Indians Sweep Bats, Behind Locke’s 6 Shut Out Innings And McPherson’s Homer

Indianapolis Indians  4,  Louisville Bats  2 (Box)   The Indianapolis Indians made a sweep of the Louisville Bats tonight at Victory Field, taking all three games of this short series.  Tribe starter Jeff Locke earned his 10th win of the season, pitching 6 shut out innings.  RF Dallas McPherson had two key hits in the game, including what would turn out to be the game-winning home run. Locke worked around at least one runner on...

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Indians Clinch IL West Pennant; Irwin Strikes Out 9

Indianapolis Indians  6,  Louisville Bats  1 (Box)   The champagne is flowing in the Indianapolis Indians clubhouse!  The Indians have clinched the International League Western Division pennant tonight at Victory Field.  The Indians defeated the Louisville Bats, which decreased their magic number from 2 to 1.  Then, about 15 minutes after the Indians’ game was over, the Toledo Mud Hens beat the Columbus Clippers 10 –...

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VandenHurk, Meek, And Wood Hold Chiefs To 3 Hits In Indians’ Win

Indianapolis Indians  2,  Syracuse Chiefs  1 (Box)   Another brilliant performance by Indians’ pitching boosted the Indians over the Chiefs at Alliance Bank Stadium in Syracuse, NY.  Starter Rick VandenHurk earned his 12th win for the Indians, and closer Tim Wood earned his 20th Save. The win gives the Indians a 3-1 win of this series against the Chiefs.  The Indians also won the series with the Chiefs at Victory Field at...

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Locke Pitches Well, McPherson Homers, But Indians Fall To Chiefs

Syracuse Chiefs  5,  Indianapolis Indians  3 (Box)   A 3-run homer by Syracuse’s RF Brett Carroll sank the Indianapolis Indians at Alliance Bank Stadium in Syracuse, NY this evening.  The win by the Chiefs ties up the series between the Indians and the Chiefs at one game each with two games left to play. Jeff Locke made his first start for the Indians since being optioned back from the Pirates.  He had a rocky first inning...

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VandenHurk Strikes Out Seven in Indianapolis Win

Indianapolis Indians  7,  Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre Yankees  2 (Box)   Yankees’ errors, rain, and random environmental factors gave the Indianapolis Indians the opportunity to come from behind for the win tonight at Frontier Field in Rochester, NY.  Rain fell for most of the afternoon in Rochester, but it stopped in time for the game to begin at the scheduled time.  The game went on without further trouble until the 8th...

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