Kevin Melillo got one of those runs back for the Indians in the 5th inning.� With one out, SS Argenis Diaz took a 4-pitch walk, and stole second base.� Melillo singled for the third straight at-bat -- fifth straight, if you go back to yesterday's pinch-hitting hit, and to Monday's single in the 8th.� Diaz scored from second on the single, and the Indians were closer:� 3-2.
Brian Burres had again retired the side in order in the 5th, but began the 6th with a single by John Mayberry and a walk to Neil Sellers.� That was all for Burres, who had thrown 93 pitches (59 strikes).� He was ultimately responsible for 4 runs, on 6 hits and 2 walks, and he struck out 3 batters.�� Steven Jackson came on in relief of Burres, and the first thing he did was get Paul Hoover to bounce into a double play, A...
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Nancy grew up in Rochester, NY, where her father indoctrinated her to the love of baseball as a small child. He taught her to keep score at the age of 5, and she hasn't stopped since. She now lives in the Indianapolis area with her husband and two sons. Nancy has followed the Indians on both the Most Valuable Network and the Bloguin group, before joining Pirates Prospects in 2011. She provides daily game recaps from Indianapolis, plus player analysis from the guys she sees live at the games.