Tribe derailed by Rockies in opener
Byrd lasts four-plus innings; offense silent at Coors Field
DENVER -- Coming to Coors Field on Tuesday was, in some ways, a cruel reminder for the Indians of their flop last fall.When the Indians squandered a 3-1 lead in the American League Championship Series against the Red Sox, they also squandered an opportunity to play the Rockies in the World Series. "Driving to the stadium, I thought about how it might have been here," first baseman Ryan Garko said. "Both teams are obviously in a lot different spot now. But it would have been fun to play here with the place packed." Playing here on this particular night, in which a 10-2 loss in the opener of a three-game Interleague set was the end result, wasn't much fun at all for the Indians and starter Paul Byrd, in particular.
Anthony Castrovince is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.