Pedro Ciriaco (photo) began the bottom of the 9th with a double -- the second time in the game he had ripped a double down the left field line and into the corner.� Brian Friday followed the double with his 5th triple of the season, a long fly to the warning track in front of the 418' sign in left-center, the deepest part of Victory Field.� Ciriaco scored, and the game was tied, 3-3.� With Friday standing on third base and no outs, the Chiefs elected to intentionally walk both pinch-hitter Mitch Jones, who was batting for Justin Thomas, and top-of-the-order LF Kevin Melillo. Syracuse manager (former Indians' manager) Trent Jewett changed pitchers at that point, replacing right-handed Adam Carr with lefty Atahualpa Severino, since the next 4 Indians' batters were all left-handed hitters.
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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.