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Lincoln’s Start Spoiled By Lack Of Run Support

Lincoln’s Start Spoiled By Lack Of Run Support

Lincoln (photo) also gave up a single to 2B Ed Lucas to begin the 5th inning, but retired the next three batters in order.  Lugo led off the 6th with a single lined over SS Friday's leap.  Lincoln walked Heyward, then got Gomez to fly out.  Castillo grounded wide of first base, where 1B John Bowker fielded the ball and threw to second base, where Friday forced out Heyward.  Friday's throw back to first, with Lincoln covering, was not in time to make the double play out on Castillo though.  A fly out ended the inning, without another run scoring.  That was the end of Lincoln's evening.  He had allowed that one run on 5 hits and 2 walks, with 4 strikeouts.  He threw 84 pitches, with 60 strikes.Former Pirate farmhand Todd Redmond made the start for the Braves.  He allowed only two Tribe baserunners over the first 4 innings, both walks.  Friday walked in the bottom of the 1st and was left on base.  Wimberly worked a walk in the 3rd, bu...

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