Indians Still Alive As Irwin Strikes Out 11

Indianapolis Indians  8,  Charlotte Knights  0 (Box)   A tremendous start by pitcher Phil Irwin plus a 5-run 6th inning gave the Indianapolis Indians the boost they needed to win a do-or-die game over the Charlotte Knights tonight at Knights’ Stadium in the suburbs of Charlotte, NC.  Irwin pitched 7 shutout innings and allowed just 2 hits and one walk, while he struck out 11 Charlotte batters.  The Indians put up 10 hits,...

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Indians Win Season Finale; Larish Plays 8 Positions, and Reliever Diaz Steals Third

Indianapolis Indians  2,  Louisville Bats  0 (Box)   (rain shortened again)   The Indianapolis Indians wrapped up the regular season with a rain-shortened win over the Louisville Bats at Louisville Slugger Field this afternoon.  Pirates’ pitcher Chad Qualls made the “start” for the Indians, pitching one inning as a rehab appearance.  Six more pitchers took turns pitching the rest of the game, which was cut short...

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Cole Wins AAA Debut As Indians Win Last Home Game

Indianapolis Indians  8,  Toledo Mud Hens  4 (Box)   “Nervous” probably didn’t even begin to cover it.  Gerrit Cole, the Pirates’ first round draft pick from 2011, was promoted to Indianapolis, and today made his AAA debut, starting against the Toledo Mud Hens at Victory Field tonight.  It didn’t start out as Cole would have liked — in fact, many pitchers probably have nightmares that begin...

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Minor Moves: Cole Officially Promoted; Restocking Indianapolis

The Pirates called up five players today, which led to roster shuffling in the upper levels of the minors to fill those empty spots in Indianapolis. **Gerrit Cole was officially promoted to Indianapolis to make his Triple-A debut tonight. **Kris Johnson was also promoted to Indianapolis. **Miguel Perez and Logan Kensing were activated from the Triple-A disabled list. Those four moves help make up for today’s September callups....

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Locke and Clement Lead Indians To 8th Consecutive Win

Indianapolis Indians  6,  Louisville Bats  1 (Box)   The Indianapolis Indians provided some fireworks at Victory Field tonight, as a preview of the post-game stadium and city fireworks.  Indians’ batters belted out four home runs, with 1B Jeff Clement contributing two of them.  Starter Jeff Locke earned his 7th win of the season, throwing 7 one-hit innings and allowing just one run. The Indians jumped out to an early lead...

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