Three Indians Pitchers Combine For a Four-Hit Shutout

Indianapolis Indians 4,  Durham Bulls  0 (Box)   The Indianapolis Indians finished up their 4-game series against the Durham Bulls with a shutout tonight at Victory Field.  Three Tribe pitchers combined to hold the Bulls to just 4 hits:  starter Rick VandenHurk, reliever Duke Welker, and reliever Bryan Morris.  VandenHurk earned his 3rd win of the season, giving him a 3-0 record.  The win gave the Indians a 3 games to 1 record in...

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Minor League Schedule: 5/31/12

Jeff Karstens will make a rehab start for Indianapolis tonight. He is on a limit of either five innings or eighty pitches, whichever he reaches first. In other games, Tim Alderson makes his fourth start since switching from relief and Hunter Strickland makes his fifth start since being injured by a line drive in April. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here. Triple-A: Indianapolis (30-22) VS Durham (23-31) 7:05pm Probable...

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Pirates Notebook: Morton Not in the Same Place as Last Year

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Right-hander Charlie Morton has been struggling with leaving the ball up during the month of May. After posting a 2.65 ERA over his first three starts in April, Morton has a posted a 5.70 ERA after his eighth start of the season on Tuesday at PNC Park against Cincinnati. “There were some sequences that weren’t sharp,” Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle said. “It’s still I think repeating his...

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Pirates Notebook: Bats Break Out for Season-High 10 Runs

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — The Pittsburgh Pirates offense has struggled to score runs this season. But on Sunday afternoon at PNC Park, the bats came out swinging against the Chicago Cubs. The club pounded out 10 runs — the most they’ve scored in a game during the 2012 season. It passed their previous mark of nine on April 30 against the Braves in Atlanta. Most of the damage came in the sixth frame when the Bucs plated six...

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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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