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Indians down on the farm

By sstorm Published: July 25, 2011

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

Triple-A Coumbus (64-38) - The Clippers were held to just two hits in a 4-0 loss to Lehigh Valley as three Iron Pigs pitchers held the Clippers to two singles...RHP JOE MARTINEZ (6-4, 4.10 ERA) took the loss after giving up three runs on eight hits (including two solo home runs), while striking out six and walking none over six innings...OF TIM FEDROFF reached base safely four times on a single and three walks...INF NICK JOHNSON also singled and walked once...The game marked only the third time in 102 games this season the Clippers have been shutout.

Double-A Akron (54-48) - The Aeros lost 4-3 on a walk-off home run at host Erie...Closer and RHP CORY BURNS (2-4, 2.79 ERA) blew only his second save of the season after giving up the homer in the bottom of the ninth...Akron trailed 2-0 through seven innings until C CHUN CHEN hit a three-run shome run in the eighth inning to put the Aeros ahead 3-2 lead. But in the bottom of the ninth, Burns walked INF AUDY CIRIACO and gave up the game-winning homer to OF DEIK SCRAM as Erie avoided the sweep...Burns entered the game having allowed just two runs in his last 22 2/3 innings - spanning 21 games...LHP MATT PACKER allowed just two earned runs on five hits and three walks while striking out five over seven innings...OF MATT MCBRIDE went 2-for-3 with a run scored and a walk.

High Class-A Kinston (18-10 in 2nd half) - The K-Tribe's bullpen lived up to the challenge and backed RHP STEVEN WRIGHT (1-2, 4.46 ERA) and the Indians offense in a 7-5 win over Wilmington...Wright struggled in his fourth start of the season, allowing five runs (four earned) on 10 hits and four walks...INF TYLER CANNON’S second-inning triple drove in two runs for Kinston and tied the game at two before OF DELVI CID added an RBI single in the fourth inning, and OF ANTHONY GALLAS was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to plate another run...RHP KYLE LANDIS (5-0, 0.96 ERA) recorded the win with 1 2/3 innings of scoreless relief...RHP PRESTON GUILMET (1-1, 1.74 ERA) earned his 26th save of the season .

Low Class-A Lake County (11-18 in 2nd half) - In his first start of the season for the Captains, RHP FELIX STERLING (1-0, 1.50 ERA) lead Lake County to a 6-1 victory - just their third win in nine games...Sterling allowed one run on three hits in six innings, picking up the first win by any Lake County starter in nine games...The Captains hit the ball well all night, and Sterling exited the game with a 6-1 lead...INF GIOVANNY URSHELA went 3-for-4 with a walk and a RBI...OF BRIAN HEERE went 2-for-2 with a walk and two RBIs...Lake County’s pitching staff limited the Kernels to three hits in the game.LHP KYLE PETTER (2-2, 1.93 ERA) and RHP CLAYTON EHLERT (1-2, 1.83 ERA) combined to toss three innings of perfect relief.

Short-Season Mahoning Valley (21-16) - The Scrappers nwere shut out 6-0 by the Renegades, who jumped on Mahoning Valley starter RHP WILL ROBERTS (0-1, 4.66 ERA) for five runs in the first inning...The Scrappers were unable to string together any hits to get their offense started, and Hudson Valley held them to just three hits in the game...INF EVAN FRAZAR went 1-for-3 for the Scrappers.

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