Lonnie Chisenhall

Rich Hill struggles during Dodgers' 12-5 loss to Cleveland

Rich Hill struggles during Dodgers' 12-5 loss to Cleveland

Rich Hill stomped into the Dodgers dugout, flung his glove against the bench and disappeared from sight. He made this furious march twice in Thursday’s 12-5 loss to the Indians.

Once, after the first inning, when he threw 40 pitches and dumped his team in a three-run hole. And again, after the second inning, when he permitted two more runs. Then he watched from the bench as the game disappeared from reach in the fifth.

In all, Hill was charged with seven runs. He cost his club a chance for a sweep as a six-game winning streak was snapped. Hill had not allowed that many runs in one outing in seven years. His descent toward mediocrity, after displaying such capability in...

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