A look at how the Indians Minor League affiliates fared Wednesday:
Triple-A Columbus (13-8) - Host Columbus topped Charlotte 4-2...LF Chris Gimenez went 2-for-2 with a double, two-run home run and two runs scored to lead the Clippers offense...RHP Josh Tomlin limited the Knights to one run while scattering four hits and striking out five...Catch the Clippers host Charlotte for Game Three of this four-game series Thursday at 6:35 p.m. on SportsTime Ohio's live broadcast.
Double-A Aeros (8-12) - First-place Altoona pounded out 10 runs on 15 hits in a 10-2 morning victory over the Aeros, knocking Akron starter and RHP Zach Putnam out of the game after just 3 1/3 innings. Putnam (2-1, 6.04 ERA) gave up seven runs on nine hits and two walks in suffering his first loss of the season....The Curve broke the game open in the fourth inning, sending nine men to the plate in the lengthy six-run inning...After Putnam exited with two outs remaining in the fourth, reliever RHP Eric Stiller struggled to quiet host Altoona, allowing two more runs on two hits in just 1 2/3 of an inning...The Aeros, sitting in unfamiliar territory in last place in the Western Division, got on the board first via 3B Jared Goedert's RBI-single that scored CF Tim Fedroff. Goedert led the Aeros with a 3-for-4 effort...The team's only other run came on a SS Carlos Rivero ground out in the fourth inning.
High Class-A Kinston (8-11) - Host Kinston topped Lynchburg 5-3...RF Abner Abreau went 2-for-4 with a triple, two RBI and a run scored...C Richard Martinez went 1-for-3 with a double and two RBI...LHP T.J. House limited the Hillcats to one run on three hits while striking out six batters.
Low Class-A Lake County (14-4) - Lake County topped host Dayton 4-1...LF Bo Geenwell and 3B Jeremie Tice led the Captains offense, Greenwell going 2-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI while Tice was 1-for-4 with a two-run double...RHP Clayton Cook (1-2, 3.79 ERA) held the Dragons scoreless through six innings while limiting them to three harmless hits in earning his first win of the season.