Indianapolis Indians  6,  Syracuse Chiefs  2

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Matt Hague had 3 hits tonight.

The Indianapolis Indians exploded with 4 runs in the top of the 9th to break a 2-2 tie with the Syracuse Chiefs at Alliance Bank Stadium in Syracuse, NY.  Phil Irwin, just promoted to the Indians from AA Altoona made his AAA debut tonight and lasted 4 innings, but did not factor into the decision.  1B Matt Hague went 3-for-5 at the plate, and drove in the first insurance run in the 9th inning.

All of the early scoring happened in the 4th inning.  The Indians began the top of the 4th with back-to-back singles by RF Jose Tabata and Matt Hague.  After a strikeout, C Tony Sanchez hit a broken-bat grounder to short.  He was out at first, but it was as good as a sacrifice bunt, moving both run...

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