Indianapolis Indians  8,  Charlotte Knights  0

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Phil Irwin struck out 11 batters tonight.

A tremendous start by pitcher Phil Irwin plus a 5-run 6th inning gave the Indianapolis Indians the boost they needed to win a do-or-die game over the Charlotte Knights tonight at Knights' Stadium in the suburbs of Charlotte, NC.  Irwin pitched 7 shutout innings and allowed just 2 hits and one walk, while he struck out 11 Charlotte batters.  The Indians put up 10 hits, led by 3B Hector Luna, who had 3 of those hits.

Irwin was the dominating force in the game.  He started out a bit shakily, hitting the first batter he faced, DH Greg Golson with a pitch, and then committing a balk to put Golson on second base.  2B Drew Garcia tapped a grounder back to the mound.  Irwin scooped ...

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