A look at how the Indians Minor League affiliates fared Friday:
Triple-A Columbus (10-6) - The Clippers took advantage of five walks, a passed ball and an error to score five late runs and defeat the Toledo Mud Hens 6-2 at Fifth Third Field. LHP Scott Lewis allowed only two unearned runs in five innings while RHP Josh Tomlin tossed three perfect innings of relief to earn the win.
Just as important as the win was the fact that the Indians top prospect - C Carlos Santana - played for the first time since being taken out of Sunday's game after fouling a ball off his knee. He was 0-for-2 with three walks.
"It was a foul tip on the left knee," Santana told the Columbus Dispatch Sunday. "It hurt. But I think I'll be ready in a couple of days. (Last) Sunday, I got foul-tipped on the right ankle. Today, it's the left knee. It sure hurts, but it is part of the game."
Double-A Aeros (6-10) - Akron suffered yet another loss, this one a 12-9 defeat by host Bowie despite posting a six-run fourth inning...RHP Zach Putnam gave up six runs (five earned) off eight hits and three walks in just four innings...1B Beau Mills sparked the big fourth inning with a three-run double and 3B Lonnie Chisenhall went 3-for-5 with a run scored and RBI.¶
High Class-A Kinston (5-10) - Myrtle Beach rallied from a four run deficit to defeat host Kinston 6-5 Friday at Grainger Stadium...A trio of K-Tribe players registered multiple hits in 1B Nate Recknagel (2-for-4 with two runs scored and a double), C Richard Martinez (2-for-4 with a double and RBI) and LF Lucas Montero (2-for-5 with a home run)...RHP Joseph Mahalic limited Myrtle Beach to just one run on five hits through 5 2/3 innings.
Low Class-A Lake County (13-3) - The Captains topped host Bowling Green 3-2 with RHP Curtis Haley holding the Hot Rods to two runs over five innings while a trio of relievers kept them off the board as well over the final four innings...RF Casey Frawley went 2-for-3 with a double and 1B Ben Carlson had a 2-for-4 night that included a double, RBI and run scored.