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Indians Down on the Farm

By sstorm Published: April 13, 2011

Here’s how the Indians four minor league clubs fared Tuesday:

Triple-A Columbus Clippers (4-2) – The Clippers were swept in a double header by host Louisville by scores of 4-2 and the first game, RHP COREY KLUBER made his first start of the season and gave up three runs (two earned) in five innings...5.0 innings. INF's JORDAN BROWN and LUIS VALBUENA each hit solo home runs. In the second game, DH CORD PHELPS continued his hot start by going 3-for-4 with a run scored...LHP DAVID HUFF had a chance to pick up his second win, but gave up three runs to send the game into extra innings with the score tied 4-4 after seven innings...After the Clippers offense were unable to score in the top of the eighth inning, RHP JOSH JUDY took the loss after dishing up a home run as the Bats clinched the nightcap in walk-off fashion.

Double-A Aeros (2-3) – The Aeros were blanked 2-0 in a loss to visiting Altoona...LHP KELVIN DE LA CRUZ (0-2) allowed just two unearned runs in the third inning, but also walked three in five innings...Indians OF GRADY SIZEMORE played for the second consecutive day for the first time in his rehab assignment, going 0-for-3 with a walk and strikeout...RHP JOE SMITH, who is also on a rehab assignment from the Indians, struck out two batters after pitching a scoreless sixth inning...C CHUN CHEN, 1B MATT MCBRIDE, 3B KYLE BELLOWS and OF DONNIE WEBB each had a hit for the Aeros.

High Class-A Kinston (1-4) - The host K-Tribe The Indians were edged 7-6 by Wilmington...A throwing error by INF CASEY FRAWLEY led to an unearned run in the top of the ninth inning to give the Blue Rocks the lead for good...INF ADAM ABRAHAM and OF BO GREENWELL each had solo home runs...OF TYLER HOLT went 3-for-3 with a walk and run scored...RHP TYLER STURDEVANT took the loss after allowing a run on a hit and a walk in two innings of relief work.

Low Class-A Lake County (3-3) – The Captains lost 2-1 to Dayton. Lake County's lone run came on OF JASON SMIT's RBI-double in the ninth inning...RHP MICHAEL GOODNIGHT took the tough loss despite allowing just one run on two hits over five innings while striking out five.


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