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Tough Day For Ciriaco And The Indians

Tough Day For Ciriaco And The Indians

The Mud Hens were ahead by one run, 2-1, going into the top of the 6th.  Burres started the inning with a walk to Sizemore, then got two outs.  Sizemore stole second, and advanced to third on the ground out.  LF Ryan Strieby lined Burres' 1-2 pitch into center, scoring Sizemore from third.  Thorman followed with a line drive into right field.  Burres walked Iorg to load the bases, and that was the end of his afternoon.   Tony Watson (photo) came on in relief.  He ran a full count on Clete Thomas, then got Thomas to ground to 2B Pedro Ciriaco for what should have been a flip to SS Chase d'Arnaud on the bag for the inning-ending force out.  But Ciriaco couldn't hold on to the ball, and by the time he could pick it up again, Strieby had scored from third base, and everyone was safe.  Watson got a fly out to end the inning.  Burres, who was eventually charged with the loss, was responsible for all 4 Toledo runs (3 earned), on 4 hits an...

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