A six-run 5th inning led to the Cleveland Baseball Club coming out on the wrong end of a 10-3 final score to the visiting Milwaukee Brewers.
Through the first four innings the game was close and it appeared that the Cleveland Baseball Club could at least make things competitive. That all changed in the 5th inning when the Milwaukee Brewers scored six runs, subsequently chasing Cleveland starter Eli Morgan from the game.
While Morgan was still in the game Milwaukee only scored two of their six runs in the inning. After allowing three hits and a walk, Morgan was removed from the game following a catcher’s interference call which allowed a run to score. Sam Hentges came on and managed to get Rowdy Tellez to pop out before surrendering a grand slam to Lorenzo Cain to clear the bases. With that the book on Morgan was closed, charged with seven earned runs on eight hits and two walks in just 4.1 innings.
Cleveland would finish the teams with just three hits and would go 1-11 with runners in scoring position.
The only thing that can be pointed to as a positive for Cleveland is that they managed to steal six bases in the game. Myles Straw led the way with three while Jose Ramirez stole two and Bradley Zimmer stole one.