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Indians End Their Season With Loss But Locke Strikes Out 6

Indians End Their Season With Loss But Locke Strikes Out 6

Louisville Bats  5,  Indianapolis Indians  2

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Jeff Locke started the Indians' final game.

The Indianapolis Indians wrapped up their 2011 season with a loss to the Bats at Louisville Slugger Field in Louisville, KY this afternoon.  The loss gives the Indians a final record of 76- 68, which is their best record in the past 5 seasons.  They also finished their season season against the Bats with a 12-10 record.

Jeff Locke made the final start for the Tribe.  He began by striking out the first two Louisville batters in the bottom of the 1st, then gave up a walk.  1B Neftali Soto smacked his first AAA home run over the right field wall, over the leaping reach of RF Miles Durham, to give the Bats a quick 2-0 lead.

The Tribe answered with a run in the top of the 2nd.  3B Andy Marte drove a one-out liner into left field, Moments later RF Miles Durham lined an RBI single just out of the reach of 2B Mike Griffin and into right field. Marte raced around from second base ...

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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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