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Indians’ Pitchers First Shut-Out Of The Season

Indians’ Pitchers First Shut-Out Of The Season

The Tribe went down in order in the 4th and 5th innings, then threatened in the 6th.  With two outs in the 6th, Carrasco lost his no-hitter, and the first hit was his own fault.  Presley smacked a sharp grounder to the left of first base, which Duda was able to get to.  Duda made the play, then went to throw to first base -- but Carrasco was not there.  He had not left the mound to cover first base, maybe thinking that Duda was not going to get to  the ball and it would be a hit for Presley -- which kind of turned into a self-fulfililng prophecy.  Bowker followed with a grounder up the middle for another single, moving Presley to third, but 3B Matt Hague flied out to end the inning.   Carrasco struck out the side in the 7th inning, which ended his evening.Anthony Claggett (photo) relieved Olson to begin the 5th.  Claggett pitched 2 scoreless innings, with no hits, but 3 walks.  He walked Fisher to begin the 5th.  Fisher moved to second ...

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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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