LF John Bowker (photo), who was added to the line-up when Presley was removed, increased the Tribe's lead to 3-0 with a solo home run over the right field wall to lead off the bottom of the 3rd inning. Hague followed the homer with a single to deep behind second base, reaching safely when the throw to first base was wide off the bag. 3B Josh Harrison grounded to his counterpart 3B Hector Luna, who threw to second for the force out on Hague, but Harrison beat out the relay to first. Harrison stole second moments later, on an unusual play -- he took off from first base, and when Pawtucket C Luis Exposito fired to second base, the pitcher Doubront reached up and cut off the throw. Harrison had enough of a jump so that he would have easily beat the throw had it gon...
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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.