Jordy Mercer hit a three run homer today.

The Indianapolis Indians concluded their season-opening road trip with a mid-day loss to the Columbus Clippers at Huntington Park in Columbus, Ohio.  The Indians were held to just 4 hits, while the Clippers had 11.

Jeff Locke made his second start of the season for the Tribe, and had a so-so outing.  He began his day by giving up a long fly ball to Columbus 2B Cord Phelps, which hit the top of the padding on the center field wall and bounced away from Tribe CF Starling Marte and over toward left field.  By the time Marte chased the ball down and got it back to the infield, Phelps had reached third base for a triple.  Moments later, a sacrifice fly by DH Matt LaPorta brought Phelps in with the first run of the game.

Locke's teammates tied i...

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