But Burres' luck ran out in the bottom of the 5th. Plouffe led off with a double lined into left field, and LF Brian Dinkleman followed with a infield single, moving Plouffe to third. RF Jeff Bailey's RBI single brought Plouffe in, tying the score again, 3-3. Another single loaded the bases, and that was all manager Dean Treanor wanted to see from Burres. Burres had thrown 94 pitches (55 strikes), and was responsible for 3 runs on 10 hits and 3 walks, with 4 strikeouts in 4.1 innings. Chris Leroux came on in relief, and ended the 5th with two strikeouts. The Tribe broke the game open in the top of the 6th. Bowker began the rally with a walk, and Marte was hit by a pitch. Hacker was relieved by Kyle Waldrop, who struck out Hague for the first ...
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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.