Right Photo: Sean Gallagher and Matt HagueAnother former Indian, who also troubled the Tribe last night, gave the Mud Hens their first run of the game. CF Jeff Salazar smacked a long fly ball over the right field wall for a solo home run in the 3rd inning. Gallagher allowed only one more base runner over the next two innings, when 1B Ryan Strieby singled in the 4th. His grounder to 3B Andy Marte skipped off Marte's glove and away from Mercer, who was moving to back up Marte. The Indians had at least one base runner on in every inning but the 9th. Toledo starter Andy Oliver did not allow the Indians a hit until the 3rd inning, but the Indians worked 4 walks in the first two innings. Friday took a 4-pitch walk in the 1st, but was left on base. ...
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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.