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Indians Down on the Farm

By sstorm Published: April 20, 2011

Here's how the Tribe's four minor league teams fared Tuesday:

Triple-A Columbus (8-5) - The host Clippers were doubled up by Loiusville 4-2...Columbus was held to just four hits on the night, with its two runs coming on 1B WES HODGES RBI ground out that scored SS LUIS VALBUENA in the third inning and C PAUL PHILLIPS RBI fielder's choice that scored LF JERAD HEAD in the fourth inning...LHP SCOTT BARNES, just called up from Double-A Akron, allowed all of the Bats' runs, giving up four runs (three earned) on four hits and five walks in five innings...RHP's JENSEN LEWIS, FRANK HERRMANN and CARLTON SMITH combined to give the Clippers four innings of scoreless relief.

Double-A Akron (7-6) - New Aeros RHP Brett Brach earned the win in Double-A debut, shuting out host Altoona 3-0 at Prince George’s Stadium. Brach allowed just two hits in tossing six scoreless innings and striking out four. Brach and Baysox starter ZACH CLARK dueled for five innings until Clark gave up a two-run home run to Aeros SS JUAN DIAZ in the sixth inning to break the scoreless tie...RF JOHN DRENNEN tacked on an insurance run in the seventh inning with a solo home run and now owns a hit in a team-high seven consecutive games...RHP BRYAN PRICE contributed two scoreless innings of relief of Brach in which he allowed just one hit and RHP MATT LANGWELL earned the save with a scoreless ninth inning.

High Class-A Kinston (3-8) - 2B JUSTIN TOOLE went 4-for-5 with four RBI as Kinston batters combined to rack up 17 hits en route to a 7-3 win over Wilmington, the highest hit total for the K-Tribe since last June...LHP DREW POMERANZ, Cleveland's No. 1 draft pick last summer, allowed three runs on three hits and three walks while striking out five in just four innings of work...RHP TRAVIS TUREK earned his second win of the season when he limited the Blue Rocks to just one hit over four strong innings...RHP PRESTON GUILMET struck out the side for a perfect ninth inning.

Low Class-A Kinston (6-6) - The host Captains and Lansing Lugnuts were postponed due to inclement weather. The game is scheduled to be made up today as part of a doubleheader beginning at 5 p.m. at Classic Park.

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