Louisville Bats  4,  Indianapolis Indians  1

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Gorkys Hernandez had the only RBI and the only extra-base hit for the Indians.

Another late-inning rally by  the Bats... another game in which the Indians led 1-0 for several innings, and then lost in the end.  Tonight, at Louisville Slugger Field in Louisville, KY, the Bats' rally came in the bottom of the 8th.  Four runs, two forced in by the Indians' pitching staff, gave the Bats the win, and ended the first half of this 8-game showdown between the Indians and the Bats with a 2-2 split.

The game started on a high note for the Indians' pitching staff.  Jeff Locke was promoted to the Indians a few days ago from AA Altoona, where he had made 22 starts plus one "relief" appearance.  In 125 innings, Locke allowed 118 hits but o...

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