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Owens Pitches 7 Scoreless Innings

Owens Pitches 7 Scoreless Innings

Indianapolis Indians  3,  Rochester Red Wings  0

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Rudy Owens (photo) made his second 7-inning start in a row, and today's was even better than Tuesday's.  Owens pitched 7 scoreless innings this afternoon at Victory Field, as the Indians shut out the Rochester Red Wings.

Owens had to work out of a jam in the top of the 1st.  Rehabbing Rochester CF Denard Span began the game with what should have been an easy grounder to the right side of the infield.  But Tribe 2B Josh Harrison unexpectedly had the ball skip off his glove, between his legs, and into short right field.  Not expecting to have to back-up the usually sure-handed Harrison, RF Miles Durham was playing deep, and it took him a few extra seconds to get to the ball, giving Span the chance to reach second base on the error.  Owens walked SS Matt Tolbert to give the Red Wings two base runners and no outs.  Then Owens settled in -- he got a grounder force out on Tolbert at second, sending Span to third, then got a po...

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