Joe Martinez had retired the Chiefs in order in the top of the 1st, including striking out the first two batters he faced.� Strikeouts also helped him out in the 2nd inning.� Lead-off hitting 1B Jason Botts walked, then Wilson Ramos grounded to third.� Tribe 3B Mitch Jones (photo) made the play and threw to second base, but 2B Brian Friday had trouble getting the ball out of his glove.� Botts was out at second, but Ramos was safe at first.� RF Pete Orr doubled, moving Ramos to third base, then Martinez struck out LF Leonard Davis.� That brought up CF Michael Martinez, with the pitcher Erik Arnesen on deck.� Michael Martinez was intentionally walked, loading the bases, to get to Arnesen, who obligingly struck out, getting Joe Martinez out of the jam.
But Martinez was not so fortunate i...
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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.