If Major League Baseball Commissioner, Bud Selig, ever gives teams the chance to vote for the future of Interleague play, the Cardinals would be wise to vote for its extinction. St. Louis lost to the Indians 3-1 Tuesday, marking their eighth straight loss, all of which are to American League Central teams. It wasn’t much of a surprise when they were swept by the White Sox and Tigers, but the Indians are only in fourth place in their division.
Cardinal’s starter Anthony Reyes pitched another good game. Once again though, he didn’t receive much support from his teammates. In his last two starts, Reyes has given up three runs. His compadres have only scored once. He gave up a two-run homer in the first against the Tribe putting the Cardinals behind early. Reyes was pretty much lights out from there on, allowing two runs on four hits in five innings. He still took the loss.
David Eckstein’s RBI single in the third was all St. Louis managed to get.
Cleveland starter C.C. Sabathia pitched eight strong innings giving up just one run on five hits earning the win. Bob Wickman got the save.
The Indians clinched their first series win since late May. They’ll look to sweep the Redbirds tonight.
St. Louis hasn’t lost eight straight since 1988. Luckily for the Cards, the second-place Reds are struggling too. They trail the Cardinals by 1.5 games, which could’ve been erased had they been better than 4-6 in their last ten games.