Doumit Joins Indians For Rehab; Harrison Homers In Loss

Charlotte Knights  5,  Indianapolis Indians  4 ( box ) The Indianapolis Indians began an 8-game road trip with a loss to the Charlotte Knights in Knight Stadium in the suburbs of Charlotte, NC.  2B Josh Harrison’s late-inning home run was not enough for the Indians to catch up to the Knights. Pirates’ C Ryan Doumit (photo), who has been working his way back after an ankle sprain, joined the Indians today to continue his...

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Hernandez and Ciriaco Boost Indians To Series Win

The Indianapolis Indians came from behind again tonight, to beat the Charlotte Knights by a score of 5-4 at Victory Field in Indianapolis.  ( box )  The win gives the Indians a win of this 4-game series, 3 games to 1, and gives them a 51-49 record at the 100-game point in the season.  The game featured the return of two Tribe players, 2B Josh Harrison and SS Pedro Ciriaco, who had been optioned down from the Pirates, and immediately...

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Mexico Wins Caribbean Series

The Caribbean Series wrapped up on Monday, as Mexico (Los Yaquis de Obregon) won the championship with a 4-2 record.  Venezuela (Caribes de Anzoategui) finished last, with a 2-4 record.  Both the Dominican team (Toros del Este) and the Puerto Rican team (Criollos de Caguas) finished tied for second place with 3-3 records.

Mexico  3,  Venezuela  2  –  Very compact scoring in this game.  Venezuela scored first, with a 2-run homer in the 4th.  They rallied again in the 5th, and tried to score on a passed ball, but the runner from third was tagged out in a run-down.  Mexico had only 2 hits over the first 5 innings, but came through in the 6th with a double and a single.  One run scored on a ground out, and a 2-run homer gave them all the runs they needed.  Mexico loaded the bases in the 7th with a walk and two singles, but a ground out ended the inning without further runs scoring.  

Dominican Republic  3,  Puerto Rico  0  –  Dean Treanor’s Dominican team finished the series with a win.  They scored 2 runs in the 4th inning.  With two outs, a single and a fielding error by Puerto Rican SS Luis Figueroa put two Dominican runners on base.  A triple by LF Alejandro De Aza drove both runners in.   De Aza began another rally in the 7th with a single up the middle.  A bunt moved him to second, and he advanced to third on a ground out, then scored on an RBI single.  The Dominicans posted just 6 hits in the game, and they also collected 3 walks.  Two Dominican pitchers held Puerto Rico to just 4 hits.  Starter Raul Valdes pitched 7.2 scoreless innings, allowing 4 hits and one walk, with 6 strikeouts.  He retired 13 straight batters over the middle innings.  Reliever Julio Manon earned a save, retiring all 4 batters he faced.  Puerto Rico’s best chance came in the 8th, when Valdes gave up a single, had Figueroa reach on a throwing error, and then hit a batter to load the bases.  The bases were left loaded though, thanks to Manon. 

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