The Indians had only one hit over the first two innings, a double by Hague with one out in the top of the 2nd. The Tribe responded to the Bats' run in the bottom of the 2nd with a rally in the top of the 3rd. With two outs, Wimberly lined a single into left field. Mercer sent Wimberly to third base with another liner into left. LF John Bowker doubled into center, driving in both Wimberly and Mercer, to give the Indians a 2-1 lead. C Dusty Brown had the only Tribe hit over the next two innings, when he singled in the 4th on a grounder that took a weird hop and bounced over Bats' 3B Mike Constanzo's shoulder. Brown was erased when RF Anthony Norman tapped back to the mound to start a double play. The double-o-rama really got going in the 6th inning, ...
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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.