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Indians Vs. Rockies Final: Bad Hops, Bad Calls And Bad Fausto Add Up To A Bad 8-7 Loss To Colorado

The Indians, after riding a three-run homer from Travis Hafner in the first and a solo shot from Carlos Santana in the fourth to a 4-1 lead entering the fifth inning tonight, saw Fausto Carmona retire the first two in the fifth and then unravel, allowing seven straight baserunners and six runs to score, and the Colorado Rockies were on their way to an 8-7 win over the Tribe.

The loss was the first for the Indians in interleague play in 2011.

Here is a recap of the game via MLB.com, as your reporter is unable to do his own write-up of the details of the game.

The salient points, though, are that Carmona is now 4-9, something may need to be done before Carmona's next scheduled start, which would probably be on national television Sunday night against the San Francisco Giants, and the Detroit Tigers are trailing early against the Los Angeles Dodgers on the West Coast.

Hopefully the Tribe cam get 'em tomorrow when Mitch Talbot (2-4) opposes Colorado's Jhoulys Chacin (8-4) at 7:05 in the middle game of this three-game set.

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