Mike Crotta kept rolling along, facing the minimum number of batters in the 6th and 7th.� 2B Chase Lambin led off the 6th with a single, but he too was erased with a double play, started by SS Argenis Diaz, and relaying through 2B Brian Friday and 1B Jeff Clement.� Crotta came out to begin the 8th, and got the first two outs, a strikeout and a fly out.� Then he gave up a triple into the alley in right-center.� That was all for Crotta.� He had thrown 102 pitches (63 strikes), and 4 runs (3 earned) on 6 hits and a walk in 7.1 innings.� He also struck out 6 Chiefs' batters.
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Derek Hankins began his AAA career in a less-than-auspicious manner.� He came on to relieve Crotta in the bottom of the 8th, with two outs and Pete Orr standing on third base.� On Hankin's 3-1 pi...
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