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Tribe loses 13-7 in lengthy home opener

By sstorm Published: April 11, 2009

As far as openers go, this one was about as bad as it gets. And the final score of 13-7 in the loss to visiting Toronto was only partly to blame.

Tribe fans deserve a do over. Between the rain, the 3:47 delay, more questionable pitching and now a big fat 0-4 record to boot, can it get any worse?

Check that. It could with another loss Saturday afternoon when Cliff Lee gets his second shot to try and keep the score under five runs in the first inning.

Seriously, though, who would have thought the Tribe would be 0-4 at this point - their worst mark since 1985 when they started 0-5? Meanwhile, Toronto is 4-1, their best start since going 5-1 in 2001.

Further, what are the odds that the Indians would have nine home runs over their last three games and still lose all three?

O.K., on to the bright side - yes, there was one.

DH Travis Hafner went 3-for-4 with a double, home run and three RBI. And hey, Pronk is now just three home runs shy of tying Joe Carter (151) for 10th place on the Indians all-time list.

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