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 Lose Game 2 Slug-Fest, Cole Done In 3rd Inning

Charlotte Knights  14,  Indianapolis Indians  13 (Box)   The Indianapolis Indians find themselves in a precarious position after tonight’s game at Victory Field.  After falling behind the Knights by a score of 9-0, the Indians battled back to within one run of Charlotte, but could not take that final step for the win.  That gives the Knights a 2-games-to-none lead in this 5-game playoff series, as the series moves to...

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Indians Fall To Knights In First Playoff Game

Charlotte Knights  8,   Indianapolis Indians  1 (Box)   A busy first inning was all the Charlotte Knights needed to defeat the Indianapolis Indians at Victory Field tonight in the first game of the first round of the International League playoffs.  Knights’ starter Charlie Leesman dominated the Indians’ batters, allowing just one run on 6 hits and one walk, with 6 strikeouts in 8 innings of work.   The Knights...

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Indians Slug Out 16 Hits As Irwin Takes His 3rd Win

Indianapolis Indians  11,  Louisville Bats  6 (Box)  (rain-shortened, 7.5 innings)   The Indianapolis Indians took the name of the Louisville ball park to heart this evening:  Slugger Field.  They slugged 16 hits for 11 runs to swamp the Louisville Bats.  The Indians scored in each of the first 6 innings, as every member of the lineup reached base at least once.  2B Hector Luna had 4 hits, including a double and a homer, and...

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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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