Charlie Morton (photo) began his night's work by buzzing through the Chiefs' line-up.� He retired the side in order, with a strikeout per inning, in each of the first three innings.� He also retired the side in order in the 5th, again with a strikeout.
The top of the 4th began with the Chiefs' first hit of the game, a slow bunt by CF Boomer Whiting to the left side of the infield.� Morton fielded it cleanly but Whiting was able to beat the throw to first.� Whiting stole second base and SS Danny Espinosa walked.� Brian Bixler also beat out an infield single to short, despite Pedro Ciriano's charging play, and that loaded the bases with no outs.� 2B Seth Bynum bounced a grounder right to Doug Bernier at third, and Bernier started the around-the-horn double play, 5-4-3 (Bernier to 2B Brian...
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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.