The Cleveland Indians fell to the Tampa Bays Rays on Saturday night at Progressive Field for the 6th straight time this season and 11th straight time overall by a score of 8-2. The Rays scored early with a Ji-Man Choi solo home run in top of the 1st inning, but the Indians bounced back in the bottom of the 1st with a Bobby Bradley solo home run, tying the game at 1-1.The Rays then scored 3 runs in the 3rd inning with a Brett Phillips solo home run and a 2-run home run by Austin Meadows, making the score 4-1 through 3 innings. Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez brought in a run with an RBI sacrifice groundout in the 6th, making it a 4-2 ball game. It was all Tampa Bay after that, with a Ji-Man Choi RBI double in the 7th and an RBI single in the 9th, along with another 2-run home run by Austin Meadows in the 9th as well, winning the game for the Rays by a score of 8-2. Indians starting pitcher J.C. Mejia went 6 innings pitched, striking out 6 batters but allowing 7 hits and 5 earned runs. The Indians will take on the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday in the final game of a 4-game series at Progressive Field with first pitch set for 1:10 p.m.
Indians Fall to Rays For 11th Straight Game, Lose 8-2
Jul 25, 2021