Indians Move Above .500 With 6th Straight Win

IMG_2378The Tribe added two more insurance runs in the 4th. �RF Brandon Moss led off with a walk, and Carlin (photo) blooped a single into left field, moving Moss to second base. �After two outs, Jose Tabata slipped a single through the hole into right field to drive in Moss. �Neil Walker followed with a liner into center field, and Carlin scored too. �Indians 4, PawSox 0.

The Indians put a runner on base with a walk in the 6th, 7th, and 9th innings (Friday, Walker, and Myrow respectively). �They threatened again in the 8th inning, loading the bases with singles by 1B Steve Pearce, Moss, and Friday. �But a strike out and a grounder force out ended that inning, leaving 3 runners on base.

After Pawtucket scored in the 6th, Daniel McCutchen worked around a walk to keep the PawSox scoreless in the 7th. �The newest member of the Indians’ bullpen, Mike Dubee, relieved McCutchen to begin the 8th inning. �He walked two batters in his Indians’ debut, but got 1B Aaron Bates to bounce into a 6-4-3 (Friday to Bernier to Pearce) double play to end the inning. �Wil Ledezma pitched the 9th inning for the Tribe. �He got a strikeout, then walked 3B Jorge Jimenez, but finished the PawSox off with two more strikeouts.

Indians’ Hitting Gem of the Game: �Luke Carlin’s triple in the 2nd inning. �”I didn’t know if I had it (a triple) at all, but there was one out, so I decided to go for it,” said Carlin in the post-game interview.

Indians’ Defensive Gem of the Game: �The double play by Brian Friday, Doug Bernier, and Steve Pearce in the 8th inning. �It ended a small threat, but made sure that Mike Dubee’s AAA debut was a happy one.

The Indians have one more game in Pawtucket, on Friday, then will travel to Lehigh Valley for four more.

NOTES:

As noted, Mike Dubee was promoted from Altoona, where he had made 6 relief appearances, for a total of 9.2 innings. �He gave up only one run in his time with the Curve, for a 0.93 ERA, along with 7 hits, 2 walks, and struck out 6. �Oppponents were hitting .206 against him. �Dubee arrived in Pawtucket about 2 hours before game time.

Kevin Hart was placed on the DL with right biceps tendinitis, creating the roster space for Dubee. �Hart is due for more examinations of his arm on Friday.

Go Tribe!

(Photos by Nancy)

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