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Tuesday's around the minors

By sstorm Published: August 31, 2010

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

Triple-A Columbus (77-61) - The visiting Clippers topped Indianapolis 5-2, scoring a pair of insurance runs in the ninth to seal the victory...RHP Paolo Espino (3-2, 4.30 ERA) earned the win in limiting the Indians to two run on three hits while striking out seven over seven strong frames...2B Cord Phelps went 2-for-3 with two doubles, a run scored and RBI...3B Jared Goedert homered and drove in a pair of runs.

Double-A Akron (69-66) - The visiting Aeros scored four runs in the first inning and never looked back, using 15 hits to defeat Trenton soundly, 10-4...RHP Steven Wright (2-1, 3.22 ERA) picked up the win with three shutout relief innings of starter and RHP Shane Lindsay...DH Jerad Head led the offensive explosion in going 2-for-6 with three RBI, a double and run scored...1B Beau Mills also had a big night at the plate, going 2-for-4 with three RBI, two runs scored and a home run.

High Class-A Kinston (33-30 in second half) - Visiting Kinston defeated Frederick 9-2 by finishing strong with with six of the K-Tribe's runs coming from the seventh inning on...RHP Marty Popham (4-4, 4.28 ERA) held the Keys to two runs (none earned) on two hits over six innings to record the win...3B Kyle Bellows went 2-for-5 with three RBI, two runs scored, a home run and double to lead the offense...C Chun Chen went 2-for-4 with with two RBI, two doubles and two runs scored.

Low Class-A Lake County (32-32 in second half) - Host Lake County shut out South Bend 1-0 with 2B Argenis Reyes scoring the game's lone run in the eighth inning on a throwing error by the Silver Hawks shortstop...LHP Francisco Jimenez limited the Silver Hawks to three harmless hits over five innings but did not factor into the decision......LF Tyler Holt was the only Captain batter to garner two hits on the night, going 2-for-4.

Short-season Mahoning Valley (29-42) - Host Mahoning Valley lost 3-1 to Auburn, as the Doubledays scored a pair of runs in the ninth inning to break a 1-1 tie and win the game...RHP Michael Goodnight did not allow a run and limited Auburn to just one hit over five innings while striking out six, but did not figure into the decision...1B Jesus Aguilar went 2-for-4 with a double as the only Scrappers batter to reach multiple hits in the game.


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