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Tabata Goes 3-for-4 As Indians Sink Clippers

Tabata Goes 3-for-4 As Indians Sink Clippers

Indianapolis Indians  8,  Columbus Clippers  1

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John Bowker had a single and a double tonight.

The Indianapolis Indians recorded 14 hits on their way to 8 runs at Huntington Park in Columbus, Ohio  tonight, overwhelming the Clippers in the first game of this 2-game series.  Four Tribe pitchers, Tony Watson, Aaron Thompson, Chris Leroux, and Justin Thomas, all combined to hold the Clippers to just one run, though they also surrendered 11 hits.  RF Jose Tabata led the Indians' offense with 3 hits, including 2 doubles, while 1B Matt Hague and 3B Josh Harrison both homered for the Tribe.

For the second game in a row, Jose Tabata opened the contest with a double into right field.  SS Pedro Ciriaco's sacrifice bunt moved Tabata to third, and he scored from there on LF John Bow...

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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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