Their home-field magic has disappeared, vanishing almost as unexpectedly as it arrived. The timely, two-out hits are dropping for the other guys now.
For two months, the Cleveland Indians were baseball's biggest surprise. Now, they're shocked.
"What comes around goes around," Indians manager Manny Acta said.
Cleveland lost for the sixth time in seven games Wednesday as Ben Revere's two-out RBI single in the 10th inning off closer Chris Perez gave the coming-to-life Minnesota Twins a 3-2 win over the slumping Indians, who can't seem to shake free of their June swoon.
"Everything that could have gone wrong went wrong," Acta said.
After Drew Butera doubled with two outs off Perez (2-2), Revere flared his base hit into shallow left. Butera scored sliding ahead of outfielder Michael Brantley's one-hop throw that skipped past catcher Lou Marson, helping the last-place Twins take the series and win for the sixth time in seven games.
Grady Sizemore homered for the Indians, who have lost six of seven and are just 2-6 this month. The Indians are 1-for-40 since June 2 with runners in scoring position.
It was the ninth consecutive loss for Oakland, which scored only four runs in the series and never held a lead.
Giants 3, Nationals 1: Matt Cain (5-4) struck out 11 in his first complete game of the season and also hit an RBI double for host San Francisco.
Longtime friend Bill Wischman said Northrup died after having a seizure at an assisted living facility in Grand Blanc, Mich. -- AP