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Late Inning Rallies Defeat Tribe

Late Inning Rallies Defeat Tribe

Meanwhile, the Indians were having about the same success against Thompson.  LF John Bowker (photo) and RF Anthony Norman each hit a two-out double -- Bowker in the top of the 1st, and Norman in the top of the 2nd.  Norman lined a single into right field to lead off the 5th inning, but was out at second on a grounder force play which left CF Gorkys Hernandez at first base.  Wilson bunted Hernandez to second base, but he was left stranded.  Hernandez has his own single in the 7th inning, and was also left on base.  Thompson allowed two walks, one to Alvarez in the 4th, and one to Bowker in the 6th.With Jackson still on the mound in the bottom of the 7th, the Bats broke the scoreless tie.  Thompson led off the inning with a line drive single up the middle, past the diving SS Mercer.  CF Dave Sappelt dropped a sacrifice bunt to move Thompson to second base. Valaika's single into center let Thompson come around from second base to score the first run...

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