CLEVELAND — It did not take long to see the Indians’ losing streak extend. After a nine game road trip and a nine game losing streak, the Indians were back at Progressive Field Monday night, only to get dominated by the Minnesota Twins in a 14-3 loss.
The second inning was the downfall for the Tribe. Starter Zach McAllister was pulled after 1.2 innings for the shortest start of his young career. Before being relieved by Josh Tomlin, McAllister gave up 6 hits and a 7-1 deficit. He kicked off the second with back to back home runs to Josh Willingham and Justin Morneau. After facing Tomlin, the Twins finished the second inning with a commanding 10-1 lead.
Things certainly did not get better for Tomlin. He lasted 3.1 innings, allowed 5 runs and like McAllister, he also gave up a pair of home runs. The Twins had an easy time piling on the stats as the team combined for 14 hits. Morneau had 2 home runs himself and 4 RBI going 3-5. Joe Mauer also went 3-5 with 3 RBI and 2 doubles. Ben Revere went 4-5 with 3 runs scored.
The Indians look to end the 10 game losing streak Tuesday night against the Twins once again. Minnesota’s Samuel Deduno (3-0) will take on Cleveland’s Corey Kluber (0-0). First pitch is 7:05 p.m.
Fox 8 intern Gabriel Kramer contributed to this report