Indianapolis Indians  8,  Toledo Mud Hens  4

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Gerrit Cole struck out 7 batters in 6 innings.

"Nervous" probably didn't even begin to cover it.  Gerrit Cole, the Pirates' first round draft pick from 2011, was promoted to Indianapolis, and today made his AAA debut, starting against the Toledo Mud Hens at Victory Field tonight.  It didn't start out as Cole would have liked -- in fact, many pitchers probably have nightmares that begin like this.  The first three Mud Hens' batters that Cole faced (CF Justin Henry, LF Jared Head, and RF Ben Guez) all singled, on what appeared to be fastballs up in the zone.  With the bases loaded and no outs, DH John Lindsey took a fly ball deep to left, for a sacrifice fly that drove in Henry.  1B Danny Dorn followed with a triple to the...

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