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Two Bombs By Presley Lead Tribe Explosion

Two Bombs By Presley Lead Tribe Explosion

Pope retired the Indians in order in the 3rd inning, but the Tribe rallied again in the 4th, as they sent 8 batters to the plate.  Pope began the inning by hitting Fryer with a pitch (again), this time on the back of the shoulder.  After a fly out, Hernandez doubled down the left field line.  The ball skipped past 3B Jorge Vazquez, who in all fairness may have been distracted by the pointy business end of the bat, which was also spinning in his direction.  The bat veered off and landed over by shortshop, while the ball bounced off Vazquez's glove and down the third base line toward the bullpen.  Fryer advanced to third, then d'Arnaud walked to load the bases.  Friday's fly ball to the track in straight-out center field plated Fryer.  That brought up Presley, who cleared the bases with his first 3-run homer, which landed at the base of the light pole on the berm behind the right field wall (photo).  That chased Pope from the game, with George Kont...

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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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