royals score early, top Tribe 7-4’ – MLB.com

‘Wahoo’s on the Mic: Indians’ beat writer Zack Meisel’ – Wahoo’s on First

‘ICYMI: Yanks Rodriguez hits No. 661’ – Yanks Go Yard

‘Too soon to declare Kluber a one season wonder?’ – Call to the Pen

‘A-Rod reality is flaw vs awe’ – MLB.com

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