A look at how the Indians Minor League affiliates fared Monday:
Triple-A Columbus (21-11) - Visiting Columbus defeated Scranton/Wilkes Barre 6-2, led by the strong pitching of the Clippers hurlers... RHP Josh Tomlin (3-1, 3.20 ERA) earned the win after scattered seven hits over five innings while limiting Iron Pigs to two runs...RHP Frank Hermann followed with two innings of hitless relief and RHP Jess Todd closed out the game with two innings of two-hit relief...1B Wes Hodges led the way on offense by going 3-for-5 with two doubles, two runs scored, a home run and three RBI...DH Shelley Duncan went 3-for-4 with two runs scored, a double and RBI...C Carlos Santana went 2-for-5 with a run scored, double and RBI.
Double-A Aeros (12-19) - The visiting Aeros could only manage to push one run across via a seventh inning RBI-double by 3B Jared Goedert, losing to Erie 4-1...The only batter to record multiple hits was 1B Beau Mills, who went 2-for-4...The tough-luck loser on the night was LHP and newcomer Kelvin De La Cruz, who deserved better in his Double-A debut. De La Cruz, who joined the Aeros from high Class-A Kinston, limited the SeaWolves to two runs on five hits, striking out seven over six strong innings.
High Class-A Kinston (13-18) - Visiting Kinston won its third consecutive game via a 5-0 shutout of Myrtle Beach...LHP T.J. McFarland (4-0, 0.59 ERA) set the tone early, allowing just two harmless hits over six innings while striking out six batters and walking none...LHP Chris Jones picked up where McFarland left off, adding three innings of one-hit ball the rest of the way for his first save of the season...Offensively, the K-Tribe was led by 3B Karexon Sanchez, who hit a two-run home run and had three RBI.
Low Class-A Lake County (22-10) - Host Lake County lost to Bowling Green 6-1...While the Hot Rods got on the board with a four-run sixth inning and added a pair of insurance runs late in the ninth inning, the Captains scored just once in the sixth via a solo home run by 3B Jeremie Tice...While RHP Brett Brach did not allow a run and scattered four hits over five innings, LHP Francisco Jimenez was tagged with his first loss of the season after dishing up four runs (three earned) on three hits in just 1/3 of an inning.