The Cleveland Baseball Club was not able to complete the sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals as they were on the wrong side of a 7-2 final score.
The winning streak was going to end sooner or later and that is just what happened Sunday as Cleveland lost by a score of 7-2. Things were looking bright early as Tyler Naquin hit a two-run homer to give Cleveland an early lead. Unfortunately Cleveland was not able to score again and they only managed 3 more hits the rest of the game
Aaron Civale was Cleveland’s starter and did not pitch all that well. Civale allowed 5 runs on 8 hits and 2 walks with 3 strikeouts. St. Louis was just jumping on Civale’s pitches in what is his second straight start allowing 7 or more hits and 3 or more runs. The Cardinals appeared to be really comfortable in the box and were not really fooled much by Civale. Even with the lackluster performance Civale did manage to last 6 innings.
This was the second straight game against St. Louis where the offense did not produce all that much. The difference being is that Cleveland was able to win on Saturday while limiting the Cardinals offense. The offensive struggles could lead to the team possibly dealing Mike Clevinger before Monday’s trade deadline in an effort to improve the offense.