Tribe Scoreless in 2021 Home Opener vs Royals 3-0

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CLEVELAND--Despite Logan Allen's two early earned runs, Allen pitched five strong innings and put the Tribe in position to win. But once again, the Indians offense was sub-par and unable to build on their starting pitching and only produced three hits and zero runs as they fell to the Kansas City Royals 3-0.

Whit Merrifield proved why he's one of the most dangerous hitters in baseball:

Earlier in the game, former longtime Indians player Carlos Santana was greeted well by the Progressive Field fans:

Then Santana did this:

The Indians simply cannot drive in runs in scoring position in losses. Tribe is 0 for 13 with runners in scoring position in their three losses.

Terry Francona had this to say about Logan Allen's response in his Home Opener start:

Cleveland Indians are back on the field Wednesday afternoon. Coverage begins with Tribe Insider with Carmen Angelo at 12:05pm followed by 1:10pm first pitch. Shane Bieber will make his 2nd start after losing the season opener. Bieber will face Brad Keller in his first 2021 start. Listen to our full coverage on Newsradio WTAM 1100AM/106.9FM and the free iHeartRadio App!