Owens Strikes Out Seven And Clement Homers In Indians Win

Indianapolis Indians  3,  Durham Bulls  1 (Box)   The two starting pitchers combined for 15 strikeouts at Victory Field tonight.  Even though Bulls’ starter Chris Archer had 8 strikeouts to the Tribe’s Rudy Owens’ 7, it was Owens who earned the win, his 3rd of the season.  Owens also made a pair of outstanding defensive plays, worthy of the highlight reels.  His teammates supplied enough firepower behind him,...

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Four Home Runs Lead Indians To A Win

Indianapolis Indians  7,  Durham Bulls  4 (Box)   The Indianapolis Indians scored 7 runs in the 9th inning of last night’s game in Louisville, and tonight, they started up right where they left off, defeating the Durham Bulls at Victory Field.  They began by scoring in each of the first three innings, and in four of the first five frames.  The Indians, who had been second-to-last in the International League in number of...

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Indians’ Win On Seven Run 9th

Indianapolis Indians  9,  Louisville Bats  4 (Box)   A huge 9th inning, which included a go-ahead RBI by RF Alex Presley and a Grand Slam by CF Starling Marte, gave the Indians a come-from-behind-in-a-big-way victory over the Louisville Bats at Louisville Slugger Field this evening.  Starter Jeff Locke did not figure into the decision, but he pitched 6.1 innings and struck out 11 batters.  The Indians collected 11 hits, with 5...

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Altoona Can’t Overcome Early Deficit

Facing another Bowie lineup stacked with major league players, Altoona fell behind early on Sunday afternoon and couldn’t recover, losing 4-2.  The Curve got a run in the 1st on doubles by Robbie Grossman and Tony Sanchez.  Matt McSwain, making a spot start necessitated by a recent doubleheader, got hit hard in the first two innings, allowing four runs.  He pitched one-hit, shutout ball over the remainder of his seven innings,...

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Bats Beat Indians With Five Run 5th Inning

Louisville Bats  5,  Indianapolis Indians  4 (Box)   A hit batter, a wild pitch, and two Indians’ errors handed the Bats five runs, two of which were unearned, in the 5th inning.  That was enough to give the Bats a win over the Indians and halt the Tribe’s 5-game hitting streak.  Pirates’ Jeff Karstens made a rehab start for the Indians.  He was charged with the loss when things disintegrated in the 5th.  The...

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Baker’s Wildness Dooms Altoona

The Curve faced a Bowie team loaded with major league players on Saturday, but it wasn’t the major leaguers who did them in.  Bowie’s lineup included major league veterans Endy Chavez, Mark Reynolds and Josh Barfield, and the Baysox’ starting pitcher was Zach Britton, who started 28 games for the Orioles last year.  Altoona still managed to take a 2-0 lead in the top of the 2nd, but Curve starter Nate Baker’s...

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