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Five Run 10th Inning Gives Indians A Win

Five Run 10th Inning Gives Indians A Win

Indianapolis Indians  8,  Toledo Mud Hens  3

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Pedro Alvarez hit a 2-run homer in the 10th inning rally

A 5-run explosion by the Indians in the top of the 10th gave the Tribe a big win over the Mud Hens at Fifth Third Field in Toledo, Ohio tonight.

The game was sent into extra innings after the Mud Hens tied the score at 3-3 in the bottom of the 7th.  The top of the 10th began with the first five Tribe batters  reaching base.  2B Jordy Mercer began by working a walk.  LF John Bowker singled into right field, moving Mercer to second base.  Both Mercer and Bowker scored when 1B Matt Hague sliced a double into left field, giving the Indians the lead plus an insurance run.  3B Pedro Alvarez followed with a huge blast over the right-center field wall for a 2-run homer.  DH Andy Marte also got in on the fun, with a double into center field after the homer.  Moments later, RF Miles Durham singled into left field, advancing Marte to third.  A grounder to third by CF Gorkys He...

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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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