Tribe Blows Lead in the Ninth; Angels 4, Indians 3

The Indians were one out away from a series victory over the Angels and an above-.500 road trip, but the Angels rallied for three runs in the ninth off Cody Allen and won, 4-3, on Wednesday.

Cleveland held a 3-1 lead on solo homers by Jose Ramirez and Ryan Raburn, and a Raburn RBI single. Ramirez reached base eight times in the series.

Allen retired reigning AL MVP Mike Trout to start the ninth, and after Albert Pujols singled, Allen got David Murphy  to fly out. But Allen issued consecutive walks, and CJ Cron followed with a two-run single. Allen then fired a wild pitch, allowing the winning run to score.

Danny Salazar took a hard-luck no-decision, allowing one run in six innings. Over his last 35.1 innings (five starts), Salazar has a 1.53 ERA. The Indians rotation has a 1.69 ERA (13 ER/69 IP) over the team’s last nine games.

W: Cam Bedrosian (1-0)

L: Cody Allen (1-4)

HR: Jose Ramírez (2, 6th inning off Hector Santiago 0 on, 0 Out); Ryan Raburn (5, 7th inning off Santiago 0 on, 0 Out). Kole Calhoun (15, 4th inning off Salazar 0 on, 0 Out)

Photo: Getty Images

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