CHICAGO (AP) -A missed opportunity and a sloppy performance left the
in second place and had manager
as frustrated as he's been all season.
''That's the only thing I hear, 'We have a chance.' We don't have a chance if we continue to play that way,'' Guillen said
after Friday night's 11-8 loss to the
drove in five runs with a grand slam and a solo homer for the Indians, but Chicago's pitching was also a major contributor
's fourth straight loss.
And it came on a night when the first-place Twins lost at home to Kansas City 8-1 - on the heels of their three-game sweep
of Chicago that knocked the
into second place.
Trying to regroup Friday, the
Chicago hurlers gave up 10 hits, issued six walks, including one with the bases loaded, threw two wild pitches - one scoring
a run - hit two batters and committed a balk.
''I already got mad. I broke up stuff in the clubhouse. I get to the point I just wanted to start laughing,'' Guillen said.
''I don't have any choice, just because it's something you can't even try to do what we did today. I think that's the worst
five or six innings I ever remember we went through in a long time. ... I think those guys out there should be a little embarrassed.''
, still a half-game behind the Twins, have two games left against the Indians and possibly a makeup game Monday against Detroit,
''It is frustrating to look up there and see the team in front of you getting beat and losing and you can't do anything with
said. ''I know it's tough to stay positive when you look bad and it's sloppy. But we're still right there and crazy things
have happened in this game.''
(4-0) served up homers to
, Konerko and A.J. Pierzynski during his five innings but got the victory.
Winless in six games on the
's home field before Friday, the Indians jumped on Chicago starter
and reliever D.J. Carrasco in the fifth inning.
Trailing 4-3, Cleveland loaded the bases on two singles and a walk to start the inning before Shin-Soo Choo delivered a two-run
single that finished Danks (11-9). Carrasco walked
to reload the bases before Garko homered over the wall beyond outstretched center fielder
, putting the Indians up 9-4.
''We have a lot of pride and we want to play hard for ourselves and our managers and the coaching staff,'' Garko said.
won the World Series in 2005, they went into Cleveland and swept a three-game series over the final weekend to knock the Indians
out of the wild card.
''That's not something I ever look at,'' Indians manager
said. ''I don't give a damn who wins between Chicago and Minnesota. I gave a damn what we do.''
Dye's two-run shot, ending a 93 at-bat homerless streak, cut it to 9-6 in the bottom of the inning. But
walked three in the sixth to load the bases again, and Ehren Wasserman continued the bullpen's horrendous night by walking
Gutierrez on four pitches to force in a run and make it 10-6.
's wild pitch in the seventh put the Indians up by five.
Konerko hit an RBI double in the bottom of the seventh to make it 11-7, and pinch-hitter DeWayne Wise had an RBI single off
in the eighth to make it 11-8. With two runners on, Lewis retired Dye to end the threat and pitched the ninth for his 13th
Chicago got four in the second for a 4-2 lead on homers by Konerko and Pierzynski and an RBI roller from Anderson. The inning
included a pair of errors on Indians shortstop
in his first game back from a three-game suspension for his role in a brawl with the Tigers.
's homer in the first gave the Indians a quick lead against Danks and they added another in the second on
's RBI single.
Garko led off the fourth with a solo shot to cut Chicago's lead to 4-3.
Notes: The Indians are not sure if 22-game winner
will make his scheduled start Sunday. Lee is dealing with some neck stiffness and played catch before Friday night's game.
had his broken right wrist X-rayed Friday and although it is healing properly, he still is not ready to take swings in a game.