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Indians Win Home Finale, But A Playoff Spot Is Not At The End Of Their Rainbow

Indians Win Home Finale, But A Playoff Spot Is Not At The End Of Their Rainbow

Indianapolis Indians  8,  Louisville Bats  7

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Garrett Olson and teammates wait out the sudden storm in the dugout.

The Indianapolis Indians won their final home game at Victory Field tonight, cutting short the Louisville Bats' rally in the top of the 9th.  But as the Tribe was winning, the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs were also winning, 3-0 over the Buffalo Bison.  That eliminates the Indians from the Wild Card race.  Lehigh Valley has a 78-64 record with 2 games left to play, and the Indians have a 75 - 67 record with 2 games left, too far out to catch up.  The win does give the Indians a lock on second place in the International League West Division, leaving the Bats too far behind the Indians to catch up.

The start of tonight's game was delayed by a pre-game sudden downpour.  Around 5:25 pm, the dark clouds that had moved into the downtown Indianapolis area suddenly opened up.  The Victory Field grounds crew anticipated the storm and already had the tarp on the field. ...

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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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