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Saturday's around the minors

By sstorm Published: July 18, 2010

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

Triple-A Columbus (56-37) - Visiting Columbus was shut out 4-0 by Norfolk...RHP Josh Tomlin (8-4, 2.66 ERA) pitched seven innings, but gave up four runs (three earned) over the first four innings of the game to take the loss. He also dished up three home runs...DH Josh Rodriguez and 2B Cord Phelps were the only two Clippers batters to record two hits...Former Indians No. 1 pick Michael Aubrey (2003) enjoyed a good night at the plate against his former team and organization, going 2-for-3 with two home runs for the Tides.

Double-A Akron (48-45) - Host Akron came from behind to top Erie 6-5...LHP Eric Berger allowed five runs on eight hits over six innings, but did not figure into the decision...RF Matt McBride went 1-for-3with a two-run double and LF Jerad Head homered.

High Class-A Kinston (8-13 in second half) - Visiting Kinston lost 6-3 to Potomac...RHP Joe Mahalic (3-5, 4.39 ERA) took the loss after giving up four runs on seven hits in just 4 2/3 innings...RF Lucas Montero went 3-for-4...CF Donnie Webb went 2-for-4 with a double, home run and RBI.

Low Class-A Lake County (11-10 in second half) - Visiting Lake County crushed Cedar Rapids 10-1...LHP Matt Packer (8-4, 1.65 ERA) had a strong outing, giving up just one run while scattering seven hits over seven innings for the win...DH Chris Kersten had just one hit, but it was a big one - an eighth-inning grand slam to spark a seven-run inning...RF Greg Folgia went 3-for-5 with a double, home run and three RBI.

Short-season Mahoning Valley (11-17) - Host Mahoning Valley topped Williamsport 7-4...RHP Owen Dew pitched six strong innings, not allowing a run on three hits, but did not figure into the decision...CF Jordan Casas went 3-for-5 with two doubles, a triple and two RBI...RF Carlos Moncrief went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI.


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