A look at how the Indians Minor League affiliates fared Sunday:
Triple-A Columbus (20-11) - Visiting Columbus needed extra innings, but went on to top host Lehigh Valley 4-3 in 10 innings after DH Shelley Duncan doubled then scored on 3B Jared Head's fielder's choice in which he scrambled to beat the throw for what otherwise would have been an inning-ending double play...Duncan was 2-for-5 with two runs scored...2B Jason Donald continues to knock the parent-club Indians door for a shot at the majors with three hits in five at-bats that included a triple and run scored...C and the Indians top prospect C Carlos Santana had one hit.
Double-A Aeros (12-18) - The visiting Aeros managed just three hits and fell 5-2 at Reading...RF John Drennen, 2B Cord Phelps and C Damaso Espino were the only Akron batters to garner hits...However, it was CF Tim Fedroff and 1B Beau Mills who each drove in a run...RHP Zach Putnam limited the Phillies to just one run while scattering eight hits over five innings but did not figure into the decision...RHP Neil Wagner allowed four runs (two earned) in the ninth for the blown save and loss which was aided by a passed ball and outfield error.
High Class-A Kinston (12-18) - Host Kinston won its second consecutive game, rallying for a run in the bottom of the 10th inning against Potomac....1B Nate Recknagel went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and a double...RF Abner Abreu went went 2-for-3 with two walks, a triple, a RBI and runs scored...RHP Joe Gardner limited Potomac to hits over five innings...RHP Brian Grening, who was sent down from Double-A Akron, was first was tagged with a blown save after dishing up two runs in two innings but then earned the win thanks to Abreu's game-winning run-scoring line drive in extra innings.
Low Class-A Lake County (22-9) - Visiting Lake County won both ends of a double header, each by a score of 5-4...In a first game that was shortened to seven innings, the Captains rallied for a pair of runs in the top of the seventh inning when RF Jason Smit drove in a run on a sacrifice bunt and later came around to score on an error...In the second game, a nine-inning contest, the Captains offense once again rallied late as 3B Jeremie Tice's RBI single in the ninth inning proved the game winner.