Charlie Morton dazzled the Columbus Clippers for 7 innings, but a 9th-inning rally gave the Clippers the walk-off win.  Morton pitched 7.2 innings and struck out 8 batters.  His sinker was working well for him, and he showed good control, walking only one batter.  He gave up just one run on 6 hits, though the late rally robbed him of the win.

Morton made an outstanding rehab start for the Indians.

Morton started his night's work in an enviable position, with two runs already in his back pocket.  CF Starling Marte ripped the second pitch over the game on a rising line drive over the center field wall.  SS Brian Friday followed with a line drive single to center field, and when Columbus starter Chris Seddon made a wild throw on a pickoff attempt, Friday dashed around to third base.  DH...

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