Indianapolis Indians  5,  Louisville Bats  3

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Jeff Locke earned his second win of the season.

A strong effort by starter Jeff Locke, effective relief pitching, and timely hitting gave the Indians the win over the Louisville Bats at Victory field tonight, and tied this 5-game series at 2 games each.  Locke earned his second win of the season with a 6-inning start, allowing just one run on 3 hits and 2 walks.  He struck out 6 Bats, and did it on 99 pitches (55 strikes).

Locke began his outing with two hitless and scoreless innings, walking just one batter.  With one out in the 3rd, he gave up Louisville's first hit -- to the Bats' starter Andrew Brackman.  Brackman hit a sharp grounder to the right of second base.  2B Brian Friday made a desperate dive for the ball...

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