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Clippers Sink Indians With Walk-Off Win

Clippers Sink Indians With Walk-Off Win

Columbus Clippers  4,  Indianapolis Indians  3

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Gorkys Hernandez tripled in tonight's game.

A bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 9th inning broke a 3-3 tie and gave the Clippers the walk-off win over the Indians at Huntington Park in Columbus, Ohio tonight.

 

The game began with three scoreless innings on each side.  The Indians posted only one hit in the first three innings -- a huge hit into center field for a triple by CF Gorkys Hernandez.  Tribe starter Brian Burres gave up a pair of two-out singles in the 1st, but left them on base.  He also left a runner stranded after a two-out walk in the 2nd.  Burres loaded the bases in the 3rd, also with two outs.  3B Jared Goedert, who had one of the singles in the 1st, doubled into right field.  Burres then hit the next two batters -- CF Jerad Head was hit on the right hand or wrist, and 1B Nick Johnson's jersey was also hit. Burres held on once again, and ended the inning with a fly out, leaving ...

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Nancy grew up in Rochester, NY, where her father indoctrinated her to the love of baseball as a small child. He taught her to keep score at the age of 5, and she hasn't stopped since. She now lives in the Indianapolis area with her husband and two sons. Nancy has followed the Indians on both the Most Valuable Network and the Bloguin group, before joining Pirates Prospects in 2011. She provides daily game recaps from Indianapolis, plus player analysis from the guys she sees live at the games.

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