Lincoln gave up two more singles in the 3rd, to Montero and Laird, but left them stranded. The Indians' fielders were shifted way to the left when Laird was batting, with Harrison playing on the left side of second base. That left a huge hole on the right side of the infield, and sure enough, that's where Laird hit the ball. Lincoln settled down after that inning, and retired the last 10 batters he faced in order, taking the Tribe through the end of the 6th. Lincoln threw 98 pitches (64 strikes) in his 6 innings, and allowed those 2 runs on 5 hits and 2 walks, with 7 strikeouts. The Indians recorded 8 hits, three more than the Yankees. The Tribe put runners on base in each of the first 4 innings, but could not get any of them around to score. CF Go...
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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.