A look at how the Indians Minor League affiliates fared Thursday:
Triple-A Columbus (29-18) - LF Nick Weglarz's RBI-single in the bottom of the 11th inning gave host Columbus a 3-2 extra-inning win over Lehigh Valley...Making his Huntington Park debut after being called up from Double-A Akron last week, Weglarz also threw out the go-ahead run at the plate in the top of the 11th inning...RHP Josh Tomlin gave up both of the Iron Pigs runs on four hits over six innings...DH Jordan Brown went 3-for-4 with a run scored.
Double-A Akron (19-28) - Despite committing three errors, the host Aeros avoided a four-game series sweep by Altoona with a 5-2 victory of the Curve in front of a season-high crowd of 8,774 during the morning on Akron's final Education Day....The loss snapped the Eastern League Western Division-leading Curve's eight-game winning streak, but was highlighted by Altoona's rare triple play in the sixth inning...A trio of hitters led the way for the Aeros as CF John Drennen went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a run scored and a RBI to extend his hitting streak to 10 games. Over the streak he is batting .545 (18-for-33)...3B Jerad Goedert also extended his personal hitting streak to 16 consecutive games with a fifth-inning single and C Miguel Perez went 2-for-2 with two RBI.
High Class-A Kinston (23-22) - After going 13-3 over the last two weeks to pull past .500, The K-Tribe enjoyed a scheduled day off...RHP Joe Gardner was named the Carolina League Pitcher of the Week Thursday, following his one-hit, eight-strikeout performance Wednesday...Gardner joined the K-Tribe May 8th from low Class-A Lake County and has gone 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA in three starts for Kinston.
Low Class-A Lake County (32-16) - Host Lake County slipped by Dayton 7-6 in 10 innings...After RHP Brett Brach allowed five runs off eight hits over the first five innings, RHP Tyler Sturdevant quieted the Dragons bats with three innings of one-hit relief while striking out five...3B Jeremie Tice went 3-for-5 with two home runs and three RBI...C Chun-Hsiu Chen went 2-for-3 with a double and three walks.