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Indians Down on the Farm

By sstorm Published: April 27, 2011

Here's how the Indians minor league teams fared Tuesday:

Triple-A Columbus (14-5) - The Clippers ran out to a 6-0 lead after the first three innings, then held on to beat host Gwinnett 7-5 at Coolray Field...LHP DAVID HUFF (2-0, 3.00 ERA) earned the win with a seven-inning outing in which he held the Braves to four runs on five hits...2B JASON KIPNIS went 2-for-5 with a triple...OF CHAD HUFFMAN continued his hot stretch, going 3-for-4 with two RBI...3B LONNIE CHISENHALL went 4-for-5 with two runs scored...RHP ZACH PUTNAM (1-0, 0.73 ERA), provided two scoreless innings with three strikeouts to record his third save of the season.

Double-A Akron (9-10) - The host Aeros split a doubleheader with Bowie, losing the first game 6-4 then rebounding to win the nightcap 1-0...In the first game. RHP AUSTIN ADAMS (1-2, 3.86 ERA) didn't even make it out of the first inning. He dished up three runs on three hits and three walks to the first eight batters he faced, including a three-run home run...RHP's PAOLO ESPINO, BRYAN PRICE and CHEN-CHANG LEE pitched the final 6 2/3 innings, combingin to giove up three more runs on 11 hits...LF TIM FEDROFF went 3-for-3 with a RBI-triple and 1B MATT MCBRIDE had two hits and two runs scored as the Aeros rallied for three runs in the seventh inning...In the second game, LHP ERIC BERGER (1-0, 2.13 ERA) gave the Areos four scoreless innings while striking out five in a spot start before giving way to LHP NICK HAGADONE (1-0, 0.00 ERA), who earned the win with three solid frames in which he limited the Baysox to one hit while striking out four...SS JUAN DIAZ's fifth-inning RBI single marked the game’s lone score. Diaz and OF DONNIE WEBB each had two hits.

High Class-A Kinston (6-11) - The host K-Tribe's game against Salem at Grainger Satdium was postponed due to rain. The clubs are scheduled to play make up the game as part of a doubleheader today.

Low Class-A Lake County (10-9) - The Captains late rally fell short, as they lost to host Fort Wayne 5-4...Spotting the Tin Caps a 5-0 lead through five innings, Lake County finally got on the board with 3B GIOVANNY URSHELA's solo home run in the sixth inning, followd by OF CARLOS MONCREIF's three-run homer in the seventh trimmed the deficit to a run...RHP CLAYTON COOK (1-1, 2.25 ERA) suffered his first loss of the season by allowing four runs on five hits in 3 1/3 innings...OF JASON SMIT had two of the team’s five hits.

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