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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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 And Indians Struggle In Columbus

Columbus Clippers  5,  Indianapolis Indians  1 (Box)   The Indianapolis Indians began their longest road trip of the season with a disappointing loss to their divisional rivals, the Columbus Clippers at Huntington Park in Columbus, Ohio tonight.  Starter Rick VandenHurk suffered only his 4th loss of the season as he allowed 3 runs on  6 hits and 2 walks, though he struck out 7 batters.  The Indians’ hitters managed only...

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Knights Run Down Indians; Holt Makes His AAA Debut

Charlotte Knights  12,  Indianapolis Indians  2 (Box)   The Charlotte Knights scored in three consecutive innings, including a 5-run 6th, to ride right over the Indians tonight at Victory Field.  After both teams posted only 3 hits each yesterday, the Knights made up for it tonight with 14 hits, on their way to 12 runs.  The Indians could only muster up 5 hits, as they scored just 2 runs.  Tribe starter Daniel Cabrera took the...

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