Chase d'Arnaud begins the turn on the double play in the 2nd inning.
Four home runs by the Louisville Bats gave the Indians their fourth consecutive loss to the Bats, and dropped the Indians into a tie with the Bats for second place in the International League West Division. Three of the homers were 2-run shots, and all four were hit by four different Bats' hitters. Two were surrendered by starter Brian Burres, and two by reliever Steven Jackson.
The Bats began their attack in the top of the 1st. Burres hit SS Kristopher Negron with an 0-2 pitch to open the frame. Two outs later, CF Denis Phipps smacked his 5th homer of the season over the left field wall. Tribe LF Alex Presley ran back and toward the foul line, but pulled up when it became apparent that he had no chance at all. Bats up, 2-0.
Chase d'Arnaud makes the throw to first to complete the double play.
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