A look at how the Indians Minor League affiliates fared Wednesday:
Triple-A Columbus (37-24) - Host Columbus shut out Rochester 8-0 on the strength of a three-home run performance by LF Matt LaPorta...Two days after being sent back to Columbus after starting the season in the big leagues in Cleveland, LaPorta found his swing. He went 4-for-4 with five RBI.....C Carlos Santana, the Indians No. 1 prospect, picked up an RBI...LaPorta's big night overshadowed the standout performance on the mound by RHP Carlos Carrasco (5-2, 4.12 ERA), who limited the Red Wings to just three harmless hits while striking out nine over eight dominating innings.
Double-A Akron (29-30) - Host Akron increased its winning streak to nine games with a 2-0 shut out of New Hampshire...LHP Scott Barnes (2-5, 6.16 ERA) led the way on the mound by limiting the Fisher Cats to just two hits over seven innings while striking out 10...RHP Bryce Stowell picked up his third save by allowing just one hit over the final two frames...2B Cristo Arnal and 3B Lonnie Chisenhall each had an RBI...Akron has slowly climbed out of the cellar in the Eastern League Western Division and is now in fourth place, a game behind third-place Richmond.
High Class-A Kinston (30-30) - Visiting Kinston pounded out 11 hits in a 3-1 win over Wilmington...3B Karexon Sanchez led the way offensively in going 3-for-4 while LF Lucas Montero and SS Ronald Rivas each drove in a run...RHP Joe Gardner (4-1, 2.01 ERA) allowed just one run on four hits over 6 b2/3 innings to pick up the win...RHP Travis Turek tossed a hitless 1 1/3 frames and THP and closer and RHP Cory Burns picked up his seventh save.
Low Class-A Lake County (39-2019) - Visiting Lake County lost 4-1 to Clinton but remains in first place in the Midwest League Eastern Division, two games ahead of Great Lakes...1B Jason Smit went 2-for-4 with a double and the team's lone RBI on the night...RHP Austin Adams (2-3, 3.72 ERA) gave up three runs on three hits in four innings of relief to take the loss.