Indianapolis Indians  9,  Louisville Bats  4



Starling Marte's grand slam sealed the deal for the Indians.

A huge 9th inning, which included a go-ahead RBI by RF Alex Presley and a Grand Slam by CF Starling Marte, gave the Indians a come-from-behind-in-a-big-way victory over the Louisville Bats at Louisville Slugger Field this evening.  Starter Jeff Locke did not figure into the decision, but he pitched 6.1 innings and struck out 11 batters.  The Indians collected 11 hits, with 5 batters posting 2 hits each:  Marte, LF Jeff Larish, 1B Jeff Clement, 3B Jordy Mercer, and 2B Anderson Hernandez.   The other hit was a homer by Presley.

Jeff Locke, in his first start since returning from a brief visit to the Pirates, buzzed through the first six innings tonight.  H...

To continue reading the rest of this article, subscribe to Pirates Prospects. Subscribers get access to every article on the site, along with all of our exclusive live coverage of the Pirates' minor league system, all for a very low monthly or yearly rate.

If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail