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Indians down on the farm

By sstorm Published: June 23, 2011

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

Triple-A Columbus (50-23) - In his first action since June 11, 3B LONNIE CHISENHALL had four hits to lead the Clippers to their 14th win in 15 games with a 13-7 victory over Toledo. Chisenhall, who suffered a concussion while sliding into third base in Buffalo, went 4-for-6 with a home run, triple and a career-high six RBI. Chishenhall's three-run shot in the top of the eighth inning broke a 7-7 tie and put the Columbus up for good...OF EZEQUIEL CARRERA went 3-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored...INF LUIS VALBUENA hit a three-run home run in the third inning, going  2-for-4...RHP CARLTON SMITH (2-1, 4.50 ERA) pitched two hitless innings to pick up the winas the Clippers collected 14 hits.

Double-A Akron (34-38) - The Aeros gave up three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and lost the second game of a three-game series against Binghamton, 3-2...LHP MATT PACKER (2-8, 5.60 ERA) gave up all three runs and took the loss, despite limiting the B-Mets to just three hits and striking out seven in 5 1/3 innings...Akron got off to solid start, scoring 2 runs on INF KYLE BELLOWS’ RBI double and a wild pitch in the second inning. However, Akron was unable to put another run on the board for the remaining of the game...INF JUAN DIAZ went 3-for-5 with a run scored, but he had two fielding errors...OF JORDAN HENRY finished the day 3-for-4 with a walk and stolen base.

High Class-A Kinston (38-31 - first half, second place) - The California League defeated the Carolina League 6-1 in Modesto, Ca., in the All-Star game...Kinston INF JUSTIN TOOLE did not start but went 0-1 and played third base...LHP DREW POMERANZ threw a scoreless inning of relief, allowing just one walk...RHP PRESTON GUILMET tossed 1/3 of an inning, allowing a hit while striking out a batter...Kinston Manager AARON HOLBERT helped manage the the Carolina League All-Stars...Lake Elsinore INF JEDD GYORKO was named the Cal League’s MVP. Gyorko fielded an inning-ending double play at third base and had a hit and RBI in the game.

Low Class-A Lake County (28-41 - first half, eighth place) - The Midwest League Western All Stars topped the Midwest League Eastern All Stars 8-3 at Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport, Iowa...Lake County C ALEX MONSALVE went 0-for-2, while INF ARGENIS MARTINEZ went 1-for-2 with a RBI single...LHP MIKE RAYL, RHP's MICHAEL GOODNIGHT and CLAYTON EHLERT and OF ANTHONY GALLAS were named All Stars, but did not make an appearance in the game. Lake County Manager TED KUBIAK managed the Midwest League Eastern All Stars, and he was assisted by Captains coaches JIM RICKON and JEFF HARRIS...Burlington Bees INF NINO LEYJA was awarded the MVP. He hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning, his first of the season.

Rookie-level Mahoning Valley (6-2) - The Scrappers earned a 4-3 walk-off victory against Batavia in 11 innings...Scrappers RHP JOSEPH COLON (0-1, 7.36 ERA) did not earn the win, but tossed five shutout innings of one-hit baseball while striking out four...OF AARON SILIGA homered in the fourth inning and Mahoning Valley capitalized on the Muckdogs mistakes late in the game when INF JORDAN SMITH drew a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the 11th inning for the win...LHP KYLE PETTER (1-0, 0.00 ERA) tossed  2 1/3 scoreless innings to earn the win.

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