Locke Earns Strong Win As Tribe Tie The Series

Indianapolis Indians  5,  Louisville Bats  3 (Box)   A strong effort by starter Jeff Locke, effective relief pitching, and timely hitting gave the Indians the win over the Louisville Bats at Victory field tonight, and tied this 5-game series at 2 games each.  Locke earned his second win of the season with a 6-inning start, allowing just one run on 3 hits and 2 walks.  He struck out 6 Bats, and did it on 99 pitches (55 strikes)....

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Pirates Notebook: Another Lefty Could Join the Bullpen

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — When the Pittsburgh Pirates broke camp from spring training in Florida, skipper Clint Hurdle said he was going to go with the best seven arms in the bullpen, despite only one of them being a left-hander. Most Major League teams have the luxury of having two southpaws in the ‘pen, but the Pirates’ right-handers have been effective against left-handers. “Everybody’s got a perfect bullpen drawn...

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Indians Waste Owens’ Brilliant Start

Louisville Bats  3,  Indianapolis Indians  2 (Box)   An excellent start by Rudy Owens went to waste this afternoon at Louisville Slugger Field in Louisville, Kentucky.  The Indianapolis Indians and Owens had the game under control until the bottom of the 9th, when the Bats took the lead and the win with a walk-off 3-run homer. Owens pitched 7 shutout innings, allowing only 2 hits, and walking no one.  He struck out 5 Bats’...

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Locke Strikes Out 8 In First Win

 Indianapolis Indians  4,  Columbus Clippers  3 (Box)     Jeff Locke earned his first win of the season and Tim Wood earned his first save, as the Indians halted a 3-game losing streak with a win over the Columbus Clippers at Victory Field this afternoon. The Clippers out-hit the Indians 11-8, but they also left 8 runners on base, compared to just 3 left on for the Indians.  There were 11 doubles hit in the game, 7 by the...

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A.J. Burnett Crumples In Indy

  Toledo Mud Hens  9,  Indianapolis Indians  2 (Box)   Rehabbing starter AJ Burnett made his much-anticipated start for the Indianapolis Indians this evening, but it was not all that the Pirates had hoped it would be.   The Toledo Mud Hens beat the Indians at Victory Field, giving the teams a split of this 4-game series.  Toledo batters hammered at Burnett, whose control seemed shaky.  He also got into trouble of his own...

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