The Indians mounted a rally but couldn't overcome Aaron Laffey's rough outing. (Mark Duncan/AP)
By Matt O'Donnell / MLB.com
While they were able to bounce back in Game 1 to tie it before falling late, the Tribe almost got a second chance in Game 2 after Aaron Laffey exited down seven runs in the fourth. Tomo Ohka was solid, and Kelly Shoppach and Asdrubal Cabrera hit homers as the Tribe tried to rally.
BATTING 2B: Andrus (14, Laffey), Cruz, N (20, Laffey), Teagarden (9, Laffey), Kinsler (26, Laffey), Murphy, Dv (19, Ohka). HR: Davis, C (18, 9th inning off Veras, 2 on, 2 out). TB: Davis, C 6; Kinsler 4; Andrus 2; Jones, An; German, E; Cruz, N 3; Teagarden 3; Byrd 3; Murphy, Dv 3. RBI: German, E 2 (2), Kinsler (79), Andrus (31), Murphy, Dv (43), Davis, C 4 (48), Jones, An (42). 2-out RBI: Davis, C 3. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Byrd; German, E; Kinsler. SF: Davis, C. GIDP: Cruz, N. Team RISP: 9-for-18. Team LOB: 8.
FIELDING E: Andrus (19, fielding), German, E (2, throw).