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Fausto Carmona Blasted; Tribe Comeback Falls Short, 9-7

When your best starting pitcher over the course of a month is a raw rookie (Jeanmar Gomez), you have trouble winning games, and last night that trend continued in Kansas City.

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Looking little like the pitcher he looked like in the first half, when he was chosen as the lone Indians' All-Star, Fausto Carmona was battered for seven earned runs in just five innings as the Tribe, despite a 17-hit attack that included three hits each from Asdrubal Cabrera and Shin-Soo Choo and a home run from Shelley Duncan, fell again to the Royals, 9-7.

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Go here for a full recap.  The Indians will try to salvage one game of the three-game set tonight with Mitch Talbot on the mound for the Tribe.

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.