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Bats’ 9th-Inning Rally Spoils Tribe Pitchers’ Afternoon

Bats’ 9th-Inning Rally Spoils Tribe Pitchers’ Afternoon

Louisville Bats  2,  Indianapolis Indians  1

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Matt Hague hit the only RBI for the Indians

A 9th-inning rally by the Bats, aided by a wild pitch, gave Louisville a walk-off win over the Indians at Louisville Slugger Park this afternoon on the Ohio River.  The Bats put up only 3 hits, but the critical one was the 2-RBI single in the bottom of the 9th by 1B Mike Costanzo.

New Indian Aaron Thompson, recently promoted from AA Altoona, made the start for the Indians, in what the Tribe coaching staff had decided was going to be a "bullpen day".  Thompson's most recent work in Altoona has been out of the bullpen, though he has also been a starter.  He pitched 3.2 innings on Wednesday, and with only three days' rest, manager Dean Treanor was hoping for  3 or 4 innings from Thompson today.  So, Treanor was pleasantly surprised when Thompson sailed through 4 scoreless innings, allowing only one hit and one walk, while striking out 5 batters.  Thompson threw 58 pitches, with 41 ...

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