• Indians pound Bisons 10-1

    May 18, 2011 No comments

    After a slow start to the season that saw the Indianapolis Indians lose eight out of their first ten games, the Tribe has now hit a bit of a groove as they have won seven out of their last ten games including winning three out of four against the division leading Columbus Clippers. The Tribe welcomed the Buffalo Bisons to Victory Field last night for the first game of a four game series and the Indians wasted no time in welcoming the Bisons as the Tribe put a four spot on the board in the first inning on their way to a 10-1 blowout of Buffalo.

    Buffalo starter Josh Stinson lasted four and two-third innings to record his fourth loss of the season giving up eight runs on eleven hits. The Tribe sent eight men to the plate in the first inning scoring four runs to give Tribe starter Justin Wilson a quick four run cushion.

    Indianapolis plated another run in the third on a Josh Harrison RBI single and three more in the fifth on a John Bowker RBI single and a Dusty Brown two run double to open up an 8-0 lead after five innings.

    The Bisons recorded their lone run of the contest in the top of the sixth inning on a Mike Nickeas sacrifice fly that scored Luis Hernandez. That was the lone blemish on Tribe starter Justin Wilson’s line score as Wilson went five and two-thirds innings giving up the one run on only two hits while walking four and striking out four to improve his record to 4-3 on the year.

    The Tribe finished out the scoring in the eighth inning when Bowker hit a two run double right to give the Indians their final margin of victory at 10-1.

    Bowker finished the game going three for five with a double and four runs driven in and center fielder Alex Presley finished the night going three for five with two doubles and three runs scored as he improved his batting average to .349 on the season.

    The Tribe bullpen shout out the Bisons through their three and a third innings of work as Justin Thomas, Evan Meek and Chris Leroux finished out the game for Wilson. Meek, who is on a rehab assignment from the Pittsburgh Pirates, struck out two in his one inning of work.

    Indianapolis now continues their four-game series with Buffalo with an afternoon matinee today 1:05 p.m. weather permitting. RHP Brad Lincoln is scheduled to get the start for the Indians, while LHP Casey Fossum is expected to take to the mound for the Bisons.

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