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Bullpen Falters As Indians Lose Late

Bullpen Falters As Indians Lose Late


When Charlie Morton left the game after 6 innings (76 pitches, 56 strikes), he had a 3-0 lead.� The Indians had not been getting many more runners on base than the Bats did, but they were making them count.� With one out in the bottom of the 1st, Mitch Jones skipped a grounder down the third base line, just fair as it went over the bag, and into the Indians' bullpen.� Bats' LF Todd Frazier dug the ball out from under the bullpen bench, but Jones was already into second base with a double.� CF Alex Presley singled up the middle, with the ball glancing off 2B Wilkin Castillo's glove to slow it down a bit.� That gave Jones plenty of time to round third and score on the play.� Presley tried to steal second base, but was thrown out, and a pop up ended the inning.

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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.

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