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Indians down on the farm

By sstorm Published: June 20, 2011

Here's how the Indians minor league teams fared Sunday:  

Triple-A Columbus (47-23) - The Clippers have won 11 of their last 12 games following a 2-0 victory over Scranton Wilkes-Barre in the final game of a four-game series at PNC Field...LHP DAVID HUFF (6-2, 3.64 ERA) recorded his third consecutive dominant performance in tossing seven shutout innings while scattering just four hits...RHP JOSH JUDY pitched a scoreless ninth inning for his 10th save of the season...Columbus scored both of its run on solo home runs from OF CHAD HUFFMAN (in the second inning) and C LUKE CARLIN (in the fifth inning)...OF EZEQUIEL CARRERA and DH NICK JOHNSON each went 2-for-4.

Double-A Akron (33-37) - The Aeros gave up six runs with two outs in the top of the seventh inning in losing the rubber match of a three-game set with visiting Portland 7-2 at Canal Park...LHP KELVIN DE LA CRUZ (4-5, 4.41 ERA) suffered the loss after allowing five of the six runs in the seventh. He gave up eight hits, a walk and struck out four in 6 2/3 innings...OF TIM FEDROFF went 2-for-4 with a run scored...INF JUAN DIAZ was also 2-for-4 on the day.

High Class-A Kinston (38-31)- The K-Tribe rallied in their last at-bat to beat Lynchburg 7-6 to finsih the first half of the season at 38-31 - the best record in a single half for Kinston since the second half of 2007... RHP CLAYTON COOK (6-4, 3.33 ERA) did not earn a decision after giving up three runs on five hits in four innings and left the game with a 4-3 lead...But RHP STEVEN WRIGHTwas unable to hold the Lynchburg offense scoreless in five innings of relief, allowing three runs on six hits and a walk while recording his first win of the season with the help of a Kinston offense in which every batter hit the ball at least once on the night...INF ADAM ABRAHAM doubled to open the inning, and INF TYLER CANNONcapped his outstanding night at the plate with a sacrifice fly to drive in the go-ahead run. Cannon went 1-3 with a home run and four RBI, giving him three home runs and 14 RBI on the season...Abraham went 1-for-1 with four walks and three runs scored on the night to lead the Indians to their fifth win in six days.

Low Class-A Lake County (28-41) - The Captains bats heated up in extra innings Sunday, rallying to top West Michigan Whitecaps 10-5 in 13 innings...LHP J.D. REICHENBACH (1-0, 0.00 ERA) did not earn a decision after allowing four runs (three earned) on four hits and no walks in 5 1/3 innings...The Captains were losing 5-4 entering the ninth inning, but with two men on base, OF CARLOS MONCRIEFhit a RBI single to send the game into extra innings before...In the 13th inning, the Captains exploded for five runs on six hits to grab the win...OF JORDAN CASAS went 5-for-7...INF NICK BARTOLONE went 4-for-5 with a walk, three runs scored and three RBI...RHP NICKOLAS SARIANIDES (4-3, 3.16 ERA) threw two scoreless innings of relief for the Captains and recorded his fourth win of the season.

Rookie-level Mahoning Valley (2-1)- The Scrappers offense proved to be too much for Jamestown, winning 5-2 to pick up their first series victory of the season...Mahoning Valley had a 2-0 lead when starter LHP KIRK WETMORE (1-0, 0.00 ERA) left the game after five innings, giving up two hits and two walks...The Scrappers added a few more runs in the seventh, an inning featuring three hits, two walks and two stolen bases. C JAKE LOWERY went 3-for-4 with two doubles and four RBI...OF AARON SILIGA went 2-for-4 with a run scored.


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