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Five-Run Third Inning Chases Owens And Sinks Indians

Five-Run Third Inning Chases Owens And Sinks Indians

Toledo Mud Hens  8,  Indianapolis Indians  4

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Jordy Mercer had 3 hits for the second game in a row.

The Mud Hens ganged up on Tribe starter Rudy Owens in the third inning tonight at Victory Field, and the Indians were not able to catch up after that.  Owens pitched only 2.2 innings and surrendered 5 runs on 8 hits, suffering his 7th loss of the season.

The Indians started off well, putting the first run of the game onto the scoreboard in the bottom of the 1st.  2B Jordy Mercer lined a double into left field, which rolled all the way to the scoreboard as LF Timo Perez chased it down.  1B Matt Hague also lined into left field, though not as deep, and that RBI single brought Mercer around to score.  3B Josh Harrison was hit on the foot by a pitch, giving the Tribe two runners on with two out.  The inning ended with both still on base, when DH Jason Jaramillo struck out, with the Indians ahead 1-0.

Owens also started off on the right foot.  He retired the side in orde...

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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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