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D’Arnaud’s Walk-Off Single Gives Indians A Win

D’Arnaud’s Walk-Off Single Gives Indians A Win

Indianapolis Indians  3,  Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs  2

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Chase d'Arnaud had the walk-off hit for the Indians.

SS Chase d'Arnaud's single lifted into left field in the bottom of the 9th gave the Indians the walk-off win over the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs this afternoon at Victory Field.

Ross Ohlendorf was the originally scheduled starter for the Indians today, but plans were changed when the Pirates needed to have Ohlendorf saved for a potential start in Pittsburgh in the next few days.  Jose Ascanio was designated to be the starter for a "bullpen" game.  Manager Dean Treanor was going to be happy if Ascanio was able to give him four innings of work.  Ascanio had better ideas, though.  He pitched 6 scoreless innings, and contributed an RBI with a sacrifice fly.

Ascanio buzzed through his six innings, striking out 7 batters.  He gave up two hits -- a single to SS Freddie Galvis in the 3rd, and a single by former Indy Indian (2005-06) CF Rich Thompson.  Thompson, who ...

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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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