When starting pitcher Corey Kluber struck out Jerry Sands to open the top of the seventh inning of Sunday afternoon’s game at Huntington Park, the Columbus Clippers appeared to have seized the high ground over the Indianapolis Indians. Five Clippers’ tallies over the fourth and fifth innings had cooled off hot Indianapolis starter Andy Oliver. Columbus’ 5-2 lead presented a clear eight-out path to victory.
Few could have foreseen the seismic shift that followed.
Before Columbus could record another out, ten consecutive Indians had reached base and nine had crossed home plate. Indianapolis, seemingly drifting to a third defeat in four games in Ohio’s capital city, now stood clearly in command, and the Indians did not relinquish their advantage until they secured a 12-7 victory.
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