• Late inning Tribe rally beats Durham

    May 10, 2011 No comments

    John Bowker and Andrew Lambo each blasted two run homers last night as the Indianapolis Indians came from behind to beat the Durham Bulls 7-5 at the Bulls former home and host to the movie “Bull Durham”, Durham Athletic Park.

    Durham started quickly against Tribe starter Jose Ascanio, who pitched only one inning in his rehab assignment start, when the Bulls Chris Carter smacked a two run double that gave Durham an early 2-0 lead.

    Indianapolis would come right back on Bowker’s first home run of the season for the Tribe when he took Bulls starter Jeremy Hall deep to center field with Indians first baseman Matt Hague aboard to tie the game at two.

    The Bulls would answer in the bottom of the second on a Jose Lobaton homer off of Indians reliever Dan Meyer to retake the lead at 3-2. The Bulls would double the lead to 4-2 in the bottom of the third when Russ Canzler scored on a sacrifice fly by J.J. Furmaniak.

    It would stay that way until the top of the seventh when the Tribe’s Jason Jaramillo led off the inning with a walk off of Bulls reliever Dane De La Rosa who began the inning. Lambo then stepped up and blasted a two run homer to right to tie the game at four.  Indianapolis would pick up another run in the inning on an RBI single by Pedro Ciriaco to regain the lead at 5-4.

    Indianapolis tacked on two more runs in the eighth on an RBI single by Lambo and a run scoring triple by Corey Wimberly to give Indianapolis a three run lead after seven and a half innings.

    Durham scored a run in the ninth when Brandon Guyer scored from third on a Tim Wood wild pitch to make it a 7-5 game but the Bulls could not get any closer as Wood recorded the final two outs to record his fifth save of the season.

    Garret Olson picked up his first win of the season win for Indianapolis as the Indians used six pitchers in the game. Olson pitched three innings giving up only a one hit while walking two and recording a strike out. De La Rosa with the blown save took the loss to fall to 3-2.

    The Indians now continue their four-game series in Durham tonight at 7:05 p.m. LHP Rudy Owens is scheduled to take to the mound for Tribe, while RHP Edgar Gonzalez is expected to get the start for the Bulls.

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