Good Justin Verlander vs. Good Justin Masterson would have been a hell of a matchup. Bad Justin Verlander vs. Bad Justin Masterson would have at least been entertaining. Good Justin Verlander vs. Bad Justin Masterson has the Indians approaching "welp" status.
5 earned runs, including a home run to Don Freaking Kelly, and now the Tribe are in a 5 game hole to Los Tigres.
The good news for the Tribe: Split the series, and you're right back where you started. The bad news: lose one more, and you'll be on the outside looking in. But hey, the AL Central could take the Wild Card this year, right?
Update: Corey Kluber out 4-6 weeks with a sprained finger. gg indians