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Volquez Strikes Out 12 Indians InTribe Loss

Volquez Strikes Out 12 Indians InTribe Loss

Louisville Bats  5,  Indianapolis Indians  2

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Pedro Ciriaco singled in the 1st inning.

 

Louisville's Edison Volquez, who was not one of the eight Bats' players called up to the Reds when major league rosters expanded yesterday, took his frustration out on the Indians tonight, earning the win as the Reds beat the Tribe at Victory Field tonight.  Volquez pitched 7 innings and allowed two runs -- one earned and one unearned -- on 5 hits, while striking out 12 batters.  Tribe starter Jose Ascanio lasted just 4 innings and allowed 4 runs on 7 hits, and was charged with his third loss of the season.

 

SS Pedro Ciriaco began the bottom of the 1st with a line drive single into left field.  That was the only hit Volquez allowed in the first three innings.  Ciriaco was forced out at second on a grounder, and a double play ended the inning.  Volquez gave up a walk to 3B Pedro Alvarez in the 2nd and hit CF Gorkys Hernandez with a pitch in the 3rd, but he struck ...

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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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