Jeff Locke earned his first AAA win and struck out 8.
The Indianapolis Indians earned a sweep of their 4-game home-and-away series against the Toledo Mud Hens with a win this afternoon at Victory Field. Key to the win was starter Jeff Locke, who pitched 7 strong innings and struck 0ut 8 Mud Hen batters, earning his first AAA win. RF Miles Durham and 2B Jordy Mercer led the Tribe offense, with 3 hits from Durham and 2 hits, including a home run, and 3 RBI from Mercer.
In contrast to last night, when the two teams combined to leave a total of 29 runners on base, with 13 hits each, today they were much more efficient. The Mud Hens had only 5 hits and left only 2 runners on base, while the Indians posted 9 hits and left only 5 on base.
The Indians got the scoring started in the 3rd inning. C Eric Fryer reached base on a grounder to short, when Toledo SS Audy Ciriaco (Pedro's younger brother) made the routine scoop but ...
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