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Friday's around the minors

By sstorm Published: July 17, 2010

A look at how the Indians Minor League affiliates fared Friday:

Triple-A Columbus (56-36) - Visiting Columbus lost a 12-9 slugfest to Norfolk...LHP David Huff was scratched from his scheduled start, presumably to make a spot start in Cleveland Saturday in the second game of a day/night double header against Detroit...In Huff's place, five members of the Clippers bullpen pitched in, including RHP Justin Germano, who gave up four runs (one earned) on six hits over 3 2/2 innings...The only pitcher to not allow a run was RHP Jensen Lewis, who pitched just 1/3 of an inning, retiring the batter he faced via strikeout...SS Josh Rodriguez led the offense, going 3-for-6 with four RBI.

Double-A Akron (47-45) - Host Akron crushed Erie 8-1...RHP Paolo Espino (9-3, 3.76 ERA) cruised to his ninth win of the season (tied for second-most in the league) by tossing six shutout innings. He allowed just three hits, did not walk a batter and struck out five...CF Tim Fedroff went 2-for-4 with a double, triple and two RBI.

High Class-A Kinston (8-12 in second half) - Visiting Kinston lost 8-7 to Potomac...LHP T.J. McFarland was rocked for six runs - including two home runs - on eight hits over 5 1/3 innings...3B Kyle Bellows went 3-for-4 with three RBI.

Low Class-A Lake County (11-10 in second half) - Visiting Lake County was defeated by Quad Cities 5-1...RHP Clayton Cook (4-6, 3.83 ERA) allowed four runs on five hits in five innings to suffer the loss...LF Tim Palinscar went 2-for-4 as the only Captains player to record multiple hits in the game.

Short-season Mahoning Valley (11-17) - Visiting Mahoning Valley lost 2-1 top Brooklyn...LHP Michael Rayl (0-3, 3.25 ERA) took the loss after giving up both of the Cyclones runs on five hits over five innings...CF Kevin Rucker drove in the lone RBI, going 2-for-3.


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