Indians’ Defensive Slips Give Columbus A Second Walk-Off Win

Defensive problems in the bottom of the 12th inning doomed the Indians, and allowed the Columbus Clippers to pick up the walk-off win for the second day in a row. On a chilly night at Huntington Park in Columbus, the Indians and Clippers took a 4-4 tie from the 5th inning until the bottom of the 12th.  With reliever Tim Wood on the mound for the Tribe, lead-off batter (and former Indy Indian) C Luke Carlin slipped a single into center...

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Morton Shines In Indianapolis Rehab Start, But Tribe Lose 4-3

Charlie Morton dazzled the Columbus Clippers for 7 innings, but a 9th-inning rally gave the Clippers the walk-off win.  Morton pitched 7.2 innings and struck out 8 batters.  His sinker was working well for him, and he showed good control, walking only one batter.  He gave up just one run on 6 hits, though the late rally robbed him of the win. Morton started his night’s work in an enviable position, with two runs already in his...

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Extra-Base Hits Give Indians Their First Win

The Indianapolis Indians took advantage of a fistful of extra-base hits as well as 4 hits by 2B Jordy Mercer, to earn their first win of the 2012 season.  The Tribe needed to hold off a 9th inning rally by the Toledo Mud Hens, but in doing so, they participated in what turned out to be the longest 9-inning game ever played at Fifth Third Field in Toledo:  3 hours, 57 minutes. Toledo got going first, scoring one run in the bottom of...

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Opening Day! Six Things For Indy Indians Fans To Watch For In April

The Indianapolis Indians open their season today, on the road in Toledo.  Most of the rest of the International League started last night, except for the Norfolk Tides and the Charlotte Knights, who were rained out in Charlotte.  The lights were on at Victory Field early this morning, even though the team is going on the road today. Here are six things for Indians fans to be watching for this month: 1. Starling Marte — This...

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Prospect Notebook: Alvarez and Jones Homer at Pirate City

Today was another camp day at Pirate City. Unlike yesterday, the Pirates only had one intersquad game going, this one lasting three and a half innings. Kyle McPherson and Justin Wilson were scheduled to throw in the game, with Pedro Alvarez and Garrett Jones over from major league camp to get at-bats. Alvarez and Jones hit every half inning for the first two and a half frames, getting five plate appearances each. Alvarez went 2-for-5...

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