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Indians closer Chris Perez deletes Twitter account

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

Shortly after giving up a home run that temporarily gave Seattle an 8-7 lead in Monday's game, Indians closer Chris Perez deleted his Twitter account.  Perez received a series of hate-filled tweets after Monday's game.

The home run, hit by Endy Chavez, was the third round-tripper given up in two games.  On Saturday, Perez blew his second save of the season when he gave up back-to-back homers in the ninth inning against the Mariners.

Perez has become a lightning rod for criticism last season after he bashed fans for not showing up to the ballpark despite the team challenging for first place.

Perez, a two-time All Star, is 81 for 91 in save opportunities since he took over as the Indians closer in 2011.  This season, Perez is 2-0 with 6 saves and a 2.25 ERA in 16 games.

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