Jose Ascanio earned his second win with 5 shutout innings.
The Indians took a slim lead, then held on tight, to squeak out a win over the Clippers at Huntington Park in Columbus, Ohio tonight. Starter Jose Ascanio made his second straight start, and this time pitched 5 scoreless innings (he threw 6 scoreless on August 21st), to earn his second win of the season. C Dusty Brown drove in both Indians' run. Then CF Gorkys Hernandez prevented the Clippers from tying the score when his outfield assist cut down a runner at the plate.
Ascanio had to work his way out of a small jam in the bottom of the 1st inning. With one out, LF Tim Federoff lined a single through to center field, then stole second base. 3B Jared Goedert walked, giving the Clippers two runners on base. Ascanio left both on base when he got both RF Travis Buck and CF Jerad Head to fly out.
Ascanio put the Clippers down in order in the 2nd and 3rd innin...
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