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Indians down on the farm

By sstorm Published: August 23, 2011

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

Triple-A Columbus (80-50) - The host Clippers suffered another blowout loss to Buffalo in a 10-2 loss in the second game of a four-game series at Huntington Park. Through the first two games of the series, the Bisons have outscored the Clippers 25-5... RHP COREY KLUBER (7-9, 5.80 ERA) took the loss after dishing  up seven runs (six earned) on eight hits, including three home runs in five innings despite striking out seven batters and issuing just one walk...Columbus got off to such a slow start, it was already trailing  7-0 through four  innings...The Clippers scored their only two runs on INF JARED GOEDERT's solo home run in the fifth and INF CORD PHELPS’ RBI single in the eighth. Goedert went 2-for-4 with a double, home run, RBI and run scored...Columbus also struggled defensively with three errors leading to two unearned runs.

Double-A Akron (65-62) - The Aeros are now 1-4 over their last five games after being shutout in a rubber match 2-0 to host Richmond at The Diamond...Both starting pitchers were dominant for most of the night, but it was Akron’s RHP STEVE WRIGHT who blinked first in giving up two earned runs in the bottom of the eighth to break the scoreless tie...The Aeros had just two hits as Wright suffered the loss despite a solid outing in which he allowed the two runs on three hits and a walk while striking out seven in seven innings. INF CRISTO ARNAL and INF KAREXON SANCHEZ were the only Akron players to collect a hit.  

High Class-A Kinston (30-25 in 2nd half) - The K-Tribe won an offensive  battle in a 8-7 over host Myrtle Beach at BB&T Coastal Field...RHP CLAYTON COOK was roughed up early, allowing six runs on five hits in just 2 1/3 innings...Myrtle Beach starter LHP MIGUEL DE LOS SANTOS wasn’t much better, giving up seven runs on nine hits in  3 1/3 innings...Kinston had a 5-1 lead following a four-run second inning, but the Pelicans immediately responded with a five-run third inning...After several lead changes and a 7-7 tie game, INF JESUS AGUILAR gave Kinston the lead for good with a solo home run in the sixth inning...RHP TORU MURATA (2-2, 1.99 ERA) picked up the win after tossing 3 2/3 scoreless innings of relief and RHP PRESTON GUILMET held on to record his league-best 33rd save of the season.

Low Class-A Lake County (21-34 in 2nd half) - C MOISES MONTERO blasted a two-run home rin in the sixth inning to lead the Captains to a 4-3 victory over Fort Wayne at Classic Park...LHP J.D. REICHENBACH (7-1, 3.23 ERA) gave a strong performance, allowing just one run on seven hits in six innings to earn the win...RHP KYLE BLAIR gave up two runs (one earned) in the ninth but RHP DALE DICKERSON stopped the damage to record his third save of the year...The Captains took a 2-1 lead on back-to-back RBI doubles from DH BRIAN HEERE and INF NICK BARTOLONE in the fifth and never looked back...INF RONNY RODRIGUEZ went 2-for-4 with a double and run scored. 

Short-Season Mahoning Valley (33-27) - The Scrappers game at Batavia was postponed due to rain and is scheduled to be made up as part of a doubleheader Monday at Dwyer Stadium...The Scrappers are 2 1/2 games out of the Wild Card spot behind Brooklyn (34-25) and Williamsport (36-25)...C JAKE LOWERY leads the league in doubles (20), extra-base hits (26), walks (42) and is seventh in RBI (36)…INF TONY WOLTERS is first in the league in runs scored (41), second in hits (68) and tied for eighth in batting average (.302), while also leading the club with 17 stolen bases (tied for seventh).


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