• Tribe’s Bats Blast Bats

    July 08, 2010 No comments

    The Indianapolis Indians’ offense plated nine runs on 10 hits led by first baseman Jeff Clement and right fielder Brandon Moss, who combined to go 5-for-10 with five runs and five RBI to help the Tribe end their eight-game losing streak with a 9-7 victory over the Louisville Bats Tuesday night in Louisville.

    With the victory, Indianapolis improves to 45-42 on the season, while Louisville falls to 41-46 with the loss. The win also ends the Tribe’s eight-game skid and improves their record to 5-6 overall this season against the Bats.

    Indianapolis was able to get on the board first thanks to Moss, who led off the second inning with a double to center, moved to third on a single by CF Alex Presley and came around to score on a Louisville’ balk. Presley would also come around to score later in the frame on an RBI groundout by SS Argenis Diaz to give the Tribe a 2-0 lead.

    However, the Bats powered back to even the score in the bottom of the second with a solo homer and a sacrifice fly.

    But the Indians’ offense continued to roll thanks to Clement and Moss, who each came plateward in the top of the third thanks to a two-run bomb off the bat of Moss that plated Clement, who began the rally with a clutch two-out single. The home run for Moss was his team leading 11th on the season and improved his team best RBI total to 46.

    Though the Bats would once again pull even with single tallies in the third and fourth the Tribe would offense would not be stopped as they took over the lead for good with three runs in the fifth and two more in the seventh.

    In the seventh the Indians tacked on two more tallies with some help from two Bats’ errors to give the Tribe a 9-4 advantage.

    Louisville would draw with-in two runs thanks to an RBI single in the eighth and solo home runs by CF Gary Matthews Jr. and Yonder Alonso in the ninth but the Tribe bullpen would hold on for the streak stopping victory.

    Along with Clement and Moss, Catcher Erik Kratz also collected multiple base knocks for the Tribe. The Bats suffered the loss despite having their top six batters all turning in multi-hit efforts.

    Tribe starter Jeremy Powell allowed just three earned runs on seven hits and no walks, while striking out five over six innings to earn the victory and improve to 5-7 on the season. Louisville starter Mark Serrano, in his Triple-A debut, was pinned with the loss after allowing seven runs on seven hits over five innings of work.

    Indianapolis now wraps up its six-game home/road series with the Louisville Bats on today at 7:05 p.m. The Indian’s player of the month for June RHP Hayden Penn is the probable starter for the Tribe, while RHP Matt Klinker is expected to get the start for the Bats.

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