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Alvarez Homers In Indians’ Loss

Alvarez Homers In Indians’ Loss

Rochester Red Wings  12,  Indianapolis Indians  5

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Pedro Alvarez's fans will be excited to hear that their hero blasted a 2-run homer this evening and also contributed a sharply-hit RBI single, driving in 3 of the Indianapolis Indians' 5 runs.  Alvarez (photo with Jordy Mercer) also scorched a line drive that ought to have been a double into left field, but he was robbed by a stellar catch by Rochester's 3B Chase Lambin.  Unfortunately, those RBI were not enough for the Indians to get past the Rochester Red Wings, who came up with 12 runs on 17 hits to earn the win at Victory Field tonight.

 

Indians' starter Sean Gallagher made the start tonight and pitched 3.2 innings, the same length as his last outing on Monday, when he relieved starter Brian Burres.  On Monday, Gallagher allowed one run on one hit and 4 walks.  But tonight he ran into much more trouble, surrendering 5 runs on 9 hits with 3 walks.

The Red Wings scored their first two runs in the top o...

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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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