The Indians lost a home game on Wednesday night for the first time since April 2. The 8-2 defeat to Tampa Bay snapped the Indians' 14-game home winning streak, the third longest home winning streak in franchise history.
That was the bad news for the Indians. The good news was that an MRI exam on center fielder Grady Sizemore's right knee was negative. Sizemore did not play in the game, nor did he take part in any pre-game drills.
Instead, Sizemore had an MRI done on his knee, which he jammed on a slide into second base in the sixth inning of Tuesday's game.
Manager Manny Acta said before Wednesday's game that the Indians' medical staff didn't think the injury was very serious, and the results of the MRI confirmed that.
The Indians announced following Wednesday's game that the MRI showed no structural damage to Sizemore's knee. He is listed as day-to-day because of a right knee contusion.
That news was a relief to the Indians, especially given Sizemore's medical history the last 12 months. He missed most of last season and the first two weeks of this one while recovering from micro-fracture surgery on his left knee.
Sizemore's right knee was the cause for concern Wednesday. Because he injured the knee in the same way he injured his left knee last year, sliding into a base, there was extra concern about what the MRI done Wednesday might show.
That it came back clean took some of the sting out of Indians' loss to Tampa Bay.
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