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Owens Strikes Out 8 In Tribe Loss

Owens Strikes Out 8 In Tribe Loss

(Photo:  Dusty Brown)The 5th inning began with Owens' 8th strikeout, catching SS Cale Iorg looking.  But things went downhill from there, as the next five Toledo batters reached base safely.  C Max St. Pierre singled into left field, and Rhymes slipped a grounder between Wimberly and Hague, into right field.  A walk to Worth loaded the bases with one out.  Guillen grounded a double just inside third base and into the Tribe bullpen, scoring both St. Pierre and Rhymes.  Strieby was intentionally walked to load the bases again, then Owens was relieved by Justin Thomas.  Thomas needed only one run to get out of the bases-loaded jam.  He got Salazar to line his first pitch right to 3B Andy Marte, who quickly fired over to first base, doubling off Strieby,...

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